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Stephane Lucarel...
post Jun 5 2011, 07:54 PM
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Hey guys, I'm very curious about these picks!

I was wondering if some of you have ever tried one or many of them?


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post Jun 5 2011, 08:15 PM
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I've heard good things, but I refuse to pay for a relatively expensive plectrum tongue.gif

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post Jun 5 2011, 08:40 PM
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V picks are alright. For me they wore down too much, and had too much of a chrip to it. Red Bear are GREAT, but I didn't like the bevel for sweeping, and without bevel they wore down a tad bit too fast. Now I'm back to DAVAs smile.gif
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post Jun 5 2011, 09:12 PM
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There all I use, I love em can't play with anything else anymore, defo worth a try \m/


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post Jun 5 2011, 10:08 PM
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I ordered a starter kit a few months ago, I like them, but its attack is way too loud and "chirpy", so I don't use it for recording (maybe for rhythm).
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post Jun 5 2011, 10:18 PM
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My friend has one and it's all right, I would have to try it for longer but from what I felt it was great actually


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post Jun 6 2011, 07:34 AM
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Thanks guys!
I'm pretty happy with my Dunlop delrin 1.5mm but I gonna try some of them. Some are really thick : 4mm !!!


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post Jun 6 2011, 03:27 PM
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Hahaha tongue.gif Stephane, I was so sure that I was the only guy around playing with 3mm Big Stubby Picks biggrin.gif


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post Jun 6 2011, 05:08 PM
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I stopped using really thick picks and started using 0.75 - 1.50. They are way too expensive.


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post Jun 6 2011, 06:03 PM
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Well, among boutique picks, V picks are the cheapest you can get smile.gif
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post Jun 6 2011, 08:08 PM
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QUOTE (Stephane Lucarelli @ Jun 5 2011, 01:54 PM) *
Hey guys, I'm very curious about these picks!

I was wondering if some of you have ever tried one or many of them?


I switch back and forth between these and a different (very different pick), and have been doing so for about 2 years. In fact I think I am going to switch back to V-picks for awhile again, now that you made me think about it.

I would recommend either the medium pointed or the screamer to try it out, maybe get one of each. Those two are pretty similar. I feel that they force you into more precise technique, a grazing clean strike, a relaxed strike, to use them effectively. However you really get unsurpassed clarity with them.

I have a number of different types of V Picks. Rounded and Pointed. I have even used the Diamond/Snake types, again rounded and pointed. Perhaps in time I might gravitate to the pointed Diamond or Snake. I might use rounded ones for specialties, but I have not used those in awhile. I also would not get a thin one. What is the point of that?, you might as well use a traditional pick then. I feel that flexible picks are more forgiving of technique flaws, but you can never get the clarity that you can get with something like a pointed stiff V Pick.

Trond Vold liked them. He vanished a year ago, but he certainly played quite nice I think, one of best here in my view in terms of artistry of his play.

edit: On reflection and using my V-Pick again, pointed screamer or medium, I am not sure which it is......

I agree with everything I wrote before. The notes really stand out, and it gets easier once you get used to it. I also repeat, in my view they force you into better picking technique, they are less forgiving of flawed technique. But rewarding if you adapt to them. Brian May played with a small coin, he certainly was known for fine tone, and good technique.

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post Jun 7 2011, 12:51 PM
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Thanks fkalich for you review.
I'm gonna try some of them for sure!
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post Jun 9 2011, 06:59 PM
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I've been using V-picks since they first got posted about here on gmc smile.gif
I don't use any other picks and i nearly always use my v-pick Dimension.
Its huge with 1 sharp point and 2 round ones, it costs alot i think for 1 pick but ive been using this same one for like a year so it's not really that expensive..


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post Jun 9 2011, 09:56 PM
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I haven't heard so far for these picks , I'll have to try it wink.gif


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post Jun 9 2011, 09:59 PM
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QUOTE (Joruus @ Jun 9 2011, 07:59 PM) *
I've been using V-picks since they first got posted about here on gmc smile.gif
I don't use any other picks and i nearly always use my v-pick Dimension.
Its huge with 1 sharp point and 2 round ones, it costs alot i think for 1 pick but ive been using this same one for like a year so it's not really that expensive..


I'm gonna try "The Snake" & the "Medium lite Pointed"...


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post Jun 9 2011, 10:03 PM
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I used to use Orange Dunlop Tortex picks, now I use Dunlop Jazz IIIs - I really dig 'em! smile.gif

I haven't heard about V-picks until now actually, I definately have to try one out.

I know there are these picks look almost deformed actually, there like a regular pick but when it comes to the end where the pick makes contact with the string it turns into a curved shape. I believe it was to achieve the affect of holding your pick at an angle or something like that.


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post Jun 12 2011, 12:04 AM
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I have a couple, and I personally love them!
One reason may be that I bought a V-Pick leather keychain I'm running around pimping with!


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