What picks do you favor for playing with your PRS?

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  1. Syne7

    Syne7 New Member

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    I often use Dunlop big stubby's to play. I just picked up a RedBear off or eBay on a Lark. What picks do you guys use?

    Jason
     
  2. Lee B.

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

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    Currently about 1/5 of the way through a 10-pack of Pickboy 150 celluloid jazz picks. Fabulous warm tone but still very good clarity, they have grip holes and stay mostly put. My strings are eating ‘em for breakfast of course but that’s celluloid. I tried and loved a V-Picks Dimension Jr a while back. Probably going to give the Dunlop primetone jazz a try next.
     
  3. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Dunlop Jazz iii. Red or black.
     
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  4. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Blue Chip TD 60 for acoustic and electric.
     
  5. RiverRat

    RiverRat Enjoying the Arizona Desert

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    I use Dunlop Tortex .60mm. Personalized.
     
  6. bodia

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

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    Varies. I've been trying a lot of different picks lately. I got several picks of differing materials (wood, bone, metal, stone) from Timber Tones, in England. I am surprised how much I like their African Ebony pick. Blue Chip, Red Bear, and the V-Pick Bullseye also get time.
     
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  7. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    Recently switched to the Dunlop Tortex "pointy" picks - love them as I find my picking is a lot more precise.
     
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  8. TwelfthTangent

    TwelfthTangent .........................................

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    Dunlop Tortex Jazz III XL 1.0 mm
     
  9. walrus

    walrus New Member

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  10. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Pick threads are always fun. I’m addicted to the Blue Chip picks, and have a bunch; my preference is the Jazz III shape, because pointy picks mean faster picking. But I also still sometimes use celluloid mediums when I want something very flexible that has that celluloid sound and feel.

    I also carry a Dunlop Ultex Jazz III with me at all times. Just in case.
     
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  11. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    Any "Tortex" style pics...
     
  12. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    Dunlop speedpicks for the last 30 years. I can't imagine how slow I'd be if I used regular picks. I'd scare you.
     
  13. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    I only carry Blue Chips (STP?) and Gravity picks these days. I love both of them.
     
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  14. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    Was mostly Clayton 1.00 acetal, but I am liking the PRS 1.14 delrin.
     
  15. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    I played Tortex blue (1mm) picks for decades, then switched to Ultex 1mm (both std shape) a few years ago.

    Love 'em.

    I tried the pointy, but didn't get used to them.
     
  16. JJJ

    JJJ asleep

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    Over the years I have gone lighter and lighter

    I use a local company's slightly oversized .65mm picks. They are a rubbed matt type finish not a polished plastic
     
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  17. drawshot

    drawshot Just one more...and that's it!

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    Ultex .88
    Blue Chip TD35
    Primetone .88
    V-picks UL

    I rotate between those 4, depending on my mood.

    Also just snagged a Charmed Life CLT and it's awesome for acoustic rhythm
     
  18. jjhookemup

    jjhookemup Gearoholic

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    “Gravity Picks”-Big mini style...the acrylic is very percussive sounding, especially the thinner ones like 1.5 mil. I use 1.5 up to 3 mil, depending on the mood I’m in. The 1.5 and 2 mil’s are the best sounding though.
     
  19. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Must...not...joke...about...trying...to...find...this...pick... :confused:
     
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  20. deakle

    deakle New Member

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    I use Dunlop Jazz III John Petrucci picks. I kind of stumbled on them. I tried one just for giggles and it just felt so natural to my hand and my picking became much improved.
     

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