Pick weights (thanks guest)

What weight pick would you use:

Light: .6mm
Medium: .8mm
Heavy: 1.00 mm
I'd use a combination of the above
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Postby Erictw83 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:53 am

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Postby tigerstrat » Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:48 am

To put it slightly different way, this poll might get a lot more of a representative sample of voters if it didn't cut off at only 1mm. Jerry G. played 2mm's, and so do many of his devotees.
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Postby Shaggy » Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:32 pm

1mm is certainly heavy enough for me. I only use a pick when playing electric.
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Postby Banjomike0319 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:45 pm

Light please, you gotta have light.
Hey, how do you think jerry would feel about the world today???
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Postby nicolasalk » Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:17 pm

i normally play with my fingers, like Duane :smile: :cool: :cool: :smile:
but when i use pick, i preffer 1.0, wich is a good size, cause i think 1.25 is too much.
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Postby Robey » Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:23 pm

I use Tortis picks (not Dunlop Tortex). They are pricey at ~$20, but are the best I've found. I prefer heavy, which dang must be around 1.6-1.8mm.
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Postby old man down » Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:43 am

I currently play with Fender Extra Heavy picks, and they're made of cellulose. I measured them for thickness and it looks like they're 1.00 mm.

Anytime I've tried other picks, of different materials, I've found I don't like the sound I get.

Jerry used Fender Extra Heavy picks, until he switched to those graphite picks. I like his '70s style the most, and that's when the GP Interview came out, when he mentioned the Fender Extra Heavy picks, so I am for picks that most closely duplicate both the thickness and material of those.
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Postby Pete B. » Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:06 pm

Like my skiis, flyrod, and the mast of my windsurfing rig, I like the feel of something highly responsive.
A flick-ee, pick, that allows me load up the potential energy, and release it onto the next string.
While I find this mostly in the Medium catagory, I use pretty much anything in this product line:
http://www.juststrings.com/nylonstandar ... ories.html

I also have tried, and always have on hand, picks that don't bend, in the 1mm to 3mm range, and find they have a place in the gigging pick stable, typically for Env Filter work, or anything the requiers a notable high-initial-attack.
But for clean playing (meaning no effects besides reverb/deley), I just find the stiff picks to be too thud-ee sounding.

imho, A huge amount of tonal-spectrum-variance can be achieved by way of pick guage. I find this to be especially noticable on acoustic guitar.
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Postby warrenMFKNhaynes » Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:41 pm

waldo041 wrote:dunlop gator grio

i cant stand those picks... the edges get ripped, and u can feel it almost "saw" thru your string...
i get fender heavy
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Postby DireWuff » Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:50 pm

.88 green tortex is my favorite. 1.0 if is also cool
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Postby frankielee » Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:58 pm

Martin thins...i like to feel the pick against the strings
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Postby kevo » Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:00 pm

Dunlop Tortex jazz picks.
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Postby strumminsix » Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:05 pm

.88mm cat tongue picks.

Love em!
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Postby GratefulPat » Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:16 pm

most of the time medium, heavy occasionaly. i have some grateful dead picks i use full time when i record or play somewhere which are medium
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Postby IamDocWatson » Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:22 pm

i use a tortis pic thats 2+mm...and cant believe so many people use those thinies

do yall use those .6's on acoustic??

u defiantely lose so much tone and thump in your bass runs with those pieces of paper
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