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Im just curious, what type of pick do you use (brand, thickness, etc.) why do you use the thickness that you do use... and how long do you use it before you throw it out and grab a new one?

I use Dunlop 1.14mm's I use this thickness because its strong and I do not like any flex in my picks (yet I dont like bone or metal picks because they are too harsh sounding on the strings, imo)... I also like this brand because its not slippery plastic.

I use these picks for a long time only because they are pretty expensive for picks.. If money was no object I would use a new one after every 5-10 minutes of playing. A pack of 10 is usally around 5 bucks at any given guitar store.
 

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i use dunlop USA 1.5mm purple ones, theyr'e small and strong so i can pick more cleanly and faster

it's takes at least 3 months for me to want to get rid of it
 

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dunlop tortex

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anything goes really... :icon_cool
 

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Jim DUnlop 2mm ... the dark purple ones :) . ive tried others but i gravitate back to these cause they work best for me :)
 

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Red Dunlop Jazz IIIs'. I get new ones when the old ones wear out, it takes a while with thicker picks! :jam: :icon_cool
 

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John Sykes's signed purple pick - huge, but hard enough-, dunlop .88mm -i'll be looking for thicker later, but the same size, they are small- but my best pick is a little black jazz III....my teach gave it to me, and damn!!! nothing like that one!!! euh..i'm just a guitar newbie by the way....:icon_roll :grin:
 

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oh yeah...i almost forgot...i usually just use these to play...on my right hand

 

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Jeeeeez.....Don't get me started on this one. LOL
I can be a bit of a Pick-Ho...so here goes.

The Dunlop Tortex Jazz (purple/1.14mm) are my "go to" picks.
I've used those forever, it seems...and I always end up going back to them at some point. I also use the greens (.88mm), once in a while, when I'm in the mood for a "snappier" feel.

But...

....as I type this, I'm staring at 2 tupperware bowls full of;

Dunlop:
Jazz IIIs (Red/Black)
Tortex "regular" (.88/1.14mm)
Tortex "Sharps" (.88/1.14/1.35/1.5mm)
Delrin (1.14mm/1.5mm)
Ultex (1.14mm)
Gator Grips (1.14/1.5/2mm)
Stubbies (2mm)

D' Andrea:
UltraPlec (1.5/2mm)

Fender:
Extra Heavy

(there's even more than that in there, but I'll spare you the full list...LOL)

I do have some metal ones as well, but find'em a bit harsh sounding (like someone else has already mentioned)...plus I use Elixir strings and the metal picks shred the hell out of'em.

....and I honestly tend to use them all at some time or another. I usually only record with the Tortex Jazz or Tortex Sharps, since to my wanky ears, the pointier tips are more accurate sounding and produce a bit less pick noise.
But they're also a bit more unforgiving/frustrating, than a nice fat/rounded pick (IMO) and some days I'm just not in the mood to battle the guitar...Hence the need for all the "other" picks in my bowl.

....and be thankful...this was the short answer to your question! :dance:

Later,
Don
 

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I have been stuck between Dunlop Tortex .88 (green), 1.0 (blue), and 1.14 (purple) for the longest time. I get rid of them after about a week because I play hard and I have pretty heavy strings, so I tear them up pretty quick. I have actually ripped a couple of the Tortex 1.0's and .88's (yea they actually ripped) after I play with them for anymore than a week or two. I hate the feel of a "broken in" pick. As soon as the edges start to smooth out, I have to pitch it because I hate the feel and sound of the pick sliding on the strings instead of picking straight through.

Has anybody tried that Jellyfish pick? I am really curious about them...
 

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Musicians Friend has the sharp stiffo and the regular, it says the stiffo are 1.38 but has no gauge for the regular...any input? Also, one of the reviews said that their is a difference between the colors (black and red) whats that all about?

I'm definitely interested in trying them, the nice sharp and pointy edge would be really nice for soloing and all kinds of artificial harmonics and other fun stuff...
 
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