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What pick are you using? Have you tried Gravity?

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by DrPepper, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. Skipdipper

    Skipdipper NEW MEMBER!

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    I’ve recently made some of my own picks from scratch. Reformed scraps of PLA (plant based plastic) recycled from a 3D printer, heat pressed into sheet form (1.85mm thick), then laser cut to shape. Finishing touches with hand shaped bevelled edges. I’m pleasantly surprised and will try going thinner next time round...
     

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  2. Doctor Fauxcaster

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    My thumb, index and middle fingers, If I have to use a pick for certain tones- Jim Dunlop 1mm nylons.
     
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    My favorite is the kirk hammett jazz iii I pick on the side near the top not the pointy side works for me just fine Screenshot_20200815-165554_Chrome.jpg
     
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    If any material could tempt me to buy an expensive custom-made pick, it would be stone. What gauge are yours? I like a pick that's about 1 mm thick, and very stiff. Do Stoneworks picks last a long time?
     
  5. RockerDuck

    RockerDuck Friend of Leo's

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    I only use Gravity picks.
     
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  6. basher

    basher Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I like V Picks. I’ve been using the pointy mediums for the last few years, and I just got some of the new “Jester” model, which are thicker and teardrop shaped. They’re really comfortable.
     
  7. awasson

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    Sorry to hear about your friend.

    The guy I’ve been collaborating with on music for the last 40 years or so also uses the really thin ones. He’s mostly rhythm and plays single string melodies with all down strokes if he’s playing lead. He will not change his ways so I don’t try to convince him otherwise.
     
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  8. ChickenKiller

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    He runs sells quiet often and has a few shapes to offer.

    Mine are pretty thick but they are amazing 1.7mm
    You would not be disappointed here... He runs sells quiet often and I used my picks a lot when I first got them on my acoustic and electric...

    Can’t really tell I’ve used them at all.
     
  9. wyclif

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    I am using Herco Flex 50s now and love them. I used to use a much thicker Tortex pick, but now I prefer the sound and feel of a lighter nylon pick.


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    i love wegen bluegrass picks. they're bright and sharp sounding.
     
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    The Gravity Gold lion reminds me of Wegen but, without the holes...
     
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    Fender extra heavys. The white ones.
    99 percent of the stages I play on are
    Flat black. If I drop one its easy to see.
     
  14. Telefan33

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    Most music I play is more suited for Travis Picking or Flamenco style. Not saying I’m good at either of the two but that is still what I tend to do.
     
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    I’ve tried nylon, tortex, dandrea, jazz tone, and ultex, and I like the ultex teardrop in 2.0mm best for what I do. Bright sound with good attack and smooth feel. Everything else just sounds kind of dead to me. The polycarbonate ultex have a ring to them that I really like.

    At $3 for 6, you can’t go wrong. I haven’t tried a blue chip one yet, but my “buy now” finger has been itching for one lately. I just have a hard time justifying $35 for a pick.
     
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    I've got a medium Gravity Pick sample that the owner sent out that does really well with my acoustic 12 string.

    Bob
     
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    I have a blue chip 50 an orange gravity and recently got some V picks. I have some old tortoise colored picks that are great but have no idea what brand they are or where they came from. The blue chip may be the best (imo) I've ever played and it was a gift. I'm really liking the V picks and will probably use them most when playing live until I lose them all. The V picks are clear if you drop it you lost it lol. I'll pay more attention next time when ordering.
     
  20. Lefty Addams

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    Yeah same here, i use three different thicknesses, .88mm, 1.00mm and 1.14mm. Brain picks are great imo! IMG_20201109_121538670.jpg
     
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