Favorite Pick/Plectrum For Tele?

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  1. WingedWords

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    I use Tortex red or orange for vigorous rhythm strumming and Clayton triangles or Dunlop Flows for hybrid strumming/picking. Lately I've gone back to classic Fender celluloids, very versatile and a great sound. Never got the hang of heavy picks, I do too much strumming. I usually stick between .50 and .73 or thereabouts.
     
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    Dunlop Ultex 0.73 or Herco 66 nylon (0.73) or Planet waves nylon Nyflex 0.73.
    I can't stand heavy pics .
     
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    Fender 355 thin.

    Kinda stumbled across them accidentally. Was collecting pre-CBS picks, just for kicks. Happened to try one of these from my collection and took a liking to it.
     
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    Bingo, best pick for any guitar. I am using the John Petrucci signature version which is slightly smaller than the Jazz III XL, but the Jazz III series are just great picks. I used to use Fender Mediums and and a few others until I tried the Jazz III while at my luthier's shop and my playing greatly improved. I am not kidding here, just changing to that pick made my playing sharper with a LOT less missed notes. I was really amazed and have never used anything since for acoustic or electric. The original Jazz III is a bit small for my fingers and the XL version felt just a little bit too large, so the Petrucci model falls right in between the two and well worth the money.

    Now if I can just stop losing them around the house.
     
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    Jazz III Maxx Grips.
    Everybody’s different, but those work for me.
     
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    I wasn't aware that a different pick was needed for certain electric guitars, I must've missed that memo.

    Whatever feels good to you and your fingers. Finger picking is also allowed as long as it doesn't include your nose. Or your friend's nose.
     
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    The one that happens to be in my pocket at the time...

    I use Fender 451 Mediums for everything. I just slip a couple under the pickguard and pull them out when I need them.
     
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    I use an OHP (opposable hominid pollex). I have two, but only one is usable for picking.
     
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    Dunlop Primetone .88mm acoustic or electric, I like them, they feel a bit, "broken in".
     
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    Same here. Every one of my guitars has one between the strings between the third and fourth fret.
     
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    I use exclusively V-Picks since I tried them. For both acoustic and electric. I’ve ordered so many Vinni sent me one of his personal-use picks. It’s a 5.85 Snake, or a Snake the thickness of the psycho or big fattie. They’re not for sale. It’s pictured below with the batch of pinks I just got (he ran out of them in two days):).
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    Dunlop Tortex, Ultex and Primetone jazz picks...the small Jazz III size with a pointed tip. Primetones are my favorites, tonewise.
     
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    I'm a dinosaur, have 355 large triangles all my life on everything I play. Recently Fender stopped making them, AGAIN, but I got lucky and found that D'Andrea is making the 355 ever so slightly smaller but in tortoise celluloid ( like Fender did) and also in the same material Dunlop made famous Tortex. Thickness varies, I'm strictly bedroom studio player 1.14mm down to slappy .73mm, mostly 1.14 and .80
     
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    Another vote for ultex jazz iiis, my favourite at the minute.
     
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    1. Fingertips, not finger picks.
    2. Tortex .88 for a little more attack. Note that the picks in the jar at Music Zoo are indistinguishable from Tortex.
    3. Dunlop textured celluloid for hard attack.
    4. Whatever's laying on top of an amp in a pinch if I'm at GC or Smash but my first choice even there is still fingertips.
     
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    Jazz III for lead, Cool 1.2 mm for rhythm.
     
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    Ernie Ball or Fred Kelly thumbpicks, or whatever flatpicks are handy.
     
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    As many picks as I've tried...a LOT....I still stick with the Fender Medium and Heavy Celluloid. I like white because I can see them if I drop them .
     
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