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Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by viccortes285, Jan 20, 2017.
Billy Gibbons was rumoured to use a peso...
Fender steel medium for electric, Herco Gold for electric or acoustic, and Fender medium blue for the acoustics.
I bought one of these:
Good pick, a favorite in rotation.
Fender 358 Heavy. Does anybody know where to get them in white?
I like to try a lot of different picks, but I keep going back to Fender mediums, either tortoise or white moto. I do like the Herco Flex gold nylons for something different, and once in awhile the Dava picks. The Tusq picks sound great but wear faster than anything else, and I'm just a bedroom picker.
Gravity - Razor standard in varying thicknesses but my fave is 2mm. It really depends on the voicing I'm after as to the thickness I use.
Gravity Classic Standard 1.5 and Gravity Gold 1.5
Golden Gate for bluegrass /flat picking, 2.0 Big Stubby for metal/aggressive things, .73 nylon for most anything else. I play with just my fingers gite a lot also.
White Fender Medium.
You can see it when you drop it.
358 1/2 real tortoise shell
I use my (now) trusty officially-used Marty Stuart signature tortoise shell guitar pick (medium).
I spent $20 on that pick and the guy that's the bandleader of the band I'm in asked me at the last gig we did in October, 2016: "Are you actually using that to play?" I said, "Hell, yes! I ain't paying that much for something to lie around on the computer desk or the floor (more likely) and not use it. Besides, it suits the tortoise pick guard of my Tele!
I like the Black Gator Grip Dunlops...2.0 mm and the Teal 1.5's as well.
Believe it or not, this white moto ones crack less often than plain white.
Red Bear Classic heavy but would like to get a Classic 2 in medium because it's a little too thick and large.
I tried a ton of picks recently. And I mean a lot. The 'DAndrea Pro Plec 351 shape comes in second behind the Red Bear for me. It is easily the best of all the rest.
I design my own via Steve Clayton Custom Picks. Been using Delrin 0.5mm, 0.6mm, 0.80mm, 1.00mm and recently Celluloid 1.00mm picks. Have orders in for some glow in the dark 0.80mm and hot stamp foil 1.00mm. I like the thinner ones for strumming prettily on acoustics and heavier ones for when I'm framming hard and abusing the instrument. Usually use the 0.80mm or 1.0mm for electric work.
The artwork is by one of my daughters when she was still an itty bitty thing.
About a year ago I switched from dunlop jazz III picks to dunlop 421P ultex.73
Dunlop nylon 88's
I have two favorite types both 358 1/2.
One is real tortoise shell and try one for yourself sometime and you may feel why they are copied by everyone who can extrude some form of plastic.
The second and most popular is a 358 1/2 found with cheap picks that used to come in a big pickle jar shaped plastic jar that guitar stores would have on the counter. Most picks in the jar were the ever popular 351 shape of various thicknesses. But if you got to the bottom of the jar you could find my favorites they might charge 10 for a dollar or even less and I like em better than Fender or Gibsons of the same shape it is the weird cheap plastic I guess. That's mine.
Fender medium, whatever swirly colored tortoise effect catches my eye.
I shopped around a bit as a kid when I started playing but for the past ten years I've been using the fender mediums, they're perfect for everything once I got good enough to pick differently for different situations.