I like medium rounded triangle picks like the Gibson standards. I also love Tortex orange picks. I love Stephen Stills favorite pick, a Herco Gold 50.
But you won't find a picture of me dope slapping my forehead for not thinking it had to be a poly lid, unless there's a hidden camera here in my office!
Im sitting here next to a notepad, a regular tear the sheet off lined notepad and wondering if that cardboard back cover would work better than card stock, since it is a little sturdier and thicker. Just an idea...
If you have a ukulele or nylon string guitar, try it and see. I would expect that quality of cardboard to fray pretty quickly, but who knows?
My just discovered Gravity Classic XL 76mm is now my favourite pick. also the Vpicks are very good as well. both are made or acrylic hand made they say. cost some 4.00 each but in my mind well worth it..
Have tried literally hundreds over the years looking for that holy grail of picks and think I have now found it.(maybe who knows) for now anyway..lol
I've used stone picks from "Picks & Stones" that are very good. I've used others that kind take the brightness away from the guitar. I prefer the stone picks with a roughened end, so that you can hang on.
I'm teaching myself to play guitar at the very young age of 51. been at it for about 6 months...making progress, but I cant seem to hold on to a pick. Not much feeling left in my index finger and thumb tips. I've tried Fender thins and mediums, Tortex, Dunlop Maxgrip .88's and 1.0's, and have just recently got a couple Herco medium flat thumb picks. I lose em all in a few minutes, even the Hercos. The only thing I can hold on to for any length of time is the Fender Thins.
Does anybody have any sugesstions on something with a little more grip? I like the sound of the Fenders, but I have an Eastman E20D with a solid adirondak top and the thins just dont do it.
I have lots of picks . Back in 63 I used to like the large fender triangle shaped picks the thin ones but they always brock or split.
I tried thumb and finger picks but never found plastic thumb picks that didn't feel like a clamp on my thumb perhaps now they make then larger haven't looked in decades.
I won't use any pick that isn't at least a Med or heavy . I like the Clayton 1.52mm white rounded triangle shaped picks for my strats they don't give . and for acoustics I like any med standard shaped pick . I have dunlops and fender and clayton and all sorts of picks sent by graph tech and or ones that come when you buy strings . Dunlop makes a real small red pick called the jazz I that I like at times .
I recall decades ago either fender or gibson had flat picks with a cork ring on both sides to grip them better don't know if they are still around.
Most of the time I hold my index finger between my thumb and middle finger and use the index as the pick that way the nail provides a certain tone on the down stroke and the callous on the other side for a different up-stroke sound for me this add's something that's difficult to explain. Or I just bare finger pick .
William sounds like you have used lots of different picks and have changed favorites over the years! I remember the cork one too...Looks like Clayton still makes them and a six pack is only three dollars!
Those are the ones Edward .
I used to always buy picks , everytime I was in a music shop who had picks I would buy one of each that I thought I might like . Always looking for the perfect pick . My perfect pick now is a worn one they need breaking in like a guitar .