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Pick players: What do you use?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Ezmar, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Ezmar


    Jul 8, 2010
    I don't always play with a pick, but when I do, I use a Dunlop Jazz III.

    A little weird, I know, but it's the only thing that's comfortable for me. Anyone else use the regular Jazz III on bass? What DO you use, and why?
  2. I'm a finger player mostly, but I have been messing around with picks lately. I really like the planet waves light .60 mm. Sounds great with flats.
  3. Scott Sauna

    Scott Sauna

    Oct 12, 2012
    I usually use a pick so I've tried out a lot of different brands and thicknesses, my favorite has to be black Dunlop .88. I use .73 for guitar and .88 for bass. I used 1.0 for awhile but they aren't flexible enough for my play style.
  4. Am I the only one who likes metal picks? Someone gave me a copper pick when I was at university and I used it for bass until I lost it, as one does---I've just gotten around to buying a few more and I find the rigidity helpful.

    (I'm a gui**** as well, so I'm used to the feel of those spindly little strings against a plastic pick---on a bass string I feel like a plastic pick doesn't have enough backbone.)

  5. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    When I play guitar, I use .8 mm thick acetate Claytons exclusively.
  6. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06 Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    San Bernardino,CA
    I use a pick about 5% of the time but when I do I use Dunlop Tortex .73mm picks (the yellow ones)...

  7. macbassplayer


    Sep 8, 2010
    Blue Tortex 1mm
  8. Corevalay

    Corevalay Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    New Jersey
  9. jay tay

    jay tay

    Aug 12, 2009
    Manchester UK

    I switch from finger to pick quite a bit so I use one of these...

    Unfortunately it stops me from slapping, So I can either play finger style and slap, or play finger style and pick, but not all three, and not pick and slap.
  10. FatCity


    Apr 30, 2002
    Lexington, SC
    Endorsing Artist: Howard's Crispy Fried Chicken Skins
    Dunlop Tortex 1.14mm (the purple ones)
  11. MrMeacham


    Nov 5, 2006
    I've grown fond of the Everly Brothers picks. The star works for me.
  12. Ajak


    Mar 31, 2012
    Bern, Switzerland
    Dunlop Tortex 1.0mm
  13. musicman666


    Sep 11, 2011
    A Pick.
  14. MrPierre


    Oct 22, 2012
    Red "Brain" pick.
  15. LarryO


    Apr 4, 2004
    SAME AS SILLYFABE the yellow one
  16. LumberjackTBird


    Aug 5, 2012
    I have a lot of picks I have just picked up here and there. The ones I use the most are 1 or bigger, and they have to have a little flex. I have some cheap, walmart first act picks that are a soft plastic and probably 1.5. A few of them I have used so much the first act logo wore off. Bummer...

    Anyone used a wooden pic? A friend gave me one, its pretty cool, but started to get ate up with my roundwounds. So its just a novelty now...
  17. When pick playing on bass, I prefer strength and rigidity. In those fields, nothing beats these:

    However, when I'm playing guitar, I like these best:

    Dunlops. Darn good stuff. Never had one break, and the grips on it are ridiculously good.
  18. musicman666


    Sep 11, 2011
    Fender picks always seem to break in my opinion..
  19. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento CA
  20. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Beatles- Rubber Wedgies 5.0mm
    Rock- Adamas Graphite 2.0mm Dunlop "Big Stubby" 3.0mm