Pick question/poll

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Huggy B, Mar 3, 2017.

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What is the most important factor in your pick choice?

  1. Speed/playability - If I can't play 64th notes with it then how can I shred?.

    2 vote(s)
    5.1%
  2. Tone - The sound has to inspire me to make better music.

    14 vote(s)
    35.9%
  3. Comfort - It's got to feel good in my hand.

    22 vote(s)
    56.4%
  4. Price - I lose them so much I just buy a pack of whatever for 4.99

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  1. Ryebread

    Ryebread Not Texas Toast!

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    I switch around with a bunch of different picks. Mostly jazz sized Tortex. Several years ago I bought a pack of Ibanez Paul Gilbert picks and I think they are my favorite. I've worn down all the ones I can find lying around here. I'd buy another pack for sure if I ever saw them in a store again. I can't bring myself to ordering picks online.
     
  2. Big Eric Bee

    Big Eric Bee New Member

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    Further observations on comfort. Between Friday night and Saturday, played acoustic rhythm guitar for about 8 hours in jams at a local bluegrass/old time music festival. The Blue Chip pick just stuck to my fingers. Didn't have to think about it falling out or shifting it around. Unless I wanted one of the other points for a different sound. Was only limited in my time playing by my left wrist starting to hurt by the time evening rolled around.

    Did try the Wegen tricorner for a couple of tunes. Then went right back to the Blue Chip. Love the Wegen design, but have to work too hard to keep a good grip. At that point, can't concentrate on the music.
     
  3. bluefade

    bluefade New Member

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    Pick boy/carbon-nylon.All of the various thicknesses.
     
  4. Screamingdaisy

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    I picked tone.

    In reality, it's all of the above... but if it doesn't sound good, I'm probably not going to keep using it even if it's the cheapest, fastest, and most comfortable pick I've ever used.
     
  5. Fro

    Fro New Member

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    I voted comfort. Medium celluloid just feel right.
     
  6. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    Voted tone, but comfort and accuracy are important, too.

    My go-to pick just changed. On a lark, I added a V-Picks Dimension Jr to an Amazon order a few weeks ago, and daaaaang. It does both the Jazz III thing and the Fender medium/heavy thing, with better accuracy and wider dynamic range, and with 4+mm of meat it's ridiculously comfortable to grip. I played more guitar the last three weekends than I probably played the three months beforehand. I'm actually getting paranoid about losing it...
     
  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    They will make you a backup, you know...just sayin’. ;)
     
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  8. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    True enough! It won't fit in my Herc stand pick holders, little too thick to tuck at the first fret, it tucks neatly under the bass E on my EG headstock but not the same spot on my SC250 headstock... must be an Annapolis vs. Stevensville thing. So I should probably order a couple spares. My daughter has been eying it jealously, I should see if they make them in custom colors, so I can give her a decoy, lol.
     
  9. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Maybe a spare will fit in your pocket? :)
     
  10. walrus

    walrus New Member

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    I picked comfort, but could have picked any one of the choices. Dunlop Ultex triangle .6. I love how they play and I love how the triangle fits on my hand...
     

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