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glengraf88
post Mar 12 2009, 04:11 AM
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I was wondering what size pick evryone would use. I have tried a couple but nothing felt right.
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post Mar 12 2009, 04:17 AM
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I'ts really a personnel thing and what ever feels good to you. I have found a heavier pick like .096mm or 1.00mm felt pretty good when I started. Now I use the Jazz III XL picks and I really like the way they feel.

A rule for me is thinner picks for stumming (like accoustic) and thicker ones for playing solo's.


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post Mar 12 2009, 04:18 AM
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dava master control picks are all i use.. best pick out there, ive been using the same pick for over 6 months, playing every night


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post Mar 12 2009, 04:27 AM
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I also use the Jazz III's and they are great for picking but like UncleSkillet said thinner are easier to use when it comes to strumming and also give a softer kind of vibe


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post Mar 12 2009, 04:34 AM
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ok cool i think i will try a thinner pick for this lesson i was useing a 1mm i think ill try a .56 or something around there for this lesson.
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post Mar 12 2009, 06:28 AM
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post Mar 12 2009, 09:46 AM
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Dunlop 2.0mm (violet with a turtle image:) and I`m searching for something 2.2-2.4 (with very hard edges) it will be the best, maybe some ideas?
V-picks im my opinion just can`t be very fast, they`re too thick!


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post Mar 12 2009, 10:15 AM
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I like a nice beefy pick, i use Jim Dunlop giant stubbies (2.0mm) I like the little divet in the middle of the pick too, makes it easier to grip.


I generally use those all the time, but....for occasions where i am going to be ALOT of strumming i use a thumbpick. That way it never slides out of my hand and i can get as crazy as i want to with strumming and its always going to be in the same position.


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post Mar 12 2009, 10:20 AM
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I use Jazz III's. I find them great for everything ^^


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post Mar 12 2009, 11:06 AM
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v-pick medium pointed..

bought it by accident really.. i bought the "Fab Four Package" and a very thick pick, and noticed that i could get a little leather holder to sit with my keys.. This leather holder included the pick i now use and have been since i got them.. awesome pick..
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post Mar 12 2009, 11:10 AM
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Small picks are not something that I can play with properly, so regular size ones are my choice.
From recently -
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and before Dunlop Jazz III XL.


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post Mar 12 2009, 12:12 PM
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I always use these ones, for me, they are the best !



Also use them for strumming, kinda like the rough sound tongue.gif

edit : found a smaller image smile.gif

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post Mar 12 2009, 12:36 PM
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QUOTE (djohnneay @ Mar 12 2009, 12:12 PM) *
I always use these ones, for me, they are the best !



Also use them for strumming, kinda like the rough sound tongue.gif

edit : found a smaller image smile.gif


+1 on 1.5 mm picks !

Besides that one I use a bit lighter pick which is 1.14 mm wink.gif


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post Mar 12 2009, 01:19 PM
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Black Dunlop Jazz III picks for me, all the way... biggrin.gif

I found that they have a slightly more rugged surface than the red ones mellow.gif , and give me a better grip.


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post Mar 12 2009, 03:18 PM
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For fast playing, thicker are better, though sound is also important, lighter picks give brighter sound!
Try every pick you can find!


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post Mar 12 2009, 08:04 PM
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QUOTE (GrannyKiller @ Mar 12 2009, 01:19 PM) *
Black Dunlop Jazz III picks for me, all the way... biggrin.gif


+1 to that smile.gif


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post Mar 12 2009, 08:18 PM
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I've tried Big Stubbys, Jazz IIIs, V-Picks, etc, and my favourite pick is a Stagg 0.71mm. smile.gif
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V-picks all the way for me now. Tried out plenty of others, but v-picks are just great for me (started with the medium-rounded, but recently went to the small-pointed (which increased my speed considerably), the tone is really nice (and yes you can play very fast with a 2.75 mm pick! smile.gif )

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post Mar 12 2009, 09:07 PM
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For strumming guitarists often prefer lighter gauge flimsy picks, for speed picking thicker is best smile.gif I use Dunlop Gator grip 1.14 mm. I would advise stocking up on a few different varietys so you can try each out smile.gif


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