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Thread: How important are your picks?

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    Default How important are your picks?

    I was bored during a court recess the other day and wandered into a Guitar Center to check out the "inventory". They had 1 squier strat, that's it (yikes). I was looking to pick up the new Ernie Ball Prodigy picks, but they didn't have any.

    I ended up grabbing a set of Petrucci jazz-style picks, and I have to say they're pretty nice. I'm usually accustomed to green tortex or Fender medium standard picks, but I might be able to get used to these things.

    Are you guys pretty much able to switch between pieces or can you only make things happen with a specific type? I remember as a kid I used to use the little teardrop jazz picks, but I never wanted to use them on stage because they felt slippery.

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    They make those jazz iii picks with grip on them, but they sound different. I'm partial to the original. If I have a really dull sounding guitar I tend to switch to a pick that's a little brighter sounding.

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    Hah, just noticed my title.

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    I think those green or orange tortex turtle picks sound the best but I cannot hold onto them. I have to use a celluloid base preferably with some texture or holes in the grip. Pickboy Pos-a-grip are my favorite.

    What did the title say? “How impotent are your pricks ?”

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllroyPA View Post
    I think those green or orange tortex turtle picks sound the best but I cannot hold onto them.
    You could do the Dimebag "scratch an X" on them.

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    First, manage to find one. I play with fingers one third of the time.
    Then, finding the right one.

    So, I don't really care. As long as they have the standard rounded trinagle shape and are in the millimeter range, feels fine to me.

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    Maybe it's the booze talking, but I dropped the pick twice tonight already mid-playing

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    and pine tar or stick-um are not good for finishes or strings !

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    Jazz III Tortexs! The best of the tortex picks and jazz iii’s in one sweet pick. I used tortexs for years, then switched to ultexes but have now been using jazz iii tortexes for a few years. Occasionally I’ll switch to other types of picks temporarily for various sounds or styles, but my everyday go to is a jazz iii tortex.

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    Fair enough, but what thickness !?

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