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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-14-2009, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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guitar picks

what guage guitar picks do you guys prefer for styles like satriani, van halen, soloing, shreding, hardrock 80s? what seems to work the best for you?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-14-2009, 10:53 PM
 
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Re: guitar picks

yes!!
another pick thread
love it

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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-14-2009, 10:55 PM
 
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Re: guitar picks

I'm all about the Tortex .88mm green picks. I've tried other brands, these stick to my fingers. I've tried thinner and I can't get a good attack. The .88s are perfect for me
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Re: guitar picks

Tortex Sharp 1.14
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I'm all about the Tortex .88mm green picks. I've tried other brands, these stick to my fingers. I've tried thinner and I can't get a good attack. The .88s are perfect for me
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Tortex Sharp 1.14
ive been out of the game for ten years and dont know what the numbers mean. heavy, medium?
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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-14-2009, 11:49 PM
 
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The larger the number, the heavier the pick. 1.14=heavy.
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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-14-2009, 11:57 PM
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Re: guitar picks

Jin Dunlop jazz 3 and for clean strumming rhythm stuff D'Addario super light .018.
For bass Dunlop 1.5 mm.
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-15-2009, 12:42 AM
 
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Re: guitar picks

Dunlop Jazz III, Dunlop JAZZTONE 208, Dunlop TECKPICKS (I'm finally down to my last few. If anyone knows where to buy these, please let me know.), Dunlop Delrin 500 Series 1.5mm, Cool Picks Ultra Cool Cellulon 1.0mm (Heavy), Cool Picks Juratex Jazz Sand Textured 1.5mm (Heavy).

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Dunlop Jazz III, Dunlop JAZZTONE 208, Dunlop TECKPICKS (I'm finally down to my last few. If anyone knows where to buy these, please let me know.), Dunlop Delrin 500 Series 1.5mm, Cool Picks Ultra Cool Cellulon 1.0mm (Heavy), Cool Picks Juratex Jazz Sand Textured 1.5mm (Heavy).

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thanks scott and ill be checking those out.
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-15-2009, 05:42 AM
 
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dunlop bass 1-1.2 (no 1.5's in my local shop!) vai picks, i liek big picks which are THICKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
id like a 2 mm or 1.7possibly
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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-15-2009, 08:23 AM
 
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Re: guitar picks

I use 2mm and 2mm small Stubby's. I love the way they play and sound. I'm hearing great things about Red Bear Picks too.

http://www.redbeartrading.com/
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-15-2009, 08:29 AM
 
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Re: guitar picks

Dunlop tortex 1.0 and 1.14

I tend to use the 1.14's a lot more. Solid picks that last quite some time.



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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-15-2009, 03:00 PM
 
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Re: guitar picks

I tried those but they were too think for me to use while soloing. If I did just straight forward rythmn, I could go that thick. The .88mm gives me solid force and just a tad flex so it isn't like hitting the string with steel. Although I do have a pick made out of a quarter and mashed into a tear drop shape.
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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-15-2009, 03:19 PM
 
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Re: guitar picks

Tortex green (or purple if it's been a bad day at work). Can't beat 'em.

I also had a load of Delrin picks made but I find them a bit too slippery and the first pickslide puts huge notches in them.
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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-15-2009, 03:49 PM
 
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Re: guitar picks

When I was in high school (About to date myself) in the 80's I found these Gibson Heavy picks that were in a heart shape. I used these for years. Nothing else seemed to fit right. They became harder and harder to find. Several years ago, my wife found a bag online. I thought I was set for a couple of years. Now that I'm about out, I realized that my treasured pick of choice was about to be a thing of the past.


So I got to trying some different picks a came to the conclusion that I've been an idiot for more than 20 years. The Gibson picks are crap. Pick slides groove the hell out of them, they're cheap plastic, and really no better than the freebie picks you get a guitar store.

So realizing how stupid I am has really helped open my mind to try other picks.

I'll have to give the .88's a go and see if they are more to my liking.


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