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0.5mm 11 2.50%
0.6mm 13 2.95%
0.73mm 31 7.05%
0.88mm 40 9.09%
1mm 127 28.86%
1.14mm 73 16.59%
1.35mm 25 5.68%
1.5mm 54 12.27%
2mm 66 15.00%
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post #46 of 226 (permalink) Old 09-16-2004, 12:03 AM
 
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For fast shreddy stuff, I used to love using really light guage nylon picks. You can pick really fast with them. Haven't used them in a while though, because they tear easily and don't really take a lot of abuse. For right now, I'm using pink jemsite.com picks, which are about 1mm I think.
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post #47 of 226 (permalink) Old 10-28-2004, 12:47 PM
 
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gotta be a .6er
cant work with anything chunky

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post #48 of 226 (permalink) Old 11-28-2004, 09:24 AM
 
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For a while now i've been using 0.46mm dunlops :S

They're awesome for sweeping although i'm still dubious whether it's easier to pick fast with (My previous favorite) a 1.mm pick.

I've been practising Scarified by Racer X for ages now and for the main riff it sounds better/is easier to play with a heavy 1.mm pick, although the sweeping and fast picking sections are easier to play with the .46mm pick :S

I think i need to find middle ground..
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post #49 of 226 (permalink) Old 01-26-2005, 03:41 PM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

I used to use those big ass thick Fender triangle picks, couldn't strum worth crap with it, and broke many strings playing lead. On Strats no less. Around the time I got my first Ibanez in '89 I found a Dunlop nylon .88mm, it had the flex I liked for strumming, yet was stiff enough for pinched harmonics. Tried the Dunlop 1mm, too thick for strumming, but great for leads.
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post #50 of 226 (permalink) Old 01-26-2005, 04:13 PM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

Big Stubby 3mm.......love 'em..........
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post #51 of 226 (permalink) Old 01-26-2005, 04:16 PM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

I use a small stubby 3.0mm, for shredding, and for stuff like the deftones, fear factory, etc. i use a 1.14mm dunlop ultex or sumthing similar.
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post #52 of 226 (permalink) Old 01-26-2005, 04:40 PM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

What's a Fender Heavy size?
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post #53 of 226 (permalink) Old 01-26-2005, 05:50 PM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

i use 1.5mm gator grips
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post #54 of 226 (permalink) Old 01-26-2005, 06:06 PM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

I'm still undecided between 1 and 2mm Stubbys...
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post #55 of 226 (permalink) Old 01-26-2005, 06:24 PM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

1.14 mm Dunlop Tortex Jazz.
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post #56 of 226 (permalink) Old 01-26-2005, 06:34 PM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

1mm gibson heavy. it takes the dog longer to chew em up!
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post #57 of 226 (permalink) Old 01-26-2005, 06:45 PM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

It just hit my mind though that I'm using a modfied Heavy Fender Pick...What I actually like is Gibson USA Medium or Hard picks...
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post #58 of 226 (permalink) Old 01-26-2005, 07:01 PM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

I just started off trying all sorts of picks and just kept going to thicker and thicker ones. I rested on 3mm big stubbies for years, but now i'm using 2mm gators and find them pretty damn good. I can't stand thinner picks, I just don't find they have the attack I need when playing.
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post #59 of 226 (permalink) Old 01-26-2005, 07:54 PM
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Re: What size pick do you use?

It changes for me all the time. But right now I am using (Green .88 Tortex)
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post #60 of 226 (permalink) Old 02-10-2005, 05:46 AM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

2 mm, not under 1,5 mm
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