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What's the perfect pick for you?

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

  1. Novak

    Novak Tele-Meister

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    Jim Dunlop 0.73 or 0.88 mm. I "pick" with the rounded "grip" side...

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  2. Danjabellza

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    Ultex jazz iii. And maybe the 1.17 tortex jazz iii
     

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  3. etype

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    This Clayton in different weights (.63mm-1.0mm) depending on what I am playing.
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  4. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    I have 3/4 faves, all based on the thickness and feel of a Fender Medium

    - On acoustics I use ( Standard shape) either a Fender Medium, or the Dunlop .73 Primetone (no grip) which are a little stiffer for bluegrass.
    But my guitars and fingers love the tone/attack/feel of a Fender Medium!

    - on electrics ( Standard shape) I use the yellow Dunlop Tortex.73's

    - for fingerstyle/fingerpicking on acoustic or electric I'll use Herco Flatpick/Thumbpicks ( Medium) which do exactly as described- a perfectly lined up flatpick in a thumbpick! (.I use these+bare fingers)
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  5. BILL GRONER

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    I would have to say 36-26-36. ;)
     
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  6. PARCO

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    For years I used picks made by Modulus Graphite. I don't think they were really made of graphite but they were thick and had a raised Modulus logo that made the pick easy to hold on to. I still have a stash of them but when I couldn't buy them anymore I started looking for a replacement. Now I use the orange 1mm picks from Snarling Dogs. They are stiff enough and they have that cats tongue texture that makes them easy to hold onto. Also, the orange color makes them easier to see if I drop one. The Modulus picks were black and could be hard to see if I dropped one.
     
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    I have been digging Gravity picks' .9 or 1.0 thin pick.
     
  8. MrCoolGuy

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    Fine for picking, but can you actually strum with that? Without dropping it?
     
  9. MrCoolGuy

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    I use one of those about half the time, but some songs just sound better with a pick. I played for about 10 years before I started using a pick regularly. Took me a long time to get used to it.
     
  10. MrCoolGuy

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    I was waiting on that!
     
  11. gregulator450

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    I drill a bunch of 1/16" holes in mine. I don't drop em as much anymore.
     
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  12. bgmacaw

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    I started off on classical guitar, switched to a pick a while later and switched back to fingers when I started playing more and more slide.
     
  13. gregulator450

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    Dunlop Primetone Jazz III XL in .73. It was originally the Tosin Abasi signature pick. It's a fantastic all-around pick. I also like a wide range of other picks, but this is my favorite. I have a couple V-picks and a couple Gravity picks that I love, and one day I will suck it up and buy a blue chip and a Hufschmid.
     
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  14. Dismalhead

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    Went from Fender Mediums to these probably 15 years ago or so.

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    If not my fingernails, this:


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  16. Manual Slim

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    As a total hack I have no idea. I used to stick to the heavier triangular Tortex but these days I’m using matchbooks, coins, and whatever I grab out of the box of twenty years worth of assorted picks.
     
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    Used Dunlop Tortex .88 green forever, then changed to Herco Flex 75s for a bit.

    Currently on gator grip purple.
     
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    Blue Tortex 1.00mm
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    Fender 358 heavy. I normally get the white 351s and reshape them.
     
  20. Chicago Matt

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    Close for me. I like the .88
     
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