Favorite Pick/Plectrum For Tele?

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  1. JBFatFingers

    JBFatFingers Tele-Meister

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    I was just wondering what style (including thickness) you all use with your Teles. I’ve always just stuck with the medium-thickness Tortex and I’m looking to branch out a little so I’d love some suggestions. TIA.
     
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    Jim Dunlop Ultex Jazz III’s.
    The slightly bigger ones.
     
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    Dunlop jazz III pitch black
     
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    They're my current favorite too, Ultex Jazz III's 427R, 1.38mm, 2 dozen for 9.99 (Amazon, Sweetwater, etc.)
     
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    Dunlop Primetone 1.4 mm. The rounded triangular ones.
     
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    V-Picks Medium Round.
     
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    Another vote for V-Picks here - they're thick, but they bite in a great way. I like the jazzmando ones, but I've got a range of them. And Vinni is one of the nicest guys you can ever meet.
     
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    This, for me. Ultex is pretty grabby on the fingers.
     
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    I use three picks in the studio, a Dunlop jazz iii ultex XL, a blue chip ibj 55, and a dandrea pro plec. The ultex jazz three is my go to cheap pick, but the blue chip has the best tone and feel it just tends to get slippery as my hands warm up.


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    V-Picks Tradition Lite Sapphire Blue. Vinni is freaking awesome!
     
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    I like Dunlop jazztone 205 but since a couple of weeks I am using Primetone 3mm:

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    I have discovered that thick picks with a beveled edge tend to give more of an « acoustic » tone to the guitar. I think because the pick glides more easily on the strings (instead of « slapping » them), it enhances harmonics rather than focus on the fundamental of each note.
     
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    I‘m playing heavy picks recently, played medium for decades. At the moment it‘s Fender Heavy, but I guess there’s a lot more to discover. 3 mm- wow. Dunno if I can handle that :(
     
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    Either Fender Extra Heavy in 358 size, or Jazztone 204 - with the latter being 2mm.


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    Dragonsheart picks for any guitars.
     
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    My current favorite is the MaxGrip red Jazz III.
    I really like the feel and quality of the VPicks, but the clicky attack just isn't right for my style.
     
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    Wow!

    Lots of heavy pick lovers! I can't play rhythm with heavies. I play a 50 Blue Chip on my acoustic and opted for the 40 with my Tele's. I have a tri-corner with one rounded corner TP40-1R.

    Yea they are expensive, $35 each BUT I've never lost one! Have the same with my acoustic for 3+ years.

    Oh yea! The tone IS "better" to my ear! I try to play my 2nd favorite Primetones and others and no dice man!

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    Dunlop Ultex .73, works for me on everything I use a flat pick on.
     
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