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Ivan Milenkovic
post Nov 17 2011, 07:47 PM
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Man, I was buying these so much in the early years of my practicing routines, I wish I had some now, these picks are awesome, they produce more natural tone then plastic ones, last a bit less, but still awesome, and they have grip+pointed tip = awesome biggrin.gif



What was the best pick you ever used and you cannot find it now? smile.gif


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post Nov 17 2011, 07:55 PM
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What are they, Ivan? They look like an off-shoot of the Jazz III picks?

I'm a Jazz III picker myself. I take a knife to all my picks though and carve a tick-tac-toe pattern on both sides to help in terms of grip. I don't normally drop picks while playing, but they do shift around a bit and adding a few notches minimizes the unwanted shifting. When a pick gets a little dull, I use the carpet sharpening trick. I just haven't found a pick that feels more natural to me as of yet.

oh - "and you cannot find it now"... read that after the fact :/
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post Nov 17 2011, 09:22 PM
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this one smile.gif http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/ultex-jazz-iii

but i can still find it tongue.gif

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post Nov 17 2011, 09:45 PM
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I remember I used " Sunce"picks before 15-20 years, it can no longer be found.They were not exactly the best but anyway smile.gif
Nowadays I'm going always on the basis of feeling - it is only important that is embossed on the upper half and not thinner than 1mm. smile.gif


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post Nov 17 2011, 10:16 PM
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Dunlop Usa 1.5mm smile.gif


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post Nov 17 2011, 10:41 PM
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I'm a big fan of VPICKS in general. They are certainly not for everyone, some folks can't stand em. I really dig the SWITCHBLADE Vpick. I do sharpen it even further. I"ve asked Vinnie to make me a special version with buffed sides. I'm guessing that will be my new fave.

When playing fast/technical stuff, I think 1.5 MM is a minimum thickness for decent rigidity. I alternate pick quite a bit and flex in ones pick does not lend itself to high speed precision.

When playing traditional blues/funk stuff, I like TONS of flex and use the thinest pick I can find.

I also still love the CLAYTON picks. The 1.5 acetate is awesome. Zero flex, and sharpens up nicely but doesn't keep the edge very long.

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post Nov 17 2011, 10:48 PM
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Dava. It severely beats both vpicks and red bear to the ground.
Which happents to be my 2nd and 3rd favourites smile.gif

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Oh, I didn't see the "and can't find" part. Sorry. Nevermind then smile.gif

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post Nov 18 2011, 08:24 AM
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One student of mine has one of those Jazz III but it has the grainy surface, it was just perfecT!


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post Nov 19 2011, 02:44 AM
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I've asked VINNY of "V Picks" to make me a special version of the SWITCHBLADE pick. This one will be "Buffed" around the edge. I can't wait until these come it! The SWITCHBLADE is a killer pick and I think it might be just perfect with a buffed edge!

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Part of why I'm always talking about "sharpening" your picks, is to basically make them easier to alternate pick with. There is a training pick called the STYLUS PICK which I used when I was learning Alternate Picking. It's only for training, not for real playing, but it does a great job of training your hand to pick really really fast. It's why I now sharpen my picks. To get them closer to the stylus. That one pick helped me break through my own speed barrier. They still sell it. Here is a digram to help explain.


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post Nov 19 2011, 06:06 PM
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I'm a big V picks fan, small pointed is my fav but I like the stiletto too


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post Nov 19 2011, 08:39 PM
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I can't remember ,I know there have been a few
but one thing I am finding is , that the better I am getting it only takes a few minutes to get used to different pick and that sometimes I switch
just to see if my theory is working
I do however need to stay between 1.14 and 2 in thickness
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post Nov 20 2011, 10:48 AM
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I Currently Use the V Pick Dimension Junior Buffed on Guitar. It has Perfect articulation.

I switched to the Junior because I became a bit clumsy once I got to picking Sixteenth notes at 180 BPM. It sure did fix that problem. Before I was using the Dimension Unbuffed like Todd recommended. What a difference it made!

I use the V Pick Stiletto on my Mandolin. Specifically because I feel that it works perfectly for that Instrument. I tried using the Switchblade, but once again, when I got to higher speeds, I became clumsy. The Stiletto remedied this. I don't have small hands either.

I use a Dava pick on my acoustic, but that is honestly the only useful application. They flex way too much and that definitely hinders speedpicking(for me).

The V Pick has the best grip. Thanks for the recommendation, Todd!


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post Nov 20 2011, 04:48 PM
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QUOTE (SirJamsalot @ Nov 17 2011, 07:55 PM) *
What are they, Ivan? They look like an off-shoot of the Jazz III picks?

I'm a Jazz III picker myself. I take a knife to all my picks though and carve a tick-tac-toe pattern on both sides to help in terms of grip. I don't normally drop picks while playing, but they do shift around a bit and adding a few notches minimizes the unwanted shifting. When a pick gets a little dull, I use the carpet sharpening trick. I just haven't found a pick that feels more natural to me as of yet.

oh - "and you cannot find it now"... read that after the fact :/
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They are similar to JazzIII in shape, but feature more slimmer and streamlined body, and made out of carbon-nylon. They produce softer mellow tone.


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