TONE ...as heard through picks

Discussion in 'Tone Zone' started by eS.G., Sep 14, 2015.

  1. peejaybee

    peejaybee Well-Known Member

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    The black ones? I like those too. I'd been using the medium picks that came with Rocksmith, then my friend Zach gave me a bunch of the Dunlops. Very nice, grippy, and for almost a year I used nothing else. Lately I've been switching to lighter and lighter picks, trying to get the right sound on that 70's funk strumming I sometimes attempt. Nowadays the green .88 Tortex are my "heavy" pick.
     
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    RVA Well-Known Member

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    PM me your address eS.G. I will send a package of plectrums!
     
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    I'm a fan of Dunlop Orange Tortex 0.6mm picks. I've tried a lot of others and I just keep coming back. Thin enough to not feel like I'm using metal, thick enough not to break easily. I had ONE for like 10 years. It would disappear, reappear etc. Finally broke down and bought a 12 pack so I don't have to go tearing up my room looking for that one pick. Threw a couple in each case so I'd always have one when needed.
     
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    eS.G. Well-Known Member

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    Well thank ya RVA I now have a plethora of plectrums in various and plentiful proportions! (I really need mental assistance)

    Cheers Mate/
    Of to pick my----pick lol
     
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    I have a few of those and played them for a year or so until I found the Dunlop Ultex .73. I like the rhino. It's been my main plastic for a while now. Can't stand the small picks, they fall off my big mitt all the time.

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    eS.G. Well-Known Member

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    I am actually Digging the copper based one.....comfortable for sure.
     
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    I've been using some odd sorta nylon/nock off tortex picks my girlfriend gave me as a valentines gift (they originally had little hearts on them but those flaked off).
    No idea what they are really but I've been liking them, mostly cause they arnt getting destroyed like my old fender medium picks were (i actually broke one in half during a particularly wild moment.)
     
  8. RVA

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    That is my favorite - Reprotone. Comfy and I like the tone it produces too. That is the one I had to buy about 80 of to get an order! If it truly grows on you, I will send you a few more. I have .75 and 1.00 mm thickness.
     
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    I always use the Max-Grip 1.14mm

     
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    It is truly amazing the difference....play a few bars.....swap picks play the IDENTICAL notes......totally different.....feel,tone, attack, sustain, even the overall clarity and VIBE.....and tone wood is altered BUWAHAHAHA ))))) kidding-- .I find the larger pick (like the repetone) I am more aggressive.....the tiny little Dava I tend to not be. The larger pick I tend to drag or slide over the string the smaller I tend to PLUCk.....
    WHO KNEW ......picks......the other white meat!
     
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    I think the choice of pick becomes as much a part of your sound as your left and right hands. Definitely I would sound different with a lighter pick. I used to use Dunlop 2.0 Jazz III black stiffos and they gave more of a thud, and they were definitely not strumming picks
     
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    Nice description!
     
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    I actually couldn't get used to the Max-Grip. They were a little too grippy for me.
     
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    You need to develop a lighter grip for them I think. As I am a bit of a fumble fingers if I squeeze a regular pick too hard from tensing up the pick will pop out of my hand. With the Max-Grip the grip warns me that I am pressing hard (it digs in).
     
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    Probably it's a deficiency in my technique, but the way I play, if I want to do pinch harmonics, I have to 'choke up' on the pick a little bit, which is hard with a pick that grips so hard.
     
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    Lately I have become a big fan of Fender stainless steel picks. At least when using gain they give the most punchy, articulate sound of anything I have tried.
     
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    oooh haven't tried stainless in years.....work awesome for metal for sure.
     
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    Can you imagine some dude on stage whipping one of those into the crowd?
     
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    Hey its METAL.....the pic will not hurt as bad as the slAM DANCING AND MOSH PIT LOL
     
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    I would like to try the Nylon/Copper picks. I also have a jarful to pass along if this gets legs.

    My current favorite is a Blue Fender Medium. Looks similar in plastics to an Ultex.
     
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