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  • #16
    Originally posted by GuitarStv View Post

    I've been using Jazz IIIs (or very similar picks) for all my strumming for years with no problem, and I play a lot of fast funk stuff. Even with my acoustic. There's a slight adjustment from a regular pick but they get quite comfortable with practice.
    I just prefer lighter Tortex or Cellulose for strumming. I’m seeing if I can make these sharp Hetfields my “standard”
    pick. I’ve been practicing a lot of heavy rhythm and lead stuff which them and Jazz III work great for, but those raking blues styles I’m still more comfortable with a more rounded, larger pick tip. I’m sure with practice I can adapt, but 25 years of playing is a long time. :P
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    • #17
      I like the Jazz III XLs, the regular Jazz IIIs just feel too small to me.

      But, my tastes change every few weeks, I'm back on a Delrin 351 kick now.

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      • #18
        I bought a handful of Jazz picks just to try them, not expensive or anything, and I just looked at one now and it's an Eric Johnson TX pick. Wow, so I'm in the vintage club, accidentally. What I can report is the sucker is too small and constantly gets ripped out of my fingers by the strings, similar to using a coin on my Brian May Guitar (have to totally change my playing to make it all work). If it were a little bigger, it would be perfect, for me. But then I also have the credit card punch kit to make my own picks, so I use all kinds, depending on the sound, weight of strings, kind of music, etc. For example, I change thickness/pliability of picks based on the tempo of the songs; for the same reason I change length and weight of drumsticks on my drums based on the tempo of the song. Makes the resistance/liveliness match the speed I have to play, so it ends up feeling consistent/constant to me.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by devastone View Post
          I like the Jazz III XLs, the regular Jazz IIIs just feel too small to me.

          But, my tastes change every few weeks, I'm back on a Delrin 351 kick now.
          Originally posted by beaubrummels View Post
          I bought a handful of Jazz picks just to try them, not expensive or anything, and I just looked at one now and it's an Eric Johnson TX pick. Wow, so I'm in the vintage club, accidentally. What I can report is the sucker is too small and constantly gets ripped out of my fingers by the strings, similar to using a coin on my Brian May Guitar (have to totally change my playing to make it all work). If it were a little bigger, it would be perfect, for me. But then I also have the credit card punch kit to make my own picks, so I use all kinds, depending on the sound, weight of strings, kind of music, etc. For example, I change thickness/pliability of picks based on the tempo of the songs; for the same reason I change length and weight of drumsticks on my drums based on the tempo of the song. Makes the resistance/liveliness match the speed I have to play, so it ends up feeling consistent/constant to me.
          The Petrucci picks are a little bigger than standard Jazz III.
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          • #20
            Where does Bonamassa weight in on this issue? As in he has these too, right?
            Originally posted by Bad City
            He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Aceman View Post
              Where does Bonamassa weight in on this issue? As in he has these too, right?
              They have a "JB" on them, which makes them completely different.
              Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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              • #22
                Originally posted by PFDarkside View Post



                The Petrucci picks are a little bigger than standard Jazz III.
                You talking about the JP Trinity picks?

                I really like those and they last forever with the material and three tips each.
                My all-around pick of choice is the carbon-fiber max-grip Jazz3 but sometimes I like the change of the Trinity and it's very easy to go back and forth between those two types.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by dave74 View Post

                  You talking about the JP Trinity picks?

                  I really like those and they last forever with the material and three tips each.
                  My all-around pick of choice is the carbon-fiber max-grip Jazz3 but sometimes I like the change of the Trinity and it's very easy to go back and forth between those two types.
                  You can kind of see here:

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by PFDarkside View Post

                    You can kind of see here:

                    Oh OK those are the standard JPs.

                    People should give those Trinity picks a try. They're really good for fast alt-picking and they are 3in1.

                    https://www.jimdunlop.com/john-petrucci-trinity-pick/

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                    • #25
                      Eric Johnson is very discerning. He's a tone hound. I recall an interview I read where he said he removes cabinet casters and keeps the cabinet directly on the stage floor to produce a wider frequency spread. Brilliant guy.

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                      • #26
                        I agree with Eric on the casters. Depends on the floor but generally I like cabs directly coupled for the thicker lows and lower-mids it provides.

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