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JCJXXL
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I've been doing a little bit of reading on picks lately and was curious about the difference between Celluoid and Polycarbonate? Is one better than the other? What are the differences between the two?

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I think jason is having some issues right now, don't pay any attention to him. These are the picks I like using right now :
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Clayton-Acetal-Standard-Picks?sku=110419
I don't ever drop them, they last for a while and they"sound" good.

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I found this in a previous thread. Thislink talks about the various materials used to make picks.
It looks like Tortex, Delrex and Delrin are the same material. Although, Dunlop's Delrin Picks are polished to a shiny finish. But you can find Delrin picks made by other companys that are exactly like Tortex.

http://www.americanguitarinstitute.com/pick.htm
Hope that helps.
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I like the tortex myself, but I'd suggest you try out different types and different thicknesses until you find one that suits you. And you may find your preferences change over time as well. I know mine have. It's all in the eye of the beholder, I think.

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honestly, though, i once heard that certain cellulose pick will spontaneously burst into flame on occasion. what exactly do i have to do to get this effect? i figure it would be a really really cool way to end a solo.


   
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Good informative links from everyone. Thanks.

Special thanks to Jason for the * warning *. Definitely a situation I'd like to avoid. :)


   
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I found this in a previous thread. Thislink talks about the various materials used to make picks.
It looks like Tortex, Delrex and Delrin are the same material. Although, Dunlop's Delrin Picks are polished to a shiny finish. But you can find Delrin picks made by other companys that are exactly like Tortex.

http://www.americanguitarinstitute.com/pick.htm

Good info.

Anyone have an idea of what material is used in the Dunlop "Ultex" (aka Clayton "Ultem") synthetic tortoise shell picks?

I know they're all plastic of some sort or another, but that's the blend used for these?

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I know they're all plastic of some sort or another, but that's the blend used for these?

Well, most of them are. However, there are lots of players who use things like turtle shell, metal, bone, polycarbonate, etc.

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I know they're all plastic of some sort or another, but that's the blend used for these?

Well, most of them are. However, there are lots of players who use things like turtle shell, metal, bone, polycarbonate, etc.
I meant "all" of the materials referenced in that link, other than the metal. Delrin, tortex, cellulloid, lexan, etc. Polycarbonate is a plastic, too, btw.

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