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friend_of_the_nature - Posted - 01/28/2009:  21:35:59

What types of pick do you use in terms of thickness, shape and material, what type do you consider best for your favorite music style and why?

Chadtheguru - Posted - 01/29/2009:  05:19:09

Blue (1.0mm) Delrin/Tortex.

just joe - Posted - 01/29/2009:  06:36:36

dunlop big stubby 3mm. It feels right. Also,I remember someone mentioning using a half dollar coin, so when i got one in my change this week I put it in my pick tin and I'm going to try it out

Edited by - just joe on 01/30/2009 06:56:17

HighLonesome - Posted - 01/29/2009:  07:39:31

Originally posted by just joe

dunlop big stubby 3mm. It feels right

Yeah, I'm likin' those, too. I graduated from the 2.0's recently. A thin pick just feels wimpy to me now.

Woodstock, Alabama

Martin D28-CW #103
Seagull MJM6 CW (great for fingerpicking)
Fender Mex Strat (currently out on loan)
Santa Rosa El Cheapo half-size nylon-string (my five-year-old''s box)
Harmony of Unknown Vintage
One beautiful wife, two beautiful daughters, and three spoiled dogs...

musekatcher - Posted - 01/29/2009:  11:49:03

Dunlop 206. Also, the D'Andrea triangles in a 1.5 mm.

Jim Holland
Athens, AL

littlebill81 - Posted - 01/30/2009:  10:45:13

I'm a big fan of the cool 1.0(the yellow ones). But I've also got a saga golden gate when I'm really trying to sound old-timey.

every moment has a song that fits; it''s just sometimes you gotta write it yourself

terrapin - Posted - 01/30/2009:  12:14:27

Wegen Bluegrass 1.0 or 1.2, amazing tone.

Stefan - Posted - 01/31/2009:  02:21:34

Wegen bluegrass 1.0 mm.

Steven B - Posted - 01/31/2009:  07:48:50

I don't know what you really call is a green, Dunlop U.S.A ---1.5mm pick of some type (its got a drawing of an alligator snout on it). I think I've got about 3 of them left. I usually find a pick that I like and, after I've sanded it to the shape I desire, I'll drill a couple of small holes thru the center of the pick. (I sweat really bad when I play and I find that these small holes keep the pick from "spinning around" in my fingers or (better yet) me dropping the dang thing. I've also got a couple of those Golden Gate picks ready to go, but haven't started using them much.....(I don't play's an old age thing..hehe)

ain''t no need to go see if it''s raining....just whistle in the dog and see if he''s wet!

fpeay - Posted - 01/31/2009:  15:48:23

Wegen bluegrass 1.2 mm


Flatpicker - Posted - 02/02/2009:  11:52:10

Fender Heavy or Taylor Heavy. They are exactly the same pick apart from the name and color.


Dave_E - Posted - 02/02/2009:  15:58:56

Wegen Bluegrass 1.0 (black). Why this one, because after buying at 1 (and sometimes packs of 10)) of every pick on the planet, my Martin D-18 sounds best (to me) with the Wegen. No "pick" noises, no brittleness or dullness.


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Edited by - Dave_E on 02/02/2009 16:02:52

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