What pick do you use?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Warpeg, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. Warpeg


    Jun 20, 2005
    Let's not turn this into a finger vs. pick debate. Personally, I use traditional finger, slap and pick styles depending on what the song needs. My go-to for picks has been the Dunlop Tortex .88mm Standard for quite some time. For those that use picks part-time or full-time, what do you use and why? Do you find that a pick sounds good on some basses and not on others?
  2. 39-Bassist


    Jul 7, 2010
    Endorsing Artist for: Duncan Pickups; Line6, Hipshot, GHS Strings, Somnium Guitars
    Don't laugh but I play fingerstyle 80% and of course pick 20%....But I use the Tortex Red, a thin pick, but I don't use the tip, I use the rounded side...I found for my style I get a bit more speed....
  3. gpx1200


    Apr 24, 2013
    spencer mass
    not a pic guy either now but I started out with one so I still mess around sometimes and I like the yello tortex pic.
    I used to have a way of bending them around my thumb to give them a stiffer attack when I needed it
  4. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    dunlop nylon .73
  5. shirky


    Apr 7, 2000
    Reading, PA, USA
    I don't always use a pick, but when I do, I use Fender Extra Heavy.
  6. BassMonstrum


    Mar 7, 2008
    Dunlop Nylon 1mm
  7. Big John66

    Big John66

    Feb 12, 2008
    I've used the .88 green Tortex for years, but I recently picked up some .90 Ultex sharps and really dig them.
  8. Blairb


    Nov 1, 2007
    When I use a pick its the yellow tortex.
  9. Spent


    May 15, 2011
    Upstate NY
    Used to use Tortex, but now I use Dava. I only use a pick on a few songs, much prefer finger style.
  10. Fliptrique


    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses
    One and only:

  11. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    i'm primarily a finger-style player now, but dunlop orange tortex (.60mm) is my go-to pick.
  12. Warpeg


    Jun 20, 2005
    Hahaha...I thought of "The world's most interesting man" from the Dos Equis commercials.
  13. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    I also do not always use a pick, but when I do, I have a new favorite. the Dunlop with the rhinoceros on it. it has a slightly sharper point which I like.

  14. AdamR

    AdamR Inactive

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Green Dunlops, mostley because I bought 4 dozen of them when I was playing guitar in my last band.
  15. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    When using a pick, I pick with whatever I pick up at the moment. ;)

  16. The Dunlop Tortex picks.. used to use the blue (1mm?), went down to the .88mm green, now I'm on the yellow .73mm. I could quite happily use any of them, and I'm not really sure why I keep moving onto the thinner size.
  17. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    i did the same thing. started on the blue/purple tortex and ended up on the orange. i like the flexibility of it. gives me a bit cleaner/sharper attack and allows me to play faster.
  18. Phendyr_Loon


    Sep 4, 2010
    Tortex purple. I think they are just super heavy gui**** picks, but I've always preferred them for bass.
  19. wideload


    Apr 15, 2004
    Salinas, CA
    Fender Heavy. Used Martin heavyset for decades, with a textured contour grip. Best ever. Of course, they're no longer available. :(
  20. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    clayton white 1mm triangular or dunlop yellow tortex triangular