Your Preferred Pick?

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  1. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Active Member

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    Which is your preferred choice of pick?

    Personally I primarily use my fingers, but when not I prefer my picks relatively thin.

    My favorite is the light gray Dunlop USA Nylon .60mm:
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    Using the round corners for single string picking, as the pick is slightly thicker and stiffer there, but still more flexible than the tip of a .73mm nylon pick, and using the thinner and more flexible pointy tip end for chord strumming.

    However I think next time I am buying picks that I am going to get some Dunlop Nylon Max Grip .60mm picks instead, since those are essentially the exact same picks, just with a higher raised grid pattern, but placed much further away from the round corners of the pick, which I think would be an advantage the way I use my pick, since as soon as I wear the pick down to where the raised grid pattern starts it will rub against the strings when picking and produce unwanted scratching noises.

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    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    Depends what I'm playing. A fair amount of the time I don't use a pick. Most of my picks are cut from squeezy detergent bottles. I like the feel of those.
     
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  5. Clifdawg

    Clifdawg Well-Known Member

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    Dunlop gator-grip 1.5mm for electric, Dunlop gator-grip 0.7mm for acoustic.

    Used to only use thin picks but I finally bought a pack of the 1.5mm picks and forced myself to play them for a while. I vastly prefer them now. The only reason I still go thin for acoustic is because I'm primarily a strummer and don't like the amount of "click" on the attack of each string. However, I do for electric - gives a nice, punchy sound to the initial attack on both chords and single-note stuff.
     
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    living room rocker Active Member

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    Dunlop Jazz III's, 1.2 mm. Use the rounded shoulder as opposed to the point.....gives the picked note a sharper clarity imo.
     
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    Please tell me that was intentional :rofl:
     
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    Didds Well-Known Member

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    I use fender extra heavy picks. I don't know the width but they get the job done
     
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    NMA Well-Known Member

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    If guitar company has their name on the pick, I buy them to match my guitar. Thus for my Gibson SG I bought a tin of these in medium:

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    I use fender heavies because my favorite style doesn’t come in extra heavy.
     
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    HackeIommi Active Member

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    My no.1 is

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    When I can't find in the market, I prefer Fender 1.0 mm.
     
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    Tony M Well-Known Member

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    Fender 354 medium.
     
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    Yeah, me too, I've tried others briefly, but always come back to these.
     
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    Purple Tortex until recently...
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    I just can't drop them - rubber grip. The rest is a bit of hype.
     
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  16. joe419

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    :D
     
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    Fender Medium. Maybe when I finally run out I'll try a different brand.
     
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    V Pick - Red Rocker
     
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  20. Kabrijj

    Kabrijj Well-Known Member

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    A year or two ago I tried out these:
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    ...and now it's hard for me to play with a "regular" pick!

    A few weeks ago, I tried out these:
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    ...and absolutely LOVED them!

    At first, anyway. Initially I felt they honestly made me play better: more precise, at least. Super awesome! Then after 2 band practices, they kind of lost their sharp point and sweet beveled edge and now I feel about them the same I do any other pick. Only problem here is they are on the spendy side; if they weren't so expensive I'd buy more and deal with the short lifespan.

    So I'm back to the Tortex Sharps.

    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

    EDIT: wow, those pictures are big.
     
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