What picks do you favor for playing with your PRS?

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  1. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout New Member

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    This for everything.
     
  2. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans New Member

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    Not really. The texture of the contact surface affects the sound. If its completely smooth and glossy it will 'chirp' like touching the string with a slide.
    It its very rough it will produce a white noise sound. A very textured surface would grate.

    I like Guitpicky's advice about sanding though. That seems a good option for you.
     
  3. 88prs

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    Dunlop Derline 1.3... yes that's a heavy pick, but delivers a very warm tone... only problem is hard to get those pick harmonics but ok for me since the tone is so good
     
  4. IOI

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    A smaller pick like a Jazz3 would have the textured area closer to the tip, drilling holes or slashing across the pick with a blade will also help increase grip, and the material itself can make them more or less grippy.
     
  5. oldjock

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    I have been experimenting for years to reduce the amount of slap noise from the pick. For acoustic I use Dunlop nylon .73, electric was a much more difficult task. I had alsmost settled in with the Dava green control. One night just for the hell of it I used some crazy glue to glue two picks together and not a bad result, since I prefer a thicker pick. After a few more combinations, I ended with two .73 yellow Tortex picks glued together. Couldn't be happier.
     
  6. Boogie

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    For the last couple of years, for the country band stuff, I’ve been using Dunlop .88mm Max Grip Nylon Standards. They make a better sound than other nylon picks I’ve tried, wear tirelessly, and have that freaky-good grip patch on both sides. For Prog/rock applications, I like Gravity 2mm and Dunlop John Petrucci (Jazz III with smooth tip and logo/grip).

    In full disclosure, I have hundreds of picks and rotate to something different periodically, or when I get bored. It’s fun to challenge yourself to work with something completely different.
     
  7. Rich5150

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    I have been digging the new Dunlop Flow picks mostly the Petrucci 2.0mm. [​IMG]
     
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  8. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    You can get them on Amazon as well in multipacks. That’s where I started getting them after my first experience like yours.
     
  9. bodia

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

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    As a Prime member, I can't believe I didn't think to look there first!
     
  10. Karan D. Taktawala

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    Jazz 3 XL Nylon. Never played a better pick!

    Moved from Tortex 1.14 standard to T3s for better control
    Somehow got a hold of Herco Vintage 66 Nylons and loved the sound, hated the feel

    Tried the Xl Nylons and I refuse to touch anything else. The Irony of life, hated the concept of getting into them because I always believed they were a metal shredder cheeze grater type thing.

    But really they're the JB pickup of the plectrum World. Extremely misunderstood
     

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