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Pick users i need help finding a pick

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by jessicabass, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. jessicabass

    jessicabass

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    I have used the max grip picks alot and like them but am looking for something else.
    Looking for a pick that has less of the high attack and more of the purcussive finger like tones.
    Any good one?
  2. SasquatchDude

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    Dunlop Big Stubby™ 2mm
  3. davegt666

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    Get yourself some tortex picks or a big stubby. However, why don't you just use your fingers? No matter what picks you get it's still gonna have that "pick" sound to it somewhat.
  4. jessicabass

    jessicabass

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    Unable to because of personal problems.
    I can do one finger on the slow laid back stuff but not on other stuff.
  5. jeffmensch

    jeffmensch Supporting Member Supporting Member

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  6. Dradder

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    +1. I tried out a buncha picks and settled on these.
  7. AaronVonRock

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    These are the picks I use and I love them.
  8. 5StringFool

    5StringFool Supporting Member

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    I've tried a bunch... felt, rubber, Ultem, Tortex, nylon, celluloid, acrylic, and some biodegradable picks too.

    Felt was just too undefined, rubber sounded good but had next to zero durability, the biodegradable stuff sounded kind of hollow (which can be cool, but I wouldn't want it for my main tone), nylon wasn't quite punchy enough, the Ultem is cool but not quite thumpy enough.

    Out of them all my favorites were the 3.0mm acrylic, and what has become my go to pick, the Dunlop 2.0mm Gator grip. For my money the Gator grip has the right balance of thump and punch without being too "clicky" sounding.

    Hope that helps and good luck on the search.
  9. Splintered Skul

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    I've found the Gator Grip series doesn't have as much high attack like the max grips, but still won't slip out of your hand
  10. davegt666

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    I see. Well the general consensus so far is with the big stubby so I think that one is good bet.
  11. jessicabass

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    Which ones?
    |I see purple and nylon greyish
  12. AaronVonRock

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  13. ghostfather

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    V-Picks - Freakishly Large Pointed
    http://v-picks.com/productdetails.php?q=21&page=picks

    Really love these picks.
    I was using V-Picks Screamers for a bit but the FLP are great.
    Thinking of trying the Psycho and Colossal...
    The Colossal is said to sound most like using your thumb.
  14. jessicabass

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    Those are some weird picks but yet intriguing also
  15. Mvilmany

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    Tortex. I like the lightest gauges, personally. I hold them closer to the tip.
  16. Dradder

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  17. aggrokragg

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    This. After trying umpteen picks when I switched to bass from guitar long ago, I discovered the Gator Grips and never looked back.

    I prefer the dark purple .96mm ones. They are just thick enough to be durable but have a very slight amount of give versus the 1.0mm which I felt was a little too much.
  18. mjac28

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

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    +1 I use both the 2mm and the 3mm
  19. edpal

    edpal Tick-tock, she's not just another pretty face! Gold Supporting Member

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    Hard leather - I bought a bag of some guy in the UK (ebay). 1/8"(3mm)thick), seem to be full grain cowhide. If not stiff enough you just squirt a little Super glue on them, let dry, good to go. The Super GLue trick work on felts too.
  20. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life. Supporting Member

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