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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by stepvan, Oct 24, 2020.
i don't always use a pick, but when i do...
dunlop tortex 1.14 is "the one"
My picks of choice are Tortex .060 , once they have a few miles on them they loose there attack and feel so into the "guest pick" box. If they are really bad into the recycling they go. I honestly should probably recycle a bigger portion of them.
I have many different styles and types for recording. Changing a pick can change the sound of the entire track. They make a huge difference. Lately for live work I’ve been using Dunlop Jazz XL (the red ones) for electric, and Gator Grip 1.5mm for acoustic.
For recording I’ll also use these, but will also try thinner stuff, or bone, or horn. I have a couple made out of fossilized mammoth ivory that are really bright and zippy. I have some old fender heavy celluloids I use when I want what I call my “classic” sound.
I usually use the .6mm purple Brain picks with the grippy texture. Sometimes I use thicker ones. I do like that grip feature. I also 'sharpen' them by running the edges across brick or concrete. I like a little bit more pointy end.
These are my current favorites:
Not so picky about brand but I keep an assortment in an ashtray where I play . I use different thicknesses for different sounds.
Dunlop .88 Nylon Standard.
When playing out always Dunlop Tortex 1.00, they wear like iron. Over the years I have grown to like a thicker pick, used the yellow .73 prior. At home, just about anything will do, I cut them out of credit/gift cards.
I used V-Picks for a few years, but I don’t like how they wear. I’m mostly using 2mm Gator Grips now, though I’ve also been rediscovering regular old Fender mediums.
I try out different picks from time to time but I always come back to my Dunlop .73mm Nylon Standard ones. They're the ones that work best for me and are pretty much indestructible.
That’s Michael Schencker’s pick.
Me too. I can't remember a time when I never used them. I find that grey ones last longer than black. Not because they're better quality, because they're easier to find.
Yep. Fender Heavy 351 white celluloid. And the Fender logo has to be imprinted into the pick so I can put that side against my thumb for the tiniest bit of better grip. Some of them I've gotten over the years just have the logo inked on and they're not as good.
Only consistency in my playing for (holy crap) 40 years, Jim Dunlop picks and only one of um at that.
Not in the least.
I am! I am kinda new though but I really like gator picks .58 size and as soon as the tip wears down I toss it. I play tremelo picking and surf music with them.
I have a few that I like. Clayton Ultem .9 or 1.0. Also like prime tone .88. And Gravity thin pick .9 or 1.0.
I like shark fins lights especially when i wear them down great for pinched harmonics , scrapes , and regular picking
Plain old Fender Mediums. Tort.