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post Feb 25 2009, 08:25 PM
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I have been using Dunlop 1mm nylon picks for a while now but I find these are not really good for technical playing. Recently I bought 1.14mm Gator Grip picks and I found them really good. They are more sturdy and give me more control.

The thing is with all my picks, they all seem to wear down VERY quickly ! As I have only ever used various dunlop picks, in GMC members experience is this normal on all pick brands?

I would like to know what picks you guys using for shred? If muris is watching, what mm of pick do you use? and indeed any of our instructors smile.gif

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post Feb 25 2009, 08:27 PM
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I found the same thing I am currently trying the dunlop jazz III picks, so far they are great! But then again I am by no means a shredder! Sharp and super thick! might want to give them a shot


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post Feb 25 2009, 08:29 PM
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Hi Andrew, yes I think I will buy a few of those to try. I am thinking maybe an even thicker pick might be useful for technical work , maybe a 1.5mm or 2mm?


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post Feb 25 2009, 08:36 PM
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yikes that is thick! mine are 1.38 but really its personal preference, as long as the pick doesnt get held up on the strings due to flimsyness tongue.gif


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post Feb 25 2009, 08:39 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew6 @ Feb 25 2009, 07:36 PM) *
yikes that is thick! mine are 1.38 but really its personal preference, as long as the pick doesnt get held up on the strings due to flimsyness tongue.gif


Well I figure if I like 1.14 over 1mm, maybe I will try thicker still biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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post Feb 25 2009, 08:52 PM
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Thick and pointy, that's how I like 'em.
I use Tortex Black Jazz >=1mm. They have a nice shape/size and a nice feel - I don't like shiny picks because they tend to slip when things get sweaty. They do wear down eventually but I always file them back down to a point.
I also came across some Dava plecs the other day - haven't tried them but they look interesting..


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I would strongly suggest you to try-out the V-Picks (www.v-picks.com) as well. They are much thicker (2.75mm), but they play smoother and better for all my shred work than compared to any other picks I used before.


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I'm also a Dunlop-addict so far. They do wear off very quickly (they aren't as sharp originally either) and they can be slippery. I use the 1.14 mm Dunlop USA. I scratch little # shape cuts in it for a better grip and I constantly sharpen them with a nail-file.

Otherwise my suggestion would be the jazz III picks smile.gif



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post Feb 25 2009, 09:21 PM
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What kind of wear do you mean? My Big stubbies (dunlop, 2mm) get worn in about a week - the point starts to be scratchy if you slip it with fingers.

What I do is, that I just grab a sanding paper and brush them a bit and they are as new again smile.gif


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post Feb 25 2009, 09:43 PM
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I'm using these

They're pretty fast.

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post Feb 25 2009, 10:36 PM
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dunlop jazz III


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post Feb 25 2009, 11:48 PM
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Thanks for all your input guys. I realise you can shred with any pick, as I have done smile.gif But the right pick can make things more comfortable. I have heard alot about these V-picks so I will try a few of those.I think I will try a few of you guys suggestions and see which I like best.

The wear I always get is the point, it usually wears away in less than a week. I practice pretty hard so I seem to get through alot ! laugh.gif


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post Feb 26 2009, 08:30 AM
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QUOTE (Jakub Luptovec @ Feb 25 2009, 09:21 PM) *
What kind of wear do you mean? My Big stubbies (dunlop, 2mm) get worn in about a week - the point starts to be scratchy if you slip it with fingers.

What I do is, that I just grab a sanding paper and brush them a bit and they are as new again smile.gif


Why did I never come up with this idea??? grrrr, I´ll have to try that now smile.gif Thanks tongue.gif
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