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post #76 of 128 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 12:00 PM
 
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I switched to Jazz III's after buying Troy Stetina's Speed Mechanics, in which he said something like: with heavy picks the string is "attacked" when you attack it; with lighter picks there is a slight delay between the time you attack and when the string is actually "attacked" (if that makes sense). Anyway, the Jazz III's helped me improve my speed and accuracy so I agreed with Stetina
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post #77 of 128 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 04:48 PM
 
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I didn't think that a pick could make any difference in my speed or accuracy at all. But, I gave in and bought some Jazz III's and oh dear god. Wow. It's amazing what you can do with the right tools.

Anyway, I bought a pack of the Jazz III's in Nylon and Tultex or however you spell it. I use both and which one I use depends on which one is within reach at the time. Mostly the Tultex though.
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Dunlop Green Tortex .88mm

NOTHIN BETTER.
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I think anywhere between .8 and 1mm is the perfect thickness for a pick

I remember once I got the wrong pack of picks, they're Dunlop Nylons still, just in .72 or .73mm and it was like trying to play with a piece of paper. I was so pissed at myself
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post #80 of 128 (permalink) Old 10-07-2008, 08:38 AM
 
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Dunlop Tortex 1.14.

I've got a pack of 1.00mm, but I always seem to gravitate back to the 1.14's.



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I use whatever I can find.I've bought thousands of picks in my lifetime.Where do they all go?They really need to color the ultex jazz iii.
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I use Dunlop Jazz III red or black, they are confortable and i noticed, they increased my accuracy and speed.
Sometimes they get slipy, but i scrap the surfice to get more stability.
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For running scales practicing and general noodling, Dunlop tear drop Tortex 1.0mm
For general playing of songs, especially that require a bit of steady heavy strumming. Any medium pick that I can hit the strings hard with and not break them or pull them out of tune wiht a too heavy of pick while strumming. Especially Drop D stuff.
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for the jazz III lovers, id advise having a go at the larger Jazz threes. there just the same but are the size of a real pick!
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i use the vai picks, gilbert ones, and one in a while ill get a heavy dunlop pick
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I alternate between Jazz III Stubbies, Ultex and standard Jazz III Black and or Reds, mostly depending on the song.
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So today, after reading this thread recently, I went to Ishibashi to buy some strings and I though, "Why don't i buy a few different picks and see if I like anthing better than what I currently use." I got a dunlop tortex .88mm, 1mm ans a 1.14mm and the 1.14mm is now my new pick size. I don't know why but I feel I have more control. It's wierd, the .88mm feels better than the 1mm but the 1.14mm feels the best.
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but the 1.14mm feels the best.
Dude, that's because it is.
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I can't use 1.14 to save my life, it feels way to heavy

Speaking of heavy, Mattias Eklundh uses 2mm! How the hell could anyone deal with that?!
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1.14 Tortex black jazz.
I switch to the Ultex jazz III occasionally but prefer the Tortex black jazz.
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