3 Pages V  < 1 2 3 >  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Guitar Picks ( First Post )
Rated Htr
post Jul 10 2008, 03:32 AM
Post #21


Learning Rock Star
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.086
Joined: 15-October 07
From: Leiria, Portugal
Member No.: 3.056



I have a bunch of fender picks :S Never gave much importance to picks...


--------------------
Currently Practicing

Rhythm: Finnish Power Metal III: Nightwish
Legato: Ben's Land Of Legato
Alternate Picking: Alternate Picking Workout #5
Chords: Chord Melody Technique

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
crabman
post Jul 10 2008, 03:59 AM
Post #22


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 49
Joined: 24-December 06
From: Coeur d'Alane, Idaho
Member No.: 1.009



If you are looking for a pick with grip, you might look at DAVA picks. They come in all sorts of sizes.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Déjà vu
post Jul 10 2008, 08:31 AM
Post #23


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 188
Joined: 10-July 08
From: Napa, CA... U.S.
Member No.: 5.466



Congrats, SnoCone! I'm new here as well... I use The Dunlop Tortex Sharp picks. I have gotten really use to them and the grip is enjoyable laugh.gif . I did use Dunlop Jazz picks for a while, then I switched to Pickboy. But, for some reason my index finger and thumb kept sweating and I lost the good grip I had using the Pickboy brand. My teacher told me to try the "Sharpies" for a while and I then became addicted. wink.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
chmilew
post Jul 10 2008, 09:02 AM
Post #24


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 579
Joined: 12-June 07
From: Paris, France
Member No.: 2.074



Welcome to the site SnoCone smile.gif

I use Dunlop Stubby 3.0 mm. Small and have a good grip, perfect for shred smile.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Nighthawk1
post Jul 10 2008, 09:06 AM
Post #25


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 641
Joined: 2-December 07
From: Germany
Member No.: 3.437



What are these sharp picks especially good for...Fast Alternate Picking? http://www.thomann.de/de/dunlop_plektren_t...x_sharp_135.htm
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Marcus Lavendell
post Jul 10 2008, 09:07 AM
Post #26


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 2.537
Joined: 27-May 07
From: Gothenburg, Sweden
Member No.: 1.927



QUOTE (Tuubsu @ Jul 9 2008, 06:24 PM) *
Welcome !

I use Gator Grip 1.5mm from dunlop , has a good grip, size and thickness is just perfect for me. smile.gif

+1

I love that pick. My favorite! smile.gif


--------------------
I use Elixir® Strings

Check out my video lessons and instructor board!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
OrganisedConfusi...
post Jul 10 2008, 09:14 AM
Post #27


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 5.635
Joined: 29-November 07
From: Nottingham, UK
Member No.: 3.401



Welcome to GMC smile.gif

I use Jazz 3 Ultex picks and I'm very happy with them smile.gif


--------------------
Gear
Guitars:- Caparison Horus Snowcloud, Parker Nitefly M, Parker Nitefly SA, Gibson SG, Parker P10e, 40 Year Old Spanish Acoustic
Amps:- Framus Ruby Riot 2x12" stack
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Xicoria
post Jul 10 2008, 09:17 AM
Post #28


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 64
Joined: 8-July 08
From: Brazil
Member No.: 5.452



I use Dunlop Tortex .88mm for a long time. I do preffer hard picks.


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gerardo Siere
post Jul 10 2008, 01:47 PM
Post #29


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 2.424
Joined: 20-December 07
From: San Juan
Member No.: 3.558



I like thick and small picks, allows me to get more precision when playing.


--------------------
Check out my video lessons!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Déjà vu
post Jul 11 2008, 07:55 AM
Post #30


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 188
Joined: 10-July 08
From: Napa, CA... U.S.
Member No.: 5.466



QUOTE (Nighthawk @ Jul 10 2008, 01:06 AM) *
What are these sharp picks especially good for...Fast Alternate Picking? http://www.thomann.de/de/dunlop_plektren_t...x_sharp_135.htm


Yes! Your guess is pretty much in the ball park wink.gif ! I feel really comfortable and accurate especially with string skipping (Paul Gilbert Style). I was sort of use to sharp picks anyway, so the transition was very easy. The sharp tip tends dull away quickly rubbing against the strings (when you use the thinner picks). I use the "Blue" Sharpies, they seem durable and light at the same time. It also makes angling the pick a little more "Lenient" so you can get the right taste. I also feel picking dynamics are a tad easier. But, BEWARE of the evil pinch harmonics! It Shouldn't take very long to find a new approach (I actually do most of them on an upstroke now).
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mattacuk
post Jul 11 2008, 08:31 AM
Post #31


Lets go fishing!
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 5.526
Joined: 21-December 06
From: illinois
Member No.: 1.001



Dunlop nlyon 1mm is the ONLY pick for me smile.gif


--------------------
mysql> SELECT * FROM master_name WHERE ((firstname = 'Paul') AND (lastname = 'Gilbert'));


"The Fundimental Difference between Paul Gilbert and Buckethead is that Paul Explores the Good side of the force, while Buckethead Explores the Dark Side of the Force" :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Nighthawk1
post Jul 11 2008, 09:05 AM
Post #32


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 641
Joined: 2-December 07
From: Germany
Member No.: 3.437



QUOTE (Déjà vu @ Jul 11 2008, 08:55 AM) *
Yes! Your guess is pretty much in the ball park wink.gif ! I feel really comfortable and accurate especially with string skipping (Paul Gilbert Style). I was sort of use to sharp picks anyway, so the transition was very easy. The sharp tip tends dull away quickly rubbing against the strings (when you use the thinner picks). I use the "Blue" Sharpies, they seem durable and light at the same time. It also makes angling the pick a little more "Lenient" so you can get the right taste. I also feel picking dynamics are a tad easier. But, BEWARE of the evil pinch harmonics! It Shouldn't take very long to find a new approach (I actually do most of them on an upstroke now).

Sounds interesting thanks for your comment on that question I'll check these picks out I guess...but the pinch harmonics is a disadvantage if it really needs a new approach I am glad that I am as good as fine with pinching on all strings finally (The low string of course took very long but I made it).... biggrin.gif ...The other day I had tried out a pretty thick plastic pick..damn this was no way !...If it becomes a little bit sweaty it slips out of your fingers like a piece of soap...and I think especially for speed picking it is crucial that your pick doesn't move within your fingers



I have another question guys....Is Jazz III just a name or does the name also tell you something about the characteristics of the pick like size, thickness (or do you also say here gauge I don't know, clear me up!) and size? dry.gif

This post has been edited by Nighthawk: Jul 11 2008, 09:05 AM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
sidewas lightnin...
post Jul 12 2008, 02:59 PM
Post #33


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 217
Joined: 29-May 08
From: Planet Earth
Member No.: 5.198



I use dunlop tortex picks, the uber heavy purple kind (1.14, I think.) Lots of my favorite players use them. But btw, thats not why I use them. I use them because of their grip. Normal plastic picks just don't feel right anymore. smile.gif but if you just go to a music store, theyll have lots of picks. Try them out! And, as I always say, I love guitar picks. Besides books and replacement pickguards, they're the only thing that comes cheap in guitars. mad.gif wink.gif


--------------------
I spelled my username wrong...I didn't even think that was possible!

Look at the topic for my guitar...
Finished Guitar Build

Gear:
Homemade strat (You still need to look at its topic!)
Squier strat (probably going to get rid of it and get another guitar instead) :)
Line 6 spider amp (not actually used for anything, just acts as a speaker)
Digitech Gnx2 (kind of old, but cheap, and sounds amazing!)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jesse
post Jul 12 2008, 05:49 PM
Post #34


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.348
Joined: 5-July 08
From: Enschede/overijssel/Nederland
Member No.: 5.426



fairly thick purple dunlop bigsby picks:D And some kinda thin ones for acoustic strumming and stuff.


--------------------
Don't just play it. Feel it!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
kjutte
post Jul 13 2008, 05:14 PM
Post #35


GMC:er
*

Group: Passive
Posts: 1.710
Joined: 17-July 07
From: Norway
Member No.: 2.337



QUOTE (SnoCone @ Jul 9 2008, 05:45 PM) *
Hey everyone, its my first post. I joined GMC last night and im loving it.

Heres my question, what picks does everyone here use? and why?

Currently im using jazz 3's and i like them, but there not perfect for me so im still searching for a better one.


Personally I love thick ones. I use a Dunlop 2.0mm pick. It's nice and versatile, and you learn to pick strongly!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Outlaw2112
post Jul 13 2008, 05:27 PM
Post #36


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.881
Joined: 16-January 08
From: Washington DC
Member No.: 3.852



I use DAVA master control picks... they are sweet, have a metal tip that doesnt wear out... they take about a week to break in


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
IDontWantMyUsern...
post Jul 13 2008, 05:46 PM
Post #37


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 405
Joined: 22-June 07
From: Mosjøen, Norway
Member No.: 2.170



QUOTE (Nighthawk @ Jul 11 2008, 10:05 AM) *
I have another question guys....Is Jazz III just a name or does the name also tell you something about the characteristics of the pick like size, thickness (or do you also say here gauge I don't know, clear me up!) and size? dry.gif


There are 3 kinds of picks from the Jazz series - Jazz I, Jazz II and Jazz III (You probably knew that already). I haven't played alot with them, but the biggest difference between them that I've noticed is their tips. Jazz 1 is pretty blunt or whatever I should call it, and Jazz III is pretty sharp. I don't believe there is any difference in thickness, but all three of them have almost just the same size.


--------------------
My stuff:

Ibanez S320
Marshall MG100HDFX half stack
Line6 PODxt
Digidesign Mbox Pro

Songs I'm writing down/learning at the moment:

Children of Bodom - Downfall

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ian Bushell
post Jul 13 2008, 05:49 PM
Post #38


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 956
Joined: 21-June 08
From: Johannesburg, South Africa
Member No.: 5.345



Welcome to GMC!!
I use to use Jazz 3's as well! But moved to a bigger size pic for pinch harmonics.
Now i use any .88mm.


--------------------
I use D'addario and Planet Waves
Video Lessons
Myspace
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
IDontWantMyUsern...
post Jul 13 2008, 06:41 PM
Post #39


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 405
Joined: 22-June 07
From: Mosjøen, Norway
Member No.: 2.170



QUOTE (Ian Bushell @ Jul 13 2008, 06:49 PM) *
Welcome to GMC!!
I use to use Jazz 3's as well! But moved to a bigger size pic for pinch harmonics.
Now i use any .88mm.


How does it get easier to do pinch harmonics with a bigger pick? I thought it was the opposite way blink.gif


--------------------
My stuff:

Ibanez S320
Marshall MG100HDFX half stack
Line6 PODxt
Digidesign Mbox Pro

Songs I'm writing down/learning at the moment:

Children of Bodom - Downfall

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Xuestor
post Jul 14 2008, 09:40 AM
Post #40


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 324
Joined: 16-September 05
From: Sweden
Member No.: 29



QUOTE (Nighthawk @ Jul 10 2008, 10:06 AM) *
What are these sharp picks especially good for...Fast Alternate Picking? http://www.thomann.de/de/dunlop_plektren_t...x_sharp_135.htm


I use these, the black variant (1.35mm) I use em for all my electric playing, and I,ve had one pick for about a year now smile.gif I like them a bit worn down I guess.

For acoustic I use Dunlop Nylon Picks, 0.60mm.


--------------------
Gear:
Epi LP with SD SH-2/SD SH-6
Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Standard VOS Bourbon burst
Gibson Les Paul Classic Antique Vintage Sunburst
Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded Tobacco burst
Fender Stratocaster Antigua with Stan Hinesley Karma/ Stan Hinesley EXP/ Dimarzio Protrack
Jem 7VWH
Fender CD160NT 12-string
Ibanez AW40NT 6-string
Martin 000X1 6-string
Hughes & Kettner Switchblade Head with 2*12 Celestion Vintage 30's Cab


Grammatic Professional auf Schweden
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

3 Pages V  < 1 2 3 >
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 19th January 2017 - 07:47 AM