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post Jun 9 2016, 02:40 PM
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post Jun 9 2016, 05:52 PM
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Which one do you prefer? I am using Jazz 3.

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post Jun 9 2016, 06:36 PM
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QUOTE (Anders Karlsson @ Jun 9 2016, 04:52 PM) *
Which one do you prefer? I am using Jazz 3.


Hard question for me laugh.gif

I'm currently on a honeymoon with the eric johnson jazz3 and jackson 1.14mm. The EJ glides so fast I miss notes! first time for me with a pick, trying to get used to it. The jackson also feels pretty cool, I don't know why I haven't tested them before...

The petrucci gets the most usage with my ibanez while seems the stubby 2.0 with my jackson. For recording and clean sounds I also use the small hio, jazz3 size jazztone and regular black jazz3 as they all have different tones or benefits.


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post Jun 9 2016, 07:22 PM
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QUOTE (Mertay @ Jun 9 2016, 05:36 PM) *
Hard question for me laugh.gif

I'm currently on a honeymoon with the eric johnson jazz3 and jackson 1.14mm. The EJ glides so fast I miss notes! first time for me with a pick, trying to get used to it. The jackson also feels pretty cool, I don't know why I haven't tested them before...

The petrucci gets the most usage with my ibanez while seems the stubby 2.0 with my jackson. For recording and clean sounds I also use the small hio, jazz3 size jazztone and regular black jazz3 as they all have different tones or benefits.

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post Jun 9 2016, 07:59 PM
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We have similar taste in some picks it seems wink.gif Even the CLAYTONs! I was a HUGE clayton fan back in the day before vendors all started offering pointy pics in various sizes. I used to sharpen them with a pocket knife to a fine point. But it would wear down. Like sharpening a pencil. Don't miss that.

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Some folks can't use the vpick series without making them chirp, so they are not for everyone. It comes down to pick angle really so it's an easy bit to fix imho smile.gif Personally love these.
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and the now Legendary custom VonHotch picks of course!
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These I tried also, Hufschmid (SP) picks which are crazy pricey and quite large and long. They are custom made and the builder was very nice to let me try some for free which I didn't expect at all from him. These are very unique indeed in terms of tone and probably the most attention to detail I've seen in a pick.
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post Jun 10 2016, 11:26 AM
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Claytons are either very new here or not popular as I only saw it in 1 store and just grabbed it out of curiosity, good tip on sharpening it! will try smile.gif


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post Jun 10 2016, 02:50 PM
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QUOTE (Mertay @ Jun 9 2016, 01:40 PM) *
My current picks, questions welcome smile.gif


I use a Dava because I have problems with picks slipping in my hand and the grip helps with that. How do your other picks compare on that issue?


Also, I'm always looking for ways to reduce the chirping sound from the pick when picking a note. Do any of your picks help especially with that?


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post Jun 10 2016, 03:10 PM
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QUOTE (Rammikin @ Jun 10 2016, 01:50 PM) *
I use a Dava because I have problems with picks slipping in my hand and the grip helps with that. How do your other picks compare on that issue?


Also, I'm always looking for ways to reduce the chirping sound from the pick when picking a note. Do any of your picks help especially with that?


I solved that slipping issue by not squeezing the pick much (specially on fast runs) I feel its edge move/vibrate as I pick but somehow it stays in place, sort of letting its weight or hardness control the force (thats why most are thick+pointy).

But if this does not help you, nylon based picks seem to get a bit more sticky when the fingers start to moist/sweat (like the blue NYL PRO and the red next to it Eric Johnson picks are harder but made of nylon). The clayton also seems to be nice for that but I haven't spent enough time with it.

As for the chirping sound, nothing solves that better than the small HIO pick (dunlop speed pick). I guess the curved tip helps that issue but again you shouldn't squeeze it much as its small, soft-ish and can slip easily. Took me a while to get used to but worth it.

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post Jun 11 2016, 02:37 AM
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The work great once you get the tip to a fine point IMHO smile.gif Just carve it to a bit of a rounded pencil point on the tip and the Clayton makes a great pick smile.gif Zero flex in them, which is what I liked best. Very precise pick.

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Claytons are either very new here or not popular as I only saw it in 1 store and just grabbed it out of curiosity, good tip on sharpening it! will try smile.gif



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