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    Quote Originally Posted by AllroyPA View Post
    Fair enough, but what thickness !?
    I use 1.14s right now, but have used 1.0's for most of my life. I have problems using anything thinner on electric for my style. Acoustic however, I use definitely like something thinner/more flexible.

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    Agreed, I absolutely prefer a thin pick for acoustic use

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    My go-to is the Tortex .88, I use it for everything. I do like the Jazz III but I never spend enough time to really get comfortable with them.

    Edit: guess I should clarify since there's like 10 tortex types lol. I like The Wedge shape. The white one with the little green turtle

    I did use thicker picks years ago, 1 - 1.5mm but one day I just changed and liked the .88 more. It's always fun to try different stuff though.
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    I dont know how you guys use those little Jazz III picks. I tried and really struggled to easily adjust to them. I guess it's just what you get used too?

    I have a cigar box chock full of random picks on the desk at home, but my go-to's are the Dunlop Ultex 1.0mm (these ones https://www.amazon.com/Dunlop-421R10.../dp/B000EEL9CU
    Great pleasing tone and has a kind of satin texture that makes adjusting while playing super easy while never wandering. The 72 pack is a pretty good deal, but I still find myself putting another order in every month or two. No idea where the hell those little bastards go!

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    Im picky about my picks Jazz III all the way! I cant maneuver well with big picks guess it is what you get used to cause I started with the Dunlop Red tortex then to Orange, then Yellow, then finally to a Jazz III
    I read on the internet one time that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leftrb View Post
    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.
    I too have made the same switch for the same reasons. I always keep red and black of both versions so i have an assortment.
    I read on the internet one time that...

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    I'm a white nylon .38mm Jim Dunlop user through and through. I have other picks, but I always tend to use the aforementioned Jim Dunlop. They've been my pick of choice since 1996! I prefer thin picks for both electric and acoustic.
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    Started with Fender Medium, first the regular picks and then the triangle ones because it was 3 picks in one.
    Then switched to Dunlop Big Stubby 3mm
    Then switched to Gator Grip .96
    Then Gator Grip 1.14
    Then many years later Star Picks 1.0
    Started playing Gator Grip .96 again recently.

    I've played lots and lots and lots and lots of picks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostinthemasses View Post
    Started with Fender Medium, first the regular picks and then the triangle ones because it was 3 picks in one.
    Then switched to Dunlop Big Stubby 3mm
    Then switched to Gator Grip .96
    Then Gator Grip 1.14
    Then many years later Star Picks 1.0
    Started playing Gator Grip .96 again recently.

    I've played lots and lots and lots and lots of picks.
    It's fun to catch Fender pics on fire.....they go up like flash paper.
    Mustaine: He's brilliant; I love him. But then you see some guy like Buckethead… Buckethead is probably twice as good a guitar player as me and Slash combined, and can stand having fried chicken rubbed up against his face all night for a couple of hours.

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    All I can really use is 1mm Jazz IIIs. IntuneGP makes realllyyy nice ones.

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