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post Feb 24 2012, 07:04 PM
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Hey everybody !

I have been playing with small picks almost a year...



I used to play with bigger ones but I read somewhere or someone suggested to use smaller ones. Especially those dunlop jazz picks.

I have been practising lot of ap picking lately in Ben's Bushido @ here Gmc and felt that I can't do those exercises as good as I wanted to. But today I tried with bigger pick. And I felt that I can ap better. It's like I don't have to kinda "reach" in string skipping or when moving up/down on strings.

What about you ? Which size do you use ?


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post Feb 24 2012, 07:22 PM
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I love it.. there's so much scope for silliness in this thread ! smile.gif

Size matters.. Picks (just one letter out).. used to play with smaller ones... laugh.gif

I use Dunlop Tortex 1.14mm, the Purple One. I think Adrian used to use them too and possible Gabriel as well ? smile.gif

What's the exact size in mm of the pick you're using now Ville ?


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post Feb 24 2012, 07:31 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Feb 24 2012, 10:22 PM) *
What's the exact size in mm of the pick you're using now Ville ?


I have to go and measure...Oh wait it's printed here wink.gif

1.14 mm the same pick size like yours Ben !!


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post Feb 24 2012, 08:21 PM
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I tried a small one, but I simply can't get used to it smile.gif. You can see in my lessons that are bigger,feeling is much better and also gives me more control when playing.


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post Feb 24 2012, 08:38 PM
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Well I started off small and grew from a Jazz III to a Jazz III XL, much improvement there!
Ended up mostly a Dunlop Sharpie which is around the same size, but a bit more pointed and less flex, it's quite hard.

I'm a fast player, but slow to finish, currently building up stamina/endurance techniques for those long hardcore rocking nights.

(ps. you guys have sick minds, what you think i was talking about! lol jks)

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post Feb 24 2012, 08:43 PM
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QUOTE (WeePee @ Feb 24 2012, 06:04 PM) *
Hey everybody !

I have been playing with small picks almost a year...



I used to play with bigger ones but I read somewhere or someone suggested to use smaller ones. Especially those dunlop jazz picks.

I have been practising lot of ap picking lately in Ben's Bushido @ here Gmc and felt that I can't do those exercises as good as I wanted to. But today I tried with bigger pick. And I felt that I can ap better. It's like I don't have to kinda "reach" in string skipping or when moving up/down on strings.

What about you ? Which size do you use ?

I am using tortex 1.14 sharp
I like them very much! I use to use 2mm once but switched a few years ago!
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post Feb 24 2012, 09:03 PM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Feb 24 2012, 07:43 PM) *
I am using tortex 1.14 sharp
I like them very much! I use to use 2mm once but switched a few years ago!
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No way !! I didn't realise they made sharp versions of the 1.14mm. I've been sharpening the myself all this time !!! ohmy.gif


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post Feb 25 2012, 02:35 AM
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I have to admit I thought something else ...

thickness:
I use big ones for rhythms and small ones for leads.

size of pick:
gotta have plenty of a point.


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post Feb 25 2012, 02:44 AM
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larger the size, better the hold. obvious! smile.gif


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post Feb 26 2012, 07:30 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Feb 24 2012, 08:03 PM) *
No way !! I didn't realise they made sharp versions of the 1.14mm. I've been sharpening the myself all this time !!! ohmy.gif

Yeah man! They do! I didn't know and had to sharpen them for a while as well!


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post Feb 26 2012, 08:27 AM
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BEN! I thought I told you about the Sharpie tortoise ages ago when I found them? I knew you played the regulars and that you were sharpening them by hand. Did I forget to mention these? I"m always bringing up vendor sharpened picks in chat smile.gif

Here are two tortoise sharp in 1.14 (a tad thin) and 1.35 (still a bit thin) I was stoked to see all these vendors FINALLY SHARPENING THEIR PICKS! smile.gif

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Here is the JAZZ 3 XL that AZZA is talking about. I tried them as well. Bigger than the Jazz Three, but still a Nylon pick so it didn't work for me. But to each his own!

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And finally one of my FAV picks of all time, my custom VPICK (Switchblade Buffed!) Vinnie Buffs and sharpens the crap out of them before shipping them off. They FREAKING RAWK! But they are not cheap at 4 bux each.

http://v-picks.com/productdetails.php?q=214&page=picks

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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Feb 24 2012, 03:03 PM) *
No way !! I didn't realise they made sharp versions of the 1.14mm. I've been sharpening the myself all this time !!! ohmy.gif



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post Feb 26 2012, 06:46 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 26 2012, 07:27 AM) *
BEN! I thought I told you about the Sharpie tortoise ages ago when I found them? I knew you played the regulars and that you were sharpening them by hand. Did I forget to mention these? I"m always bringing up vendor sharpened picks in chat smile.gif

Here are two tortoise sharp in 1.14 (a tad thin) and 1.35 (still a bit thin) I was stoked to see all these vendors FINALLY SHARPENING THEIR PICKS! smile.gif

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Here is the JAZZ 3 XL that AZZA is talking about. I tried them as well. Bigger than the Jazz Three, but still a Nylon pick so it didn't work for me. But to each his own!

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And finally one of my FAV picks of all time, my custom VPICK (Switchblade Buffed!) Vinnie Buffs and sharpens the crap out of them before shipping them off. They FREAKING RAWK! But they are not cheap at 4 bux each.

http://v-picks.com/productdetails.php?q=214&page=picks

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Very interesting! Can you explain what is the difference in between V-pick and regular Tortex?


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post Feb 26 2012, 06:59 PM
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Still using a Jazz III XL red (1.38mm). I've tried the dunlop sharpies years ago, and didn't like them as they were slowing me down too much. Realising that I was probably dropping my pick too much in between the strings back then, I'm going to get my hands on some more sharpies ASAP - likely to be the black one.


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post Feb 26 2012, 07:08 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 26 2012, 07:27 AM) *
BEN! I thought I told you about the Sharpie tortoise ages ago when I found them? I knew you played the regulars and that you were sharpening them by hand. Did I forget to mention these? I"m always bringing up vendor sharpened picks in chat smile.gif

Here are two tortoise sharp in 1.14 (a tad thin) and 1.35 (still a bit thin) I was stoked to see all these vendors FINALLY SHARPENING THEIR PICKS! smile.gif

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I've just ordered some ! 2x 1.14mm, the same thickness I'm used to and I'm also trying out the 1.35mm and the 1.5mm smile.gif


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post Feb 26 2012, 08:09 PM
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I use 2.0mm picks, Dunlop Gator Grips, love 'em smile.gif
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post Feb 26 2012, 09:11 PM
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I use the Dunlop Jazz III, got used to their size when I just began learning how to pick.
The only downside about these picks is that I lose them to often.
Each time I need new strings I also buy hugh stocks of these picks.
Used to like the black ones better, but they were always getting lost ontop of my amp (Invisible picks! Black on black).
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post Feb 26 2012, 09:29 PM
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I did the same thing for years Ben, but with the .88mm "green". VERY recently (this week) I started using the v-picks. I'm still in the process of finding my "perfect" match, but I really like what the v-pick did for my tone, versus my trusty Dunlop. I gigged last night with the v-pick, but didn't sweat much. I'm still waiting to see if they get really slippery when playing a sweaty show. I suppose I'll always have a green dunlop sharp on deck for backup!! As well as a pack of strings on my pedalboard.....If not, you're SURE to break one during a show!! tongue.gif



QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Feb 24 2012, 12:03 PM) *
No way !! I didn't realise they made sharp versions of the 1.14mm. I've been sharpening the myself all this time !!! ohmy.gif



I just got my v-picks this week.....the biggest difference, in my opinion, is the tone and "attack" of a v-pick vs. a Dunlop.

Also, I ordered 3 diff v-picks, each one gives me a different tone. The "Screamer" was added to my order for free to try out. I never would have tried it, but I LOVE it and it's what I might end up using for EMULATOR, but not for my funk band. The edges just roll right through strings. So smooth, great tone.

I'm ordering Todd's "Switchblade Buffed" today, because I got a Switchblade and a Venom. Both GREAT picks, but not quite what I need. Venom was too small, and Switchblade needs to be.....well, buffed! So great call on that custom model Todd!! The switchblade regular has just a bit too much resistance when playing through the strings. I imagine the buffed has slightly less "twang" on the tone also. Excited to get that one!!

What great timing for "pick talk", since I just switched from Dunlop Pointed to v-picks!! Also, I didn't know the sharp ones were so popular!! I felt like I was the only one in portland using them, but all of you were hip to them as well!! Great minds think alike.... tongue.gif




QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Feb 26 2012, 09:46 AM) *
Very interesting! Can you explain what is the difference in between V-pick and regular Tortex?



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post Feb 27 2012, 12:23 PM
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At the moment I'm using these 'Jason Vorhees' Glow-in the-dark specials!!!!
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post Feb 27 2012, 05:51 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Feb 27 2012, 11:23 AM) *
At the moment I'm using these 'Jason Vorhees' Glow-in the-dark specials!!!!
[attachment=26489:Jason_pick.jpg]

Wow this looks like Jason from Halloween movie! smile.gif


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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Feb 27 2012, 04:51 PM) *
Wow this looks like Jason from Halloween movie! smile.gif

That's exactly what they are Alex!!
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