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What's are your favorite, or go-to picks. 27 Replies

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. Continue

Started by Edward Sparks. Last reply by Ed Provost Jul 16, 2013.

Recovering the Errant Plectrum - A Reprise 12 Replies

Back by popular demand, here is the video that has all guitar-dom talking. I've benefitted a lot from being in the Acoustic Guitar Community. This video is my opportunity to "give back." This is also…Continue

Started by Walt Pilcher. Last reply by Rosemary j. Lambin Jan 5, 2012.

Pics of Picks you collect! 3 Replies

I have several picks that fall into the collecting category, meaning that I don't use them when I play gigs.Lets post pictures of them here and tell why they are special to you!Continue

Started by Edward Sparks. Last reply by Nicole A Wilkinson Dec 22, 2011.

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Comment by Edward Sparks on June 22, 2013 at 7:40pm
Mike, we loco e to the picks group...looking forward to your input here!
Comment by Edward Sparks on June 18, 2013 at 6:21pm
That's cool Kevin, will look forward too how it weeks for you!
Comment by kevin on June 18, 2013 at 5:57pm

well--i just got a little extra cash & found someone whos willing to part with a Bluechip pick.  i know its equalivent to 1 mm. so its right in the ball[park of what i like thickness-wise.  cant wait for it to get here 

Comment by Edward Sparks on June 18, 2013 at 4:45am
I use flat picks, Dunlop orange Tortex ones...kind of halfway between thin and medium. When I finger pick I use three metal nationals and.a plastic thumb pick. I like the volume and desperation I get with fingerpicks. I actually have the same ones I have used for about 40 years! I use them to fingerpicks my Guild jumbo 12 string, which has a wide neck and decent string pair spacing!
Comment by Iain Brennan on June 18, 2013 at 1:53am
Me and picks have a love/hate relationship-I'd love to be able to use the picks you stick on your fingers Leo Kottke style, but find it easier to use my nails, trouble is, I
grow them to the desired length, then I break one of them! then it's back to using thumbs and fingers again, until they grow back, for strumming or plucking, I use my thumb, fingers, indeed, my whole hand at once, to achieve different sounds, but my only, and favourite pick, is a Sharkfin, preferably a thin one, its the only flatpick I ever use, as it was the first one I got used to, I guess, but, how I envy those players, who can use a handful of finger-picks!
Comment by kevin on April 4, 2013 at 3:29pm

i like the Wegen picks also--at  least the one that i have. i was given a pair  of TF250 picks & i like them.  i use them sometimes 

very impressive

Comment by ra harris on April 4, 2013 at 8:25am

Thanks for the thoughtful reply, Kevin.  I might try Gravity at some point, but I'm pretty happy with the Wegen line of picks.  They have a number of good models but I'm partial to the Trimus 350 or 500.

Comment by JR Boyette on April 3, 2013 at 12:09pm

My current favorite is Hot Grips .88 Green  different sizes = different colors. Seems easier to hold onto in those cold clubs or outside gigs. I'm gonna try the V-picks and Gator picks if I can find some local (Nashville)

Comment by kevin on April 3, 2013 at 12:02pm

Hi Robt:  yes, Vinnie sent me a couple V-Picks & i liked them too. matter of fact i ordered about 4 more after i got the samples, & i still use them on occasion.

they are both very similar--feel like they are made of the same material, same non-slip once theyve warmed up in my fingers, but to me it feels as tho the V-Picks are 'harder', or stiffer.  Vinnie goes so far as to say that his picks are heat treated, & Chris makes no such claim.  not that the Gravity picks are very flexable--they are stiff also, but in my fingers; & again, to me--the Gravity picks feel more 'lively' or alive.  i really dont have a good anology to put to this other than that.  i like the sound the Gravity picks help to produce better. as im mostly a strummer & dont do hi-speed sweep-picking runs, i dont need a pic k thats very stiff.  i would suggest you get one (or two) & see for yourself which one you prefer.  as ive said they are very similar.  hope this helps  :)

Comment by ra harris on April 3, 2013 at 7:16am

Kevin, those Gravity picks look a lot like a V-Pick I have. Are you familiar with the V-Pick, and if so how would you compare the two -- Gravity vs. V-Pick?  Obviously you like the Gravity better, but if you've tried both I wonder if you could compare size, feel, tone?

I don't use the V-Pick often, in fact I just found it again last night in the neck-bin in the case of I guitar I'm selling.  So I played with it last night and found I liked it.  I'm considering ordering more or, if people feel the Gravity pick is much better, that I might try that one instead.  Robt/

 

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