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Tung



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:31 pm    Post subject: What kind of pick? Reply with quote

I personally have used every guitar picks I can get my hands on during my 25 years of playing.
I find that as my technique evolves over the years, my pick preference changes as well.
Currently, I'm totally getting it with a Dunlop Primetone 5mm. I like them thick! I find that I can play more relax and fast stuff are more effortless.

Please contribute your own thoughts.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's another recent discussion about this topic in the Guitars & Gizmos section. I've used Dunlop Jazz III's for more years that I can remember. I'm not one to change too often. They feel just right in my hand.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i used the Jazz III for a good 7 to 8 years. But then it became apparent to me that it's too small and I have to exert a lot more force, plus I could never control it as well as a larger pick.
It's a highly personal thing, each his own on the size and thickness.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are kind of fun. . . http://fredkellypicks.com/flat/poly-fat-flat-pick-36-pcs.html
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dunlop Tortex 1.0mm - aqua blue

Played em for years and years, love em.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pickboy jazz 1.5 mm
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Pearse "Fast Turtle," 2.5mm
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mr. beaumont wrote:
John Pearse "Fast Turtle," 2.5mm


Does that fit between the strings? Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:12 pm    Post subject: Still using the Charles Dugain pick Reply with quote

I am still using the 4mm Charles Dugain acetate picks. I have moved up to a larger pick from the small, mandolin/jazz sizes. I like the distribution of the pressure across the fingers better. For rhythm chording it gets a much better sound.

I have been playing with fingers, a la Joe Pass, a LOT more lately. This is a return for me to earlier habits.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4mm?!? now that's fat!! Oh my ?????
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorecki wrote:
4mm?!? now that's fat!! Oh my ?????


Dugain tapers and bevels them at the point, but they are seriously fat, otherwise. Great picks. The acetate imparts good tone, too. Plastic picks and tortex create a "ping," IMO.
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