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Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by gitapik, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. gitapik

    gitapik Tele-Holic

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    Not sure where I should post this...so I'll do it under the site's namesake.

    I've been using these picks for about a year. Acoustic and electric (more the electric). Not spamming...they're just great picks. Check out my review:

    http://www.harmonycentral.com/reviews/347703
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2011
  2. Ryan0594

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    I use the triangular ones and I must say them seem superior to Dunlop.
     
  3. Joe-Bob

    Joe-Bob Doctor of Teleocity

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    Dunlop makes their own version of the pick. They call it Ultex. It's the same identical material. I use them for some things. They are brighter than celluloid and more durable, e.g., a pick slide won't gouge a rut in it like it will on a celluloid pick.
     
  4. doublee

    doublee Tele-Meister

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    I tried a pack of Claytons once and all the edges were rough and jagged, I returned them. Dunlop Ultex has always worked, same thing but with better QC.
     
  5. gitapik

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    Hmmm...I just got a shipment of 20 in. Gave them all a look/feel and the edges are fine. No problems there, in either shipment I've received.
     
  6. jbmando

    jbmando Poster Extraordinaire

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    The Claytons don't sound or feel the same to me as the Dunlops. I much prefer the Dunlop Ultex 1.14 for mandolin and 1.0 for guitar. I like the triangles for mando but the 351 shape is fine for guitar.
     
  7. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

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    I prefer the D'Andrea Pro Plec.
     
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    +1 D Andrea Pro Plec
     
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    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    I love picks. Love 'em. Love 'em.
     
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    When my brother passed away I went to check out his apartment as I was the executor of his estate. There I found about 3 gross of Clayton picks. Too bad they weren't my gauge :(
     
  11. Steveareno

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    Me too. Heavy guage. I really like the way these glide off the string. They have nice warm fat tone and seem to grip pretty good. I play them on the shoulder, using the rounded edge (old bluegrass trick).;)
    Swang on,
     
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    Boubou Doctor of Teleocity

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    What, no pix?
     
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    Bolide Friend of Leo's

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    edit
     
  14. sacizob

    sacizob Friend of Leo's

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    I'd rather see a picture of this pick then that review.
     
  15. gitapik

    gitapik Tele-Holic

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    Cool. I've got a question:

    The majority of flatpicking I've done has been on electric guitar. I'm mostly a finger picker on the acoustic. I've been playing electric a long time, but never got the hang or feel for the thicker picks. Light ones don't suit me either...so when I landed on these Clayton .72s, something just clicked. Happy camper. I also used to use those sharkfin picks for funk rhythm stuff. But always mediums. I just feel good with them.

    However: it seems (and sorry if I'm stepping on toes here) that so many of the serious flatpickers that I talk to and hear are into those heavier gauge picks. You mention 'old bluegrass trick'. Is there a particular technique that I'm missing? This guy sent me a wooden pick (not light, I'll tell ya) which I got a nice tone with rhythm on, but it just clicked on the string and sounded muffled with the single note stuff. Talking electric here. I'm always interested in expanding my scope. Is it about the volume of the guitar? The way you hold the pick...?
     
  16. gitapik

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    surfco Tele-Afflicted

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    +1 on the D'Andrea Pro Plec!
    I use them and I love them!!!!!
    V-picks what???
     
  18. Steveareno

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    I actually prefer a warmer, dark tone to a bright snappy sound. Some of the Gypsy Jazz guys play with picks 3.5 mm to 7 mm, thick costing up to $20.00 each! For GJ I use 2.75 mm V picks med-large rounded triangle, but for a Tele I prefer 1.5 mm D'Andrea Pro Plec (I think they're celluloid...very close to tortoiseshell). The bluegrass thing about playing on the shoulder is for fast runs and fat tone. The rounded edge seems to glide off the strings and doesn't get hung up or stuck the way a pointy pick does. Gives a fuller and warmer tone coz you have more pick area contacting the string. The flex in a thinner pick takes up some valuable time while it springs back to neutral position...so most jazz and bluegrass players prefer a heavier pick (same with mandolin).
    My 2 centavos. YMMV.
    Swang on
     
  19. telepath

    telepath Friend of Leo's

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    Picks or it didnt happen.. :D

    I mainly use fingers, but am hooked on Dunlop Max-Grip 1.5 's
     
  20. gitapik

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    Hey, man: thanks. Much appreciated. Swang I shall...
     
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