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Thicc is good
« on: April 18, 2019, 05:51:09 PM »
Where have you been all my life? My new favorite. If you haven't given 3mm a go I suggest it. It's pretty much all I will use now. The Primetone ones are good also.

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Re: Thicc is good
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2019, 06:01:18 PM »
I have a V pick thatís pretty thick. I started using the sharp pointed Dunlop picks. I made fun of my cousin for using them until I used one.
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2019, 07:10:17 PM »
Wha!? How, it seems like it would be like playing with a tree.

I usually just play without a pick. Unless Iím playing bass.. I know itís wrong but thatís
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2019, 08:17:02 PM »
I don't really understand the thick, pointy, slippery pick thing. I have tried a bunch and it just feels weird to me. I even have Gravity pick and don't really like it.
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2019, 11:34:34 PM »
This got me thinking, I use good ol Fender mediums.. why? Because my dad used them and they were EVERYWHERE around the house. When I was a little kid, I always loved when one of my dads picks got transfered into my pocket from the washing machine. It was such a bonus when I got to school. Anyway, I have not tried many other picks just due to habit.

That may change soon. Will have to try these.

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2019, 04:51:25 AM »
I will admit, for non-chord things I'm always hugely lazy. I have nails on the end of my fingers, what's wrong with those?
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2019, 05:18:07 AM »
Real* guitar players make their own picks by laminating the shed scutes from their pet red-earred slider.  8)


(Ok, so my turtle doesn't shed fast enough for me to use only these, but it is fun anyway.)

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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2019, 09:23:04 AM »
I finally made the move to 1.5mm after playing .88s forever :)

However, I've been a big fan of Primetone material for a while.  Even though they aren't tacky, they have amazing grip. And for some reason, I tend to prefer the sound of clear material to a Tortex opaque material (no scientific evidence to back up these findings).

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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2019, 09:48:55 AM »
I finally made the move to 1.5mm after playing .88s forever :)

However, I've been a big fan of Primetone material for a while.  Even though they aren't tacky, they have amazing grip. And for some reason, I tend to prefer the sound of clear material to a Tortex opaque material (no scientific evidence to back up these findings).
Tortex is glass-filled polycarbonate, by the way.  I've always found that interesting. 
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2019, 09:54:12 AM »
I finally made the move to 1.5mm after playing .88s forever :)

However, I've been a big fan of Primetone material for a while.  Even though they aren't tacky, they have amazing grip. And for some reason, I tend to prefer the sound of clear material to a Tortex opaque material (no scientific evidence to back up these findings).
Tortex is glass-filled polycarbonate, by the way.  I've always found that interesting.

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Re: Thicc is good
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2019, 10:04:53 AM »
I finally made the move to 1.5mm after playing .88s forever :)

However, I've been a big fan of Primetone material for a while.  Even though they aren't tacky, they have amazing grip. And for some reason, I tend to prefer the sound of clear material to a Tortex opaque material (no scientific evidence to back up these findings).
Tortex is glass-filled polycarbonate, by the way.  I've always found that interesting.

The plot thickens...

So do the picks.
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2019, 10:16:45 AM »
I've a well worn V pick Diamond, 4mm thick which i used with all my guitars. With an acoustic sometimes the 'V', sometimes it's a big Gibson straight sided triangle, medium weight which i like the sound of the pick slap on the strings while strumming. Both types easy relaxed grip, no slippage.

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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2019, 12:27:06 PM »
I'm really curious about this monstrously thick 3.0mm pick.  I like beveled picks a lot, to the point where I will sometimes sand a bevel onto a new pick before using it.  I've only ever done this to picks that are 1mm or slightly thicker though.  I haven't cared a lot for the purple tortex picks though at 1.14mm in the past, and I haven't cared for the thickness of BlueChip picks either (those are $35 apiece, last I checked, but come with a money back guarantee, so I'd recommend giving them a go -- they glide like butter).  Do you think if I just pushed WAY beyond pick thicknesses that I haven't cared for that I could actually like the experience?  I might just throw some of these in my next Amazon order, along with those Infeld strings I'm planning on trying.  Could turn out to be life altering.  Who knows?
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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2019, 02:26:38 PM »
The flow jumbos are great. The 4.2mm ones are monstrous and Iím not sure if itís in a good way.
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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2019, 08:15:37 PM »
Went through a thicky pick phase... back to 0.88mm tortex now. 

I play 9's so don't need too much weight, and this thickness allows me to switch between pick'in and strum'in seamlessly. The only trick I have is to sharpen the tips to the exact point shape I like using a little sandpaper. Takes 'em from meh to awesome