Favorite Pick/Plectrum For Tele?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by JBFatFingers, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. surfsup1955

    surfsup1955 TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    29
    Joined:
    May 20, 2013
    Location:
    eastern NC
    Have used the Dunlop grey nylons for years in various thicknesses.. virtually indestructible.
     
    guitphil likes this.
  2. putl

    putl TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    90
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2015
    Location:
    Northern Germany
    I mostly use these.
    Some with added anti slip sticker...(...no dirt! :rolleyes: )[​IMG]
     
  3. fasteddie42

    fasteddie42 Tele-Holic

    Age:
    30
    Posts:
    828
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2016
    Location:
    Tip of the Mitt
    I bought a bunch of the dunlop variety packs, put them in a bowl, and intentionally tried to aleays grab a different pick each time I played.

    Nowadays I find myself digging around for the purple .73 gator dunlop picks.

    Those or the ultex .73's
     
  4. gitapik

    gitapik Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    993
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2010
    Location:
    New York City
    I really like that Stubby but stopped using it for anything but clean tones, recently. I've found that it has a *chirp* to it with OD and distortion which is noticeable when I wear headphones.

    I've wondered if this has to do with my technique and have worked at trying to alter it, but it's not anywhere near as present when I use my V Picks emerald and not there at all with the Blue Chip TD45. So I'm not using the Stubby as much as I used to, nowadays.

    I love the other two picks, so I'm not upset about it...but if there's any advice I can get here regarding how I might alter my technique, I'd appreciate it. The Stubby is a great pick and it's inexpensive. Win win there...
     
  5. cheeseflavor

    cheeseflavor TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    34
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Location:
    Plymouth, MN
    I've been on the acrylic bandwagon for a few years now. I alternate between V-picks Tradition UL and Gravity Classic Standard .77 or .90mm. I like the tone of acrylic picks and they stick nicely in the fingers so I can relax my hand a bit more.
     
  6. Jay Jernigan

    Jay Jernigan Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    314
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2013
    Location:
    10-uh-C
    1568385898872218659236.jpg One of these?
     
    El Tele Lobo likes this.
  7. MonkeyJefferson

    MonkeyJefferson Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    639
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Location:
    Nonurbana
  8. BopT

    BopT Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,833
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Location:
    Chicago
    358 1/2 Hawksbill


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  9. hockey guy

    hockey guy Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    301
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    Location:
    Kennesaw, GA
    I like the 2.6mm Chicken Picks from the Netherlands.
     
  10. AndyPanda

    AndyPanda Tele-Meister

    Age:
    65
    Posts:
    478
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2019
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    I'm too cheap to pay for blue chip picks but I like to give my Tortex picks this treatment
    Pick_Bevel.jpg
     
  11. guitrr

    guitrr Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    121
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2003
    Location:
    Port Orange, FL
    Blue Chip TAD 80
     
  12. Average_Joe

    Average_Joe Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    506
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2017
    Location:
    A rock and a hard place
    Used heavy picks for years, just got back into playing again and now using thin picks, no particular brand (just dumped out my jar of them and started fussing about). I'm kinda ham fisted with the strum so the thin ones give a compression like feel to me and make me focus more when picking single notes.

    Thin picks sound better imho.
     
  13. maxsmith

    maxsmith Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    245
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    I've been using Pyramid strings for years now, more recently I started using their picks, Extra Heavy. Shaped like the regular Fender pick, but has a nice defined attack and warm round tone. I use the "shoulders" not the point.
     

    Attached Files:

    P Thought likes this.
  14. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    729
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2018
    Location:
    Memphis, TN
    Fender 351 medium. I like them even more after they've run through the clothes dryer a time or two.
     
  15. Andy_White_83

    Andy_White_83 TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2019
    Location:
    Texas
    Number one preference is Primetone .96, but I can also be happy with a purple gator grip .96 or a blue Tortex 1.0.
     
  16. Tony Forman

    Tony Forman Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    301
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2006
    Location:
    East Ayrshire, Scotland
    I switch between the red Dunlop Jazz III XL, a white Clayton 1.26mm "Danny Gatton" style, and an orange (Medium) Fred Kelly Slick Pick thumb pick depending on the given style of music I'm playing.
     
  17. stormsedge

    stormsedge Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

    Posts:
    676
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Location:
    Tennessee, USA
    I just started using medium and heavy picks after years of only thin...quite a change. Today I received these in the mail:



    IMG_6530.JPG

    And I've ordered some wood, bone and horn picks to try as well. Collect them all, trade them with your friends.
     
    P Thought and El Tele Lobo like this.
  18. Mur

    Mur Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,774
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2004
    Location:
    USA
    Large Fender heavy or large Gibson heavy, mostly.
     
  19. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Tele-Holic

    Age:
    71
    Posts:
    851
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2019
    Location:
    left coast
    Oh Heck Yah! it's gotta' be a Dunlop Orange 60.mm for slide playing on a guitar.
    For lap steel strung up with GHS Precision Flats .013-054 , it has to be without question, the Flow Jumbo 2.5 mm, .....:rolleyes:.... nah I'm just joking I use the
    Orange for every thing :oops: my bad.
     
  20. Yazam

    Yazam TDPRI Member

    Age:
    51
    Posts:
    10
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2019
    Location:
    Malaysia
    This one for years
     

    Attached Files:

IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.