Pick thinkness poll

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by tdowns, Feb 13, 2004.

What kind of pick do you use?

  1. Thin

    93.2%
  2. Medium

    3.0%
  3. Heavy

    3.6%
  4. Other

    0.3%
  1. Dozzer

    Dozzer TDPRI Member

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    Dunlop Tortex Orange .60 mm
     
  2. Stefan

    Stefan Tele-Afflicted

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    Dunlop Nylon 1mm (black)
     
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  3. jaimed

    jaimed Poster Extraordinaire

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    Dunlop Tortex "Yellow" 0.73mm gauge Jazz

    For "Spanish" style guitar:

    Dunlop Tortex "Yellow" 0.73mm gauge Jazz.

    Easier to hold than the larger "standard" size pick.

    Can "navigate" faster with this size pick.

    For Steel and Dobro:

    Dunlop PKH Thumb, PK8 0.025 finger picks

    jamie
     
  4. lagerhead

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    Fender Heavy....
     
  5. Disastercaster

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    I use Dunlop MatchPik 1mms. Can't live without 'em!

    Though I should have said.. 'I'm not that picky..'
     
  6. yegbert

    yegbert Poster Extraordinaire

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    thinkness

    I don't use a pick, I just use my bare fingers, so I don't have anything useful to say on topic. I just wanted to say I like what may become a very handy word here: "thinkness". We seem to have a lot of thinkness among TDPRI members.
     
  7. rdchapman

    rdchapman Tele-Holic

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    I too use the little Fender Jazz picks or as I call them, mandolin picks. The medium ones. I fell on to them when I started playing mandolin. Forgot about them when I started using the Dunlop Jazz on the mandolin as they did not have a tone associated with them. Found my way back when I looked in the accessory pocket in my mandolin case. Now that's all I use again.
    Richard
     
  8. playanotherchord

    playanotherchord Tele-Meister

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    Jim Dunlop Riffs .96.. the green ones! Other guitarists in church always leech 'em off me and don't return them, but they're easy to find coz they stand out! I can't seem to play with any other picks coz my hands sweat a ton.
     
  9. playanotherchord

    playanotherchord Tele-Meister

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    Jim Dunlop Riffs .96.. the green ones! Other guitarists in church always leech 'em off me and don't return them, but they're easy to find coz they stand out! I can't seem to play with any other picks coz my hands sweat a ton.
     
  10. daviddoubleu

    daviddoubleu Tele-Holic

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    I'm really a big rythem strummer who picks off the odd note here and there. I use -

    Dunlop Tortex .50 - .88

    I've started to try out the Dunlop Ultex which are fine. I like to vary thickness according to the type of attack I'm after.
     
  11. televiking

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  12. Jelly

    Jelly Tele-Afflicted

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    As thin as I can get - .50mm or thinner
     
  13. gopop

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    Purple Dunlops. This in response to your statement (maybe a year back) that you were trying heavier picks. I had used nylon Dunlop .88s for about 25 years. Tried the thick Dunlops (Tortex?) and never looked back. I'm cleaner, faster and the pick shape seems to help the angle of attack of my fingers - I'm a hybrid freak.
     
  14. blacklinefish

    blacklinefish Tele-Afflicted

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    I started playing with a pick about a dozen years ago (all fingers before). Since then, I can really only play one kind:

    FENDER MEDIUM, WHITE

    It has to be white so I can see it in the case, or on the carpet. However, I don't break strings and I never drop a pick. I have a light touch.

    I cannot play with the pointy end of the pick, it has to be the rounder "shoulder" of the pick.

    --gh
     
  15. The Cypher

    The Cypher TDPRI Member

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    The purple dunlop tortex ones...butt end
     
  16. Guitarmoog

    Guitarmoog Banned

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    The big equal-sided Gibson ones, in heavy. After 10 years, I now find I can't use anything else.
     
  17. FraKcture

    FraKcture Tele-Meister

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    I like to use dunlop 1.5 mm, the ones with the tortoise on them.
    I've experimented alot, and eventually wound up using the same that i used when i started out..
     
  18. frogger

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    Black Fender Custom Shop Medium Picks. Can't seem to find these anymore. Great for pinch harmonics, flashy runs and slipping out of my hand. Fingers are great ain't they!
     
  19. Ed P

    Ed P Friend of Leo's

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    I use Herco Flex 75. You can use the smooth tip or turn them around and use the butt end which is heavily serrated - two totally different sounds in one pick.
     
  20. Scott V

    Scott V Tele-Holic

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    I like the yellow, green and blue Dunlop Tortex (.73, .88 and 1mm). I discovered the Tortex picks years ago, they seem to be the only ones that don't make my finger tips sweat, regular plastic (Fender, etc) picks are like trying to hold onto a watermelon seed after 5-10 minutes of playing, the Tortex solved this for me.
     
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