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Pick players: What do you use?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Ezmar, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Ezmar

    Ezmar

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    I don't always play with a pick, but when I do, I use a Dunlop Jazz III.

    A little weird, I know, but it's the only thing that's comfortable for me. Anyone else use the regular Jazz III on bass? What DO you use, and why?
  2. skidmarkbass

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    I'm a finger player mostly, but I have been messing around with picks lately. I really like the planet waves light .60 mm. Sounds great with flats.
  3. Scott Sauna

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    I usually use a pick so I've tried out a lot of different brands and thicknesses, my favorite has to be black Dunlop .88. I use .73 for guitar and .88 for bass. I used 1.0 for awhile but they aren't flexible enough for my play style.
  4. ntenny

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    Am I the only one who likes metal picks? Someone gave me a copper pick when I was at university and I used it for bass until I lost it, as one does---I've just gotten around to buying a few more and I find the rigidity helpful.

    (I'm a guitard as well, so I'm used to the feel of those spindly little strings against a plastic pick---on a bass string I feel like a plastic pick doesn't have enough backbone.)

    -NT
  5. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

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    When I play guitar, I use .8 mm thick acetate Claytons exclusively.
  6. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06 Supporting Member

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    I use a pick about 5% of the time but when I do I use Dunlop Tortex .73mm picks (the yellow ones)...

    [​IMG]
  7. macbassplayer

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    Blue Tortex 1mm
  8. Corevalay

    Corevalay Supporting Member

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    [​IMG]

    I switch from finger to pick quite a bit so I use one of these...

    Unfortunately it stops me from slapping, So I can either play finger style and slap, or play finger style and pick, but not all three, and not pick and slap.
  10. FatCity

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    Endorsing Artist: Howard's Crispy Fried Chicken Skins
    Dunlop Tortex 1.14mm (the purple ones)
  11. MrMeacham

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    I've grown fond of the Everly Brothers picks. The star works for me.
  12. Ajak

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    Dunlop Tortex 1.0mm
  13. musicman666

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    Red "Brain" pick.
  15. LarryO

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    SAME AS SILLYFABE the yellow one
  16. LumberjackTBird

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    I have a lot of picks I have just picked up here and there. The ones I use the most are 1 or bigger, and they have to have a little flex. I have some cheap, walmart first act picks that are a soft plastic and probably 1.5. A few of them I have used so much the first act logo wore off. Bummer...

    Anyone used a wooden pic? A friend gave me one, its pretty cool, but started to get ate up with my roundwounds. So its just a novelty now...
  17. nutso42

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    When pick playing on bass, I prefer strength and rigidity. In those fields, nothing beats these:
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    However, when I'm playing guitar, I like these best:
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    Dunlops. Darn good stuff. Never had one break, and the grips on it are ridiculously good.
  18. musicman666

    musicman666 Supporting Member

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    Fender picks always seem to break in my opinion..
  19. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass Supporting Member

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  20. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Beatles- Rubber Wedgies 5.0mm
    Rock- Adamas Graphite 2.0mm Dunlop "Big Stubby" 3.0mm

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