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post Nov 18 2007, 03:55 AM
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Hi all,

Just wondering how much use people get out of a pick. For example, I probably get about 5-10 hours out of a Dunlop tortex .88mm before I start to feelit is getting too flattended off. Any suggestions for longer lasting alternatives?

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post Nov 18 2007, 03:58 AM
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I have a pile of em on my amp and several of them scattered all over the house so mine get very intemittent wear. I probably lose them before they wear out. is there a rule of thumb for pick use?


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post Nov 18 2007, 04:00 AM
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5-10 hours... ? ohmy.gif

I use mine for months/years.




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post Nov 18 2007, 04:01 AM
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I use mine until they are irritatingly rounded off aka months.
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post Nov 18 2007, 04:05 AM
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Until I lose them... which is actually pretty fast, most of the time! laugh.gif

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post Nov 18 2007, 04:09 AM
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If your picks get rounded off, use sand paper to sharpen them.
That will make them last a bit longer.

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post Nov 18 2007, 04:10 AM
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I use them till I feel I can't play with them anymore. Or if I lose them laugh.gif


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post Nov 18 2007, 04:18 AM
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QUOTE (Soul_Decision @ Nov 18 2007, 03:10 AM) *
I use them till I feel I can't play with them anymore. Or if I lose them laugh.gif


ach yar! me too
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post Nov 18 2007, 05:01 AM
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QUOTE (Maximus @ Nov 18 2007, 02:58 AM) *
I have a pile of em on my amp and several of them scattered all over the house so mine get very intemittent wear. I probably lose them before they wear out. is there a rule of thumb for pick use?


same here, I drive my wife insane coz most of them end up in the washing machine filter when they fall out my pockets biggrin.gif


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post Nov 18 2007, 05:09 AM
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I loose at least 1 a day, its gotten really expensive and im poor as it is sad.gif


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post Nov 18 2007, 05:11 AM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Nov 18 2007, 04:09 AM) *
I loose at least 1 a day, its gotten really expensive and im poor as it is sad.gif


true! they are too expensive, I always try and cadge a few from the music shop when I buy strings etc, they`ll usually give you a few if ya ask nice wink.gif


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post Nov 18 2007, 05:33 AM
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till they are gone, takes me about a week to lose....20 or so laugh.gif
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post Nov 18 2007, 05:36 AM
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I always keep my picks in a box or something. And I'm not using black picks either, because they sort of blend in with the surroundings, making them impossible to find.

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post Nov 18 2007, 05:56 AM
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QUOTE (Smells @ Nov 18 2007, 04:11 AM) *
true! they are too expensive, I always try and cadge a few from the music shop when I buy strings etc, they`ll usually give you a few if ya ask nice wink.gif


The worst thing is, the picks i like to use i think they have stopped selling! So when i run out im in trouble unsure.gif


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post Nov 18 2007, 05:57 AM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Nov 18 2007, 04:56 AM) *
The worst thing is, the picks i like to use i think they have stopped selling! So when i run out im in trouble unsure.gif


eek, best find some others you like quick ohmy.gif


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post Nov 18 2007, 05:57 AM
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you guys should get light picks like muris has, since you paid 40 bucks for it youll probly look after it a little better :-) and the tips are replaceable so i think its the way to go. lol
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post Nov 18 2007, 05:59 AM
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QUOTE (Smells @ Nov 18 2007, 04:57 AM) *
eek, best find some others you like quick ohmy.gif


yes id better... quick!!!

And i would love a light pick... Only i would loose it i gaurentee it!! mellow.gif


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post Nov 18 2007, 06:09 AM
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mine is disposable. mellow.gif
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I use them till they break or I lose them


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post Nov 18 2007, 07:17 AM
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QUOTE (Soul_Decision @ Nov 18 2007, 04:10 AM) *
I use them till I feel I can't play with them anymore.


I guess that's my approach also smile.gif


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