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What's the perfect pick for you?

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

  1. John Backlund

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    I always used Tortex in .88, 1.0 or 1.14mm interchangeably. I tried some of these awhile back when I first entered the arthritic hands zone. They were easier to hold onto, if a little harder to pick fast with. I’ve since gotten used to them and have come to like the attack of notes with the celluloid material more than when I go back to Tortex. I think they’re here to stay.
     

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    I might need to try those... I always drop picks or they slide around in my fingers.
     
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    Current personal pick: red Tortex with a Monster Grip pad.
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  7. Chiogtr4x

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    This is partly the reason I always bring ONE Herco to every gig or jam.

    Besides the fact that I can switch from flatpicking to fingerpicking in the middle of a song, very comfy, sometimes I get tired from gigs, and I swear, I can't hold on to a pick, or just want to be lazy, and just strum, w/o worrying about dropping a pick

    A little OCD:
    I always wear a pocket shirt at gigs ( well always, period) and put 3 picks in it- one Herco and 2 flatpicks depending on which, for electric or acoustic gigs )

    I think I got this from watching Doc Watson- just a great place to 'store' picks at a gig
     
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    Having tried many different ones over the years, I've settled on the Clayton flex acetal in blue. I mess the tip up a little so it 'grabs' the string more.

    I have found the occasional other brand pick I liked - Fender, Dunlop, etc - but they are inconsistent in thickness and quality imho.
     
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    Fender mediums, but I use the shoulder of the pick to get a less bright attack, and, since I play mainly rhythm, a smoother feel while strumming and/or cross picking. When both shoulders are worn, I pass them on to a buddy that uses the point exclusively.
     
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    I admit I am a sucker for marketing and packaging, but these Rev. Willy's also work well for me and all I've been using.
     

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    For Electric I use the Zagar, for Acoustic I use the US Blues
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    I like em stiff. 2.0.jpg
     
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    Pretty much any regular shape 1.1 or 1.2. will be fine. I'll use my fingers before I play some thin, floppy girly pick.
     
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    tortex 1,0 or .88 standard or III. waiting for the 1,0 flow to arrive
     
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    I change my mind every few months (depends on the instrument, too).

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    I bought a dozen 2mm picks in Nov of 1987, wrote the date on the bag, and put them in my pick box. I am still using the first one out of the bag. It is an heirloom now and my claim to fame. :confused:
     
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    Was using the Orange Tortex for a long while... now I tried the Flow and it's much better .. So much easier to hold onto , don;t have to put a death grip on it ... just makes things much more relaxed..
     
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    I bought a gross of mediums in the 60's. I still have a bunch. Are they worth a lot of money now???
     
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