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MickeM
I ordered some half dozen V-picks some while ago, loved the thick Diamond pick. Now I've lost all but one, even the $10 diamond I promised myself to be extra carful with dry.gif

I remember you mentioned what picks you were using in one of the vpick threads but I admit I'm too lazy to go look for it wink.gif It's time for me to try some new picks so I just wonder what brand you were using since I recall you said you were so satisfied with them.
And where to buy them?

Thanks! smile.gif
Canis
I'm using V-picks, a pick I made myself from an old CD, and a Dunlop Gator 2.0mm which I've named "Fat Joe" ^^
I used to use Jazz III's, but they were a bit too flexible for my taste.. I like picks when they're as stiff and unbendable as possible. ^^

Edit: Oh, sorry. Disregard this post. I saw this topic in the "Posts since your last visit", and didn't notice it was a question for an instructor laugh.gif
Marcus Siepen
@ Canis: No problem, this forum is open for everybody, also my board wink.gif

About my picks, concerning v-picks I liked the screamer the most, a really great pick. But still my fave one is a stone pick, standard shape, about 2mm thick. The problem is, I bought this 20 years ago and I don't know any shop that still sells this pick, so I had some spare ones handmade by some guy that is specialized on making stone picks. He has a shop on ebay, but unfortunately I don't find the link to this shop anymore, otherwise I would post it here.
MickeM
Aha stone(!!!) picks, so there was no brand that I seemed to recall wink.gif Thanks I'll try to look it up, sounds interesting.
I've also heard of brass picks and similar metal, think I will try brass aswell if I find it.
Marcus Siepen
I tried all kinds of picks, the normal ones (jazz3, tortex, whatever...), metal picks, bone picks, but my fave one is this stone. It just delivers exactly the sound and attack that I want, it just does not wear out at all (and keep in mind I am using the very same pick since 20 years now) and it gives me the abolute control about the tone, what more could I ask for wink.gif
Canis
Is it rough stone, or is it smooth? I'm looking for stone picks as we speak, since I've worn down two V-picks in 2 months tongue.gif
Maybe a stone pick is the right investment tongue.gif
kyldeee
Whooops, sorry didn't notice, that it was for Marcus rolleyes.gif
OrganisedConfusion
Do Stone Picks last a long while? They don't start to get moss growing on them do they biggrin.gif
Outlaw2112
All i use is the DAVA master control pick... awesome feel to it and it never seems to wear out
MickeM
QUOTE (kyldeee @ Sep 30 2008, 01:40 PM) *
Whooops, sorry didn't notice, that it was for Marcus rolleyes.gif

Don't worry, Marcus got his chanse to reply already and as he said - his board is open to everyone so feel free to share with us wink.gif

I ordered brass picks yesterday, got them off of US eBay.
Gerardo Siere
GHS red medium drop shaped for electric.
GHS black heavy drop shaped for nylon.
Marcus Siepen
Lol, of course it is smooth, I didn't just grab any rock on the street, it is a "normal" pick, just made of stona, Achat as far as I know. And no, in the last 20 years this one didn't wear out a bit. I will take a pic later, so you can check it out.
kyldeee
Well, then smile.gif

I mostly use Jazz III picks, cause they feel great...
And I often use the Pick of Muris biggrin.gif

Haven't tried V-picks yet smile.gif
Canis
QUOTE (MickeM @ Sep 30 2008, 04:02 PM) *
Don't worry, Marcus got his chanse to reply already and as he said - his board is open to everyone so feel free to share with us wink.gif

I ordered brass picks yesterday, got them off of US eBay.

How is the price for getting something like that shipped to Scandinavia? :S

QUOTE
Lol, of course it is smooth, I didn't just grab any rock on the street, it is a "normal" pick, just made of stona, Achat as far as I know. And no, in the last 20 years this one didn't wear out a bit. I will take a pic later, so you can check it out.

Haha, I guessed so... But for some reason, I always picture in my head that your pick is as rough as a stone from the street tongue.gif
blindwillie
QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Sep 30 2008, 06:59 PM) *
Lol, of course it is smooth, I didn't just grab any rock on the street, it is a "normal" pick, just made of stona, Achat as far as I know. And no, in the last 20 years this one didn't wear out a bit. I will take a pic later, so you can check it out.

Hmmmm...
So YOU are the current owner of the Pick Of Destiny.
That explains stuff.
Marcus Lavendell
QUOTE (blindwillie @ Oct 1 2008, 09:03 AM) *
Hmmmm...
So YOU are the current owner of the Pick Of Destiny.
That explains stuff.

laugh.gif laugh.gif
mattacuk
Dunlop Nylon 1mm smile.gif
MickeM
QUOTE (Canis @ Sep 30 2008, 08:48 PM) *
How is the price for getting something like that shipped to Scandinavia? :S

the three picks went for $4 and shipping is $5


QUOTE (Canis @ Sep 30 2008, 08:48 PM) *
Haha, I guessed so... But for some reason, I always picture in my head that your pick is as rough as a stone from the street tongue.gif

Someone really tough, like Chuck Norris, would pick up a rock and split it in half with a karate chop and then play.
Or pull out a front tooth and use for pick. Chuck would punch a badguy and get his tooth that way.


That's what they call a toothpick laugh.gif
Canis
QUOTE (MickeM @ Oct 1 2008, 10:49 AM) *
That's what they call a toothpick laugh.gif

laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
Andrew Cockburn
QUOTE (MickeM @ Oct 1 2008, 04:49 AM) *
That's what they call a toothpick laugh.gif


*groan *
Praetorian
QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Sep 30 2008, 12:59 PM) *
Lol, of course it is smooth, I didn't just grab any rock on the street, it is a "normal" pick, just made of stona, Achat as far as I know. And no, in the last 20 years this one didn't wear out a bit. I will take a pic later, so you can check it out.


How the heck have you not lost it?! I have tried a couple V-picks...but I keep going back to my .73mm Brain Picks.
Rooks
I'm really into the lite and ultra lite V-picks.. medium pointed in lite are like Jazz III in size only bit thicker.. The ultra lites are really awesome.. I just think the thicker ones have unwanted sounds when you pick, theres a "scratch" sound if you don't pick the string in the exact right angle.. This dissapears with the slim ones..

But take my word, when you drop a ultra lite clear v-pick and the room is not perfectly lit i'ts REALLY hard to find .. The thicker ones have "facets" that shine back but the lites don't.

just a little interruption from me biggrin.gif
Marcus Siepen
Oh I lost some over the years, back then I bought 3 of those picks, only one survived all the tours that we did, that's why I had some new ones made last years, I was really scared to lose my last one. And yup, it is for sure my pick of destiny smile.gif
MickeM
QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Oct 2 2008, 01:07 PM) *
my pick of destiny smile.gif

And since it's stone maybe also - Pick of density

unsure.gif


well I though that was funny laugh.gif
Andrew Cockburn
QUOTE (MickeM @ Oct 2 2008, 07:28 AM) *
well I though that was funny laugh.gif


Glad someone did ...
Jose Mena
Man, I had never heard of a stone pick, what I find most amazing though is the fact that Marcus has played with this pick for 20 years, I have been playing for around 16 years and I have gone through 500 picks at least.
Marcus Siepen
hehe, I like that too, back then I spent about 20 DM (around 10 Euros) for that pick, and it was definitely worth it wink.gif
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