I did the same thing for years Ben, but with the .88mm "green". VERY recently (this week) I started using the v-picks. I'm still in the process of finding my "perfect" match, but I really like what the v-pick did for my tone, versus my trusty Dunlop. I gigged last night with the v-pick, but didn't sweat much. I'm still waiting to see if they get really slippery when playing a sweaty show. I suppose I'll always have a green dunlop sharp on deck for backup!! As well as a pack of strings on my pedalboard.....If not, you're SURE to break one during a show!!
QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Feb 24 2012, 12:03 PM)
No way !! I didn't realise they made sharp versions of the 1.14mm. I've been sharpening the myself all this time !!!
I just got my v-picks this week.....the biggest difference, in my opinion, is the tone and "attack" of a v-pick vs. a Dunlop.
Also, I ordered 3 diff v-picks, each one gives me a different tone. The "Screamer" was added to my order for free to try out. I never would have tried it, but I LOVE it and it's what I might end up using for EMULATOR, but not for my funk band. The edges just roll right through strings. So smooth, great tone.
I'm ordering Todd's "Switchblade Buffed" today, because I got a Switchblade and a Venom. Both GREAT picks, but not quite what I need. Venom was too small, and Switchblade needs to be.....well, buffed! So great call on that custom model Todd!! The switchblade regular has just a bit too much resistance when playing through the strings. I imagine the buffed has slightly less "twang" on the tone also. Excited to get that one!!
What great timing for "pick talk", since I just switched from Dunlop Pointed to v-picks!! Also, I didn't know the sharp ones were so popular!! I felt like I was the only one in portland using them, but all of you were hip to them as well!! Great minds think alike....
QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Feb 26 2012, 09:46 AM)
Very interesting! Can you explain what is the difference in between V-pick and regular Tortex?