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Never heard of Blue Chip Picks before so I checked 'em out -
http://shop.bluechippick.net/categories/TD/

Wow, you're not kidding when you say they're expensive! At the rate I lose picks I'd be broke in a week Big Grin .

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Bill, I think you've focused on the wrong part of thesjkexperience's statement. I think the pertinent information was

thesjkexperience wrote:

I went crazy

$85 for 2 guitar picks...
Sorry WTF?

fady

Agree WTF? ROTFL

Let's see...my trusty 'ole Jim Dunlop Jazz IIIs go for $2.99 a six pack through Musician's Friend--that's approx. $.50 per pick. Even with the most aggressive and frequent playing, I don't burn through 1 every couple of weeks. But, let's just say I did. That'd be 24 picks a year, or $12. Four years worth? That'd be $48. If I "splurged" and went for a Blue Chip version of the same thing, it'd cost me $75. FOR ONE PICK!!!!! That's still a difference of $27!!!!!! ROTFL ROTFL ROTFL

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I use blue chip picks on acoustic, electric & bass. Don't lose one or you will cry.

I think I'll stick with the Tortex .88mm picks...

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Custom Sharkskins mediums that are similar to tortoise Fender Mediums except they've got our groovy logo on them.

Last edited: Jun 22, 2012 11:39:09

Clayton large rounded triangle shape ... .8 or 1 mm
I think they are made of delrin or something similar.Nothing lasts like these Claytons....I tried many other brands and compositions,they would either be too hard to hold when the picking gets tough or they would grind right down within a few songs.
the right pick for what you play is important! we all like different ones and any other just doesn't feel right.I hate using substitute picks in a pinch.

My all time fave is genuine tortoise shell but for obvious reasons I'm no longer using those. They did however sound fantastic.
I know a very skilled player who swears that he chooses picks by what sounds best in the venue he's playing at the time. That suggestion made me start experimenting with the idea and I found that there truly is some substance to what he was saying.
Now I bring a few different pick types to every show and let the room decide what I'm going to use.
Before passing judgement, try it out for yourself over your next string of gigs. I'll be you'll be surprised!

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This has ended my pick quest. Highly suggested to those looking for a hard but not very thick pick. It feels thinner than .90 btw. Doesn't get easily worn but it does get easily lost due to the transparent color.

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RaistMagus wrote:

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This has ended my pick quest. Highly suggested to those looking for a hard but not very thick pick. It feels thinner than .90 btw.

Yasou Ellada!
I've tried those although much thinner..50-60mm! Although they are great and fast picks they are not very sturdy! They have all ripped/cracked on me.

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I use Dunlop 1mm nylon picks
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They're cheap, durable, and readily avaiable
They're heavy, but they have some flex to them.

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Do we know what pick Ivan's dad is using for those Shads tunes? I did a search and did not find the info.

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psychonaut wrote:

I use Dunlop 1mm nylon picks
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They're cheap, durable, and readily avaiable
They're heavy, but they have some flex to them.

I used those dunlops for years in the past and they're indestructible. Although the edges get kinda hairy eventually. But even if they are not your favorite pick I recommend everyone keeping some as backup!

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I've been using these Claytons for the past few months...but I wish they had something in between .50 and .63mm Sigh

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ERay wrote: I know a very skilled player who swears that he chooses picks by what sounds best in the venue he's playing at the time.

Interesting idea. I have never tried that. I have used 351 shape celluloid picks extra heavy (1.2 or 1.14) for as long as I can remember. I will have to give this idea a try.

Talk to you later,
Norm

psychonaut wrote:

I use Dunlop 1mm nylon picks

They're cheap, durable, and readily avaiable
They're heavy, but they have some flex to them.

I also use this pick (among others). One of the very best picks for heavy trem picking IMO.

I tend to switch picks depending on the guitar I'm playing. Some picks just seem to feel better against a different guitar/string gauge/tension combo. I really like the Dunlop 1mm Black and Delrin .96 with my strat, and the Dunlop Gels (purple) with my Jazzmaster.

Ryan
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I been using the Jim Dunlop Gels, red Heavies...anyone else like these ones? they sound great. and are cheap !

this might be common knowledge, or might just be complete non-sense but: lately i've noticed that the bigger strings i use the thinner pick i need. it's like if a thick pick can't take absorb the shock from the big strings' tension. i was using a thick pick with big strings and needed to iron grip it to get it to work for me. felt like i was fighting the guitar. anyways, i've been using a pretty normal grey dunlop .73 and loosened up my grip a bit. feels good. but i miss having a cool colored pick.

Dunlop Tortex .73mm (the yellow ones). The green ones aren't bad either, a little stiffer. I used to use Fender medium shell brown celluloid picks but they got too slippery, where the Dunlops have almost a chalky feel. Although the tortoise shell ones look cooler. For acoustic I use the Dunlop gray ones with the grip.

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tubesNtweed wrote:

Dunlop Tortex .73mm (the yellow ones). The green ones aren't bad either, a little stiffer. I used to use Fender medium shell brown celluloid picks but they got too slippery, where the Dunlops have almost a chalky feel. Although the tortoise shell ones look cooler. For acoustic I use the Dunlop gray ones with the grip.

I use to have problems with slippery picks. Tried everything i could think of including anti-perspirant on my fingers and various makes with gripy surfaces, all to no avail. The remedy which works well for me is, choose a slippery type and lightly sand the sheen off with some fine wet & dry. Works 100%.

Malc

Last edited: Dec 30, 2012 15:56:14

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