What weight pick would you use:

Light: .6mm
2
4%
Medium: .8mm
14
29%
Heavy: 1.00 mm
31
63%
I'd use a combination of the above
2
4%

 #17995  by Erictw83
 Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:53 am
heavy

 #17999  by 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.

 #18012  by Shaggy
 Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:32 pm
1mm is certainly heavy enough for me. I only use a pick when playing electric.

 #18016  by Banjomike0319
 Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:45 pm
Light please, you gotta have light.

 #18018  by 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.

 #18019  by 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.

 #29627  by 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.

 #29634  by 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.

 #29650  by 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

 #29664  by DireWuff
 Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:50 pm
.88 green tortex is my favorite. 1.0 if is also cool

 #29667  by frankielee
 Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:58 pm
Martin thins...i like to feel the pick against the strings

 #29669  by kevo
 Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:00 pm
Dunlop Tortex jazz picks.

 #29670  by strumminsix
 Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:05 pm
.88mm cat tongue picks.

Love em!

 #29671  by 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

 #29674  by 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