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They're relicing picks now?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by pi, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. pi

    pi Tele-Meister

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    I may be late to this, because I think these picks have been around a while now, but they are new to me:

    The Dunlop Primetone picks: http://lifestyle.jimdunlop.com/prim...-let-your-notes-glide-with-precision-clarity/

    Apparently they are ultex picks but with the extra feature, "each pick’s edges are hand-burnished to further break them in and then inspected by one of our pick technicians."

    I'm sure they're fine (in fact I really like the look of them), but of course they cost more due to the extra labor, and if I wanted worn picks, well I'm sure I have a few lying around.

    Anybody use these? Worth the up-charge?
     
  2. Rufus

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    "A broken in pick has songs in it."

    There's a sucker born every minute.
     
  3. 8trackmind

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    I burnish mine in the clothes dryer. It didn't start intentionally but after leaving them in my pockets all these years...I prefer em that way now.
     
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    I sharpen my Jazz III's. I like them pointy.
     
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    I throw mine out when they get worn. Maybe I should start a company selling limited edition picks!
     
  6. voskarp

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    Yes! I'm not sure if they are worth the price, but they are nice. I have just one, and it's my favourite. I bought it cheap, because someone had put it in the mixed cheap picks bowl. To my defence: I didn't know at the time it was a Luxury pick. I got shocked when I saw the price later on.

    Now I'm waiting for reliced strings...o_O
     
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  7. voskarp

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    So you would throw away the Primetone pick, right after you bought it?
     
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    They look thick enough to break my strings.
    Mine are all light and fluffy :)
     
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    Ha! I have a purple Dunlop Delrin 2mm used since 1987. It is a reliced pick!
     
  10. MickM

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    At that price you might as well track down the real deal.
     
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    Essentially these are new picks with additional processing to achieve a particular finish or shape. I don’t feel like I’m missing anything when it comes to the picks I use but who knows, maybe I just don’t know what I’m missing.
     
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  12. Mike Eskimo

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    You electric guys…:rolleyes:

    As a bunch of you probably know, those and the blue chipS are huge among of the Martin/vintage Martin crowd.

    I’ve got a bunch laying around - anybody want to buy some? I think might even have a little signatures in real ink from some dude that “inspected” them ?
     
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    Prime Tones are my favorite picks, they are not reliced. They are much better value than boutique picks IMHO. Yes they are worth the buck twenty ($1.20) a pop... IIRC, I paid $6 and some change for a pack of 5...
     
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    I like them. I don’t care about the edge too much, but they are made of the Dunlop material that I like, and the raised printing on them makes a nice gripping surface.
     
  15. AlbertoMilanese

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    I hate worn picks... I wear thru them like crazy and once they are not pointy/the right size anymore, into the trash they go!
     
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    They should make luminous glow in the dark ones i keep losing mine
     
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    Prime Tones are my favourite pics too, they are not reliced.
     
  18. gregulator450

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    Hand burnished is by no means "relic'd" or "worn". I use Prime Tones, they are some of my favorite, up there with some much more expensive picks (yeah, I went down that rabbit hole a few years ago). You can get them in all the normal shapes and thicknesses, along with some rather unorthodox shapes and thicknesses. I have a variety of them and like them all, but the Animals As Leaders Jazz III XL Prime Tones in a .73 thickness are my favorite.
     
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    Just like my clothes, i like them new, i can make holes in them myself. I will skip the middle man for the picks as well.
     
  20. Fretting out

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    This is insane, I like mine somewhat pointy also

    I was watching a rig rundown where a guy used a single pick for the last 8 years, it was just a little nub
     
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