Tusq Picks

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by gregmon79, Oct 25, 2017.

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  1. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    I think I’m posting in the right forum.....??


    Anyway, I just got a pack of those new Tusq picks, the “bright” ones. I’ve only played them for about 10 min but I like them so far. They really do give you some nice snap and “harmonic content” I guess you’d call it as advertised. I was wondering if any of you were using them and what your thoughts on them were.

    I normally use Clayton triangles in 1.00mm or 1.26mm. I sorta miss the extra surface to hold onto but the Tusq ones are easy to grab and don’t seem to move too much. I’ll know more when I get them in a real band playing situation and I’m playing a little more aggressively. The design on the picks makes them easy to grip though so that’s nice.

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  2. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny Inactive

    Nov 20, 2000
    Harrison Mills
    I tend to use heavy blunt picks and was expecting to hate the Tusq. They’re so stiff and have such a positive sensitive touch though I found them extremely usable. Not my #1 go to but I bought a bag of them and play with one occasionally just for a change. They wear fast which isn’t a big deal for me but might be if you like a sharp point all the time.
     
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  3. I have some black A5s (1 mm) that were given to me by a guitarist. I find them too clacky for bass but great for guitar. Thanks to the name stamp, I can grip them well and my dumb right hand doesn't drop them as often as it drops other picks.
     
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  4. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Oh that kinda sucks. I guess I’ll see how it goes. I do like my points.