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  posted on 6/15/2008 at 05:36 PM
I'm interested in....

What thickness picks do you use when playing electric guitars?

as in...

.60 mm .73 mm etc etc

Thanks!

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  posted on 6/15/2008 at 06:17 PM
Dunlop - Tortex .73 & 1.0

 

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  posted on 6/15/2008 at 06:19 PM
Dunlop - Tortex . 1.0

 

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  posted on 6/15/2008 at 06:34 PM

1.14mm "tortex"

 

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  posted on 6/15/2008 at 08:21 PM
I don't use a pick!

 

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  posted on 6/15/2008 at 08:52 PM
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I don't use a pick!


Me neither .... I sorta evolved into playing with just my
fingers ... I guess cuz I was always losing picks. I almost
never use one now.

 

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  posted on 6/15/2008 at 08:58 PM
I use whatever I can get. I'm usually not choosy about pick thickness. I'll even use a quarter if I need to.

 

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  posted on 6/15/2008 at 09:01 PM
I have been using Dunlap 2.0's since I met Russell Malone a couple of years ago. It took some getting used to the heavier gauge, but they really improved my tone.
 

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  posted on 6/15/2008 at 09:22 PM
Depends what I'm doing, if I use a pick its a Tortex .80. Somethimes I don't use a pick.
On acoustic fingerpicking it fingernails unless I need to slap ona Lee Press On.

 

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  posted on 6/15/2008 at 09:22 PM
The orange tortex for electric, yellow for acoustic . . . whatever those happen to be . . . .60 and .73, maybe.

 

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  posted on 6/15/2008 at 10:05 PM
Thanks for the replies.

The reason I asked is that I use the same picks that I use for my acoustic bluegrass flatpicking.

1.07 mm Clayton Ultums

Of course these are very stiff picks, and I have had more than one electric player express complete amazement that I use such a thick stiff pick with the electric.

So I thought I'd check to see if others use picks like mine, and I'm glad to see several posts above with picks like mine.

I find that the really stiff picks are more accurate, and also I can shape my tone a little differently by changing the angle that the picks hit the strings. I find the really floppy picks to be less accurate and more one dimensional.

Thats just me, though. Everyone is different and there is no "right" or "wrong" with this topic.

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  posted on 6/16/2008 at 07:41 AM
Play with your teeth!

 

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  posted on 6/16/2008 at 04:30 PM
The silver Herco (now made by Dunlop)...I think they're 1.0 mil. I turn 'em on their side and use the dimpled area to pick...grabs the strings really well.
 
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  posted on 6/16/2008 at 06:15 PM
I use Dunlop Jazz III (the red ones) and they are pretty small. I put a small strip of tape on it, to help with grip.
 

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  posted on 6/16/2008 at 11:33 PM
electric:

fender medium, the shape is one between the big triangle and the dew drop shape,

unless it is some super fast rhythm part that requires a lighter touch and I use a fender thin.

acoustic:

fender medium same as electric

or finger tips if its a finger picking part.


 

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  posted on 6/16/2008 at 11:45 PM
fender 351 heavy picks. been using them @ 20+ years. not sure of the thickness. depending upon the song and the part i'm playing i'll also use my thumb and fingers. not sure of the thickness of those either.

 

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  posted on 6/17/2008 at 04:51 AM
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Dunlop - Tortex . 1.0




Same

 

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  posted on 6/17/2008 at 05:32 AM
It depends on the music and the guitar used-
Clayton 1.0 rounded triangulars- I use these when there's lead work and/or with a solidbody. I also use these for mandolin.

Dunlop Grays- I use these for rhythm work and particulary with a hollowbody. Also for acoustic flatpicking.
In general, I like the flex of the dunlops for most things. If I need to toughen it up and cut the flex, I just hold it closer to the tip.

 
 


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