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gr8guns
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Johnson City, TN

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Apr 7th, 2012 08:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This part of the sound equation is seldom discussed here.

I have found that the pick is just as essential as the wood as far as acoustic tone.

I like Wegen thick picks for acoustic tone...

Some styles do not matter....

LeftyMeister
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Apr 7th, 2012 08:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Jazz III's all the way.

Pinetree
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Apr 7th, 2012 08:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've hot hundreds of them.

They all sound different.




telegib

Canada

Apr 7th, 2012 09:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Picks definately help with the tone you are seeking. A heavier pick will produce a thicker mellower tone. Even pick material itself plays a factor in tone.

It is great to have a lot of different guages, shapes and thickness for different guitars and playing styles.

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Apr 8th, 2012 04:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Jazz III's all the way."

Hell yeah! I've used them for almost 20 years. It's what taught me about picking dynamics


5Strats
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i Haz Hwip
Apr 8th, 2012 05:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Herco Flex 75's, although the reissues aren't as good as the originals.

I gig with my vintage Flex 75 picks and use the RI's at home.

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Irishman in Paris

Forget Tone - go with Note Choice
Apr 8th, 2012 06:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Clatyon Ultem, small teardrop. Warn yet clear sound, not to clicky.

mfitz804
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Staten Island, NY

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Apr 8th, 2012 06:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Jazz III's all the way."

I use the Jazz III XL's; roughly the same size as a "traditional" pick, but with the same point as the Jazz III. I like the red ones, I use those exclusively now.


Teleman027

Massachusetts

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Apr 8th, 2012 08:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use Dunlop Tortex 1.14mm (Purple), and Dunlop Brass Teckpicks. If I want an edgier sound, I'll use the teckpicks.

reverendrob
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Apr 8th, 2012 09:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm a brute, 2mm purple Dunlops.

stinger22

USA

Apr 8th, 2012 09:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Used Fender Mediums for years, decades. Went to the Jazz III a few years ago. Have gone back to the Fender recently but find I hold them lower now so the point is "smaller" like on a Jazz III. They are just more secure in my fingers and can be rotated better to get different picking dynamics. Might have to try the Jazz III XL's now if they are standard size.

Paul L

USA

Apr 8th, 2012 12:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I generally use Fender mediums, but since one of my friends gave me a Pick Punch, I have been recycling old credit/debit/gift cards. Seriously.

Pick Punch

De ville
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Apr 8th, 2012 01:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm loving the Star Picks. The red ones. .50mm. Do yourself a favor and try them.

Talk about an easy grip. I find the thicker picks to be a tad easier for chuga-chuga, and thinner for more elaborate picking.

The only down side to thinner picks for me is they wear out fast. I prefer somewhat thin picks.

I love guitar picks, and buy them when I don't need them.

Star Picks @ Amazon

(This message was last edited by De ville at 01:14 PM, Apr 8th, 2012)

Diogenes232
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usa

Apr 8th, 2012 02:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I am pretty much a v-pick guy, mainly because it is hard to find the Pickboy Mustard Celltex .88 pics and they wear out so quickly. Best sounding pic ever for electric guitar, though.

rfrakes331K
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USA

RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Apr 8th, 2012 03:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How bout the pick of destiny?

BbendFender
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Texas

Throw in a pick and you've got a deal!
Apr 8th, 2012 03:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm not particular. I like the rounded, triangular pics, in med. but I will use anything that works.

Mark From Hawaii
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Apr 8th, 2012 07:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use the Dunlop Tortex purples like Teleman027 and reverendrob. Bought a bunch a few years ago to last me a while. I think they're 2mm. Good attack and control for pickin'

Froggy

U.S.A./Florida

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Apr 8th, 2012 08:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Picks, Thickness affects Tone, then String Gauge, within Brands factor-in. The Pickups are next then Neck & Body Woods complete the Sound then onto the Amp! Now add all ways one can change anything plus are Ears hear things differently every other Day, Well you get Picture! I prefer Clayton .38mm for most of my playing style but sometimes use .50mm or .88mm if I'm trying to Sound different, etc.

gdw3
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LA-la-land, CA

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Apr 9th, 2012 01:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've really been on a pick journey the last coupla years. I have 2 full containers of ones I buy, then reject after finding something new and improved. Have recently discovered sharp picks, which suddenly made me play more cleanly! Currently using Dunlop Ultex Sharp 1.14s. I like the Ultex for its bright sound.

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Irishman in Paris

Forget Tone - go with Note Choice
Apr 9th, 2012 06:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

@rfrakes331K - here ya go!

The pick of destiny!

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