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0.5mm 11 2.49%
0.6mm 13 2.94%
0.73mm 32 7.24%
0.88mm 40 9.05%
1mm 127 28.73%
1.14mm 73 16.52%
1.35mm 25 5.66%
1.5mm 55 12.44%
2mm 66 14.93%
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post #31 of 226 (permalink) Old 06-19-2004, 09:22 AM
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Red Jazz III's too. Best pick I tried till now. Anyone have any idea what gauge they actually are? I think it's somewhere round 1.25
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post #32 of 226 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 11:31 AM
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do most guitar players gravitate towards Dunlop picks?

i know i did
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post #33 of 226 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 12:25 PM
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I use pink jemsite picks!
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post #34 of 226 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 01:24 PM
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I use the yellow Dunlop Tortex. i think they're 0.71mm, but they might be 0.73... or are the green ones the 0.73? Anyway I use the yellow.

How did you guys arrive at your choice of picks? For a few years as a beginner, I just sort of randomly picked a "medium" gauge (much like the green Dunlop tortex), but one day I decided to be a bit more conscious about it, and I bought a dozen each of the white, yellow and green dunlop picks (I'd already decided that I didn't like the super thick stubby ones nor the really thin ones by trying them a few times.)

Then I played with the white ones for two weeks, then the yellow ones for a couple weeks, then the green ones for a couple weeks. (The green ones were pretty much what I had been using from the start, and what I thought I would prefer. But, turns out I actually liked the yellow ones the best.

I just mention it because I thought I knew what I liked, but when I actually tried a bunch consciously trying to see which one I liked without deciding in advance, I got surprised.

Edit: Hehe. I just looked at the poll results. Not what I was expecting to see, man you guys use monstrous picks.
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post #35 of 226 (permalink) Old 07-03-2004, 10:25 PM
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Black Jazz III's for electric & red Jazz III's & Fender Mediums for acoustic.

I used to use Fender extra heavy picks for electric. I watched JP's REH vid & found out he uses the Dunlop Jazz III's, so I bought one out of curiosity just to try it out. Needless to say the extra heavys are gone. Every time I use an extra heavy on an electric it feels like I'm playing with an ice cream container lid.

I use Fender mediums & red Jazz III's for acoustic playing because I prefer their feel on the acoustic. They're not too stiff, so you're able to get very nice dynamics with them & they have some wicked pearloid colors too (the Fender's).

Catch ya's later........Joe
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post #36 of 226 (permalink) Old 07-27-2004, 04:01 AM
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2mm dunlop pick easy to use
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post #37 of 226 (permalink) Old 07-27-2004, 10:53 AM
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0.96mm for me so I just voted 1.0mm
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post #38 of 226 (permalink) Old 08-15-2004, 05:59 PM
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3mm Stubbies.
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post #39 of 226 (permalink) Old 08-18-2004, 12:54 PM
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One Day the 3 little vais went into town. At the same little Red Jesse hood was walking throught the forest... looking for a place to rest. He came across the Vais house and knocked at the door.... there was No responce so little red Jesse hood walked in any ways. at this point he wanted to play guitar pretty bad, so he picked up a PRS but quickly put it back down..." no! the neck is MUCH to think!" the he moved on and just about touched a Tom Delounge strat..." ...NAH!..." then He saw a jem7vwh sitting in the corner.." just right" but now he needed a pick. There was a 0.21 gauge pick that just happened to be floating by..." too light". then he tried to pick up a 1.22 gauge pick... but it was too heavey to pick up off the floor. then he saw one stuck to the headstock..." Just right" so he continued jamming till the vais came home... then they ate him.

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post #40 of 226 (permalink) Old 09-10-2004, 08:18 PM
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Dunlop Jazz 3 <black>
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post #41 of 226 (permalink) Old 09-11-2004, 09:18 PM
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Jazz IIIs are great very quick.(elecric)

I like about a medium anything for acoustic
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post #42 of 226 (permalink) Old 09-14-2004, 10:53 PM
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Dunlop Jazz III's here too. The red ones, almost the same size as a normal pick but sharp on the end. I've searched for years for the right combination of type, thickness and shape and the Jazz III's are the closest I've found to the perfect pick. So comfy ....

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post #43 of 226 (permalink) Old 09-15-2004, 03:42 AM
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2mm Stubbies.
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post #44 of 226 (permalink) Old 09-15-2004, 08:02 PM
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Ya know, I cant say I even know what the mm is of my pics.
I chose 1.5 but I could be wrong.

For Electrics, I use exclusively, the Dunlop Jazz III's
With the pointy tip..

I Love em and cant see myself playing anything else.

Now then, I do plan on having some regular picks made with my logo on then so I guess I could use those for my acoustic stuff.. hehehe.
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post #45 of 226 (permalink) Old 09-15-2004, 09:31 PM
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you know, i'm REALLY digg'n these Jemsite picks i've got (the yellow ones) worn out.

after one side is worn, i flip it and play the other, then when it's worn, i get this little point. i love that little point!

i imagine i should try some jazz picks, as that's how they come new, right?
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