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View Poll Results: Whats your favorite pick material
Nylon 29 26.85%
Tortex 44 40.74%
Ultex 18 16.67%
Celluloid 7 6.48%
Other 10 9.26%
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post #31 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-30-2007, 09:58 PM
 
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Re: Favorite pick material

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They make picks out of delrin? Those things must last forever...

My vote goes to Tortex, followed closely by Fender Heavy Celluloid
I had a delrin pick that changed it's size every time it got wet. It was cool.

I gotta go find it.

What's so awesome about Jazz III's? I hear everybody going on about them. I really should pick a handful up, just to see for myself.
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post #32 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-31-2007, 05:14 AM
 
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I had a delrin pick that changed it's size every time it got wet. It was cool.

I gotta go find it.

What's so awesome about Jazz III's? I hear everybody going on about them. I really should pick a handful up, just to see for myself.
they are great for fast picking. sweeping and just plain out awesome. They are very small, but you get used to them very fast.

I have the Tortex Jazz III's 1.14's:

(the pic show .50's. but they are the same thing.)
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post #33 of 45 (permalink) Old 08-02-2007, 08:56 PM
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Re: Favorite pick material

I'm using blue stainless steel TECHPICKS at the moment. Awesome picks, though I'm only using them on guitars with guards at the moment. Great response from them, I'm pretty pleased.
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post #34 of 45 (permalink) Old 08-03-2007, 12:20 AM
 
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I use Tortex. The one with purple turtle and the pick is white. I cant use Jazz III or any other pick that size. They just fall out of my hand while im sweeping.
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post #35 of 45 (permalink) Old 08-03-2007, 11:12 AM
 
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I'm using blue stainless steel TECHPICKS at the moment. Awesome picks, though I'm only using them on guitars with guards at the moment. Great response from them, I'm pretty pleased.
If you haven't tried the Cymbolic picks yet, you may want to give them a try. I've got some Techpicks as well. The major difference is that the Cymbolic picks produce a little less chirp because the sides aren't as smooth. That may or may not be a good thing depending on what sound you like. For me I prefer less chirp. If you do try them, the light is quite thick (this is the gauge I use), and the extra light are about as thick as a regular heavy pick.
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post #36 of 45 (permalink) Old 08-03-2007, 11:12 AM
 
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Re: Favorite pick material

I use HiFi brand thin nylon .50mm picks, the ones that are shaped like a little shield.

I love 'em because even though they are thin, they are really solid.

My only problem is that they don't make them anymore
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post #37 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-05-2009, 12:44 AM
 
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Re: Favorite pick material

Ultex Jazz III forever.
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Clear Arclyic so Other. V-Picks psycho-shredder.

@jim777 google searches for TECHPICKS didn't turn up anything that I could find except one online store in the UK that was out of store and didn't have any information. Do you have a link?
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post #39 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-06-2009, 11:57 PM
 
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Re: Favorite pick material

Tortex
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post #40 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-07-2009, 03:58 AM
 
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Tortex Sharp 1.35mm best plectrum i have used! i bought 70 of these baby's lol
+1 I use the exact same thing.
I had a guy I work with (who also plays guitar) look at me funny when I said I used those. He apparently uses really thin ones. I don't know how.

The only time I use thinner picks is when I'm playing my acoustic. Then I use the Dunlop Nylons, somewhere around .40 mm (I forget exactly) because they tend to blend better and not make the sound too "boomy"
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post #41 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-07-2009, 11:19 AM
 
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Re: Favorite pick material

Another Jazz III user here.
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post #42 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-07-2009, 06:13 PM
 
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Re: Favorite pick material

I started off on nylons, moved to various different picks, then for a while I settled on using 1.14mm Dunlop Delrins. Those always used to slip out of my fingers, so I took for a while, to heating up a piece of wire held in pliers over a gas cooker, and burning a set of holes through the upper portion of the pick, then sanding them down, giving me a makeshift grip.

Then I moved to jazz 3s, then back to my grippified delrins.

Then I tried ultex Jazz 3's and I haven't looked back since, they have everything I want. They're precise, bright, responsive, and they don't slip.
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post #43 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-07-2009, 09:39 PM
 
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Re: Favorite pick material

Whatever the hell those are made of.
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Whatever the hell those are made of.
I think those are made of nylon.
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post #45 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-09-2009, 09:44 AM
 
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I switched from a 1mm Tortex to a .73 Ultex. Thinner but just as stiff.
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