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Pick users i need help finding a pick

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by jessicabass, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. jessicabass


    Dec 22, 2009
    I have used the max grip picks alot and like them but am looking for something else.
    Looking for a pick that has less of the high attack and more of the purcussive finger like tones.
    Any good one?
  2. Dunlop Big Stubby™ 2mm
  3. davegt666


    Jun 30, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Get yourself some tortex picks or a big stubby. However, why don't you just use your fingers? No matter what picks you get it's still gonna have that "pick" sound to it somewhat.
  4. jessicabass


    Dec 22, 2009
    Unable to because of personal problems.
    I can do one finger on the slow laid back stuff but not on other stuff.
  5. jeffmensch

    jeffmensch Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    Cambridge, Ontario
    I tried this Wedgie Picks sampler pack from bassstringonline.

    There's all kinds styles, thicknesses, and materials to experiment with. Even some rubber ones! It's a cheap way to figure out what you like and what you don't.
  6. Dradder


    Feb 7, 2013
    Reno, Nevada
    +1. I tried out a buncha picks and settled on these.
  7. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    These are the picks I use and I love them.
  8. 5StringFool

    5StringFool Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    Greenup, KY
    I've tried a bunch... felt, rubber, Ultem, Tortex, nylon, celluloid, acrylic, and some biodegradable picks too.

    Felt was just too undefined, rubber sounded good but had next to zero durability, the biodegradable stuff sounded kind of hollow (which can be cool, but I wouldn't want it for my main tone), nylon wasn't quite punchy enough, the Ultem is cool but not quite thumpy enough.

    Out of them all my favorites were the 3.0mm acrylic, and what has become my go to pick, the Dunlop 2.0mm Gator grip. For my money the Gator grip has the right balance of thump and punch without being too "clicky" sounding.

    Hope that helps and good luck on the search.
  9. I've found the Gator Grip series doesn't have as much high attack like the max grips, but still won't slip out of your hand
  10. davegt666


    Jun 30, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    I see. Well the general consensus so far is with the big stubby so I think that one is good bet.
  11. jessicabass


    Dec 22, 2009
    Which ones?
    |I see purple and nylon greyish
  12. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
  13. ghostfather


    Oct 26, 2013
    V-Picks - Freakishly Large Pointed

    Really love these picks.
    I was using V-Picks Screamers for a bit but the FLP are great.
    Thinking of trying the Psycho and Colossal...
    The Colossal is said to sound most like using your thumb.
  14. jessicabass


    Dec 22, 2009
    Those are some weird picks but yet intriguing also
  15. Mvilmany


    Mar 13, 2013
    Upstate NY
    Tortex. I like the lightest gauges, personally. I hold them closer to the tip.
  16. Dradder


    Feb 7, 2013
    Reno, Nevada
  17. aggrokragg


    Dec 18, 2013
    This. After trying umpteen picks when I switched to bass from guitar long ago, I discovered the Gator Grips and never looked back.

    I prefer the dark purple .96mm ones. They are just thick enough to be durable but have a very slight amount of give versus the 1.0mm which I felt was a little too much.
  18. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    +1 I use both the 2mm and the 3mm
  19. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    Hard leather - I bought a bag of some guy in the UK (ebay). 1/8"(3mm)thick), seem to be full grain cowhide. If not stiff enough you just squirt a little Super glue on them, let dry, good to go. The Super GLue trick work on felts too.
  20. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo