Pick brands and thickness ?

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  1. tce63

    tce63 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Dunlop 0.46


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  2. Filipe Soares

    Filipe Soares Well-Known Member

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    I was using the dunlop delrin 2.00mm for a long time... like 15 years.
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    and a LOT of friends said to me : "MAN YOU GOTTA TRY THESE JOHN PETRUCCI PICKS"
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    So I've bought these picks and they're amazing. Really the best purchase of 2017. and again the same friends "MAN YOU GOTTA TRY THESE N E W JP PICKS!!! THEY'RE EVEN BETTER!!!" And I was like "ok... I'll buy some, but I don't think I'm gonna be impressed". I WAS SO WRONG

    Here, what I am currently using, for real, the best picks I have ever tried.

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  3. BowerR64

    BowerR64 Well-Known Member

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    i like the red jazz 3
     
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  4. Peter McAteer

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    Plus 1. Those Dava picks are great. I have a bunch of the red ones.
     
  5. Antmax

    Antmax Well-Known Member

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    I like the Orange Flow .60 for most purposes and Red Flow .50 for strumming, arpeggio's etc. I used to be a Jazz 3 person, then got the pettrucci and other dudes chunky flow picks.

    Reason I ended up with the .60 is that for me it has the most punch, clarity/definition and both more body and brightness than the thicker 1.x picks I used for the previous 3 years. The thicker the pick the more muted and harder I have to dig in plus some materials make an acoustic clack sound I don't care for.

    Pretty happy at the moment. The flow size is in between Standard and Jazz III XL sizes.
     
  6. neikeel

    neikeel Well-Known Member

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    Surely all you need is an old silver sixpence or like Mr Beck just your fingers?
    I like the medium Jim Dunlop Tortoiseshell type, quite similar to the Gibson ones in first part of thread. Although I can wear a couple out in a two set gig (blunt the tips) and they do get slippy.
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  7. mcblink

    mcblink Well-Known Member

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    I have a white Dava. I recently tried it out on recommendation of another Dava fan. While I will say that I didn't hate it, it won't replace my Tortex IIIs anytime soon.

    But, as I mentioned earlier, I'm kinda "picky"
     
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    Fender medium , which I have been using forever
     
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  9. AMPPILOT

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    Fender purple mediums
     
  10. Jethro Rocker

    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I started years ago with the Fender 346in white, medium. Drop a dark pickon a dark stage floor and it's gone. It also give me 3 corners to work with.
    I've gone to heavy guage now and also got some glow in the dark custom printed ones made from Ego Picks.

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    Well I have been using 1mm Tortex for years and wear out in a gig the way I play. Been looking at these guys
    https://ironageaccessories.com/
    fitted one of their kill switches to one of my guitars, works well, they also do picks very heavy been tempted, but a pick but > 2mm? Not sure about anything that heavy!
     
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    I use .88mm Dunlop nylon for acoustic and semi-hollow electrics and .73mm Dunlop nylon for solidbody electrics.
    I tried and liked the same thickness picks by Brain, but can't find them locally for the past few years.
     
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    IMG_20191024_202348805~2.jpg I change it up depending on what I'm playing, I've used the Dunlop .88 max grips forever, and they're my go to.

    But lately these 3mm Dunlop Primetone have been pretty smooth! They glide like butter.
     
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    Dunlop Nylon picks, 0,5 to 0,8.
     
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    When I started playing I used Fender nylon picks. Then went to Dunlop Tortex .5's, then .8's, and now I pretty much use Jazz III's and Jazz II's.
     
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    Dunlop 0.88 for.10-.46 strings
     
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    JD .73's for the last 30 years.
     
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    Jazz 3 XL. My pics have to have a sharp tip for precision, I play mostly heavy stuff but they are great for lighter styles too if you pull back on the attack.

    I have some John Petrucci Dunlops too and whilst they are great (sharp tip, sizewise in between the regular Jazz 3s and XLs) I keep going back to the XLs.
     

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