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  1. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Ive recently (this year) started using the Dunlop Jazz 3 picks. It was a bit of an adjustment cause the have a good amout of bite.

    Id been using the nylon ones and then decided to look for other varieties.

    So far my favorites are the primtone jazz iii ones but, they are super pricey.

    The next best ones are the tortex ones, which actually round off a bit of bite, which is nice.

    You guys made any pick discoveries?


    Better yet, where can I get a deal on primtetone picks in bulk?
     
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  2. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I have been using red Jazz III for about 6 or 7 years now.
     
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    alainvey Senior Stratmaster

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    I like the XL ones, and the best material imo is either purple tortex or black nylon (primetone is great at first, but that pre-worn tip wears out very quickly).
     
  4. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Converted to V Pick 'Tradition' after 25 years of Dunlop Delrin 2mms.
     
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  5. Thin69

    Thin69 Strat-Talker

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    Been using the Tortex picks for several years now. They seem to last forever.
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

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    yeah im hooked on the jazzIII's and the XL's....
     
  7. chrimturn

    chrimturn Fire in the Wire Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Tortex here also. I like the standard orange ones (.60).

    Too thin for most but suits my style just right. Nice touch for strum, rake or sweep and can still get a nice response if I want to attack individual notes a little harder. I do use the edge of the tip often though, when I want to cancel out some of the flexibility.
     
  8. Guitar0621

    Guitar0621 Strat-Talker

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    D'Andrea ProPlec 351 is a great inexpensive pick. Big Stubby 3mm picks are great. D'Addario Nylpro line might be worth checking out if you like Jazz 3. Dunlop Nylon MaxGrip 1.5mm (the blue one) is a great pick-- closer to Jazz3 in tone than the Jazz3 XL imo; nylon but doesn't flex and has the grip. I went through a ton of picks testing recently and finally broke down and got a fancy pants Red Bear pick. It's all I need-- but at $30 each losing it is a bad idea, so it never leaves the bedroom.

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  9. MagnusR

    MagnusR Strat-O-Master

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    Been using Dunlop 1.5 for 20 years or so now. It just works so I see no reason to change.
     
  10. Hippieway

    Hippieway Strat-Talker

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    Nothing fancy here, Planet Waves purple 1.20mm. Got them all over the house.
     
  11. xfabianromerox

    xfabianromerox Strat-Talker

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    I'm a big fan of Tortex .60mm. I used to use Fender's cool tortoise shell, but they feel too slippery when my hands get sweaty. Jazz picks feel small and I've tried the huge Martin picks and they feel off to me.
    Edit
    I buy the 72 pack off of Amazon bi yearly. I generally litter my house, car and friends cats with them. Litter orange triangles everywhere!
     
  12. mshivy

    mshivy Most Honored Senior Member

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    I got this pick from the Prince of Darkness
    It lets you play fast , but with no soul
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  13. Kayden33

    Kayden33 Strat-O-Master

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    Big fan of using Dunlop Gator Grip (Purple) .71mm

    I use to be a big fan of Tortex until I tried Gator’s by chance and now I’m hooked.
     
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  14. MagnusR

    MagnusR Strat-O-Master

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    In my word thick pick =dark tone & thin pick = bright tone.
    In swedish pick is something completely different
     
  15. ripgtr

    ripgtr Most Honored Senior Member

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    I kept trying all sorts of picks, I kept going back to Fender Mediums. Then, a couple years ago, I tried, or retried, Fender Heavies. Yea, they are just right. I find the stiffness helps my speed and accuracy.
    That is, when I DO use a pick, which I may or may not. Most of the time, at home, I just use my fingers. On a gig, it depends, I do play a lot with my fingers but use a pick, depending on the sound/style I am looking for.
     
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    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Pick... tihihi!

    I have lots of different ones because I like to try different shapes, materials and sizes. I keep coming back to my old teenage favourite though, the Dunlop Stubby 3mm. The small one used to be my pick of choice but lately I think the big one gives me more options and a better grip.
     
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    johnnymg Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Mouse The Knees of Rock Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I rarely mention my picks as I usually get my ass handed to me but since you volunteered...

    I've used Red Bear picks exclusively for the last 3 or 4 years. I've got one that I've had for more than 2 years. I tried them a while back and love how the feel in my hand as well as how they move across the strings.

    Get yourself a pick pouch and return it to the pouch after each use. That's prevented me from losing them over the years as it seems it easier to keep tabs on the pouch than a pick lying around.

    This is one of my "newer" ones which I usually only use for band practice.

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  19. railroadman

    railroadman Senior Stratmaster

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    These, for me:

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    Whatever else, they sure as hell don't wear down...
     
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  20. Davey77

    Davey77 Strat-O-Master

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    Been using Dunlop USA nylon 73mm for ever. But I did get a new pic last month! ran into Roger Fisher outside the post office and said I should have this pic to go along with one of his old Strats I have. Nice guy.

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