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Cosmin Lupu
post Sep 19 2013, 11:35 AM
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I found this very interesting chart, which I thought I should definitely share with you guys:



So, what pick fits YOU and why?


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post Sep 19 2013, 11:36 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Sep 19 2013, 12:35 PM) *
I found this very interesting chart, which I thought I should definitely share with you guys:

So, what pick fits YOU and why?


They forgot the Von Hotches, didn't they? laugh.gif

I'm a Jazz III kinda guy. 1.38 smile.gif


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post Sep 19 2013, 11:52 AM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Sep 19 2013, 10:36 AM) *
They forgot the Von Hotches, didn't they? laugh.gif

I'm a Jazz III kinda guy. 1.38 smile.gif


Definately! biggrin.gif

It depends on what I play:
for "fast" playing I use the John Petrucci Jazz III,
for (mostly) rhythm playing I use Tortex 1.14
and for playing on my acoustic I use Martin .46
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post Sep 19 2013, 04:08 PM
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I'm now using "sharp" shape and I'm very happy with it. The last one is also interesting, who knows any model of them?


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post Sep 19 2013, 04:37 PM
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Anything above 0.7mm thickness, sharp edge and teardrop shape works for me smile.gif


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post Sep 19 2013, 04:46 PM
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post Sep 19 2013, 07:24 PM
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Have never thought that i would ever use signature stuff, but these picks are great smile.gif
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post Sep 20 2013, 07:21 AM
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For me - the Von Hotch picks have taken the place of everything I've been using so far and all my guitar playing mates with whom I have managed to share them with, were very keen on getting them, so I redirected them towards the V-man's site and FB page.

Dimebag solos are crushing with these picks, as I can hear that cling cling chuck chuck laugh.gif when picking! Amazing biggrin.gif


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post Sep 20 2013, 02:23 PM
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I've found that I tend to like picks like a Jazz III in size but a bit pointier at the tip and slightly rounder profile. And about 1.5mm thick. And of course I like them made of aluminum. I may be a bit biased though. smile.gif


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post Sep 20 2013, 03:15 PM
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QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Sep 19 2013, 12:46 PM) *


You have the pick of destiny! smile.gif


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post Sep 21 2013, 06:39 PM
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I never understood who would need that weird shape - the 4th counting from left to right smile.gif


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post Sep 26 2013, 09:26 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 20 2013, 04:15 PM) *
You have the pick of destiny! smile.gif

I WANT THAT!!

I use my little red faithful companion: Jazz III. It fits me perfectly!
I've also used V-Picks now and again. I even have a leather pouch for them on my keychain!


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post Sep 26 2013, 09:44 PM
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I have 8 picks infront of me all the time, funny thing is the most neutral sounding one is this;



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post Sep 26 2013, 10:48 PM
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QUOTE (Mertay @ Sep 26 2013, 08:44 PM) *
I have 8 picks infront of me all the time, funny thing is the most neutral sounding one is this;



Ha, I've got exactly that one with '208' smile.gif I used to play my bass guitar with that one.. feels unnatural to me for playing guitar.
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post Sep 26 2013, 11:32 PM
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QUOTE (mad @ Sep 26 2013, 09:48 PM) *
Ha, I've got exactly that one with '208' smile.gif I used to play my bass guitar with that one.. feels unnatural to me for playing guitar.


I think its a finger pickers pick biggrin.gif at first I also hated it but then got used to keeping the right hand very relaxed, it works great that way but yeah not for everybody smile.gif

Today picks simply mean tone to me, I usually find myself using what sounds better on clean rather than comfortable on distortion.


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post Sep 27 2013, 02:31 AM
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Same here!!! The VON HOTCH CUSTOM PICKS have taken over my pick collection!!!

I notice that the pick chart you posted shows that SHARP picks start getting popular in the last few years. I've been trying to get folks to use sharp picks for shredding since the dawn of time, it feels like smile.gif It's good to see it catching on in recent years.

I am working with von to make a "SIGNATURE PICK LINE" built for Shredding, for Shredders, by a Shredder smile.gif Granted thats a really focused/narrow sort of thing, but it's a purpose built pick. Not to say you can't shred with a thin/round pick, because you can!!! smile.gif Just that I don't, so my sig pick isn't going to be thin or round. smile.gif It's going to be THICK and SHARP smile.gif Probably 1.5 MM with a large bevel and point and with the hole in the middle for grip. Probably the BLACK COAT as well!!!


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Sep 20 2013, 02:21 AM) *
For me - the Von Hotch picks have taken the place of everything I've been using so far and all my guitar playing mates with whom I have managed to share them with, were very keen on getting them, so I redirected them towards the V-man's site and FB page.

Dimebag solos are crushing with these picks, as I can hear that cling cling chuck chuck laugh.gif when picking! Amazing biggrin.gif


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post Sep 27 2013, 08:28 AM
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Haha! Awesome collection Todd - last evening I had the last rehearsal with Domination - the Pantera tribute band for the gig I am having tonight and the bass player was very intrigued with the picks I was using - he had the impression that metal on metal will feel a little bit weird but I am sure he will change his mind soon enough. Anyway - Pantera and Von Hotch picks go hand in hand!


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post Sep 27 2013, 07:24 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Sep 27 2013, 03:31 AM) *
Same here!!! The VON HOTCH CUSTOM PICKS have taken over my pick collection!!!

I notice that the pick chart you posted shows that SHARP picks start getting popular in the last few years. I've been trying to get folks to use sharp picks for shredding since the dawn of time, it feels like smile.gif It's good to see it catching on in recent years.

I am working with von to make a "SIGNATURE PICK LINE" built for Shredding, for Shredders, by a Shredder smile.gif Granted thats a really focused/narrow sort of thing, but it's a purpose built pick. Not to say you can't shred with a thin/round pick, because you can!!! smile.gif Just that I don't, so my sig pick isn't going to be thin or round. smile.gif It's going to be THICK and SHARP smile.gif Probably 1.5 MM with a large bevel and point and with the hole in the middle for grip. Probably the BLACK COAT as well!!!


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Wow! I am envious! Been speaking to Von about a set of custom picks, but I'm a bit short on the money, but the more I look at this picture the more I feel like I have to have a vonhotch pick!


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post Sep 27 2013, 10:28 PM
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I wish that was my collection!!!!! That's a picture from VonHotch showing the new picks smile.gif

They are GREAT for bass to be sure. Metal on Metal!

QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Sep 27 2013, 03:28 AM) *
Haha! Awesome collection Todd - last evening I had the last rehearsal with Domination - the Pantera tribute band for the gig I am having tonight and the bass player was very intrigued with the picks I was using - he had the impression that metal on metal will feel a little bit weird but I am sure he will change his mind soon enough. Anyway - Pantera and Von Hotch picks go hand in hand!



The BEST money you will ever spend!!!! I just freaking LOVE MY VON PICKS!!!! Before this I was a HUGE fan of Vpicks and I even have a Signature V-Pick from Vinnie!! They are very nice picks to be sure, but ever since I got the first OCTAVIOUS, I just could not put it down!! I"m still using the original prototype!


QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Sep 27 2013, 02:24 PM) *
Wow! I am envious! Been speaking to Von about a set of custom picks, but I'm a bit short on the money, but the more I look at this picture the more I feel like I have to have a vonhotch pick!



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post Sep 28 2013, 07:14 AM
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I actually am more of a rhythm player and prefer the heavier picks. I use a Tortex Dunlop Jazz 1.14mm. I got into the habit of heavier picks when learning pinch harmonics as a beginner. It just stuck.


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