Pick your PICK!!

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The Noodlist
KVRian
1290 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:27 am

Cracking the code, practice regularly, slowly and accurately with a metronome. Cracked.
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vurt
addled muppet weed
54515 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:28 am

shit! i practiced with a meta-gnome.
which explains a lot...

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The Noodlist
KVRian
1290 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:36 am

vurt wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:28 am
shit! i practiced with a meta-gnome.
which explains a lot...
Me too.
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566 posts since 4 Oct, 2018

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:58 am

Dunlop Ultex Sharp Players Picks 1.14

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KVRAF
3049 posts since 21 May, 2004 from Deep in the Heart of Texas

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:51 pm

I haven't read this whole thread. Sorry if I'm duplicative.

I went on a pick-testing binge a couple of years ago, as I struggled to get my chops and speed up.

Ended up playing Jazz III's, mostly the lighter ones with the enhanced grip. But I've lately finally begun to have touch a bit. The Jazz III is still the best size and shape, IMHO, but it now feels like I have to fight through the friction on the edge when I don't get the angle and depth just right.

This week I broke out the agate 1 mm Jazz III pick I got from Picks and Stones for a ridiculously high price. It has a much smoother glide through the string, since it's polished stone, but still has excellent attack at the tip. I'm really liking it a lot, now that I can actually feel the difference. I think I'll spend the next week or so trying to get better control of it.

I still suck as a musician and guitarist, of course. No pick will fix that.

reggie1979
KVRAF
1879 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:51 am

haha,

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Peter - IK Multimedia
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6717 posts since 20 Oct, 2009

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:58 am

I'm pretty basic, I guess. .88 or 1mm tortex (or similar material available from almost any other manufacturer) picks for years now. I have to find my Daddy's Junky Music jazz style pick I've had since college, but mainly because it reminds me of Hink because he worked for them and I used to tell my daughter that's how she knew it was my pick (it just says "Daddy's" on it).
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Hink
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29703 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:33 pm

Peter - IK Multimedia wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:58 am
I'm pretty basic, I guess. .88 or 1mm tortex (or similar material available from almost any other manufacturer) picks for years now. I have to find my Daddy's Junky Music jazz style pick I've had since college, but mainly because it reminds me of Hink because he worked for them and I used to tell my daughter that's how she knew it was my pick (it just says "Daddy's" on it).
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Hink
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29703 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:36 pm

daddy's junky music
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cptgone
KVRAF
5319 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:08 pm

I just ordered a new pick. Actually, a little more than just a pick.
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cptgone
KVRAF
5319 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:13 pm

It's a... bow for acoustic guitar. And a pick. And an excuse to get your strings all greased up in (psychoactive?) rosin.
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The Noodlist
KVRian
1290 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:40 am

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:47 pm
Haha cool! Do you use the rubber washers from Grolsch bottle tops to stop your strap coming off too? :hihi:
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percypandy
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10 posts since 31 Oct, 2019

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:00 am

i use Jim Dunlop Jazz III Max Grip,
anti-slip for sweaty or just ate chips fingers
been using it for years, for guitar and even sometimes for playing bass also :hyper:
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CapnLockheed
KVRAF
2275 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from Central NY

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:38 am

Tortex for more years than I care to admit. Started on Purple. Briefly went to Blue. Played the Greenies for many years. Finally settled on Yellow. Sometimes Orange on acoustic.

Also occasionally pull out, stone & metal on electric and one of these on acoustic:

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And while not really a pick.....I do like a bit of E-Bow noodling once in a while.
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reggie1979
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1879 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: Pick your PICK!!

Post Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:47 pm

I'm still floating back and fourth..........The "medium" Fenders are great for some things. The "flex" is good for others. I still find this subject intriguing and interesting. Everyone is different, it's NOT placebo..............

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