V-Picks Review.....

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

  1. Chase TM

    Chase TM Tele-Meister

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    I pick very, very light, and I'm only using 11s. Granted it takes a long time to wear them down, but 3-4 hours a day for a month = very rough edges.
     
  2. TeleJedi

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    That's fine because most of us don't have a chance to play 3-4 hours everyday :)
     
  3. Boubou

    Boubou Doctor of Teleocity

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    I liked the grip on them, what I did not like is the clicketyclack sound they make on he strings

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  4. newtwanger

    newtwanger Blackguardian. Ad Free + Supporter

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    There really is one for ewveryone and only a few of them have that weird chirp, but the ones that do are pretty evident.

    I have bought at least two dozen in the last two years, trying all the small and medium ones out but I keep coming back to the small pointed nite-glow (thick three-sided Jazz III glow in the dark).

    Yesterday I recieved:
    a couple of "pearly gates" small pointed (favorite shape in a new material)
    a Screamer (a bit bigger than above) in Chick Pick pink (cancer research donation)
    a Euro II, which has holes in it so it sticks even better. Very much a 1.5mm Dunlop. I don't like it at all.
    a Tradition Ultra Lite. Same as a Fender Medium but completely different tone. I love this for "Wish You Were Here" style strumming.

    The small pointed lasts me about 3 months or 100hrs of playing. Twice as long as a set of strings, so I'm OK with the $3.99 price tag.
     
  5. TeleJedi

    TeleJedi Tele-Meister

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    The chirpy sounds can be greatly reduced, it's a matter of the way you attack the strings.
     
  6. Rob Moody

    Rob Moody Tele-Meister

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    Got some more V picks, trying out some Dimension Juniors. Bloody excellent picks so far!
     
  7. Ian

    Ian Tele-Afflicted

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    Got a Diamond V-pick a few days ago from djangobooks.com. 4.75 mm pick for my Gypsy Jazz guitars.
     
  8. ADinNYC

    ADinNYC Friend of Leo's

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    I concur regarding the chirping issue others have mentioned. And, the grip thing is bogus. These suckers get plenty slippery when my hand gets sweaty.
     
  9. Starrman44

    Starrman44 Tele-Afflicted

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    I agree, they do get slippery. I have to keep rubbing them on my pants. Also, I have nearly lost them several times because I lose my grip and they are clear.

    I actually like using them. Love the thicker tone. There are several I like. I switch from 10's to 9's for string gauge (for other reasons), but I noticed the chirping settled down quite a bit. It may be that I attack differently on the new gauge of strings, though.

    I want to get some of the smoky mountain, maybe the "glow in the dark" or the colored ones.

    Just to be clear, I do like the picks, but they do get slick for me sometimes...
     
  10. sdlotus

    sdlotus TDPRI Member

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    I love picks so i had to try one.I ordered one pick.When i got it and opened it up i thought this is not what i ordered but after looking closer the one i ordered was there.They sent me a free one that was different to try.Thought that was pretty good for just buying one pick.Not real sure i don't like the free one better........stanley
     
  11. Hoodster

    Hoodster Friend of Leo's

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    My exact experience.
     
  12. PraiseCaster

    PraiseCaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Medium Rounded, Ruby Red (there easier to find than the clear).

    Problem is, my son keeps taking em!
     
  13. McGlamRock

    McGlamRock Friend of Leo's

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    A really nice guy at guitar store in Eugene, OR just straight up gave me one of these picks. I thought it was a pretty nice pick, but I still prefer the "jazz iii" style picks
     
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