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    Hey guys

    So iv been using the Dunlop Primetones, beautiful picks Dunlop Manufacturing :: Guitar Picks :: :: Primetone? . It's about time to get some new ones now and feel like exploring a little bit, what picks do you guys use?

    Thanks

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    clayton exotics...bone and horn


    What Jazz pick do you like?-full_exotic-jpg

    Steve Clayton USA - Exotic Guitar Picks

    cheers

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    Plain old Fender teardrop heavy and regular mediums.

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    I have been lucky with finding and keeping picks...have tried many types..plastic..bone..etc..

    for the past 10 yrs or so I have been using a stone pick...a tad smaller than a medium..with a rounded tip (fits inside my thumb pad !)..cost $18.00..still have it..now I have turned the house (and car) upside down several times when I think I have "lost" it..only to find it in the pocket of my jeans in the laundry bin..

    there is no give with stone..and they "wear" very slowly..(I have worn down "bone" picks)..

    downside..a tad bit of string noise..but easy to correct..

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    D'Andrea Pro Plec Small Round. Big, fat, warm tone.

    What Jazz pick do you like?-61mgs5dqqul-_sl1200_-jpg
    Last edited by jbucklin; 05-17-2016 at 09:35 AM.

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    Dunlop 205
    Wegen Big city
    Dava Jazz Grip Gel Picks

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    What Jazz pick do you like?-primetone-1a-jpg
    I use Primetone.

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    I like Dunlop jazz sized Ultex and Tortex as well as the small D'Andrea Plec picks. The D'Andreas are much rounder/mellower sounding. The Dunlops have more zing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neatomic
    clayton exotics...bone and horn


    What Jazz pick do you like?-full_exotic-jpg

    Steve Clayton USA - Exotic Guitar Picks

    cheers
    I can never get on with a pick that has a bevel or groove for some reason.

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    I use Snark Mediums (.7), both Celluloid and Neo-Tortoise, an Ibanez George Benson (also a Medium) and some D'Andrea Mediums. In short, a 351 shape and a medium gauge works for me.

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    I use Stiffo Dunlop Jazz III XLs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.J.
    I can never get on with a pick that has a bevel or groove for some reason.

    not sure i get ya pj..bevel or groove??

    i have his bone and horn..fairly thick...kinda bright..with use, the edge/tip forms to your playing style...i like'm

    i also have all the dunlops etc etc...but i enjoy havin a full arsenal! hah

    always have about a dozen picks out in a session..to "pick" from..all very different..from old bakersfield thins to stubbys

    cheers

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    I like Dunlop big stubby 3mm.

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    Dunlop Ultex, .73mm. I pick with the rounded corner.


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    Quote Originally Posted by EllenGtrGrl
    Dunlop Ultex, .73mm. I pick with the rounded corner.

    I use these too, but use the sharp edge. I find that they're perfect for "Benson" picking.

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    I use dunlop jazztones 204. Ive had this one for about a year and its the best Ive tried so far.
    Dunlop Manufacturing :: Guitar Picks :: :: JD Jazztones?

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    Been using V Pick dimension for a couple of years and don't even try others anymore.


    Dimension - V-PICKS Guitar Picks

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    Bluechip


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    Use to use Dunlop Jazz II and III but switched about 4 years ago to Carol Kaye's brand. Just get such a mellow es175 tone with them without having to alter amp settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzuki
    Use to use Dunlop Jazz II and III but switched about 4 years ago to Carol Kaye's brand. Just get such a mellow es175 tone with them without having to alter amp settings.
    Carol sells 'em for 65 cents each at her site. (Cheaper if you buy a bunch.)

    The Official Carol Kaye Web Site

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    Quote Originally Posted by neatomic
    not sure i get ya pj..bevel or groove??

    i have his bone and horn..fairly thick...kinda bright..with use, the edge/tip forms to your playing style...i like'm

    i also have all the dunlops etc etc...but i enjoy havin a full arsenal! hah

    always have about a dozen picks out in a session..to "pick" from..all very different..from old bakersfield thins to stubbys

    cheers
    I don't like picks with either bevels or grooves. Not sure why but they never work for me.

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    Wegen Bic City and Bluechip. 2.2mm Wegen for warm and 1.5mm Bluechip for clear. Love the sound but don't like the shape of the Bluechip, so I butcher it with a pair of plyers to the shape of the Wegen.

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    I haven't tried Wegen picks, but my bluechip pick is still the best i have ever tried. It's really expensive, but i play it already 3/4 year everyday and there is no scratch or something like the first day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runepune
    Wegen Bic City and Bluechip. 2.2mm Wegen for warm and 1.5mm Bluechip for clear. Love the sound but don't like the shape of the Bluechip, so I butcher it with a pair of plyers to the shape of the Wegen.
    Seems I've read the wegens picks are bright, not so much warm. Could you tell me a little more, maybe compare them to others you've used? I'm currently using ultex Jazz iii, pretty happy, not really used to being happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiskey02
    Seems I've read the wegens picks are bright, not so much warm. Could you tell me a little more, maybe compare them to others you've used? I'm currently using ultex Jazz iii, pretty happy, not really used to being happy
    I have no idea why anyone would claim they're bright. Not my experience at all. And they have a variety of shapes and thicknesses. I'm using the 1.8mm "Big City". The Big City is both thicker and has a rounder tip than the Bluechip, so I prefer it when going for a thicker/rounder single string response, especially on acoustic.

    I used Jazz III before, but as I started playing more on acoustics I found them too small, and not able to deliver power and body for leads.

    Else, I find both Wegen and Bluechip to last forever. Those Jazz III's got scratchy on me in a matter of days

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    I got a Taylor Thermex pick recently. It's become my favorite pick and I've had a lot of different picks including BlueChip and Gegen picks.

    Taylor Thermex picks are similar to D'Andrea pro-plecs, they are warm and smooth but less compressed, more open than pro-plecs IMO. They come in 3 different shapes, 346, 651 and 351. If you like darker tone, highly recommended.
    Picks | Taylor Guitars
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    Last edited by Tal_175; 03-02-2021 at 07:46 PM.

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    I like the ProPlec 358 small teardrop and sometimes the 651, which gives a rounder tone. I also use the small Dunlop Ultex jazz III once in a while. I have been trying to like the Primetone picks but I haven't quite gotten there yet. The feel is nice but the sound is brighter than I care for.

    I have never heard of these before, though. Are they the same size as the 651? The material in the photo looks strikingly like the D'Andrea ProPlec material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolflen
    I have been lucky with finding and keeping picks...have tried many types..plastic..bone..etc..

    for the past 10 yrs or so I have been using a stone pick...a tad smaller than a medium..with a rounded tip (fits inside my thumb pad !)..cost $18.00..still have it..now I have turned the house (and car) upside down several times when I think I have "lost" it..only to find it in the pocket of my jeans in the laundry bin..

    there is no give with stone..and they "wear" very slowly..(I have worn down "bone" picks)..

    downside..a tad bit of string noise..but easy to correct..
    I discovered stone picks some 25 years ago and was thrilled as they made picking so much easier .. played stone picks exclusively for a year.

    Then one day I noticed that stone picks produce a high pitched harmonic when you strum on top of the normal string sound. I couldn't ignore that and 2 weeks later I stopped using stone picks. Tho I still like my picks heavy, so different version of 2.0 mm dunlops are my favorites

    That doesn't annoy you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cunamara
    I like the ProPlec 358 small teardrop and sometimes the 651, which gives a rounder tone. I also use the small Dunlop Ultex jazz III once in a while. I have been trying to like the Primetone picks but I haven't quite gotten there yet. The feel is nice but the sound is brighter than I care for.

    I have never heard of these before, though. Are they the same size as the 651? The material in the photo looks strikingly like the D'Andrea ProPlec material.
    I think Taylor released them in 2019. I got a 351 because that's the only one they got where I got them. It's the same size as a 351 proplec I have. I'll order the other two shapes online. I think they are all same sizes as the proplecs. Taylor have also other picks in their "dark tone" series. I think they are originally intended for people who find Taylors to be too bright. So they work well for those who like darker jazz tones on electrics.
    Last edited by Tal_175; 03-02-2021 at 07:58 PM.

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    Dunlop Max-Grip .73, but I can get along with anything if I need to.

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    Dunlop Jazz IIs in black plastic FTW. Other faves: Dunlop Primetone 205s and 206s.

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    A local guitar shop has started stocking d’Andrea picks. I bought one in shell celluloid and two in Formula Delrex, for testing. Early results are encouraging.

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    Wanted to try something different, so I just ordered some of these (3.2):

    3-Pack Variety set Badazz III - ChickenPicks guitar picks



    Awaiting delivery.

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    I found a nice smooth rock outside the other day, pretty nice tone

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    As a perpetual beginner I tend to suffer from pick anxiety and am never quite feel happy with my choices. I do tend to go revert back to the red jazz iii xls most often though.