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Hi,

i have a question: what kind of picks do you folks use?
I have been playing Dunlop Jazz IIIs for years but I recenty realized that they really suck for playing live because the are just too small. They are fine if you're practicing at home but if you wanna play in a band and have to play rhythm you get bleeding finges.
So I tried some of these Ibanez Paul Gilbert Signature picks. I like the shape of them and the sharp edge but the are made of celluloid and they die on me after one or two rehearsals .
They look more or less like the one on Pauls home page ("... gave me a good solo before it burnt out")



So:

Jazz III
-pros:
pointy
durable
availability
-cons:
size

Paul Gilbert Picks
-pros
size
shape
-cons
can't get them everywhere
die like flies

Any suggestions?


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Mon Mar 03, 2003 11:33 am
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Yeah dude, my teacher uses Jazz III, i dunno how he can stand them. I hate them, they're just way too small. Anyway, where'd you get those Ibanez picks? I use Jim Dunlop Extra Heavies, the yellow gel kind. I love em.

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Mon Mar 03, 2003 2:07 pm
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I use anykind of picks...but I dont like soft picks
I have alot of Dunlop 1.0mm so I play with those :wink:


Mon Mar 03, 2003 2:38 pm
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gunslinger wrote:
Hi,

i have a question: what kind of picks do you folks use?
I have been playing Dunlop Jazz IIIs for years but I recenty realized that they really suck for playing live because the are just too small. They are fine if you're practicing at home but if you wanna play in a band and have to play rhythm you get beedung finges.
So i tried some of these Ibanez Paul Gilbert Signature picks. I like the shape of them and the sharp edge but the are made of celluloid and they die on me after one or two rehearsals .
They look more or less like the one on Pauls home page ("... gave me a good solo before it burnt out")



So:

Jazz III
-pros:
pointy
durable
availability
-cons:
size

Paul Gilbert Picks
-pros
size
shape
-cons
can't get them everywhere
die like flies

Any suggestions?



I use dunlop 1mm jazz stubbys. Usually a 1mm would be jinda flexible, but these are hard as a rock. But they do wear out kinda fast.

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Mon Mar 03, 2003 2:45 pm
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... definately the dunlop extra heavy sharps... the white ones with the turtles... or the extra heavy dunlop black ones with the alligators on em... i like the sharps alot but the black ones are easier to hold...

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Tue Mar 04, 2003 12:34 am
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1mm stubbies.

them sylus things..

and sometimes them huge black gibson ones, with a T on them really thin.


Tue Mar 04, 2003 8:23 am
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i used jazzIII's and Pauls Ibanez picks which i liked because of that sharp edge - now i use these green tortex Dunlop M3's. they have a more sharp sounds when hitting the string, so what i use depends on what i want to sound like...easy huh...

btw, since having that RG i miss the feel of my old scalloped neck. bending and vibrato is now a whole lot harder


Tue Mar 04, 2003 2:24 pm
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Hi whatsadjango,

how long did your PG-picks last?

Mine look like this after one or two rehearsals...

http://www.matthias-hoffmann.com/html/music/images/pickfront.jpg


Tue Mar 04, 2003 3:02 pm
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hmm, don't know - i always eat my picks when they'reabout to wear out...

no, i guess we have a different playing style... i try and try, but they never look like this :oops:


Tue Mar 04, 2003 3:59 pm
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I use Dunlop Gators -- 1.14 and 1.5 mm (purple, blue, and green :) ).

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Tue Mar 04, 2003 5:04 pm
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3.0 mm Big Stubby (the purple ones)


Tue Mar 04, 2003 5:28 pm
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I have not found the perfect pick yet. I'd like a Paul Gilbert Ibanez 1.5mm pick, but I can't find one. I've only seen 1.0mm thicknesses. I currently use Dunlop 1.5 delrin picks. I like them a lot, but they have a slightly muffled attack which I don't like.


Tue Mar 04, 2003 5:36 pm
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