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Old 2001-10-09, 11:30
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Well, i've always used thick picks and i've never snapped any of my strings.....maybe i don't play as violently as others do, but i've never broken any strings off my guitar. Only once off my sister's, but she had extremely thin and VERY old strings (maybe 4-5 years old).
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Old 2001-10-09, 20:33
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I've broken strings with all kinds of picks, but I try to use medium to light picks most of the time when I'm playing a six-string. If I'm playing a song that I use a pick for the bass on, I usually try to find the thickest one I can.
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Old 2001-10-13, 01:41
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yeah if i was using bass strings i would prolly use real thick picks.

your sisters strings werent changed for 4 or 5 years? thats a real long time to go without changing strings.
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Old 2001-10-13, 02:15
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Yeah, maybe i exagerrated a bit, but it was probably no less than 2 years......which is still a hell of a long time. Although, she never played her guitar, never took care of it either. It was a cheap stratocaster copy by some brand i forget.
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Old 2001-10-13, 02:29
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yeah i know a kid that used to own a stratocaster copy.
i dont think its to not take care of your guitar for that long. i also woudnt go that long without playing it.
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Old 2001-10-22, 18:24
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Hah your little wimpy 2 mm is nothing compared to my Jim Dunlop U.S.A. 3 point Oh mm pick. THough I only use that on occasion I moslty use my black dunlop 2mm the smaalest I'll go is 1mm after that my picking is for shit.
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Old 2001-12-03, 17:56
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I use 1mm preferably with dimples (not on me on the pick) for easier grip.
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Old 2001-12-09, 07:42
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My problem with picks is the fact that I get very clammy hands. A mate of mine actually calls me "the string killer". I don't snap 'em but I dirty them up a treat real quick. But to get back on track... I lose grip too easily.

I've tried different plastic. The 2mm ones I used had a good grip for example, but they didn't glide across the string as well as I wanted. My current Jazz III's only have the writing to grip. I've also tried some other Dunlops that have a rough 'grip' in the middle and a nice, smooth-sided tip but because they're a hard textured plastic the grip doesn't do much.

I need a pick that has a firm yet flexible texture and comparible thickness of the Jazz III's (around 1mm). It needs to be of a small design like the Jazz III's as I'm used to them and find them good for accurate picking. And finally I need a center area that has a plastic with plenty of grip.

I guess I'll just have to continue my ongoing quest.
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Old 2001-12-09, 18:15
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Dunlop Jazz III all the way. I could get harmonics on em best, and soloing is really sweet with em. I have like 3000 of those fuckers, it's all I use.
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Old 2001-12-09, 18:18
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hey longjocks, have you tried Gorilla Snot? that should keep your grip no matter what pick you use:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7...?q=gorilla+snot
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Old 2001-12-10, 18:54
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YES, Jim Dunlop 1mm picks are my favorite! Although I am having some trouble with alternate picking, only on the light speed solo, parts so I might try a thinner pick for that so I can get use to it and then switch back to 1mm!
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Dunlop thumbpicks r best! They don't slip, u can slap with em, u can finger with em, you cand all kinds of crazy shit with em.
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Old 2002-08-13, 12:57
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2 mil dunlop stubby's here. i find that my speed increases when i use thicker picks, it takes a bit to get used to it, but afterwards i can do tremolo picking at about 300-350 beats a minute, i think. i'm just guessing, maybe its more
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Old 2002-08-13, 13:24
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well, before they went out of business, i only used pickboy picks, 1mm.
man, those were cool. they're all worn down so i can't use them because they're almost round.. so now i only use nylon 1mm dunlop picks, they're pretty good.
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Old 2002-08-13, 16:19
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well Nile uses god know what brand (i forgot) but their like 1mm and Sharp... I've been lookin for sharp picks but the music stores i go to dont have them...
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Old 2002-08-14, 18:09
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y would u wanna pick "just cause slayer uses em"? anyway....i use jim dunlop tortex's .88mm and 1.0mm......smooth not powdery...and i cut off a little of the pick near the top so i can do fast pick tapping "like in the solo One-by metallica", and i cut up a rubberband and glue it on the pick for grip....MY PICKS WILL DOMINATE!!
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Old 2002-08-15, 17:42
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I use the thick ass tortex 1.5mm that come to a point at the end. These seem to work very well for extreme tremelo picking. Somtimes I use smaller jazz picks - both are good for pinch harmonics.
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Old 2002-08-19, 09:14
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I use Dunlop nylon standard picks... 0.88mm, I hate picks though, I can't use a pick if Im playing a single string, fast. IE, solos. Anyone know any way I can get myself to play friggin solos with a pick?
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Old 2002-08-19, 13:42
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I use Dunlop nylon standard picks... 0.88mm, I hate picks though, I can't use a pick if Im playing a single string, fast. IE, solos. Anyone know any way I can get myself to play friggin solos with a pick?


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Old 2002-08-19, 14:20
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just wondering, whats the thickest pick they make? i've seen 3mils, are there 4's?
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