Chicken Picks

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  1. renips

    renips Well-Known Member

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    I was intrigued when I saw these and in the true spirit of GAS I ordered them from the Netherlands. No US distribution yet. Anyway I have always used fender plastic picks and these are a different type of plastic. They are thick picks which I have always played but much thicker starting at 2.2 mm and going 2.6 mm and 3.5 mm. I like the feel and when I pick up the fender it feels like a toy. I am not going to say it makes a difference in tone but it does have some unique physical differences which are comfy to hold and the materials are not supposed to wear like the regular fenders. People who are using them say after a year they look the same with no rounding. I like them. At $20 for 3 I will make sure I don’t lose them lol
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Are they made out of chicken? I see no feathers or bbq sauce :hmm:
     
  3. renips

    renips Well-Known Member

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    It’s chicken bone
     
  4. allwheelz

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    Damn you use a thick pick..lol. I have two different sizes right now, a .63 and a .73. I can tell right away when I grab the .73, it drives me nuts!!!

    I find that for some reason I like to be able to bend, or curve the pick for different attacks. At that price, you better keep a ball bat handy to whoop ass on the pick monster when he tries to grab and hide them.
     
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  5. Guitarpsycho

    Guitarpsycho New Member

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    Holy cow! 3.5mm? The biggest pick I have in my little pick box is 1.2 I think. Those picks are massive.

    Listen, if you like them and you feel you play well with them, then I say go for it! As long as you are happy, that's all that matters.

    Why are they called Chicken picks?
     
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    The name came about from the creator of the picks love for country music(chicken pickin). I am loving these picks.
     
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    el_bastardo Well-Known Member

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    Wtf. Just use a piece of glass.
     
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    ....or a hammer. :D
     
  9. Vinsanitizer

    Vinsanitizer ----------------------------- Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    Ball peen.

    Or try a Winspeer:

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  10. Evil Z06

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    I tried these exact pics and I liked them a lot.I usually use either a .73 or a .90 and yes these picks are pretty thick but they have a nice bevel that taper to a sharp tip and glide over the strings with ease..When I first held the pick it didn't seem uncomfortable at all and within a minute it felt normal to me.The thicker pick to me gave me better control.....more to hold on too.There was definitely a tone difference due to the material of the pick.Don't count these out due to their size.The price is not bad at all considering they will last a while as long as you don't misplace it
     
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    -the REVEREND,... Billy G,... Has been known to use quarter's....
     
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    2.00 mm is a far as I could go... My comfort zone is 1.14
     
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    That is way too thick for me. Triangle or pear shaped 1.14 Dunlop tortex picks are more than enough for me.
     

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