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  • #31
    Originally posted by Securb View Post
    It really depends on what I am doing. I look at picks like golf clubs or paintbrushes. Different picks for different situations. I will say the more stunning involved the lighter the pick, the more aggressive the lead playing the thicker the pick up to 2 - 3mm.
    Essentially this. My primary pick on electric is purple Tortex (1.14mm), but I"ll also use blue (1mm), green (0.88mm) or yellow (0.73mm) depending on what I'm playing through and the tone I'm after. I play a Fender Heavy if that's what's available, but I generally stick with those four because I've found what works for me. I played original Jazz IIIs for years but stopped because I didn't like how bright they were when recording.

    My favorite acoustic pick is a Dunlop 0.73mm nylon, but I can use anything with similar weight and flex. I don't care for the loud 'click' I get from a heavier pick on acoustic.

    For bass I swear by yellow 0.73mm Ultex triangle picks. They have the punch and 'heaviness' of a thicker pick without the click/clank.
    Originally posted by crusty philtrum
    And that's probably because most people with electric guitars seem more interested in their own performance rather than the effect on the listener ... in fact i don't think many people who own electric guitars even give a poop about the effect on a listener. Which is why many people play electric guitars but very very few of them are actually musicians.

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    • #32
      For bass; I like a Gator 2mm...

      but for guitars; I swear by rosewood/walnut wooden picks! Once I tried wood- I'm NEVER going back!! =)

      Timber Tones got some nices ones; (wanting to try their carbon fiber ones?!), ... but the ones on Wish, made out of (sorry, rain forest), is the very best.

      -Erlend ♫
      If somethings important- send a PM. I might be offline for long periods. Rock on!!!

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Erlend_G View Post
        For bass; I like a Gator 2mm...

        but for guitars; I swear by rosewood/walnut wooden picks! Once I tried wood- I'm NEVER going back!! =)

        Timber Tones got some nices ones; (wanting to try their carbon fiber ones?!), ... but the ones on Wish, made out of (sorry, rain forest), is the very best.

        -Erlend ♫
        Most of that is grown on plantations now, I considered growing Teak but I couldnt have handled the 6 years with no income and have still put out $$ for labor and fertilizer.

        I went with the eucalyptus instead, because it only had a 3-4 year turnaround time.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Erlend_G View Post
          For bass; I like a Gator 2mm...

          but for guitars; I swear by rosewood/walnut wooden picks! Once I tried wood- I'm NEVER going back!! =)

          Timber Tones got some nices ones; (wanting to try their carbon fiber ones?!), ... but the ones on Wish, made out of (sorry, rain forest), is the very best.

          -Erlend ♫
          You got me thinking Erl, I think I want to try some shark tooth picks on guitar.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by dystrust View Post

            (...)
            My favorite acoustic pick is a Dunlop 0.73mm nylon, but I can use anything with similar weight and flex. I don't care for the loud 'click' I get from a heavier pick on acoustic.

            For bass I swear by yellow 0.73mm Ultex triangle picks. They have the punch and 'heaviness' of a thicker pick without the click/clank.
            I have the opposite experience; i.e. a lighter pick sounds "clicky", and I need a certain thickness (1,1,14mm) to avoid it! :o

            thanks for sharing.

            -Erl
            If somethings important- send a PM. I might be offline for long periods. Rock on!!!

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Erlend_G View Post

              I have the opposite experience; i.e. a lighter pick sounds "clicky", and I need a certain thickness (1,1,14mm) to avoid it! :o

              thanks for sharing.

              -Erl
              Same here

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              • #37
                This. It used to say "0.10" before the ink wore off.

                Sent from my SM-A115A using Tapatalk

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                • #38
                  Amateur bass player, but if I am using a pick it is Purple Tortex.
                  I miss the 80's (girls) !!!

                  Seymour Duncans currently in use - In Les Pauls: Custom(b)/Jazz(n), Distortion(b)/Jazz(n), '59(b)/'59(n) w/A4 mag, P-Rails(b)/P-Rails(n); In a Bullet S-3: P-Rails(b)/stock/Vintage Stack Tele(n); In a Dot: Seth Lover(b)/Seth Lover(n); In a Del Mar: Mag Mic; In a Lead II: Custom Shop Fender X-1(b)

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                  • #39
                    For bass I like these Dunlop Primetone 3mm picks
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