looking for uncommon gauges picks. Need help

Discussion in 'Accessories [BG]' started by descendent22, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. descendent22


    Jul 29, 2015
    Looking for a .80 gauge pick. Or something close to that. Something like a Dunlop tortex or the Dunlop with the gator logo. Regular standard shape.

    Obviously I play with a pick. Have been for a long time now. However I still can’t find the right gauge. For a while I used .96 but it was to hard so then for the LONGEST time I used the purple .71 which I really like. But then I started using .88 which I really like but if I could get something between the .71 and . 88 it’d be perfect. Where can I find these gauges/picks??
  2. ProfFrink


    Jan 16, 2015
    Picking picks is hard (pun intended). I went through like 20 types before settling on a few I like,

    One I like is the Dunlop Ultex 1.0. It's pretty hard but not too grindy. They also have gauges in the range you're looking for.
  3. two fingers

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

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Different materials flex in different ways as well. Maybe it's time to try something other than tortex. (I'm not knocking them. I use them a lot.)
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  4. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011
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  5. descendent22


    Jul 29, 2015
    Hmm. Idk why I simply didn’t think of that. Thank you
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  6. two fingers

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

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    The best news is that picks are cheap. If you walk into a store that has bins with single picks, you can come out with lots of different kinds to try for five bucks.
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  7. dmc79


    Mar 29, 2006
    I know you asked a long time ago, but I am interested in if you found a pick to fill that gap. I mostly use Dunlop Tortex triangles and flip between yellow (.73) and green (.88). I was thinking of trying some other picks out just for a change. I like the look of the Dunlop Gators but they have an even bigger gap between purple (.71) and blue (.96), I was hoping they'd do one right in the middle but no luck.

    I just saw that you can get the Clayton Acetal at .80, in either standard, rounded triangle or small teardrop. Their site says it has a matte finish to prevent slipping. I may give these a go myself. Let us know if your hunt was successful.
  8. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone Inactive

    Feb 23, 2011
    The Dunlop USA Nylon .88mm pick might be quite similar to what a .80mm Tortex pick would be like, in terms of flexibility at least, as nylon is more flexible than Tortex, though, being a different material in terms of density, hardness and smoothness, it might produce a somewhat different tone.
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