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korblitz
post Apr 13 2013, 03:41 PM
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My pick has the following wear on it:


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What does this mean? Do I angle my pick too much? Do I show too much of the pick? Why are only one side rub down? Why isnt' worn out evenly across the pick?

How does your pick look? Do you have the same questions as me? No or Yes? Please Discuss!
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Gabriel Leopardi
post Apr 13 2013, 03:55 PM
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Check my pick! smile.gif

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QUOTE (korblitz @ Apr 13 2013, 11:41 AM) *
My pick has the following wear on it:


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What does this mean? Do I angle my pick too much? Do I show too much of the pick? Why are only one side rub down? Why isnt' worn out evenly across the pick?

How does your pick look? Do you have the same questions as me? No or Yes? Please Discuss!



My pick usually looks like yours, i don't think that you are doing something wrong... I don't have one with me now, but I will post a pick later.


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post Apr 13 2013, 04:00 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 13 2013, 03:55 PM) *
Check my pick! smile.gif

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The Pick of Destiny!!! Love it! Thanks for sharing a pic of your pick.



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post Apr 13 2013, 06:22 PM
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I'd say it's normal wear. It has to do with the angle between pick and string, which is a matter of how you learn. The tone varies a bit depending on angle.
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post Apr 13 2013, 06:41 PM
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My worn picks look pretty much just like yours Blitz, Although maybe not worn quite as high up on the pick , I think maybe I choke up on the pick a bit more than you do and use just the very tip of it.


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post Apr 13 2013, 08:11 PM
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I carved a pick out of some wood last week...modelled on the shape of a Jazz III. I drilled some holes in it for grip, I also shaped it a bit where my thumb and forefinger go, so its a one-way pick or feels strange the wrong way.It needs to be made out of harder wood as I am sure it got slightly blunter after playing a few hours...although it does give a nice 'woody' tone!!
The next ones I'll make out of olive wood as there is an abundance of olive trees here where I live.

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post Apr 13 2013, 08:36 PM
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Recently had a guy at music shop throw me a bunch of accessories. Strings picks tools. Threw me like 4 different types of picks all 1.0 mm. And the tortex sharp picks are great. I like how pointy they are and seem toake me able to hit the string when and how I want to much better and wear much less than other picks I've used.
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http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/tortex-sharp
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post Apr 14 2013, 05:52 PM
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QUOTE (dcz702 @ Apr 13 2013, 04:36 PM) *
Recently had a guy at music shop throw me a bunch of accessories. Strings picks tools. Threw me like 4 different types of picks all 1.0 mm. And the tortex sharp picks are great. I like how pointy they are and seem toake me able to hit the string when and how I want to much better and wear much less than other picks I've used.
Here's a link.

http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/tortex-sharp


I started to use tortex picks (1.5mm) and I love them. I get a clearer tone at higher speeds with this one. I really recommend them for ever shredder.


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post Apr 14 2013, 06:10 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 14 2013, 05:52 PM) *
I started to use tortex picks (1.5mm) and I love them. I get a clearer tone at higher speeds with this one. I really recommend them for ever shredder.


Which one, Gab?

green or purple?

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post Apr 14 2013, 07:23 PM
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No, I have used the purple one for many years, but now I'm talking about this one:

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QUOTE (korblitz @ Apr 14 2013, 05:10 PM) *
Which one, Gab?

green or purple?

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I use bright colors just cause they are easier to find when there laying all over the place. And the sharp I was talking about are actually the dunlop ultex sharps 1.0.
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post Apr 15 2013, 07:53 AM
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I got used to these after all smile.gif



Because they are beveled, you can't quite see the wear smile.gif Neat, aye?


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post Apr 15 2013, 01:54 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 15 2013, 03:53 AM) *
I got used to these after all smile.gif



Because they are beveled, you can't quite see the wear smile.gif Neat, aye?



John Petrucci pick? Is possible to buy these ones?


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post Apr 15 2013, 11:15 PM
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He is talking about the

DUNLOP SHARP


Picks which we actually talked about in our Video Chat Session this weekend. I gave a short lecture on various pointed picks from various vendors. Were you there for that one? We actually talked about the DUNLOP SHARP and I showed several examples from the 1.0mm to 1.15mm and the 1.35mm. All of those are a tad thin IMHO and GAB is spot on suggesting the 1.5 MM it's the best of the batch of the Dunlop Sharps IMHO smile.gif

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Which one, Gab?

green or purple?

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post Apr 15 2013, 11:42 PM
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I don't know if you can really see it from this photo, but here's 3 of my Dunlop Sharp 1.14mm slowly wearing away after much use! As you can see, the logo fades starting from the edge, and the one side of the pick gets rubbed down over time. I guess it's due to the angle of the pick, much like yours Todd, I sometimes flip the pick and use the other side to prolong it's life a bit.

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post Apr 16 2013, 01:30 AM
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Yup smile.gif The Dunlop Sharp. They are one of Dunlops Finest. And that thickness is Perfect IMHO.


QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 14 2013, 02:23 PM) *
No, I have used the purple one for many years, but now I'm talking about this one:

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Many players are adding these to their arsenal. They are almost Jazz III pickups on steroids smile.gif Bit thicker, better grip, nice beveled edge.

The one thing the DUNLOP SHARP lacks is a beveled edge. You can add one with a sharp knife ( have to carve my clayton picks to a beveled point) and I prefer a beveled edge to non beveled. But like most things it's something that comes down to the player in each case.

The Dunlop Sharp (though not beveled) are a big leap forward IMHO over the standard Tortex Dunlop. It's great to see bigger vendors finally embracing pointy picks in a big way smile.gif I've been banging on about it for years and then suddently BAM everyone makes pointy picks! Well, everyone but CLAYTON!!! ARRRGHHHH!!!!!! That's why I eventually found Vinnie and Vpicks. He would make them pointy and smooth or pointy and beveled on request. And the material is close to what I like in the CLAYTON picks. The tone is much brighter than the TORTEX but it's not for everyone. Some folks find it too bright and chirpy.

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 15 2013, 02:53 AM) *
I got used to these after all smile.gif



Because they are beveled, you can't quite see the wear smile.gif Neat, aye?



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post Apr 16 2013, 07:57 AM
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Yeah Gabe! You can get them here, for instance: http://www.thomann.de/ro/dunlop_ultex_jazz...hn_petrucci.htm But the delivery cost is about 30 euro, which means about 6 times the cost of the picks laugh.gif Pretty silly, right?

The PRS dealer here, also sells Dunlop, so I got them from him. They feel a little tiny at first, but then, after more playing, your hand gets used to them and the movements are reduced when picking. For me, I think it was a matter of the mind telling me that I need to move less with the hand because the pick is smaller laugh.gif wicked huh?


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post Apr 16 2013, 03:50 PM
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Ok you guys win!

Sharpy point picks wins.

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post Apr 16 2013, 05:40 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 16 2013, 03:57 AM) *
Yeah Gabe! You can get them here, for instance: http://www.thomann.de/ro/dunlop_ultex_jazz...hn_petrucci.htm But the delivery cost is about 30 euro, which means about 6 times the cost of the picks laugh.gif Pretty silly, right?

The PRS dealer here, also sells Dunlop, so I got them from him. They feel a little tiny at first, but then, after more playing, your hand gets used to them and the movements are reduced when picking. For me, I think it was a matter of the mind telling me that I need to move less with the hand because the pick is smaller laugh.gif wicked huh?


Here is a link where the shipping is cheaper!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-6-pack-Dunlop-...=item460e59167e


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post Apr 17 2013, 12:40 AM
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Every time wink.gif Speaking of pointy picks, Jeff Loomis has signature picks that look just like the dunlop sharps. They might actually be dunlop sharps smile.gif Here is a pic.

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Not to say using a rounded, or thin, or thin and rounded pick is a bad thing. Some folks LOVE them thin and rounded. And God bless em. smile.gif But like everything else in guitar, it (broken record) comes down to the player.

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Ok you guys win!

Sharpy point picks wins.

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