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> Size Matters ?, It's about picks you sillies :D
Alex Feather
post Feb 27 2012, 06:01 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Feb 27 2012, 04:54 PM) *
That's exactly what they are Alex!!
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Todd Simpson
post Feb 28 2012, 12:41 AM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Feb 26 2012, 12:46 PM) *
Very interesting! Can you explain what is the difference in between V-pick and regular Tortex?


Good question! The main difference is the material. I've never been able to work with nylon based picks. sad.gif But to each his own. I finally found CLAYTON brand picks (full disclosure I"m endorsed by them) and fell in love with the 1.5 which I would sharpen to a fine point. CLAYTON are made from ACETAL POLYMER which means at 1.5mm there is pretty much ZERO flex/bend so they make a very precise pick. But not very sharp from the factory! Lovely tone with Acetal! Bright, punchy, love it!
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VPICKS (full disclosure I worked with Vinnie to design my own custom Switchblade picks) are made from acrylic and at 1.5 also have pretty much zero flex/bend. What makes the SWITCHBLADE and some of the others so cool, is that Vinnie Sharpens them! He buffed my switchblades (they typically are unbuffed) and then sharpened them at the factory. Incredible speed and precision. But, they do "chirp" a bit if played improperly.

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




QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Feb 26 2012, 01:08 PM) *
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


Can't wait to hear what you think and hear you play! When I switched to pointy picks, my AlTERNATE PICKING seemed to pick up amazing velocity on it's own almost. It's easier to use only the tip and choke up on the pick it seems using pointies. smile.gif

Todd

QUOTE (derper @ Feb 26 2012, 03:29 PM) *
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!!


Awesome! Let me know what you think about the SWITCH BUFFED smile.gif I'm a big fan of em as you might guess. I thought the same thing as you when I first played the switchblade. This should be Buffed! And pointier! smile.gif

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post Feb 28 2012, 10:42 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 27 2012, 11:41 PM) *
Can't wait to hear what you think and hear you play! When I switched to pointy picks, my AlTERNATE PICKING seemed to pick up amazing velocity on it's own almost. It's easier to use only the tip and choke up on the pick it seems using pointies. smile.gif

Todd


Me neither ! They should turn up today biggrin.gif


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post Feb 28 2012, 08:59 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 27 2012, 11:41 PM) *
Good question! The main difference is the material. I've never been able to work with nylon based picks. sad.gif But to each his own. I finally found CLAYTON brand picks (full disclosure I"m endorsed by them) and fell in love with the 1.5 which I would sharpen to a fine point. CLAYTON are made from ACETAL POLYMER which means at 1.5mm there is pretty much ZERO flex/bend so they make a very precise pick. But not very sharp from the factory! Lovely tone with Acetal! Bright, punchy, love it!
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VPICKS (full disclosure I worked with Vinnie to design my own custom Switchblade picks) are made from acrylic and at 1.5 also have pretty much zero flex/bend. What makes the SWITCHBLADE and some of the others so cool, is that Vinnie Sharpens them! He buffed my switchblades (they typically are unbuffed) and then sharpened them at the factory. Incredible speed and precision. But, they do "chirp" a bit if played improperly.

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

I wanna try them now! It sounds pretty interesting!




Can't wait to hear what you think and hear you play! When I switched to pointy picks, my AlTERNATE PICKING seemed to pick up amazing velocity on it's own almost. It's easier to use only the tip and choke up on the pick it seems using pointies. smile.gif

Todd



Awesome! Let me know what you think about the SWITCH BUFFED smile.gif I'm a big fan of em as you might guess. I thought the same thing as you when I first played the switchblade. This should be Buffed! And pointier! smile.gif

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post Feb 29 2012, 01:35 AM
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No wonder Vinni said they are "selling like crazy".... MY Switchblade (and Stilleto) buffed should be arriving any day as well!!

Have either of you tried the "Screamer"? They sent me one as a bonus, and though I can't use it full time for every style, it is a really cool and fast pick that I never would have tried!! Switchblade non-buffed was.....too non-buffed!! It's slightly too big, not sharp enough, and the non buffed edge slows my picking and "grabs" the strings. I think Todd's version will solve all of those problems.

QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Feb 28 2012, 01:42 AM) *
Me neither ! They should turn up today biggrin.gif



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post Feb 29 2012, 05:52 PM
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Yet again an interesting topic covering a very important subject ! biggrin.gif I like smaller picks as I feel that I can adjust them to the right position more freely.
After trying out several picks I chose the Ibanez PA 16 HS,1mm and made of polyacetal with sandgrip. They are thin and pointy, perfectly suited for AP in my opinion. The only downside of these picks is that they don't last long : after about two week of practicing GMC lessons the pointy tip isn't that pointy anymore ! laugh.gif
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 26 2012, 08:27 AM) *
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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These swichtblade buffed picks looks great ! Do they sell it worldwide somewhere ?
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post Feb 29 2012, 07:05 PM
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QUOTE (Olivier777 @ Feb 29 2012, 04:52 PM) *
Yet again an interesting topic covering a very important subject ! biggrin.gif I like smaller picks as I feel that I can adjust them to the right position more freely.
After trying out several picks I chose the Ibanez PA 16 HS,1mm and made of polyacetal with sandgrip. They are thin and pointy, perfectly suited for AP in my opinion. The only downside of these picks is that they don't last long : after about two week of practicing GMC lessons the pointy tip isn't that pointy anymore ! laugh.gif
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You totally reminded me that I used to have a load of Ibanez picks and I loved them. Perfect size.. wide but with a pointy tip.

You're right that they didn't last long though ! wink.gif


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post Mar 1 2012, 03:24 AM
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QUOTE (Olivier777 @ Feb 29 2012, 04:52 PM) *
Yet again an interesting topic covering a very important subject ! biggrin.gif I like smaller picks as I feel that I can adjust them to the right position more freely.
After trying out several picks I chose the Ibanez PA 16 HS,1mm and made of polyacetal with sandgrip. They are thin and pointy, perfectly suited for AP in my opinion. The only downside of these picks is that they don't last long : after about two week of practicing GMC lessons the pointy tip isn't that pointy anymore ! laugh.gif
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These swichtblade buffed picks looks great ! Do they sell it worldwide somewhere ?


Wow I have never seen picks like that! Interesting!


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