Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by GuitaristZ, May 29, 2007.
Dunlop jazz 3s for me
I go back and forth between little green Tortex and Stubbys. Stubbys are great for a clean sound, and slide nicely off the string. Tortex have a bit of a rasp to them. I think picks get taken for granted, it's remarkable how different types affect your tone.
I've also been giving the Jazz picks a try too. I don't mind the red ones at all!
I've just recently started using the Dunlop Brain picks and love them. I Use different thickness depending on if using acoustic, electric, if I'm picking, strumming, etc.
The guitar store never seems to have the ones I'm looking for in stock. Do any of you guys order in bulk (a dozen or so)? If so, where do you usually order them from?
V-Picks. Made outta transparent acrylic. They're pretty thick and took a little getting used to after decades of using Dunlop Tortex 88's, but after about 15 minutes I was hooked. They give a nice warm, rounded tone with very little pick-on-string noise - sort of halfway between playing with fingers and with a pick I guess. Only problem comes when you drop the pick on a darkened stage, or in fact just about anywhere. Good reason to pack spares and a mag light.
I tried the Jazz IIIs, they felt nice but they were far too tiny for me. I was using Tortex 70mm's and now have come to feel at home with 73mm's, they seem just right.
The Jazz III XL is closer in sized to a normal pick. You may find them more to your size.
I originally said plastic, but now I use Jazz IIIs so now I would pick nylon since that is what a Jazz III is made of.
Didn't know about those, thanks, I will definitely try them next time I'm at the store!
GuitaristZ, do you realize the link in your signature goes to a spam site with pop unders?
I use the Dunlop Match Piks, .83's for most stuff. For jazz and picking I'll use a heavier nylon pick.
hey there...i use tortoise shell picks...ivory...baby seal...or any other endangered species that i can get a hold of...ha ha ha...
they're kinda hard find these days...never mind being illegal...so i usually opt for tortex-type hard picks...
JIM DUNLOP .73mm
I've used Dunlop Tortex for years, anywhere from a .73mm down to .50mm.
I think that I used even heavier at one time but dropped down to save strings.
A while ago, a buddy gave me a Jim Dunlop Jazz II and really came to like it.
Since then I got a variety pack of DAVA picks from L&M, five in the pack.
First one I used was the small red one, same size and stiffness of the Jazz II
and has rubber around the area you grasp of the pick. Coolio.
I've really come to like the Steve Clayton "Ultem" picks. They're supposedly a synthetic "tortoiseshell" material.
They have a nice bright attack to them that I love and a good feel.
Steve Clayton USA - Ultem Guitar Picks
I used to be a Dunlop Tortex guy. When I was younger I used 1.0mm and then started using .88mm. A few years ago I switched over to Nylon Brain picks at .88mm also and haven't looked back. I just like that the picks keep their shape longer but after a lot of playing, they get quite soft, which is when I replace them.
Ya, I'd lose the point off the Tortex in probably a month or so, if I was playing steady.
The Jazz II and this DAVA I'm trying, seem like they'll last quite a while.
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