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Mr T
post Mar 12 2009, 11:26 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


I used to use these until I tried the black jazz III's, which is what I use now. Those gators never seemed very hard material to me, I went through a couple of them very fast.


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post Mar 12 2009, 11:30 PM
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QUOTE (Mr T @ Mar 12 2009, 10:26 PM) *
I used to use these until I tried the black jazz III's, which is what I use now. Those gators never seemed very hard material to me, I went through a couple of them very fast.


That is a definate downside to the gators, I love the way they play but my PGM is typically blue after I use one laugh.gif laugh.gif and im just left with a stub after a couple sessions


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post Mar 12 2009, 11:36 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Mar 13 2009, 12:30 AM) *
That is a definate downside to the gators, I love the way they play but my PGM is typically blue after I use one laugh.gif laugh.gif and im just left with a stub after a couple sessions

Yeah i noticed that too, sliding\pinch harmonics kills those pretty quickly, and harmonics are much weaker compared to those Dunlop 2.0mm with turtle picture:) (don`t know the name, they are with rounded end, not kinda triangular). I used that 1.5mm earlier.
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post Mar 12 2009, 11:40 PM
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QUOTE (AlexLion @ Mar 12 2009, 10:36 PM) *
Yeah i noticed that too, sliding\pinch harmonics kills those pretty quickly, and harmonics are much weaker compared to those Dunlop 2.0mm with turtle picture:) (don`t know the name, they are with rounded end, not kinda triangular). I used that 1.5mm earlier.


The Tortex ones? I think I may go back to those to be honest, they dont tend to wear down so bad. I think i may try 1.5mm or even 2mm it can only add to my control ^ ^


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post Mar 12 2009, 11:43 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Mar 12 2009, 11:30 PM) *
That is a definate downside to the gators, I love the way they play but my PGM is typically blue after I use one laugh.gif laugh.gif and im just left with a stub after a couple sessions


Yeah hehe, that reminds me of gator dust everywhere.


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I think im going to order a bunch of Jazz III's are see what all the fuss is about smile.gif


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post Mar 13 2009, 09:21 AM
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No not tortex, finally i found it smile.gif it`s dunlop delrin 500 2.0, much harder that tortex for sure, they have sick edges:)

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post Mar 13 2009, 11:22 AM
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V-picks medium pointed. I also bought a bunch of picks and a holder and got the medium pointed in the holder. I only use it now..


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post Mar 13 2009, 02:44 PM
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I love those with crocodile. I remember few years ago I watched some country player use pure METAL picks, I mean like you're holding coin:)....But sound is....different.


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post Mar 13 2009, 03:53 PM
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As a scientist, I decided I would like to find out what pick works for me about 6 months ago - especially after there was a lot of hype about V-picks. So I went out and picked up as many different picks I could find. By no means did I have all the relevant picks out there but I got a pretty good sample. I then tested each pick randomly and played a couple of riffs that I play well mixing them and changing the order of the picks (essentially eliminating as much bias as I could). I used about 6 different measures including brightness, comfort, excessive noise or squeaking, etc. and gave them a rating from 1-5.

For strumming (not really something I was focusing on) - I ended up going with the thinner Dunlop nylon (red one I think was 0.67mm). It was the pick I had been using for years along with the 1mm nylon pick. I suspect the choice was perhaps based on experience and ended up going with what was comfortable.

For picking (and what I was most interested in), I ended up picking out the V-pick small pointed, followed by the stubby (2mm light purple one I think). Third (tied) was the V-pick screamer and the Jazz III.

Obviously suitability of picks are related to one's own style and approach so the order I present is for me only but if you want to have some fun, try a bunch of them and rate them.
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post Mar 14 2009, 04:43 PM
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I like the Cool Phat Cat picks. 1.5mm. Or 1.3mm.

http://elderly.com/accessories/items/PKPC-1.50.htm

It is not wasted money, on all the picks you buy trying to find the one you like. Put a hundred or so in a little bag, it makes a great cat toy, the cat attacks it, swats it around. Don't close the bag, I think part of the game is knocking all the picks out on the rug. I like using the little bags that I get at the dog park, for picking up dog poop, they are just the right size. Of course, an unused one.
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post Mar 14 2009, 04:59 PM
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I love the huge dunlop big stubbys They are thick, round edges, which make them smooth for strumming as well.. Just love em!


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post Mar 14 2009, 05:07 PM
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QUOTE (Jesse @ Mar 14 2009, 09:59 AM) *
I love the huge dunlop big stubbys They are thick, round edges, which make them smooth for strumming as well.. Just love em!


If you like those, have you tried some of the V picks? They are expensive, but if you like those, I bet you would LOVE the V Pick Diamond. 10 bucks though. Expensive cat toys if they don't work out. The material they are made of has a nice sound, that is what makes them special I think.

edit: or one of their others, they have all kinds, some maybe $4. some real stubby ones, all kinds. bet you would find one you love, it you like those that you showed.

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post Mar 14 2009, 05:38 PM
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HOLY! David wallimann is on their site!


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post Mar 14 2009, 11:01 PM
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QUOTE (Jesse @ Mar 14 2009, 10:59 AM) *
I love the huge dunlop big stubbys They are thick, round edges, which make them smooth for strumming as well.. Just love em!


These are my favorite picks by far. And thru the years i have tried ALOT of picks


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