what kind of pick do you use?
Red Jazz III. They take a little while to get used to and then their insane!!!!
Oh man, I remember when I first started playing I could only use these white dunlop picks that were as flexy as paper...
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Dunlop .88mm picks (those green ones), Fender heavy picks, and sometimes
the Dunlop Big Stubby and Stubby picks (3.0mm).
Had some others, but gave 'em to a friend.
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Everything is 42..... again.
.38 or .42 mm Jim Dunlop nylons for rhythm guitar only. .60mm if I'm playing some lead as well. Never anything thicker.
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For about the first 5 or 6 years of playing I bought picks like they were going out of fashion. I had big ones, small ones, thin ones, thick ones. Etc.
But now I only use Jim Dunlop Tortex Small Tear Drop 1.14mm.
I have about 20 of them and they get everywhere! I don't think you have to move more than one step anywhere in my flat to get your hands on one. They used to be black, and I still have 5 or so of those but they are purplish pink now, which is annoying. Still, who cares what they look like?
Everyone (and I mean everyone - even non-guitarists) comment on how small they are, but that's what I like.
Amazing how long I can go on about a single pick...
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out of curiosity, how long do picks normally last you?
and if you couldn't tell by my ridiculous question, I'm quite new.
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usually about a week if I don't lose them before that
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Heavyest picks I can find in the house, but I prefer heavy Fender Celluliod(or however you spell it) picks or heavy Dunlop tortex picks. 8)
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88mm Green Tortex - a good meduim pick that I can dig in with
Stubby's all the way. I think the thin ones are 1.5mm. Been playing 'bout 20 years ir so.
I have a nice little pick-holder that I stick on the top of my acoustic. It holds about seven picks and keeps me from losing them. I'd definitely recommend one.
I use heavy picks, .88mm or thicker, most of the time because they're a lot more responsive when picking individual notes, and any rhythmic stuff I can still do with a heavy pick.
Seldom anything thinner than 1 mm, and those feel thin to me -- an assortments of Dunlop Gatorgrip and Stubbies, plus some Pickboy nylons and hards. As long as it's a very stiff pick, it'll work for me.
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It's all about the jazs III for me. I can't imagine playing anything else with confidence.
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I hardly ever use picks, only when strumming real hard (I always break my nails when trying without picks :lol: ) I like to try different ones, but mostly it's somewhere in between .49 and .71
I like Stagg and Fender best. Or Dunlop ;)