Picks/Plectrums Discussion

Discussion in 'Studio & Stage' started by JSanta585, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Thanks for the offer Alnus Rubra, very generous and much appreciated:) However I'll stick with experimenting with Tortex at the moment as the Dunlop site says TeckPicks 'provide a sharp, brilliant tone', which is probably the last thing you'd want with PRS guitars fitted with T&B pickups like mine. They do that already:eek:[/QUOTE]
    No problem, I think they provide more attack than anything.

    Happy experimenting:)
     
  2. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New Member

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    I am ready for the pick challenge so let me know what one you have. I was ready to try a couple new high end picks, so I’ll pick one up and see how long it takes me to round it off a bit. :)
     
  3. Tone-y

    Tone-y New Member

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    I've bought myself a blue chip pick after reading this thread (it's about the only guitar related purchase I can afford to treat myself too for at least a few more years). Just waiting for it to arrive. Thing that most intrigued me was the report about how much they resist wear. I've got a little fed up finding a pick I like only for the tip to completely round off. I've been trying timber tones stone tones most recently as I thought they might last longer, and so far I've really liked them, but the wear is starting to appear
     
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  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I've got the Jazz 35 and TD 35. Which one do you me to send you?
     
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  5. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New Member

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    You don't need to send me one. I've wanted to try some of the newer high end ones out for a while now. I'll check them out on their site and see which sizes would work for me. I'll check those models first.
     
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  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Please let me know how you get on.
     
  7. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Right on!
     
  8. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    I gave Gravity picks a try about a year ago and haven't looked back. They aren't the best aesthetically, a bit sort of, tacky looking, but they're my new fav pick.
     
  9. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New Member

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    wow... they have a bunch of pics that look the same. I'm actually going to have to read some and not just pick based on pretty colors! LOL
     
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  10. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Happy hunting!
     
  11. mildew

    mildew New Member

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  12. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Ok, so green tortex or Clayton Custom equivalent for like forever. I started delving into pondering picks quite a bit and tried various Gravity, V-Picks, Red Bear, a Blue Chip. I liked the Blue Chip best but found it slipping between my fingers some. I contacted them and they said they could drill holes in if I wanted, but I never got around to ordering.
    I decided to grab some Prime Tone Jazz XL 1.5 recently and like them quite a bit. I have decided overall I really like the XL Jazz size. The Primetones I tried, I thought I had it nailed til I was playing at home one day and thought it sounded a little harsh with high gain. So I ordered some tortex jazz XL's. Problem solved right? Not so much. Band practice the other day, I've rotated a bunch of high end picks in & out...we're working on a new song...I'm using tortex jazz XL, and a particular part just sounds kinda dull and almost muddy. I switch back to a Primetone or any of the other brighter material picks and problem solved. Ugh...I should've never went down the rabbit hole.:confused:
     
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  13. Huggy B

    Huggy B I'm feeling funky baby.

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    You're hitting on a point that I came across when I was doing those pick reviews. Certain picks are gonna do jobs that others don't. A thick pick with a round tip is gonna do jazz better than a thinner one with pointed tips, but you can't shred or do metal with it, and vice-versa. Material plays a factor also.

    I just grab the pick that is most inclined to do what I need it to do at the moment but I'm just home recording, probably might not work for a gigging musician on stage, I guess finding the most versatile pick will be your best bet.
     
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  14. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    After spending 10 minutes at the Chicken Picks NAMM booth, I walked away with a sample. Got something I’d never try, otherwise, just to broaden my horizons. Give me a couple of weeks and I’ll report back the results.
     
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  15. PRSGuitarsAreTheWayToGo

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    I use assorted Jazz IIIs (Sticking with the KH ones now), Herco .75s, Fender medium picks, or whatever coin I have laying around. My "main" recording/skill practicing pick is a Dragon Heart pure. I really dig the dragon heart picks, but they are a pricey gamble in the event that you do not like them.
     
  16. yesiamlegion

    yesiamlegion New Member

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    Just got home and to my delight a package all the way from Texas had found its way to ice cold Stockholm. A GT, a original and a pure. Started with the GT and have to say I liked it right away, smoother and easier picking but with good sounding attack, both acousticly and plugged in. Gonna give this one a few days of playing before testing the others but I think I’m starting to get why people like these and don’t bother with the price.
     

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