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High End Picks vs. standard picks

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Cali Dude, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. Cali Dude

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    IMG_20210225_024138818~2.jpg Hi, I have been messing around with picks, and their effects on tone, acoustic and electric. So, what are some of your faves? Do you use different picks with different instruments? Do you use some specifically for acoustic guitar, and others for electric? Anybody find some Special picks for other instruments, such as Mandolin or Banjo? Above are some of my faves.
     
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    Dont worry to much about the differences. I mean the thickness is important, I agree. Other than that just grab a pick that you have and play some rock n roll :)
     
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    I like the grippy ones that I don't drop. Other than that, meh.
     
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    bgmacaw Poster Extraordinaire

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    While I use my fingers 95% of the time, I sometimes use a thumbpick and occasionally a Dunlop Jazz III or a F1 pick.
     
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    Move over, brother. Red’s a mother....
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    Lol, that's fantastic!
     
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    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I ordered a Z-Pick. I got one that is like a Fender medium.

    Now that I have changed my technique a bit, I think I like thicker picks.

    I just ordered a three pack of Dunlop 3mm picks for $9.99 plus tax. I have a 2mm Dunlop that I like. If this works out, I may get a 2.5 or 3mm Z-Pick.

    These are fun to play with; they are expensive for picks, but not much "real money". I rarely lose picks, and spend very little money on myself, so why not?
     
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    I can really recommend these guys:
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    Me too. All the years I spent on an assembly line using air tools and the repetitive motion have taken a toll on my hands. Not to mention getting older. But I do have a hard time holding on to a guitar pick, and I've tried a bunch.
     
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    Yeah, I can relate to that. Sorry you are having those issues. Getting old can really suck sometimes.
     
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    Bet ya wouldn’t drop this one;).
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    I like 351s...med and thin.
     
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    I use Jazz IIIs and Prodigy 1.5s.

    Guitar dependant.
     
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    But it beats the alternative.
     
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    Does that get you any extra stimulus?:cool:
     
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    For electric, Dunlop Jazz III XL. But I’ve been experimenting a little lately and might try some others. The Ernie Ball picks posted by @eddiewagner look interesting.

    For acoustic, Dunlop max grip 1.5 or 1.14.
     
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    These are great for when holding a pick is actually too much work ( seriously, good for cold outdoor gigs when you can't feel your fingers/hands)

    These are Herco Thumbpick/Flatpicks - perfect shape. ( I use Mediums-just a little thicker than a Fender Medium flatpick, which is my a acoustic pick choice)
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    But I have these mainly for fingerpicking/fingerstyle as I always use a thumbpick plus bare fingers, and with this pick shape very easy to flatpick with it too, in the same song- go back and forth

    * I bring ONE of these to every gig
     
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    I prefer Dunlop Primetones. They have a better tone to my ear than regular tortex. I use .88s.

    Tried some coin ones for a bit and it was too intense.
     
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    I like the ones made of Ultex, but that stuff is natural camouflage, I wish it were a brighter color so I could find them more easily.

    I mostly use my fingernails.
     
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    I use V-Picks Screamer exclusively. Seldom drop one and they are fairly easy to find on the stage. I keep a couple of spares on my amp for easy reach
     
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