Blue Chip?

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  1. mcblink

    mcblink Well-Known Member

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    These aren't cheap for picks.

    Been learnin' on some bluegrass stuff lately, saw these mentioned.

    For a guy who uses an orange Tortex III in .60 as a standard, which one would best translate? Also, do they wear fast or do they last a long time?

    ....has anyone ever even paid $35 for a friggin' pick before??!
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    oh HELLLL no.
     
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    MarshallDog Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Phuck no Bro...no way...
     
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    tce63 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    NEWER :ohno:
     
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    Only for the pick of destiny
     
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    Trelwheen Well-Blown Member Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Shit! At the rate I lose picks, that would be about a $350 a week expenses for picks.

    Maybe cheaper to develop a coke habit, and likely a bit more enjoyable to boot!

    :headbanger:
     
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    dragonvalve Well-Known Member

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    Picks would be a weak link in the chain. If it helps you play and you can afford them. But so many types and thicknesses have a different effect on the sound.

    So one brand/type/gauge pick is not enough.
     
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    Sapient Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    With their included highly intellectual run-down on their product I'm certainly in ...

    "Made of very long lasting, easy to grip material which produce incredible tone."

    :facepalm:
     
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    dragonvalve Well-Known Member

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    You know, we should consider that with the climate of the present situation and supply chains breaking down across the board, things we took for granted as being inexpensive could skyrocket.

    A set of strings for a 6 may not be what we were used to.

    :hmm:
     
  10. mcblink

    mcblink Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I'll be picking one up anytime soon, but I was particularly interested in the "self-lubrication" that supposedly makes them "faster off the strings". Also saw some reviews about how it seems to adhere to some people's skin for a good grip, etc.

    Watched some YT videos and I think I like the way they sound with an acoustic guitar, not so much with an electric.

    $35 is where the price starts, and they go up from there. I had never heard of them before, so I thought I'd see if any of you boys had ever used one, cause I ain't about to drop that kind of money on a pick. I'm very picky about my picks, I'd hate to buy one and then a day later find out I don't like it because it wore down after a few hours use.
     
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    jstich Well-Known Member

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    Hell I'd have to be in the throes of a coke habit to consider a pick for 35 bux.
    My usual pick is a fender medium or an orange tortex. If I feel exotic I break out the nylon max grips @ 88mm.
     
  12. mcblink

    mcblink Well-Known Member

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    I dunno, I'm the kind of guy that will try anything once...but it's just a pick. Just one single pick.

    I stopped buying 8 balls years ago, but I have wasted money on worse things than a pick to say the least lol




    ....so I take it that nobody here has actually tried one and has firsthand knowledge of them? I'm interested in why those who use them argue for them. I can think of at least 35 reasons why I shouldn't try one....but there's got to be some reason why some players would prefer them.

    ....and I'm the stubborn fool who vehemently refuses to use anything other than an orange .60 Tortex and buys them in bulk...
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    they might make a difference on acoustic guitars (but not enough to justify the price in my book)
    but i wouldnt think so much on electric. if it does, ive been working around it for decades
    and will continue to do so.
     
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    mcblink Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, a couple of the videos I watched, they seemed to sound really good on an acoustic, but when the electric comparisons started happening, I didn't care for the sound so much. Being primarily an electric player, I don't think I would have much use for one. But I still kinda want to try one, just to see.
     
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    The wider interwebz may have reviews of ppl using them.And since you have 35 clams burning in your pocket,just buy one. Might be a revelation for you or it will be a lesson that expensive doesn't always mean better. Report here with your findings.
     
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    jstich Well-Known Member

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    The wider interwebz may have reviews of ppl using them.And since you have 35 clams burning in your pocket,just buy one. Might be a revelation for you or it will be a lesson that expensive doesn't always mean better. Report here with your findings.
     
  17. mcblink

    mcblink Well-Known Member

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    Lol I ain't got shit burning in my pocket bro

    I've already mentioned the reviews on the wider internet
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    a pick will not make you or break you playing wise i dont think.
    most of picking is technique anyways. i just dont hear that big of a price difference
    in either case. see what i did there?
     
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    Trelwheen Well-Blown Member Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Since we're talking picks, I suggest trying Coolpicks ultra....I'm a pick dropper but I don't drop the coolpicks ultra
    They're very hard and slick....sound like glass when you drop one on the table. They wear down and get better as you play them. I get the heavy, around 1 millimeter I think

    They also make little round grip stickers to put on the picks. I use those too. For $35.you can lay in a small supply of both I'd guess
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    grip stickers?
     

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