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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 #91 of 226 (permalink) Old 10-01-2005, 08:21 AM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

Geez guys what are you using those paper thin picks for!? I use 3mm jim dunlop big stubbys, with 11-49 strings on my RG520. The stubbys are great cause they are 3mmm where you hold them but taper and round where you pick so you can use a very small amount of pick but get much more power than ANY other pick .great for utlra fast shredding and tremolo picking
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post #92 of 226 (permalink) Old 10-01-2005, 04:45 PM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

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Geez guys what are you using those paper thin picks for!? I use 3mm jim dunlop big stubbys, with 11-49 strings on my RG520. The stubbys are great cause they are 3mmm where you hold them but taper and round where you pick so you can use a very small amount of pick but get much more power than ANY other pick .great for utlra fast shredding and tremolo picking
3 mm???? I tried the 2.5 mm 10 years and I didn't like it, 1.14 mm is the one for me .

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post #93 of 226 (permalink) Old 10-01-2005, 05:22 PM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

I just lost my 3mm stubbie, so im using my 2mm Gator ATM.

I dont see the hype with jazz 3's... They're so small they make my fingers hit the strings when i play.
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post #94 of 226 (permalink) Old 10-01-2005, 07:32 PM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

stubby 3mm
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post #95 of 226 (permalink) Old 10-02-2005, 10:29 AM
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Re: What size pick do you use?

Dunlop 1mm Tortex (Blue)
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post #96 of 226 (permalink) Old 10-03-2005, 05:10 PM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

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3 mm???? I tried the 2.5 mm 10 years and I didn't like it, 1.14 mm is the one for me .

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André
SAME ive been playin those pinky ones from dunlop for years now!
i always go down the guitar store and buy a handful!
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post #97 of 226 (permalink) Old 10-09-2005, 11:09 AM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

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I use a dunlop jazz III , whatever the hell that is
Me too, they're my favorite. Now, using one of those big ones just feels wrong.
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post #98 of 226 (permalink) Old 10-09-2005, 12:41 PM
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Re: What size pick do you use?

Wow, am I the only one who uses Clayton picks? lol

I tend to use picks in the 1mm-2mm range, with 1mm being my Claytons (the really hard, white ones), and the 2mm being the Dunlop Big Stubbies. I haven't really been using the Dunlops much, and I wanna try those Jazz IIIs that everyone's talking about.
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post #99 of 226 (permalink) Old 10-10-2005, 06:10 PM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

I recently switched to the small red Jazz III's referenced in this thread and after using them for a week Im so impressed. What a difference! Now when I try to use a Fender heavy it feels like im picking with a stale-piece-o-wonderbread.

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post #100 of 226 (permalink) Old 10-11-2005, 11:25 AM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

Dunlop big stubbies
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post #101 of 226 (permalink) Old 10-15-2005, 12:25 AM
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Re: What size pick do you use?

I use Ibanez PaulGilbert picks (don't know how big, I think they are 2mm or something though), 1.14mm Dunlop tortex, and 3mm Dunlop stubby. I only recently got into using 3mm stubbies, and they are actually really nice. But I still use my pearl-white Ibanez Gilbert pick most of the time, overall it's my favorite.
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post #102 of 226 (permalink) Old 10-22-2005, 05:28 PM
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Re: What size pick do you use?

Reviving this thread slightly...

I use white Sharkfin picks. Don't know the thickness in mm (I'd guess medium gauge) or the make (I've forgotten) but I really like them now. You get used to the wierd shape after a while, but I like them a lot - more surface area to grip too.
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post #103 of 226 (permalink) Old 10-31-2005, 10:56 PM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

Pretty much 1.14mm, or my fingers, whatever is handy.
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post #104 of 226 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 08:40 AM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

I used to use Dunlop Jazz III's but i now use Dunlop Tortex .88s.

I might go back to JazzIIIs but i dunno
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post #105 of 226 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 11:07 AM
 
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Re: What size pick do you use?

Just because today i was in a musicshop looking around gear, i thought i'd bring this back up again.

I started using Jazz III's (black) a while back and find them really great pics. Also, while i was in the musicshop today, i looked at some of the newer picks they had in.

I bought 3 Dunlop Tortex 1.14 Jazz picks and a couple of 3mm stubbies and this is my conclusion:

The Tortex Jazz picks are too thin for shredding. They're too flexible i find and don't put up too much resistance. I also found them quite hard to grip. The upside to this is they're very good accoustic picks i found and can do pretty well for strumming and sweeping.

The 3mm stubbies i decided i would only ever use on my 7-string, just to give it the added beasty sound. I found them too fat to use for shredding and found the Jazz III's to be nicer.



And an added thing: as i was looking through this thread, i noticed people saying they find it hard to shred on anything lower then 2mm picks. Well, the Jazz III picks are 1.48 i think, and they're probably the best i think. I've seem shredders use really really light picks and use a technique where they apply pressure to the pick to tense it up and make it stronger. This means they can have flexable riffing but fast tight leads. Quite a funny technique. I haven't mastered it, and probably never will want to, but you guys should give it a go
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