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bluesgtr68

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Picks....
« on: July 26, 2013, 10:59:11 AM »
What do you guys use?

I use Dunlop Jazz picks and also the Dunlop Jazz Tone as well, their more rounded so you get more of a warmer sound. There good especially playing more bluesy type stuff but I use the other jazz picks for more of a shaper sound playing classic rock /hard rock.

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Re: Picks....
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 01:26:04 PM »
I use Fender medium and V-Picks' Tradition lite picks.

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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 01:10:53 PM »
i've used fender thins since i was maybe 9 years old...but i bought some strings from 'stringthis', and they sent me some picks with a hole in the middle. sweaty fingers hold those dang things way better, so i've been drilling holes in fender thins with the drill press (saves one's fingers)...the thins don't last as long, but they work better for me. 'sides, i have nearly cornered the market on fender thins.

if i want 'warmer' i use my fingers, and belay the pick altogether.

robert

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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 02:42:47 PM »
I use these Super Blacks -
http://hellguitars.com/picks.html

I love them.

zagatron1

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013, 04:02:55 PM »
I use these Super Blacks -
http://hellguitars.com/picks.html

I love them.

Still use them Red Bear picks?

VikingBlues

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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 04:04:54 PM »
When I use picks (usually only if I'd got a bad piece of damage to a right hand fingernail) ...
the Stubby style of pick (bottom centre of picture) ... or a wooden pick (quite different sounds from the different types of wood)

The style of the stubby plastic makes it easier to keep hold of and the grip on a wood pick is easier than on slippery plastic too.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2013, 04:06:56 PM by VikingBlues »

robert

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Re: Picks....
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 04:15:45 PM »
I use these Super Blacks -
http://hellguitars.com/picks.html

I love them.

Still use them Red Bear picks?

Never tried Red Bear picks.

creekster52

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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2013, 06:50:02 PM »
I use F-1 picks mostly. They are pricey, but can be found on Ebay much discounted over the retail price. Even on Ebay they are somewhat pricey at about $1.85 each, but the last forever, unless you do a lot of string scrapes. They are much easier for me to hold onto, and they store nicely on the strings, near the nut, without having to "weave" the pick into the strings. I bought a set of 7 picks about 5 years ago and still have 5 of them in use.

http://youtu.be/YQkfsWblNdw
« Last Edit: August 02, 2013, 01:12:13 AM by creekster52 »

zagatron1

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Re: Picks....
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2013, 09:39:49 PM »
I use these Super Blacks -
http://hellguitars.com/picks.html

I love them.

Still use them Red Bear picks?

Never tried Red Bear picks.

My bad! Could've sworn it was you. Anyways, they're crazy expensive! I know I would NOT pay $25 for one pick!
http://www.redbeartrading.com/cart/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=catshow&ref=RBFPICKS
Well, somebody's buyin' 'em!

robert

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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2013, 12:38:43 AM »
I have picks from Brossard Picks and Stoneworks picks. Cool picks.

creekster52

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« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2013, 01:23:13 AM »
Anyone remember the picks that came out in the 60s that had two points on the tip? The gimmick was to make your guitar sound like a 12-string because it double-plucked each string. V-Picks has one similar in the V-Picks Duet.

LOL...Kinda like vintage clothing...stick around long enough and it'll come around again!

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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2013, 01:42:21 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2013, 08:45:12 PM »
Per one of Roberts recommendations a few years ago, I have a couple V-Picks. Also have some Dunlop Jazz III, Dunlop Tortex, and a bunch I find at gigs.

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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2013, 12:42:05 AM »
I use V-picks also. Basically, I go between

Hell Super Blacks
V-picks
Dunlop Gator 2mm
Brossard Bone picks