What pick do you use?

Tony M

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Fender 354 medium (mostly).
Solid agate (sometimes).
Thin bronze cut from drum cymbal (once in a while).
 

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I use whatever one I can find handy. Sometimes gibson thin or medium and sometimes fender mediums. I am not that picky about which brand. I have a gibson thin in my pocket at the moment so thats what i use. As an aside, we got thru about 4 or 5 dozen picks a year at my house. No idea where they all go!
 

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Fender mediums I bought a couple hundred years ago. Based on Sweetwater, the closest thing they have to what I have is the 351 Medium 12/pak..... I still have 3 or 4 left. I don't lose them and don't seem to ever break them. Maybe I need to get a bit more aggression out there?
 

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Regular Fender shaped Dunlop Ultex, around .75mm or so, I don't recall the exact number.

yeah, .73mm

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Just asked again...it was at least a year ago. I'm still using the same picks.
 

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I use these because I can break the tip off three times before it becomes useless. I also like them because they are bigger and easier to palm when I go to finger-style.
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I've got 5 of them on my right hand, haven't ever lost one. Not yet at least.

Very cool point...and some of us do (like Kevy) palm the pick, or use hybrid picking, which I do a lot. Of course I rarely use a pick on a nylon string guitar, having had some (but not really enough) classical training.
 

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Dunlop tortex .73 for me.

I can live with .60 or .88 too.
Actually I started using those becouse they're yellow and easy to find when I drop them. :fingersx: But after trying others, these still suit me the best.
 

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Dunlop tortex .73 for me.

I can live with .60 or .88 too.
Actually I started using those becouse they're yellow and easy to find when I drop them. :fingersx: But after trying others, these still suit me the best.

Those are my second choice, and I used them before I got into the Ultex. Nice pick, but I wear out the tip fast.
 

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The way I look at it, there are things that can be done with a pick that can't be done with fingers but there are also a LOT of things you can do with your fingers that you can't do with a pick, so I use both just about equally. I think too many guitarists these days neglect right hand technique and only go for what's easiest for them but I want to have as many tools in my belt as possible.
 

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Dunlop tortex .73 for me.

I can live with .60 or .88 too.
Actually I started using those becouse they're yellow and easy to find when I drop them. :fingersx: But after trying others, these still suit me the best.

Ditto, and for the same reason too!!
 

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OK, it is easier to fing the yellow or green Tortex picked when dropped than one made of Ultex or Ultem. For a while I used clear plexiglass picks...try finding one of them on a dark stage!
 


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