V-Picks Review.....

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by TeleJedi, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. TeleJedi

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    Everyone who bought v-picks are gonna rave about them, after all they are not cheap, compared to other picks. I ordered a few different ones just to test out which ones work for me.

    The ones I don't like.....
    - ultra lite which was too thin
    - chicken picker which was also too thin
    - tradition which were made like the usual fender picks

    The ones I like.....
    - medium rounded lite
    - medium rounded ruby
    - medium rounded light glow

    I don't think I'll try anything thicker than that, I also won't try the extra large picks. Overall tone is slightly fatter. Picking noise is also lesser.

    After trying out, I'm surprised that the rounded shape was the one that I like the most. I like medium round better than medium round lite.

    Seems pretty good for doing pinch harmonics, think Roy Buchanan. When I hybrid pick, everything seems to even out nicely.

    Remember, this is just my opinion and personal preference, try them out to find out which v-picks suit you. Also, they are great to deal with and I highly recommend them.
     
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  3. TeleJedi

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    Yep, been using the small Jazz III sized 2.75mm one for awile now. It's incredible!!
     
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    I use them every once in a while. I mainly use dunlop ultex Sharp, but when I use v-picks I use the screamed even thought I'm not a shredder.
     
  6. TeleJedi

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    I've tried some sharp pointed picks but they didn't seem to work for me.
     
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    I like the ones about the size and shape of a Jazz III, killer!
     
  8. Crg2

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    Nothing but Vinni Smith's picks for me. Worked on right hand technique with a V-Pick Insanity all summer, and the results were instant.

    I carry a loaded V-Pick key ring pouch with me.

    Worth every penny.
     
  9. Blue Bear

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    I use Dunlop Tortex purple 1.14mm. I used to use rodam power picks, cause it was thinner but curved with use and became stiffer. They were great but I haven't been able to find them for years. Those V-picks are a bit too pricey for me.
     
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    i like V Picks a lot, and used them for awhile... but i recently tried Gravity Picks, and i'm totally sold on them. i like the thickness of the 4.1mm V-Picks ever so slightly more, but the angle and taper of the point on the Gravity Picks feels better off the string, and it gives me a tone more to my liking.
     
  11. blowtorch

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    V Picks saved guitar playing for me. I discovered them at a time when I was suffering badly from neurapathy, and I couldn't even hold a Fender Medium. They were an utter Godsend to me.
     
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    The new Smokey Mountain Dimension Unbuffed is simply the best pick I've used in 30 years. Perfect with my Tele.
     
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    Die hard Dimension fan. I agree...once you use them and get used to them, it's hard to go to anything else.
     
  14. TeleJedi

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    Wow! There seems to be a v-pick for everyone.....
     
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    Here's one I liked. In a weak moment I gave it away to a friend who admired it. I might have to try that Smoky Mountain one.
     
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    I now only use the V-Pick "Screamer" for picks. Sharp bevealed edge gives a bit more of an edgy high end if that's what you like. I never did get the "extra grip" deal from the acrylic, so what I do is take a very small piece of duct tape and apply on the non lettered side and it works real well. Really sold on the tone of these things and to me it makes at least as much difference as the type of strings you use.
     
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    I tried a variety of V-picks, and honestly, I found they added too much "chirp" to my picking attack. The brightness of a Tele bridge pickup into a clean Deluxe Reverb bright channel really emphasizes it. Dunlop Tortex .88mm work best for me.
     
  18. GtrWiz

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    I tried 'em and I thought they were cool until I played a few gigs with them. My hands get really sweaty and those suckers are like frisbees...

    back to my tried and true purple tortex
     
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    I love the tone of my medium rounded... for about 6-7 days, then the edge gets rough and worn down and it sounds crappy. If i sandpaper the edge down, it gets worn rough agin in 3-4 hours of playing. Anyone else experience this?
     
  20. TeleJedi

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    I love the rounded picks too!

    Do you pick very hard?
    What string gauge do you use?
    What's the grit of the sandpaper you use?

    1 of my picks are a little worn, I might sand it down a little then wash with soap.
     
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