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What's the perfect pick for you?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by MrCoolGuy, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. MrCoolGuy

    MrCoolGuy Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    I use these... dunlop-dunlop-tortex-standard-.60mm-orange-guitar-pick-12-pack__06320.1602311656.jpg But only because I can't find one I like better. Dunlop makes this orange one (.60mm) and they make a red one (.50mm)... the orange one is a little too thick for me, but the red one is definitely too thin... I wish they made a .55

    D'addario makes one, but it's just not the same.
     
  2. Jakedog

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    For everyday use-

    Electric: Red nylon Jim Dunlop Jazz XL

    Acoustic: Jim Dunlop “Gator Grip” 1.5 mm

    I have an extensive collection, however. I like lots of options when I’m recording, or trying different tones out for different needs. I have all sizes and materials. Inlcluding all the different plastics out there, metal, bone, horn, wooly mammoth ivory, petrified wood, etc. Also a wide variety of thicknesses ranging from .45 to 2.5 mm. I can’t play with anything thinner than the .45.

    But for just reaching in my pocket at a gig, it’s Jazz XL electric, Gator Grip 1.5 acoustic.
     
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  3. Junkyard Dog

    Junkyard Dog Friend of Leo's

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    Whatever the Dunlop Tortex purple pick is...1.1 or 1.2 mm I think. The normal shaped one.
     
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    I ilke the green Tortex which I think is .88
     
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    I like the Dunlop .88. The "max grip" version of that pick is nice too (extra pleasure).

    Or, whatever pick EVH used. :lol:
     
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    Green for me.

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    Like you, it's less about "IT MUST BE THIS PICK" and more about them working fine and my having yet to find one better.

    I tried the orange ones just because I've seen so many guitarist use them, so why not see what the big deal is? I don't like them on electric; the jury's out on acoustic (I may like them more for strumming than the green).

    I used to use Fender heavies before I tried the Tortex, but I didn't like the way they would wear; I seem to remember a sharp edge of "shavings" that could sound weird against a string if it built up enough. The Tortex wear more smoothly until they're just too round.
     
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    The orange Tortex was my pick forever and then they came out with the Flows, and I loved those for a while.

    Then I saw a thing with Guthrie Trapp using the curved bit of the fat end of a standard Fender/351 and I gave that a try. I like it a lot and so it's back to the regular Tortex held that way for six months or so, 60s or 75s usually on electric, the red ones on acoustic... .40s maybe?
     
  8. bgmacaw

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    I've been using this one, off and on, for 50 years or so.

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  9. beagle

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    3mm stubby

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    After about 100 years of using fender heavys, my dry old skin just couldn't hold on to them. Plus they only lasted a week or two. I went to V-pick and I've been using the same one for about 2 months and it shows no signs of wear. Also, they are very easy to hold on to.

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  11. PaulNYC

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    Dunlop .73 Max-Grip
     
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  13. RomanS

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    Red Dunlop Jazz III XL for 90% of the time, occasionally, when I want a slightly darker tone, I also use a Dunlop Big Stubby 2mm.
     
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    Just when I think I can buy a half gross, I change picks. But at least it's better every time.
    Currently loving Dunlop nylon .53mm
     
  15. Rusty Shackelford

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    I was gifted a blue chip 1.14 teardrop and I haven't found anything better than that. Still use Dunlop Nylon or gator Grip 1.14 if I don't have the blue chip around
     
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    Same
     
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    These guys, lately.
    I like everything about them, except that they become almost invisible if/when you drop em’.;) A77A4BD3-8223-4F69-8D1B-1C9E61786D11.jpeg
     
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    Been using Red Tortex since the eighties. I strum a lot. Last couple years, depending on what I'm playing, I also like the orange Tortex, Dunlop Flows (blue), medium Fender celluloids, or light gauge Clayton Triangles.

    For a few years I used a label-less pick that must have been a Clayton Triangle I found on a stage somewhere.

    Anyhow, I always end up back at the Red Tortex.
     
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    .88 Dunlop tortex white jazz iii for me!
     
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