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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by AllenR, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. jaxjaxon

    jaxjaxon Strat-O-Master

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    I use a Dunlop thin .38mm or fender thin unless I am doing chick'n pick'n or pinch harmonics then I use a tear drop 1mm.
     
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    98bigapple Strat-Talker

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    mjea80 Strat-Talker

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    Red cat tongue.
     
  4. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Not Of This Earth Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I use these type... mostly the lil’ Fender Jazz Teardrop D8B30E1E-70B3-4643-891A-D20DD80ADF6B.jpeg
     
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  5. ajb1965

    ajb1965 Old Enough to Know Better Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I go back and forth between these 4. Dunlop Petrucci Flow (current fav), Dunlop Big Stubby 2.0, V-Picks Euro II, and V-Picks Nashville. I really like V-Picks and I like Vinni's story, but I don't like paying $5 per pick when I go through/lose them so damn fast lol.

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  6. CB91710

    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Started life with the standard large Fender medium.
    Moved to the little teeny Fender Jazz thin when I thought they'd make me faster... stuck with them for a couple of years.
    Moved on to yellow Tortex and stuck with those for a very long time.
    I briefly tried the white version, but since some of the heavy Dunlop Jazz-IIIs came with my Joe Bonamassa pick tin, I gave them a try and I really do like them.
     
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  7. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 .... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I have a Big Stubby. That sentence just sounds wrong and if we weren't talking about picks......................:D

    It doesn't get used very often.

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  8. TinyTree

    TinyTree Strat-Talker

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    My nails! :D
    Can't use a pick, never could. I can strum fine with one but to solo I need to be able to feel the strings to navigate them.
     
  9. Strat-Slinger

    Strat-Slinger Senior Stratmaster

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    I've been using the Jazz III black Tortex pics for a while now... They're great for me..
     
  10. dbolt

    dbolt Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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    When I use a pick it’s one these.



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  11. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Senior Stratmaster

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    Jury's still out on these for me. A luthier I use has white tortex picks with his logo on them- reads "Tortex (R)" on the obverse in small letters near the tip with the gauge .73. I figured they were the Tortex Flex and I really like the ones he gave me. But they are not quite the same as the flex I bought- so maybe not...
     
  12. WhiteWabbit

    WhiteWabbit Senior Stratmaster

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    Yea I don’t see anything on the Tortex website like that. You’ll have to ask him.
     
  13. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Jazz III XLs. They seem to last forever and are very comfortable to me.
     
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    Willmunny Strat-Talker

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  15. jwj1701

    jwj1701 Strat-Talker

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    I never thought picks made much of a difference until I tried the V pick at a local store. I have 5, all 1.5’s. The red rocker is my favorite. These things are slow to wear out. I’ll probably have these picks the rest of my life. Until I lose them.
     
  16. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yeh
    @carver posted them a few months back...
    They're a tiny bit better once the factory edge is off...
     
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  17. rafasounds

    rafasounds Senior Stratmaster

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    I like the Jazz IIIs, either red or black, doesn't matter. Although red obviously gives the better tone.

    When I started taking guitar lessons as a kid, I was using this old worn out big Dunlop pick which had an alligator on it. When my teacher saw it, he grabbed my pick, threw it out the window, and took me to a secret dark room where there was a mysterious old man sitting on a big throne and dressed in a cloak. He showed me an old book that I signed. It said "from now on I'm a member of the Jazz III secret society, and I shall never use any other type of pick".

    I have an old Jazz II which I used for a while, but these are impossible to find here. The old man in the cloak said I could use Jazz IIs, but only occasionally. They also give the superior red tone, but as they have a smaller tip, I lose a bit of Shred Power, which is not something I want to risk.
     
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  18. AllenR

    AllenR Strat-Talk Member

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    So many cool replies, nice to see so much variety. My math is not that good but I must say it looks like the Red Jazz III is the winner:)
     
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    Dunlop Ultex Sharp 1.40. It's like a cross of regular pick shape with Dunlop jazz. Great tracking precision and finger grab. I have used to use 1.14 but 1.40 moving 11's better. Ultex guy since 1995 ;) Sharp version since they came out
     
  20. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Ive gone all sorts of ways with picks and finally came back to use the same but, Dunlop, cuz white, easier to see.
     
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