What gauge guitar picks do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Guitar' started by Jo-, Feb 2, 2004.

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What size thickness of guitar pick do you prefer?

  1. Thin

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  2. Medium

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  3. Thick

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  4. None

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  5. It varies ...(explain)

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  1. Jo-

    Jo- Soopa Doopa

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    If you use a pick/plectrum what guage do you like to use the best.

    Me, I like to use the Fender thins. I've tried to use mediums and thick but I just can't seem to navigate my way over the strings with them.

    The downside of a thin pick is that after a couple of hours it gets all curly and is basically useless. :(

    So what do you use?
    :thumbsup:
  2. SteveGleadel

    SteveGleadel New Member

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    I like real thin ones for acoustic strum but medium thick for picking.........not that I'm a great lead player.........but hey.......we can but try right?
  3. wtuo

    wtuo New Member

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    i always use my Ibanez 1.00mm picks, cause they are nice, and they give an amazing bite on the music i like to play (e.g. Lostprophets)
  4. voice of god

    voice of god Prodigal Pyjamas Pervert Staff Member Super Mod

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    Im using Dunlops around the .70 mm , its amazing how much picks affect your tone
  5. boxcarRacer

    boxcarRacer New Member

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    gibson thins- they last for a long time
  6. saxmidiman

    saxmidiman Member

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    I use 2.0 stubbies. The tone from thicker picks is quite noticable. I find that when I play the blazing speed licks, the pick will respond quite well. Thin picks flop around too much and give a terrible sound. Got the tip from Eric Johnson who uses Jazz 1.0 I beleive. Once I tried them, I've never gone back.
  7. rknrne

    rknrne Active Member

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    .96mm green Jim Dunlop Riffs ..... gotta have em
  8. G-man

    G-man Prodigal Philanthropist

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    I use a variety depending on the style and instrument... I have a number of picks ranginfrom very thin to stubby what 3mm... or so... and I like these Dunlops flat, small purple pics for jazzier lead stuff... the ones I have laying here are worn off but are probably 1mm?...
  9. Micky_G

    Micky_G New Member

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    id say thin cause then you can do some nice strumming without worrying about breaking strings and get some awsome squeaks but with a thicker plec i find it easier to do runs
  10. BazzerX

    BazzerX New Member

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    I like Jim Dunlop 0.88mm for the bass. I use them for the more punchier rockier songs to get more treble and so my sound cuts through.

    In fct thre are only about two songs where i don't use a plectrum in our set! I'm not one of these purists who uses fingers all the time, and not into slap.
  11. draccon

    draccon New Member

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    thicker is better especially if you`re a shredder, it promotes proper picking, you will find it harder at frist but once you get the knack you`ll never go back.
    i use planet wave 1.09 mm`s & heres a tip , I srcatch them with sissors to get better grip. just be careful kiddies
  12. Mike2490

    Mike2490 New Member

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    I use a light pick for rhythm chords, and a heavy pick for soloing.
  13. Gawd

    Gawd New Member

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    I use thin to medium picks, thin picks are great for strumming and light lead parts, medium though is cool for faster riffs because it doesn't flop around like a thin pick does.... But i don't really have a certain pick for different things I do, I can just adjust the way i hold or use the pick.

    A medium pick can be so versatile if you use it the right way...
  14. m0zzie

    m0zzie New Member

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    medium all the way..
  15. skellxx

    skellxx New Member

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    Medium it is
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    blumnmz03 New Member

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    .53mm dunlops. ive recently bought some rubber wedgie picks. theyre quite good cuz they have that finger sound to them but the rubber thins out faster than losing a pick.
  17. Bricummo

    Bricummo New Member

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    I prefer Stagg Rubby 1.00mm ! Bendy and picky too!
  18. sharkyoz

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    Accoustic i use a 60mm it just feels better on my Maton.
    I use 9 - 42 d'adario strings & a 46mm pick coz i like it to give a little when i play. It changes my whole stlye when i have to use anything thicker.
    I rarely strings ( maybe broken 5 in last year or so ) but then im pretty soft handed too :gay: hehe
  19. U-110

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    I play with triangle-shaped Dunlop Tortex 88mm. I've used lighter picks in the past but since I started to play bass too, I needed heavier ones, so...
  20. cartman

    cartman New Member

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    I've been playing bass for just over a year now and have only tried recently to play with picks. I find it way too hard now but over time I've been trying a combination. For most songs I'm happy with the soud I get and flexibility with my playing from just the fingers.

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