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pick sizes?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by poolshark, Oct 13, 2001.


  1. poolshark

    poolshark

    Jun 15, 2001
    what are good pick sizes for basses?

    like for a certain style like punk, etc.?
     
  2. Whew! I'm glad that said PICK! :D

    Anyhow, I think it's just whatever makes it easiest to play. When I played in a band that did some Allmans covers, I used these picks that I got from Modulus. It was a little difficult (and expensive) to get them, but I see that now they're selling them from their website for $25 for 100. They're really thick, if that's the kind of pick you like....
     
  3. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    I use .73mm Dunlop Tortex (yellow) picks. They are medium I think. When it comes to picks, the thinner they are, the faster you can pick. I used to use .60mm orange, but they wore out too fast and sounded too clicky. I like the yellow ones better.

    The best things about Dunlop Tortex picks is they last very long, they dont chip like Fender picks, and they have a picture of a turtle on them! so cute! :D
     
  4. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    I posted a thread around this premise a while back. i used to use a gator grip 1.0 . Now i use a Tortex 1.14. faster. but the tone from the gator grip was more fuller i think.
     
  5. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Not much to do with basses.
    Misc. seems like a better place for this one.

    So off you go.;)
     
  6. 3mm Stubby

    the best pick for bass.. sounds warm and still gives you the picking sound.
     
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I don't use a pick much, but when I do, Stubbys are the best.

    The won't break or bend like most picks.
     
  8. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    My pick HAS to bend a little. i play some fast stuff, and hamering down and upstroks with a pick that doesnt bend is kinda hard....
     
  9. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    is everyone insane? why do you all use such thick picks!!!!!!

    I hate thick picks, I dont know why. I just cant use them.
     
  10. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    PDX
    don't pick much, but when I do I use whatever geetar pick I have in my pocket and it works fine IMO.