What picks do you use?

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ricardo_impellitteri
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i love jim dunlop's bis stubby 2.00 mm, it's been a while since i've been using them i just love them after playing for so many years with 1.00 mm black nylon ernie ball picks
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Thinking of trying out a tiny little experiment with some "Carbon Fiber" picks.

Here

This guys doesn't have his own "pick selling" web site he just uses his E-Bay page. I asked him.

No, I can't read German.
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Jazz III's. They're AMAZING.
anuj
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I just switched from the Vai picks to Ultex Sharps - and holy god, they finally nailed the shape (pretty much the same as the Vais), and they .. last .. forever. :D :D

That said, I use Jazz IIIs every once in a while when I feel my picking hand is getting sloppy and it fixes it right up. :)
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Jazz III Reds. I used to use whatever was around for many years, but the last year or two I've tried tons of different kinds looking to find something consistent (besides my fingers, which I also use a lot). I was on the fence about Jazz IIIs - some days I liked them, some days I didn't. I tried the black "grip" model and regular black ones. Once I got a pack of the red ones I never looked back. Not sure why, but they feel a lot different to me than black Jazz IIIs.
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i used to play the vai signature picks but last year i purchased custom picks...same shape as the vai picks but black with silver print on it (1mm thick)
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Jazz III for me too, black or red. I feel the difference between red and black but it doesn't really affect my playing.
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interesting thread all about picks every ones favs are the best I guess.
my fav is and has allways been the dunlop nylon .60
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Bumping this : for all the Jazz III lovers out there, there are quite a few variations, and I've been tyring them - though not the Petrucci model yet.

Verdict : the Eric Johnson all the way. Not too hard, has a better grip than the standard red one. The Joe Bonamassa has a nice stiffness to it but feels slippery, whereas the Ultex is a really really nice hard one and would be my alternate choice.
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I like the Dunlop Jazz 3 Max-Grips (red and black ones), personally. They give me lots of grip even under the worst conditions.

And -as Joe Bonnamassa put it- you'll find it next to impossible to go back to regular sized picks after going to them. I found this out personally not too long ago when playing a friend's guitar- using his picks felt like I was playing with Mickey Mouse hands.
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Wegen Gypsy Jazz 3.5mm
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I've always liked the over sized triangle picks. I just bought some of these and like them a lot. Dunlop Tortex Triangle .88 sized green ones. When an edge gets worn down just rotate and keep going..

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"Ice Picks" . . . brass & stainless steel :guitar

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JEM 777, Ibanez RG550A, Carvin X100Br, Carvin AG100D, Roberts 771x, Tascam TRS-8, Tascam 727 PS, Otari MX-55, Fender G-DEC 30, TC Electronic G-Force, Carvin AC-120S, Carver TFM-15 power amp, Rogers vintage kit.
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