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What's the perfect pick for you?

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

  1. DougM

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    I like the Fender, Dunlop, and D'Andrea faux pearl mediums. Interestingly, all three brands don't sound exactly alike, and even different colors among the same brand sound different, with some colors being darker sounding and some brighter sounding.
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  2. nicknklv

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    Dunlop Jazz III XL. Used to play Tortex mainly 0.88 and 1.14, but since I found these, I have not been able to go back.
     
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    That's one of my favorites
     
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    For many years I've played Fender 358 heavy (.9mm) picks. But recently I've been trying out a Graphtech TUSQ 1.0mm (warm) pick.
     
  5. Recce

    Recce Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    V picks medium round.
     
  6. Recce

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    I use a different V Picks Pick but they don’t wear out.
     
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    V-Pick Ruby Red. Excellent.
     
  8. JL_LI

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    50125214-DC35-4BB4-98CE-2E853BDB6002.jpeg This is all of them. 90% of the time, five fingers. The Dunlop Prime Tone when I play my acoustic with a pick and the D’addario Cortex 1mm to play the bridge pickups on my electrics. All of them made in USA.
     
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    I use them because I drop everything else. Of course I can strum with it.
     
  10. beagle

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    SO do I. Pretty handy for bass too.
     
  11. alnico357

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    I have been using the same pick since 1987.
     
  12. Doomguy

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    Anything thick and pointy. Been using the jazz shaped Ernie Ball Prodigy 2.0s for a while now, maybe a year and a half. I run through picks a lot due to the excessive trem picking of death and black metal but they tend to hold up pretty well.
     
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    I use a variety of picks. These days I like the Flow picks from Dunlop.

    But my old standby is the regular green Tortex.
     
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    Whatever Fender medium knockoff I can get for $5 a gross. I break picks. A lot.
     
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    For tone, I like the Dunlop Ultex. It was the first pick that was very noticible in changing the sound. But for most daily use I hold Dunlop Speed Picks. I don't even play very fast but I like that angled tip and the raised writing helps to grip it.
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  16. MrCoolGuy

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    The same pick? One singular pick?
    How is that possible? I can't hang on to one more than a few days...
     
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    I must have a lifetime supply of small-maker picks by now. The only ones I continue to buy and use are Red Bears, even though I have quite a few of them already. I like the picks--I keep one with each guitar--and I like the people; they're a mom-and-pop operation.
     
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    I play with so many. I tend to go with .73 if stiff like ultex or as high as 2.0. Really depends on what I'm playing. Usually stick around .88 to 1.14. Heavier for lead, lighter for rythem. I've got to go in the middle to play without changing. .88 to 1.14 is good for me right now. When I was younger I couldn't use heavy picks, but the more I play the less I like light picks. As far as material goes, I enjoy tortex, ultex, maxgrip, primetone, primegrip Dunlop. They stay in my hand. Love the sound and reel of old school fender celluloid but they slip away when I getgoing. A also use my fingers quite a lot for fingerstyle. Especially playing acoustic.
     
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    Dunlop 0.73
     
  20. Billy3

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    Need to try those. Every time I scuff a pick it doesn't feel as good as premanufactured trip picks. Love that old school sound.
     
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