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Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by DrPepper, Aug 11, 2020.
A can of red spay paint would give a better true to life result...
Sure it was, associate sales make $$$. Sweetwater "gave" him the picks, he had a Sweetwater t-shirt on. And, links for associate sales... But, it was an honest shootout as far as I can tell...
IMO Brains are the best picks for me ever. Have tried many, but ended with Brain .73 and use nothing else since 1996
Gravity is good for bass with flatwounds. I got one in JHS pedal paper case for free
Flesh and nails.
For acoustic, Jim Dunlop Primetone Sculpted Plectra Triangle 1.5mm, or the semi-round version. I also like Jazztone 207. Flat picking with the rounded picks is kinda cool. I have a bunch of different picks and I use them for different things.
For electric, I mostly use D'Andrea Pro Plecs Jazz 651's
I tried Gravity Sunrise once but ordered the wrong gauge which was I think .88mm instead of thicker. I really, really liked the feel, size, and point. However after the second day, the 1st pick of the 3 pack was shredded. The point was extremely worn and there was a light dust under my strings. The rest of the pack went the same way. I meant to reorder a thicker gauge to see if I had better luck but with how quick the ones I bought were down, but was hesitant to spend the 10 bucks and possibly be disappointed again. I had heard that the Gravity picks were longer lasting than other picks, but maybe that doesn't necessarily apply to their thinner gauges. I'll give them a try again with a thicker gauge.
I've had a similar problem with other pick types. The worst were the Big Stubbys. The reds wore super quick (like in a matter of a few hours of practice). The purples, which are thicker, were a little better, but not by much.
This past week I've been trying the yellowish Ultex Jazz III XLs which are 1.38mm I think. Those seem to hold up pretty well so far.
I swore I'd never pay $35 for a Pick, then I tried a Blue Chip and now I have to not lose it! Blue Chips are astonishing!
A lot cheaper than another guitar, and even better WITH another guitar!
I wear two metal Dunlop .88 finger picks and a plastic Dunlop medium thumb pick.
(Or I wear nothing at all.)
What? No one's nominating Blue Chips here? Maybe I'm amazed.
If you need to dump some cash fast to qualify for assisted living, those little babies cost a fortune.
I like Dunlop nylons when I want a flat pick.
But I never want a flat pick.
Gravity picks are pretty cool. To me they are a more traditionally shape/thickness version of a V-Pick. I dig V-Picks too, but I have also been using primetones quite a bit lately.
Jim Dunlop Herco picks are what I’ve been using for a while. They’ve got the raised logo and a grip area so they won’t slip. About 3 years ago I started using them because flat picks were slipping around due to my dry hands.
Blue Chip, $35 for a single flat pick? You gotta be hosin' me.
I like my purple Dunlop Delrin 2.0 mm pick for electric guitar. As with all the other rabbit holes I am not going down, I will add the $29 pick rabbit hole.
Money isn't everything, but I will mention these are $0.25, or < 1/100 of the price of a Gravity pick.
I do think it is perfectly OK to spend as much as one wants on guitar picks.
I've tried a bunch cause I seem to have had slippery fingers at some point.
My favorite is the Blue Chips. Just normal size ones.. TD35.
I have never lost a pick. Been playing the same Bluechip for several years, it has no wear. I don't really care about the price. $35 is not expensive in the grand scheme of guitar stuff.
Yah, if you lose stuff Blue Chips or these fancy Gravity picks are not for you.
I use pretty much anything. Years ago my hunnie gave me a Pick Punch for Christmas; it looks like a stapler and punches out a standard teardrop shape. I've used it to make picks from all kinds of materials from old credit cards and gift cards to coffee can lids and even aluminum sheet.
I've even used these in a pinch:
I just recently bought a pack of these for about $1 each. Graphtech tusq picks, they are also made from a composite material. "Synthetic Ivory." They sound bright and the 1mm are nice and stiff. I use their string pins as well.
Dunlop Adamas 2mm
They're thick, stiff, made of some kind of graphite blend. Nice little embossed wings and raised logo make them grip and they sound wonderful. Yes, I tried them cause Jerry used them... I keep using them cause they're best sounding and feeling pick I've found.
Pickboy edge .88 They're stiff for their thickness, and the Goldilocks size for me. Very durable too.