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FDP Forum / FDP Unplugged - Acoustic Instruments / Part time/full time mandolin players-what pick do you use?

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Apr 17th, 2017 04:39 PM   Edit   Profile  

Safe question to ask around these parts? I've seen mando boards go all Harmony Central at the very question, which is hilarious to me. I went out looking for a pick I remembered from the 70's. Tear drop shaped with a cork base. No joy...came home with a packet of small Dunlop Jazz picks with a pointy end. But I've seen reference to bigger/rounder picks for Mando, which seems counter intuitive to me.

FYI, I'm not buying a pick that costs as much as my mandolin did. ;-)

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Enjoy Every Popsicle
May 21st, 2017 05:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

BlueChip -CT-55

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National City CA USA

Middle age pretend gutiarist
May 24th, 2017 09:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

My dad play mandolin he was using a regular thin guitar pick. When I started playing around on his mandolin I used the same pick and continued using the same pick when I picked up the guitar. I like the flexibility.

M Tracy
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Lafayette IN

May 24th, 2017 12:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

Dunlop Jazz III for me.

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Snohomish WA USA

Look at Them Beans!
May 24th, 2017 12:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

Dunlop nylon max grip 1.0mm for me. Fairly stout and is a great pick for really pushing the mando for a variety of tones.

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Enjoy Every Popsicle
May 24th, 2017 06:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

Umm... disregard my answer.

Just looked them up. $35.99 for a pick?!?

I don't think so..... PASS!



When Good Enough is more than adequate.
Jun 26th, 2017 08:16 AM   Edit   Profile  

Clayton Ultem 1.20 mm or Dunlop Ultex 1.14 mm.
Inexpensive and closer sounding to ts than plastic picks. I round and bevel the points to give a smoother, less trebly attack

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