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Wedgie Rubber Picks. Any users?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by shawshank72, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. shawshank72

    shawshank72 Supporting Member

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    Been tempted to try these but they come in strange sizes.
    Wondering what tb opinions on them are.
  2. BBox Bass

    BBox Bass Supporting Member

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    I bought a few last year and couldn't get used to them. I always felt like they stuck to the strings.
  3. guitarflinger

    guitarflinger Supporting Member

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    I have one. It provides a sound about half way between my fingers and a regular pick. I only use it on one song currently - "Still Rock and Roll to Me" by Billy Joel. It is the closest I could get to the sound on the record (CD, you know what I mean).
  4. ljholland

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    I got some for my wife and I noodled with them (I'm a guitar guy). They seem to stick to the string when you pluck. Neither of us thought much and tossed them into the "extra" pick jar.
  5. shawshank72

    shawshank72 Supporting Member

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    Seems to be an overall opinion of sticking to the strings.
    Thanks all.
    Guess i will pass.
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    Yep, same here...stuck to the strings. Waste of money for me.
  7. mjac28

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

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    I have used them for years the 5.0mm are the best they are the least flexible great picks. I think I have some extras I sent another TB'er some and he loved them I'm ordering more if I can't find some around here I'll give you a few when I get my new order.
  8. shawshank72

    shawshank72 Supporting Member

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    Will be going home to canada soon.
    In the states for only 2 more weeks.
    But thank you for the offer.
  9. mjac28

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

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    I'll wait til you get home I'll send them up to Canada when I get them I'll drop you a PM.
  10. shawshank72

    shawshank72 Supporting Member

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    Thank you
  11. mjac28

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

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    I have some really cool custom wooden picks I'll include also.
  12. mglinski

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    I love them as well. Great sound. A little hard to pick really fast with them, so I switch to a thinner (relatively) pick if I need a lot of speed. Otherwise they are my current favorites.
  13. mrb327

    mrb327 Just say No to Tort Supporting Member

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    My fav pick for that particular Billy Joel song is a 1" chunk off the end of an old leather belt.
  14. ShonenCello

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    No sticking issue with me.

    The really thick ones are hard to use. But the 3.1 gives me a very good sound and speed.

    They don't last very long.

    I like 'em, but don't love 'em.
  15. MoreBeer

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    I just got a sampler pack of wedgies today from bassstringsonline along with my order. I believe it contains one of everything they make, like 25 picks for $7. Going to give them a shot later this week. I looked at a few and can already tell I won't like the thick ones. Ordered some stiff felt picks also.
  16. jdwhitak

    jdwhitak Supporting Member

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    I used them a long time ago when I was into guitar. I liked the sound, but they would wear down and I'd have bits of it all over my guitar like a pencil eraser.
  17. mrbell321

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    I'm not generally a picker, but I do have a few different picks, one being a rubber wedge. I think it's a 5mm. Like everyone has said, it sticks to my strings(chromes at the moment, but also the nickle XL's I had prior). Seems good for a really dark tone, but I can't play very fast w/ it.
    You didn't ask, but I've got a several felt picks too. Definitely prefer those. Don't know the brand or official measurements, but the easiest to use is a little larger than a standard guitar pick(larger than the wedgie) and about 3mm thick... tone is a little brighter, but easier to play.
  18. pmatz2

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    I use them also. The only thing I don't like is the rubber shavings left behind as they wear down.
  19. P-oddz

    P-oddz Supporting Member

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    Agreed with above replies. Sticky response and a mess of rubber shavings left all up in your pickups' bizness.
  20. Ross AriaPro

    Ross AriaPro

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    Theres a world of difference between the soft and hard wedgies.

    The HARD version is the only way to go...doesnt grab the strings and lasts much longer.

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