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Wedgie Rubber Picks. Any users?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by shawshank72, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    Been tempted to try these but they come in strange sizes.
    Wondering what tb opinions on them are.
  2. BBox Bass

    BBox Bass Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    NW Pennsylvania
    I bought a few last year and couldn't get used to them. I always felt like they stuck to the strings.
  3. guitarflinger

    guitarflinger Not all who wander are lost Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    Front Range, Colorado
    I have one. It provides a sound about half way between my fingers and a regular pick. I only use it on one song currently - "Still Rock and Roll to Me" by Billy Joel. It is the closest I could get to the sound on the record (CD, you know what I mean).
  4. ljholland


    Oct 19, 2013
    I got some for my wife and I noodled with them (I'm a guitar guy). They seem to stick to the string when you pluck. Neither of us thought much and tossed them into the "extra" pick jar.
  5. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    Seems to be an overall opinion of sticking to the strings.
    Thanks all.
    Guess i will pass.
  6. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Yep, same here...stuck to the strings. Waste of money for me.
  7. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I have used them for years the 5.0mm are the best they are the least flexible great picks. I think I have some extras I sent another TB'er some and he loved them I'm ordering more if I can't find some around here I'll give you a few when I get my new order.
  8. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    Will be going home to canada soon.
    In the states for only 2 more weeks.
    But thank you for the offer.
  9. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I'll wait til you get home I'll send them up to Canada when I get them I'll drop you a PM.
  10. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    Thank you
  11. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I have some really cool custom wooden picks I'll include also.
  12. mglinski


    Jan 3, 2013
    Gallatin, TN
    I love them as well. Great sound. A little hard to pick really fast with them, so I switch to a thinner (relatively) pick if I need a lot of speed. Otherwise they are my current favorites.
  13. mrb327

    mrb327 Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Nobody Knows
    My fav pick for that particular Billy Joel song is a 1" chunk off the end of an old leather belt.
  14. ShonenCello


    Sep 21, 2011
    No sticking issue with me.

    The really thick ones are hard to use. But the 3.1 gives me a very good sound and speed.

    They don't last very long.

    I like 'em, but don't love 'em.
  15. MoreBeer


    Jan 5, 2014
    I just got a sampler pack of wedgies today from bassstringsonline along with my order. I believe it contains one of everything they make, like 25 picks for $7. Going to give them a shot later this week. I looked at a few and can already tell I won't like the thick ones. Ordered some stiff felt picks also.
  16. jdwhitak


    Mar 20, 2012
    Greenwood, IN
    I used them a long time ago when I was into guitar. I liked the sound, but they would wear down and I'd have bits of it all over my guitar like a pencil eraser.
  17. mrbell321


    Mar 26, 2012
    N. Colorado
    I'm not generally a picker, but I do have a few different picks, one being a rubber wedge. I think it's a 5mm. Like everyone has said, it sticks to my strings(chromes at the moment, but also the nickle XL's I had prior). Seems good for a really dark tone, but I can't play very fast w/ it.
    You didn't ask, but I've got a several felt picks too. Definitely prefer those. Don't know the brand or official measurements, but the easiest to use is a little larger than a standard guitar pick(larger than the wedgie) and about 3mm thick... tone is a little brighter, but easier to play.
  18. I use them also. The only thing I don't like is the rubber shavings left behind as they wear down.
  19. P-oddz

    P-oddz Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    Milwaukee, WI
    Agreed with above replies. Sticky response and a mess of rubber shavings left all up in your pickups' bizness.
  20. Ross AriaPro

    Ross AriaPro

    Dec 27, 2013
    Theres a world of difference between the soft and hard wedgies.

    The HARD version is the only way to go...doesnt grab the strings and lasts much longer.