Let’s have a poll about picks!

Discussion in 'Accessories [BG]' started by Evil Undead, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Dunlop tortex

  2. Dunlop gel

  3. Gravity razer

  4. Gravity classic

  5. Piglet graphite

  6. Dunlop Jazz III

  7. Dunlop stubby

  8. Dunlop big stubby

  9. Dava grip

  10. Graphtech

  11. Dunlop Jazz III graphite

  12. Dunlop nylon

  13. Timber tones

  14. Dunlop delrin

  15. Carbon fibre

  16. Bone/horn

  17. Fender celluloid tort

  18. Titanium/steel

  19. Glass

  20. Other

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  1. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    Hi everyone!

    I’m a real pick geek, and have been a collector for about 30 years. I’m always on the lookout for new and cool picks, so if you can suggest any to me, that would be appreciated. I’ve got over 400, loads of shapes, sizes, materials, brands, etc.

    But also, I’d love to have a poll of what’s your absolute favourite pick for playing, either guitar or bass or banjo or whatever else you happen to play.

    Feel free to expand in the comments :) I’ve limited the poll to some of the most common types that are in my collection but happy to add more!
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  2. ctmullins

    ctmullins Dominated Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Litter of the picks, eh? :roflmao:

    I voted Dava, but I have to acknowledge the ubiquitous Dunlop Tortex. They’re like the D’Addario XL of the pick world - available everywhere, for cheap, and high enough quality to get the job done well.
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  3. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    I use Alice branded 0.96 mm picks if I use picks (and I don't use picks).

    I bought a billion of these from Ebay for pennies a few years ago. They are rough textured, though the roughness wears off. I use them more on guitar, but on bass I like to get a sort of Bobby Vega pick shuffle on the go sometimes.
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  4. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    I honestly don't even know what kind of picks I use. Admittedly I don't use them often enough to warrant much thought, but even back in the early 80s when I was playing a ton of Police-influenced New Wave with a pick I'd just grab whatever the guitar player had spares of.
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  5. Bent77


    Mar 6, 2013
    Desert, Colorado
    Too bad you can’t have 2 polls on the same thread, adding size. I prefer 1.14mm and up

    I like the tortex. I like to score them with a razor for extra grip
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  6. MynameisMe

    MynameisMe What will you be remembered for?

    Dec 31, 2018
    You collect picks? Never thought about it but that's great! I usually just wear them down and Chuck them. Don't use then very often for bass but do when I play guitar.
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  7. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    On the bass I'm all fingers (I do occasionally "pick" with the nail on my index finger for the tonal effect) but I've been using tortex .88s (da green ones) forever on guitar. I've tried lots of other picks but I haven't liked anything better than the green Dunlops.
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  8. Ah pix mah base with uh carrot.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2019
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  9. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Other: Dunlop Ultex .73 — cut down to a jazz teardrop shape. (Yes, I really do that.)
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    Jun 10, 2013
    Western Ma.
    Voted other, Dunlop max grip when I do use a pick.
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  11. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Really? I use them and voted Dunlop nylon. So now we're splitting the Max Grip vote. We should decide how we should vote so we get represented in this poll.

    Or we could go get a light snack and go to bed.

    EDIT: Not you and me together, of course.
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  12. MynameisMe

    MynameisMe What will you be remembered for?

    Dec 31, 2018
    I use the 2 mil purple one with the thumb insert.
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  13. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I use all kinds of picks. I will have half a dozen kinds on my mic stand pick holder. Tortex has been my go to for years until recently.

    If I had to walk out the door with only one these days though, it would be.... S63-12-xlarge.jpg
  14. Clem Lushness

    Clem Lushness

    May 30, 2017
    I was using red jazz III XL on bass for awhile, but as most of my pick use was on guitar with Tortex yellow, always felt a little weird when i picked up the bass picks. So have gone back to Tortex blue on bass.
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  15. BLDavis

    BLDavis May the Tort be with you.

    May 21, 2009
    Ellenboro, NC
    Dunlop Nylon 0.73 when I use a pick, which is rarely.
  16. RustyAxe


    Jul 8, 2008
    Dunlop Gator Grip 1.5mm ... an audience member found one on the floor near the bandstand and handed to me. I tried it that night. Been using these now for nearly two years. I like them for acoustic guitar, too (for the rare times I strum, I'm a fingerstyle/fingerpicker). Before that I was using 1.0mm Dunlop Tortex.
  17. Will_White


    Jul 1, 2011
    Salem, OR
    I use either a Dunlop 9003 thumb pick or lately a quarter.
  18. yousaiditman


    Jan 23, 2011
    Star Picks.. the yellow ones
  19. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    Yeah man! It started when I was seven years old, my dad found one in the street and gave it to me. Looked like it had been run over a couple times. I still have it


    I think that would be the Dunlop big stubby

    Interesting, I don’t have one of those. Might look them up

    Some more that I haven’t heard of, will have to check them out
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2019
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  20. TheDirtyLowDown


    Mar 8, 2014
    I don't play bass with picks, but I do flatpick guitar (acoustic and electric).
    Here is a shout out to Michel Wegen, who makes the very best guitar pick I've ever used:

    Wegen's Guitar Picks

    They're seriously worth it for tone, durability, and feel, and they are made by hand in the Netherlands...
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