Guitar Picks

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Bazz Jass, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. Scott Baxendale

    Scott Baxendale Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    I always either have too many or none, and it’s always a mystery?

    I eventually learned to keep one in my wallet just in case I can’t find one as my emergency pick. I keep a couple in the car ashtray too. But If I still can’t find one I’ll look in the washer or by the car on the ground and will usually find one!
     
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  2. Otisblove

    Otisblove Senior Stratmaster

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    You really only need one powerful one.

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  3. chas3rd

    chas3rd Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    I was on double secret probation and I don’t even know what I said wrong…..
     
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  4. w teeth

    w teeth Strat-Talk Member

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    I feel so lucky: once I tried the purple dunlops, I knew I didn't need to look anywhere else. Currently in love with the jazz III XL version.
     
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  5. SatinNeck81

    SatinNeck81 Strat-Talker

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    I used really heavy Dunlops for a while, 2 mm. Still like them, but started using some Tortex 1.14 mms and I like those too. Then I found an old Gibson medium which looks cool and all, but felt too thin. Then I started liking that thin pick feeling again. So I'm picky and back to the drawing board. Can't really ever have too many unless it gets to be in the thousands I would say. I'm using my fingers more these days too, trying to hybrid pick but its just easier to use your thumb and tuck the pick away between your fingers if you need it.
     
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  6. smithstrato

    smithstrato Senior Stratmaster

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    IMG_20210225_084128927.jpg I got silly about picks for a second...rare and collectable...then woke up. My urge to have them ALL was strong..
    Every now and then I have to check myself before I wreck myself.
    You should have seen when the kids were into Pokemon.....forget about it:eek:

    One pick rules them all
     
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  7. Stratbats

    Stratbats Senior Stratmaster

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    Yeah. I need to BUY a bucket load full because something MAY happen and I won't be able to BUY them... Been there, done/do that...
     
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  8. RickySchmidlin

    RickySchmidlin Strat-Talk Member

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    Me blue chip td 40
     
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  9. cranky

    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    I think that anywhere from 2-10 picks per pocket and flat surface is appropriate.
     
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  10. Exhead

    Exhead Strat-Tinkerer Gold Supporting Member

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    I got one of these handy dandy cards years ago.

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  11. brashboy

    brashboy Strat-Talker

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    Define "sensible." I have hundreds but play with the same few all the time. If I ever need em, though, got em.
     
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  12. Esg877

    Esg877 Strat-Talker

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    Really? I have maybe 10 picks and use 2 or 3 only.

    And really? Do you guys really need to have a pick tucked away in every nook and crany of your lives to be safe?

    Do strangers randomly hand you guitars on unusual places and shout: play it! NOW! :p:D
     
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  13. Bcorig

    Bcorig Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Zagar pick is is my prime use pick
    Dunlop medium (grey) and light (white)
    Rosewood picks
    Fender Heavy Tortoise
    Variety is the spice of life
     
  14. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Silver Member

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    Everywhere I go... ;)
     
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  15. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

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    I have about 4 dozen of each color of tortes. I use them for different things. I also have a couple dozen of Ernie ball glow in the dark picks, a couple dozen Tortex Flex, and a couple dozen Herco’s. So yeah, I’m over 100.
     
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  16. rolandson

    rolandson Dr. Stratster

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    I was a hybrid player, favoring my fingers mostly. I'd always bring a pick in the pocket of my suit or sport coat (I was one well dressed side guy) in the event I wanted one. ONE....

    I always managed to find more picks in my pocket following a session than I remember leaving with. Never happened with bows or mouthpieces (I couldn't be that lucky).

    Started to think I was a compulsive pick thief. I'd dump 'em into a bowl when I'd get home. Then I caught a fellow whom I often played with sneaking them into my pockets. He was always having fun like that. (I think I miss the camaraderie as much as I miss the playing.)

    Someone posted an image of an absolutely huge thing made in Europe, with a tip that looked like it was a product of a machine shop (technically of course it is but....). Can't recall the name of it, or who posted it. Damn things are like €30,00 or some such. The arthritis in me wants very much to try one, but it works out to nearly $65 for a single pick when shipping gets into the mix....

    Maybe someone will remember it an add a link...?

    And you know that ain't never gonna happen again ... But oh...I'm so tempted....
     
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  17. Sixstringer107

    Sixstringer107 Strat-O-Master

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    Mine are .073 nylon, boring white with my name on them. Hey, I'm getting old, I gotta remember my name somehow....
     
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  18. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast

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    You guys are so picky.
     
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  19. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    I have around a hundred but most are never used as I'm currently on my latest "must have" style plectrum. :rolleyes:
     
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  20. Dain Bramage

    Dain Bramage Strat-Talker

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    Sensible? Uh... maybe a thousand failed experiments, but one group worth a category. I use a Jazz III size, mostly Dunlop Black Diamonds (.88) and some bronze and nickel. That's all, folks!