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What kind of pick do you use? Why?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by twangcaster1, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. twangcaster1

    twangcaster1 Friend of Leo's

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    I thought it might be fun to know why everybody uses the kind of picks they use. I like the little teardrop shaped jazz picks, fender "heavy" ones, preferably. For some reason, I can play faster with them little picks.
     
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    Dunlop Tortex or Ultex. .88mm. Not sure why. They just feel good. Especially the Tortex ones.
     
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    About 85% of the time I use a Dunlop Thumbpick (Large).
    I allways carry one in my pocket. I can use Nationals thumbpicks as well, but prefer the 'ol Dunlops. I keep a 'lil stash of 'em. Probally got a couple in every guitar case.
    I just got used to them over time.

    Now for the rest of the time, when I want a flatpick, I use plain old Fender Mediums. I've used them for many years. Every once in awhile I'll grab one from my little pile and see that's it wore down to almost a round shape! I've had some of those picks for at least five years.
     
  4. Stuco

    Stuco Poster Extraordinaire

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    Fender heavy celluloid or tortoise. Sometimes I use medium. I've tried many many different kinds and always came back to these.
     
  5. leonard22

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    dunlop jazz2
    the little red ones
    because they are comfortable and i am used to them .... i guess
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    No picks!fingers only!!
     
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    Verry thin ones for funky rhythm
     
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    All meat!
     
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    I experiment with just about everything out there but I keep going back to Fender mediums or equivalent.
     
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    Dunlop Mediums

    I like the Orange Dunlops, Medium Thckness. I used to play with the thin red ones, but I picked up some orange ones and they just feel better to me.

    I sometimes play the small jazz ones on acoustic. I dont know why I have that preference. Funny thing...
     
  11. basher

    basher Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    On electric, I use pretty much anything in the .80-1.0 mm range: Dunlop nylon or tortex or gator grip, Claytons in their various materials, Fender heavies. On acoustic I'll usually use .50 tortex unless I'm playing a lot of fat lead stuff. For fingerstyle I use a National thumbpick and three fingers.
     
  12. morroben

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    I split my time between bare fingers and Fender medium picks. When using the picks, I use the rounder two points...I think it sounds better and they seem to get hung up in the strings less.
     
  13. Telenator

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    Fender Delrin.

    Delrin is naturally slick and when the edges start to wear, the don't hang up on the strings or cause excessive string wear at the picking point. They also have a matte finish that prevents slippage in your fingers.

    The yellow ones! They're easy to spot if you drop 'em!
     
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    Not to thick. Not too thin. Easy to grip. And much, much MUCH easier to find than most when you drop them on the floor!!!!
     
  15. TelZilla

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    Dunlop Nickel Silver Thumbpick:

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    They last forever, and i've never dropped one yet.
     
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    I used the green Dunlop Tortex picks for years, and more recently switched to the Dunlop Ultex picks for a while, but now I use good ol' Fender Heavy picks, albeit in the white celluloid MOTS variety. They work, they're (relatively) cheap, and I can see them on the top of my amp onstage in a dark and smoky barrroom!

    (photo is thin, but I use the heavies!)

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    I use Blue and Turquoise Celluloid Fender heavy pics. I also, have some custom pics with my name on one side and a seductive girl on the other. They are white pearl in heavy, but not as heavy as the fenders. I do have a few of the medium ones laying around, I give those to friends all the time and just toss them around.
     
  18. Dave Hicks

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    Whatever kind of pick I'm currently using doesn't feel right, so I switch often. But, at the moment anyway, the standard size Dunlops with the textured finish.

    D.H.
     
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    Dunlop nylon .73mm
    Because they are the one I prefer[​IMG]
     
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    Show off! :lol:
     
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