flexible yet stiff pick gauge?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by heretic, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. I want to try some new picks... I have been using the Ernie Ball heavy (dont know gauge) and its stiff as a board. I want something thats a little more flexible... any reccomendations?

  2. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Dunlop Tortex .73 is a little stiffer than I prefer, but I can still use one. I normally use a .60 nylon pick.
  3. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    dunlop nylon 1 mm
  4. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    +1 :bassist:
  5. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    i suggest you buy all the colors of the dunlop series and find out which one you like - a cheep experiement
    i'm a blue guy myself
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  6. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Dava Control picks -- they're awesome. The flexibility varies depending on how you hold it.
  7. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    Dunlop Tortex 1mm. Try the triangle ones, they're really comfortable. They're the blue ones by the way. :cool:

    Graeme :bassist:
  8. thanks, ill try out soome of these next time I pick up some new strings ;)
  9. Corwin81


    Mar 18, 2003
    Ames, IA
    Dunlop Gator Grip .88 or 1.14mm
  10. I think that .60 mm Dunlops are a perfect balance between flexibility and stiffness.
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I use the pink ones. Perfect for 12 string bass.
  12. bentem


    Oct 18, 2002
    Rockville, MD
  13. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    medium is pretty much the most wersitile pick guage.(i only use picks on guitars)
  14. Jack


    Sep 6, 2003
    Newcastle, UK
    Dunlop Tortex Blue or Purple (two consecutive sizes, purple being stiffer).
  15. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    I never could stand the Dunlop Tortex picks. They seem to impart an unwanted attack "tone" for me. I like the Clayton .80mm for a flexible yet stiff pick. They have a "smoother" sound while playing IMO.