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Notim  
22 Dec 2007 10:59 | Quote
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Hey all,i was just wanted to bring up a subject on pics cause i've been trying some diffrent ones meaning light,med,and so on but i my self find I still like the the big stubby by dunlop its a 1.0mm seems i can get my pinch harmonics any time very easy with these pics.Again just a thought.
GuitarBoy666  
22 Dec 2007 11:48 | Quote
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Jim Dunlop Jazz III picks are the best for speed picking imo.

.48 mm is good if you need like fast strumming (like in punk songs.)

.73 mm is like in between, I use them for, well since I just learned about it, picking arpeggios in a song, and strumming the full chords too.

.88 mm are great for playing like metalica stuff. Kirk uses .88 mm's on the fast stuff - If you use light picks your hand will wear out faster from trying to keep up. Especially if you want to play like Master of Puppets or Through The Never, etc.

1 mm I don't let my friend use, he strums wayyy too hard and I know he will mess up my strings so I tell him to use the .48's

And that's what I have to say about it :)
Have a nice day !
Guitarslinger124  
22 Dec 2007 21:19 | Quote
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i use rubber coated .88mm fender delerin picks...ive used them exclusively for 3 years now and im in love. they are good for fast stuff, slow stuff, and they just rock...
GuitarBoy666  
23 Dec 2007 00:03 | Quote
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GuitarSlinger, what are they like ?
If they rubber wouldn't they kinda like, not go over the string as quick ? Cause like the plastic ones go over right smooth cause of their surface being a bit smoother. I wouldn't know though I never used 'em. The way I picture it is, its like taking a pick and putting a rubber glove over it and playing. How can you make good sound ?
Guitarslinger124  
23 Dec 2007 01:03 | Quote
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lol...its not quite like a rubber glove hehe...it doesnt slow down your playing at all...the rubberized coating is mainly for grip. i sometimes actually rub some sand paper on my picks to scratch them up a bit because it gives it a really edgy sound thats great for screeching solos but its not so good for shredding. the picks also have a flat edge which makes pinch harmonics so easy...where as most picks have a tapered or pointed edge. also these picks last forever without wearing down! im very picky with my picks (no pun intended hehe) and as soon as they start to wear down i get a new one. but ive been using the same pick for a month now i think and it hasnt worn down hardly at all! and i play guitar around 6 or 7 hours a day at least. these picks really rock. you should try 'em out and see if you like them.

and if you wanna hear my sound....showcaseyourmusic.com/rshred or showcaseyourmusic.com/lanny124
GuitarBoy666  
23 Dec 2007 10:29 | Quote
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Sounds like a pretty sweet pick - I will have to check them out. They good for Metallica style playing ?
KicknGuitar  
23 Dec 2007 16:20 | Quote
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I've been using Dunlop Gator .71 mm. for about a year now. Not too thick, not too thin. Lots of grip. I find licking my fingers when they are really dry gets them back.
Guitarslinger124  
23 Dec 2007 17:45 | Quote
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@guitarboy666-they are awesome for metallica stuff. and i lied hehe...i use the 1mm just as much as the .88mm ones. just depends on my mood cause they are different colors hehe...
GuitarBoy666  
23 Dec 2007 18:03 | Quote
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lmfao nice,
I definitely should try them out.
I have picks of all sizes scattered everywhere round my desk : /
league  
24 Dec 2007 14:08 | Quote
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Has anyone heard of a .78 tortex because I use one and their hard to find.
KicknGuitar  
26 Dec 2007 13:51 | Quote
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league says:
.78 tortex

Are those the yellow ones? I would assume that if you went to one of those mega-guitar stores they would have all of Dunlop's picks. I bought a pack of Dunlop Tortex 1mm. Too stiff for me. and the yellow Tortex were too floppy.
league  
26 Dec 2007 21:38 | Quote
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Yeah they're yellow.So are they considered rare or maybe uncommon?
KicknGuitar  
27 Dec 2007 19:53 | Quote
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As in choice to play? Most people enjoy heavy picks for the stability. For availability in stores, I usually see them in the local Sam Ashs and Guitar Centers.
blackwolfrising  
27 Dec 2007 19:59 | Quote
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I do not have a real chocie on picks I just pick up some and play with them and the ones I like I buy and the ones I dont I still buy because I have played them but they uselly go to my son or get lost faster.
GuitarBoy666  
27 Dec 2007 20:43 | Quote
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Yeah I am always losing picks, wolf.
Notim  
2 Jan 2008 16:54 | Quote
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I was going through my pics the other day and i came across a yellow tortex and also i found a orange one as well,the yellow .78 isnt that bad but not as sharp as my stubby but then my stubby doesnt last very long ,i mean like 1 hour then its dull,but the tortex (.78)seemed to hold up pretty good.
KicknGuitar  
3 Jan 2008 13:59 | Quote
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I've found Tortex Sam Ash and Fender picks (or any other cheaply made ones) wear away - way too fast.
The Gator series seems to last, especially if you move to the thicker ones.

I've been tempted to try the Jazz III picks, just need to buy myself a pack.
GuitarBoy666  
3 Jan 2008 15:01 | Quote
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Jazz III picks are really good. very very good for speedpicking and stuff that doesn't require like up & down strumming (like in punk rock) But if you are gonna play like arpeggios, leads, speedpicking, etc. use Jazz III, for strumming, use big picks so your fingers don't hit off the strings cause after a while it hurts like hell :(
Notim  
3 Jan 2008 16:30 | Quote
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Well to me when the strings hit off my right hand thumb,those are called pinch...Squeal.I like to use them a good bit.
GuitarBoy666  
3 Jan 2008 17:41 | Quote
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Oh no I mean like my first knuckle of my index finger.
I love doing pinch harmonics, especially when people hate high pitches at loud volumes... It's fun :)
Notim  
3 Jan 2008 18:33 | Quote
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I used pinch a good bit but i really dont have to try it kinda comes with the way i play(style)even when playing acco.Kinda strange.
GuitarBoy666  
3 Jan 2008 20:33 | Quote
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I can not do it an acoustic for shiz. I don't really play acoustic, I can just use a clean sound and get a really close sound.
Guitarslinger124  
3 Jan 2008 21:29 | Quote
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i love pinch harmonics! i play them different on acoustic though. i scrape the nail of my index finger on the string instead of my thumb.


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