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Andrew Cockburn
post Feb 12 2007, 05:56 PM
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Here's a quick question...

I've been using the Dunlop .46 forever - good for acoustic strumming and rhythm work - but now I am moving onto speed picking its a little light. Can anyone recommend a great pick for alternate picking, sweep picking etc?

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post Feb 12 2007, 06:41 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Feb 12 2007, 05:56 PM) *
Here's a quick question...

I've been using the Dunlop .46 forever - good for acoustic strumming and rhythm work - but now I am moving onto speed picking its a little light. Can anyone recommend a great pick for alternate picking, sweep picking etc?

Thanks!


Not sure really. I'm using Dunlop 1,5mm for most stuff and Dunlop 2,0mm for extra heavy attack.

Never really thought about it. I usually just grab a bunch when Im at the store.
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post Feb 12 2007, 07:20 PM
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I started with 1mm, but now i always use 1,12 dunlop
1,5 and 2 are too heavy for me, i'm always scared i will break my strings
the 0.76 are not stiff enough and just doesn't do what i want it to
i find that 1,12 is enough for even the heavy stuff

btw.. always use pink, they're way easier to find back laugh.gif


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post Feb 12 2007, 08:06 PM
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I alternate my picks aswell as my picking :-)
I mostly use 1 mm Jim Dunlop or slightly thicker, never thinner, but sometimes also 3 mm jazz kind picks.


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post Feb 12 2007, 08:18 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Feb 12 2007, 05:56 PM) *
Here's a quick question...

I've been using the Dunlop .46 forever - good for acoustic strumming and rhythm work - but now I am moving onto speed picking its a little light. Can anyone recommend a great pick for alternate picking, sweep picking etc?

Thanks!


Hey Andy, (if I may call you so)

I know how you feel. I have always played with Dunlop 0.46 and have been quite comfortable with it. Heck, I even played 0.38 for a while.
But recently I tried to change the thickness of the pick just to see how it felt with a thicker pick.
It felt strange in the beginning, but nowadays I prefer to use slightly thicker picks. It helped me a lot with my alternate picking, which I found very difficult with the thinner picks.

I still find the really thick ones a bit uncomfortable, so I am currently using 0.88 picks. Works great!

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post Feb 12 2007, 08:36 PM
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QUOTE (j78 @ Feb 12 2007, 02:18 PM) *
Hey Andy, (if I may call you so)


Of course you can, and can I call you "j" ? wink.gif

Thanks for your advice - and thanks MikeM, Moorkop and Steelkonsum - From your combined comments I figure I probably need to work up to the heavier picks, but heavier is a good way to go. Dunlop Delrins are only $4 for 12 so I bought a dozen of each size to see which I like best smile.gif


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post Feb 13 2007, 12:04 AM
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I always lose my picks mad.gif

Anyway I use 1.5 mm Dunlop picks .
purple colour. wub.gif

pretty good for speed . happy.gif
the purple makes you go faster laugh.gif
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post Feb 13 2007, 12:16 AM
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4$ for 12 picks?? That's cheap!! Here in Croatia the price is like 1.5$ per pick.

I use 1.4mm, but when i was starting playing my picks where very very thin. Later i moved on 1.4mm (Peavy, Fender, Dunlops....doesn't matter) BIG STUBBYs are also great - 2mm, but here where i live they are way too expensive.

I think 1.14 to 1.4 are actually the most popular picks among guitarists. They allow you to play all kinds of music.


Btw. pink color rulez! hahahaha Especially when looking for it on the floor (as someone mentioned - hahahahaha)

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post Feb 13 2007, 12:35 AM
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$1.50 a pick - wow, you must be dedicated! And you don't even use purple picks to play faster like Liam does wink.gif


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post Feb 13 2007, 02:09 AM
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Picks here in Washington are $.33. I use Dunlop 1.14 and .71 (pink!). They are both good but .71 is better for power chords and stuff. If you play bass with a pick it usually has to be really heavy like 2mm.

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post Feb 13 2007, 02:12 AM
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Ok - picks are VERY CHEAP there! I think i am moving to USA so i can buy cheap picks and have lessons with Rusty! biggrin.gif

No really guys - you can really buy stuff cheaper then we here in Croatia. Damn this country is expensive.


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post Feb 13 2007, 02:58 AM
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the only rule I have on picks is not to buy ones that blend in with my carpet,
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QUOTE (brainlesswonder @ Feb 12 2007, 08:58 PM) *
the only rule I have on picks is not to buy ones that blend in with my carpet,

Does that work? All my picks seem to have chameleon like capabilities, and the ability to migrate to any place where I will never look ...

Heh, I was browsing and found this, a gold pick if you can believe it, $120!



There is no way I'd ever get one - I'd lose it in 15 seconds ...


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I played an outdoor gig in the middle of winter a while back, it was so cold (and I was very, very drunk) I couldn't feel my fingers. I lost 5 picks and finished the gig using a ringpull from a beer can. biggrin.gif


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LOL

anyway I always use Jim dunlop 3 mm STUBBY's !!! I like them the most and im used to pick with it smile.gif

Does it also feel strange to you guys when you play with a different pick than the one you always use?

to me it does! sad.gif my playing also gets worse with playing with other picks ohmy.gif

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post Feb 13 2007, 06:31 PM
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Different picks don't bother me too much as long as they're fairly new and fairly hard. I much prefer used picks though, ones that are slightly bent as I can grip them a lot better.


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QUOTE (Zee Deveel @ Feb 13 2007, 08:43 AM) *
I played an outdoor gig in the middle of winter a while back, it was so cold (and I was very, very drunk) I couldn't feel my fingers. I lost 5 picks and finished the gig using a ringpull from a beer can. biggrin.gif

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a dunlop 1.0 lucky number 13 thing? X-H transparent thing? or the wedge?
they are all great, have a nice and thick plectrum for speed picking
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And the result is ...

1.14

At least for the time being. It feels comfortable, helps a lot with feel on the speedpicking and surprisingly really helps my pinch harmonics. I think I could go thicker though, maybe I'll work up to that smile.gif

Thanks for all the input guys!


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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Feb 12 2007, 11:56 AM) *
Here's a quick question...

I've been using the Dunlop .46 forever - good for acoustic strumming and rhythm work - but now I am moving onto speed picking its a little light. Can anyone recommend a great pick for alternate picking, sweep picking etc?

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"dunlop 500 series" 2mm thick...and dunlop big stubby 2mm thick...and i want to try the dunlop stubby jazz 2mm thick wink.gif
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