After checking out some picks with a friend yesterday who is still undecided on which type/size/thickness of pick he prefers I thought I'd do a search on here for your thoughts and experiences.
I found a couple of threads which were pretty cool. But none had photo's, or links to what the plectrums you guys were using actually looked like. Which isn't much I guess, but hey, I wanted to see pics and also share some experiences I've had with some of the differing materials used to make picks.
First up here are a couple of links to the other guitar pick/plectrum related threads:
And here is a picture of some of the picks I had handy. I only use the Fender Premium Heavy's now as I've found that for me they last the longest. (I like to chug on the low E which tends to eat the picks away as you can see with some of the picks in the photo):
ok, from top left to right we have:
(something or other...haven't seen these ones in the shops for years. Last I saw would've been 1990 or something),
Good old Jim Dunlop RIFFS
0.73mm... used these for years till I couldn't find any in the shops anymore. If you notice the tip is a little rounded, it should be much sharper. (I have a couple more of these that are a lot more blunt),
1mm... used it maybe once....didn't like it,
... the most worn pick I have, the damn thing is nearly round!
several Dunlop Gator
(I think) picks, the most worn one there I played with maybe...what?....twice. These picks were just eaten away extremely quickly,
0.60mm... too thin,
Fender Classic Heavy
... my fav plectrum till I picked up the premium Heavy,
Fender Premium Celluloid Heavy
... longevity = the best out of all I've played with. But your mileage may vary...
I'll be posting more pics of picks later. My mate went on a spree and bought 8 different picks of different sizes and materials.
Below are some picks of what alot seem to be using over here on the jemsite (Dunlop Jazz III
). I can't seem to find these plectrums anywhere in Australia though.
Please share your experiences.