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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by JBFatFingers, Sep 1, 2019.
The red ones have been my favorite for about 25 years
Dunlop Delrin .96 and 1.14 flatpicks and Herco Flex 52 Delrin thumbpicks
I am partial to stone picks with all my electrics. I have one that is jasper that I like the most, and I have some that are lapped out of agate slices. But for my acoustic, I prefer the white Ernie Ball picks you can buy as a souvenir at House of Blues. I do not know the details on those picks.
Ive tried the graphtech tusq picks recently but find them a bit too stiff so use the dunlop grip .77, .8s all the time on my baja tela and my acoustics
I use Dunlop Tortex - Standard Green 0.88s. I got a pack of 72 of them awhile back so I’ll be using them for some time...
Fender Extra Heavy Celluloid or Traynor 1.2mm Celluloid (basically the same pick).
I like medium pointy V-Picks when they're new, but when they start to wear, they seem to go through an annoying period where they grab the string instead of gliding across it. I suppose I could spend the odd afternoon re-polishing them, but I like to think I'm not that much of a dork. I've mostly been using 2mm Gator Grips instead.
Since I came across this and purchased 5, it’s the only pick I use on all my guitars. From the year 2525.
I really like day Lipshutz* Prime Tone Jazz IIIs, but I’m unsure off the top of my head if they’re the regular or XL versions. Regular I think.
Okay, I got up and looked. XLs in .73mm. Pick details or specs are something I really don’t care or think about much. Until I need more and then I care deeply but can never remember.
* “Dunlop” typo that was auto corrected. Left in cos I liked how so totally wrong it is.
All I use on acoustics are the Ultex triangular 1mm.
I hold my pick really lightly when I strum. The pick moves between my fingers rather than bending. I never drop them.
I use Fender 358 Extra Heavy for acoustic and electric. $12.99 for half a gross.
Orange tortex for the longest time but I switched to gravity Thins and will never go back. A bit pricier but worth it for sure. You’ll lose them before you wear them out. They also have great grip and a wide variety of shapes and thickness.
I adopted the Dava picks a long time ago...
When I need a new pick I go to Guitar Center and grab a guitar and say to the guy "I wanna try this out. You got a pick?"
The cheap plastic ones sound better than all those fancy fru-fru picks they charge you for anyhow.
Pyramid Celluloid, Extra Heavy.
Best quality celluloid picks I have found, with Pickboy T-Shells coming in second, round tone, smooth edges. I use either one of the shoulders, not the point. They make great strings, too - I'm loving the Monel sets right now.
Here are the Pickboy Classics - a little pointier tip and sharper curves on the shoulders.
Ernie Ball prodigy in 1.5 mm.
I really like the newer black John Petrucci signature picks from Dunlop. They're just a little bit bigger than a regular Jazz III.
Since my main task with guitars these days is injecting sound I have to use several different types to accomplish this.
First the Thaila Rosewood 1.0mm pick. Very warm and bold sounding. I do like the recent Tusq XL picks in .68. The glass sound they make add a nice tone in the music. Also the Blue Chip thumb pick and Sheldon finger picks are excellent choices as well. After these the remaining plastic and Tore type picks come in. But the first three or four are my primary choices for sound injection clips.
Oh, boy. I'm all over the place with my pick selection. I frequently find myself using a .73 Ultex or Tortex, but thickness and shape can change on a whim. I may grab a Dunlop Sharp or a Dunlop Fin, or even a .50 Jazz III. A Fin is what I'd suggest you try, just for the experience. Then there's thickness. There's the aforementioned .50 Jazz III, and .50 Dunlop Fin, all the way up to a Big Stubby. Or even a Little Stubby. My purple 1.14 Fin and my green .88 Fin seem to have disappeared, but I still have some in .50, .60, .73, and 1.00 (red, orange, yellow, and blue).
It just depends on the situation, and/or how I'm feeling. But, more often than not, I'll have some kind of yellow .73 in my hand.