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 #117256  by guitarcats
 Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:49 pm
hippieguy1954 wrote:That link doesn't work for me either at least not right now. Are you guys paying less than $5 a piece?

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200 ... =824&kw=lg
That's crazy price now that they are available again. I just received mine a few days ago and that will make 24 so that should last a long time. I think I paid $24 w/shipping so that's $2 bucks a piece.
 #117257  by tigger
 Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:07 pm
I bought 3 for $10 shipped from ebay just to try them out, not too much of a gouge.
 #117259  by wolftigerrosebud
 Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:54 pm
maybe i'll get that 3 pack, looks pretty darn cheap.

edit: i thought that was 3 dozen. yes, i was paying less than $5 a pick when they were first released, i think it was like $15 for a dozen or something, so i got 4 dozen.
 #117261  by tigger
 Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:09 pm
I wish it was 3 dozen! Didn't want to spend a ton without trying one first.
Actually now I'd like to try the comparable Telefunken, but haven't seen any loose ones for sale.
 #117266  by hippieguy1954
 Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:41 am
I've AB'd the Adams 2mm and the Telefunken 2mm. Can't tell any difference.
 #117267  by barefootdave
 Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:25 am
I agree, have both the Telefunken and the Adamas, they sound the same to me. I have all but abandoned my old favorites, the purple 1.14mm tortex. I still love them when I pick them up, but the POP in the attack of the Adamas is really something.

Just ordered another 2 dozen Adamas because I have been giving them away and I don't want to run out!
 #117270  by Jon S.
 Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:03 am
My experience: yes, the picks are quite different feeling than what most of us switched from; no, they're not "hard" to get used to. Go cold turkey with an Adamas and if your experience parallels mine, in a week they'll feel natural. Mine are holding up well to repeated use (though I did buy 4 bags!).
 #117271  by Yankee Tim
 Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:14 am
If we just keep buying bags and bags, maybe they'll keep making more and more, until we can barely close our cases or gig bags. :lol:
 #117371  by Mosfed
 Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:24 pm
I wrote them an email and a nice lady named Heidi wrote back saying that they are available and that they can ship anywhere (international as well).

Much more reasonable cost than eBay. Just over $1 a pick plus shipping.

I generally hate these kind of questions but what do these picks sound like? I have tried various glass picks and crystal picks in the past and I really didn't like their sound. Especially on an acoustic. And when people say that there is a learning curve... How so? Tonally? Technique?

Thanks in advance

For reference my pick of choice to now has been the Dunlop tortex 1mm
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 #117372  by mijknahs
 Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:29 pm
Mosfed wrote: I generally hate these kind of questions but what do these picks sound like? I have tried various glass picks and crystal picks in the past and I really didn't like their sound. Especially on an acoustic. And when people say that there is a learning curve... How so? Tonally? Technique?

Thanks in advance
I can't answer you with "what they sound like". All I can say is that they probably won't sound anything like other picks you've tried. They have a thick sound. Maybe closer to a very hard wood pick?

Get some and try them out. You'll probably like them. I love them for electric and acoustic.
 #117374  by Poor Peter
 Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:30 pm
Mosfed wrote:I wrote them an email and a nice lady named Heidi wrote back saying that they are available and that they can ship anywhere (international as well).

Much more reasonable cost than eBay. Just over $1 a pick plus shipping.

I generally hate these kind of questions but what do these picks sound like? I have tried various glass picks and crystal picks in the past and I really didn't like their sound. Especially on an acoustic. And when people say that there is a learning curve... How so? Tonally? Technique?

Thanks in advance

For reference my pick of choice to now has been the Dunlop tortex 1mm
I love these for electric, not so much for acoustic. I have a couple of bags of these, but still use the purple tortex for acoustuc stuff. Not enough punch with the Adamas. Seems like I have to play harder.
 #117396  by Tennessee Jedi
 Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:28 am
Mosfed wrote:I wrote them an email and a nice lady named Heidi wrote back saying that they are available and that they can ship anywhere (international as well).

Much more reasonable cost than eBay. Just over $1 a pick plus shipping.

I generally hate these kind of questions but what do these picks sound like? I have tried various glass picks and crystal picks in the past and I really didn't like their sound. Especially on an acoustic. And when people say that there is a learning curve... How so? Tonally? Technique?

Thanks in advance

For reference my pick of choice to now has been the Dunlop tortex 1mm
PM me your address and I will send you one if you want to take a test drive.
:smile:
 #117403  by Coldshotblues
 Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:11 am
I have been using the Adamas for a few months now and they don't take long get used to. I got a little nervous when I went to the Dunlop website and their store was down! I emailed Heidi and she assured me that the Adamas pick was still available and the link should be repaired by late afternoon, It was and I ordered four bags to hold me over for a while, as long as my bass player keeps his hands off! I still use a nylon pick for the acoustic though. :cool:
 #117428  by Mosfed
 Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:58 pm
Thanks t Jed but I would feel too guilty asking you to ship one to me in London. I'll experiment. I have to say I am almost more intrigued by the Telefunkens as they have a 1mm model.