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  1. FracStrat

    FracStrat Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    .60s have been my go to for …… like .. ever !!! Go Orange!!
     
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    The material makes a difference as well.
     
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    yep...

    I don't like the kind that burrs when it sheds...

    I don't like picks that shed too much. I recently bought some picks, Dunlop Jazz III (black carbon). They only last a couple songs & they are pretty much done...
     
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    Nylon type at .6 bend just right for me.
    I place my thumb very low, always ready for harmonics.
     
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    I used fender mediums and the orange tortex only for about 20 years.They were great. I think it's a combination of your ocd and having been a machinist.
     
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    Part of my moving to them was to pick fast at times ..I finally got it through my head that a 1mm was just going to keep getting hung up in the strings. I mean seriously, nothing got any better until I moved to the .60.

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    Dunlop nylon for me. Tortex will explode in my fingers after about half a set
     
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    I’ve been using orange tortes for so long that anything else just feels weird …… One stuck in the Plexi Faceplate of the 9200 kills the rattle too !!
     
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    "I think the type of pick makes more of a difference than thickness. Ive used tortex picks for years (the yellow and green ones) and recently got some fender picks with something I bought (cant remember what lol). Anyways the fender picks really have a different feel not only in the grip but in the way they feel against the strings. I kinda like the way they feel but Ive found they wear out way too fast for me. Id never broken a pick till I got those lol. Anyways I never thought about gauging picks. If the picks varied enough to actually feel the difference I would change brands, but then my usual go to is to thwack the strings pretty hard and see what neat noises come out of the amp :jam:. If I was a more subtle player maybe it would make more of a difference."

    I actually find what @RCM 800 very true. I use Tortex all the time. Been using the purple ones for electric for as long as I can remember and recently started using the yellows for acoustic. I really like them. They don't slip out of my hand.

    I also started using the extra heavy celluloid and noticed they have a different tone which I really like. A Little brighter maybe? My only problem is they wear out so quickly and slip out of my hands when I sweat. But they are very nice.
     
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    My main pick is this one these days
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    But I keep coming back to this, mainly with a strat, due the darker tones this pick has.
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    I'm using Dunlop Ultex Sharp 2.0 and Schultz Fast 2.3 (a Brazilian made pick).
     
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    I keep a small mixed group on my desktop/recording station because I like different feeling picks for different things...like those tortex orange mediums, man they add a nice chewyness to the attack that I hear when recording that say, a stiff nylon one doesn't have - yet that stiff, heavy nylon might work better for a shreddy solo, etc. A light pick sounds great for tracking strumming or bouncy rhythms. A medium thickness yet small in size/shape pick (like the pickboy carbon series) is great for zippy alternate picking, etc.

    I guess what I'm saying is I've never had a favorite lol. If I was stuck in middle earth with one pick to rule them all I suppose it'd be that medium yellow tortex.
     
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    I used these (Left) for so many years then one day I tried these (Right) and never went back. Measured a few and got 1.13 to 1.17 pick.jpg
     
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    Dunlop Tortex Flow .88 or Ibanez Paul Gilbert 1mm.. more surface area for grip than a regular jazz pick..
     
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    I'm using a mix of .46, .60, .73 and the 1.14 Dunlops nylons between my acoustic and electric guitars.
     
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    Just got a sixpack of these. Feel GREAT, but less bite than regular tortex. Also got some tortex .50's, pinch harmonics are great seemed excessively thin, but I might be liking them. I'm doing the pick tasting thing now too.
     
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    Awesome. It's a fun game to play! ..Pick the pick. The thing with the Ultex was the .60 was thin but very hard and crisp. It's the only pick I've known like that. Snaps back incredibly fast.

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