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#1 Divinity

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 03:43 PM

Im gonna get some new picks.. ive tryed the dunlop tortex 1.0mm and I like them, they wore out after like 1-2 hours a day for a few weeks.. lol only had 3 but im gonna order a pack of picks and wondering whats better.. tortex of ultex?

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Edited by Divinity, 31 January 2007 - 03:45 PM.



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Posted 31 January 2007 - 03:49 PM

I use both, although the Tortex's are far more durable, the Ultex's break too much on me and my hard picking style. Use thinner picks though, medium thickness are the most versatile, heavy ones are just for heavy rhythm, mind you they dont break as easily if you are doing individual picking but they are harder to work with if you have to strum or anything

Edited by AcousticSmash, 31 January 2007 - 03:49 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2007 - 03:53 PM

Yea, im really comfortable with 1.0mm it seems its not too flimsy and not too hard.. but yea I like these dunlop blues and I was thining of trying to ultexs


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Posted 31 January 2007 - 04:26 PM

i usually use my local shops picks (steves) there mediums. They are cheap and quite good. Otherwise i use dim dunlop match picks or tortex.
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Posted 31 January 2007 - 05:47 PM

I like the Ultex picks, unfortunetly I tend to lose my picks quite often.

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 05:52 PM

I recently have gotten to really like the ULTEX 1.14's

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 07:08 PM

QUOTE (AcousticSmash @ Jan 31 2007, 11:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I use both, although the Tortex's are far more durable, the Ultex's break too much on me and my hard picking style. Use thinner picks though, medium thickness are the most versatile, heavy ones are just for heavy rhythm, mind you they dont break as easily if you are doing individual picking but they are harder to work with if you have to strum or anything



hahaha... I use 1.14 mm Dunlop Tortex picks. Though it seems when I compare my picks to other picks of comparable thickness, they're stiffer.
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Posted 31 January 2007 - 07:14 PM

QUOTE (AcousticSmash @ Jan 31 2007, 06:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I use both, although the Tortex's are far more durable, the Ultex's break too much on me and my hard picking style. Use thinner picks though, medium thickness are the most versatile, heavy ones are just for heavy rhythm, mind you they dont break as easily if you are doing individual picking but they are harder to work with if you have to strum or anything



Preferences and application in picks are strictly personal and are not set in stone. What is versatile for you may be useless for me.

Oh...one more thing. I have NEVER EVER broken a pick and I can play as hard as the next guy.

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 07:15 PM

really? not even thin ones? Back in the day when I used thin picks I broke them very often. Then I stopped using them... It was a good choice.
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Posted 31 January 2007 - 07:17 PM

QUOTE (ConfuciousDragon @ Jan 31 2007, 10:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
really? not even thin ones? Back in the day when I used thin picks I broke them very often. Then I stopped using them... It was a good choice.


I never used thin picks. Tried them once for about 3 seconds and threw it away. They are useless IMO.

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 08:03 PM

when i used fender picks i would break one about every week. then i wised up and got dunlaps. i used the yellow and orange ones. dont remember the mm thickness since i havent bought picks in like a year
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Posted 31 January 2007 - 08:32 PM

QUOTE (Divinity @ Jan 31 2007, 06:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Im gonna get some new picks.. ive tryed the dunlop tortex 1.0mm and I like them, they wore out after like 1-2 hours a day for a few weeks.. lol only had 3 but im gonna order a pack of picks and wondering whats better.. tortex of ultex?

sorry meant it to be or instead of - my bad im aware


I use 1.0mm and 1.14mm; both being Ultex and Tortex. For me, Tortex gives me better feel and tone. But for durability, Ultex is so much better.

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 08:51 PM

Dava picks are my favorites, I use the red-tipped (delrin) and the yellow-tipped (celluloid) for playing. The tips are kind of heavy but the grip and flexible center of the pick allows me to never drop my pick and switch between a stiff pick to a flexible pick. I mostly play gripping it stiffly but I have the option to lossen my grip and have it strum like a thin pick. Also they're very durable, I've had the same dava pick heavily used daily after about 8-9 months and the tip is a bit rounded down but still works fine and hasn't broken yet. Try one dava pick and see how you like it.
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Posted 01 February 2007 - 12:01 AM

Tortex 0.73. I play hard, never broken one. Anything stiffer ######s me to tears.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 01:40 AM

out of the few picks that I have my favorite one is my mojo pick

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 01:58 AM

Jazz III all the way all the time. They're perfect

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 03:44 AM

QUOTE (badasstommyboy @ Feb 1 2007, 04:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Jazz III all the way all the time. They're perfect



I find that the rounded edges keep me from "digging in" when I want to.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 10:35 AM

QUOTE (ninjato @ Jan 31 2007, 07:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (AcousticSmash @ Jan 31 2007, 06:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I use both, although the Tortex's are far more durable, the Ultex's break too much on me and my hard picking style. Use thinner picks though, medium thickness are the most versatile, heavy ones are just for heavy rhythm, mind you they dont break as easily if you are doing individual picking but they are harder to work with if you have to strum or anything



Preferences and application in picks are strictly personal and are not set in stone. What is versatile for you may be useless for me.

Oh...one more thing. I have NEVER EVER broken a pick and I can play as hard as the next guy.


Yep, I play really fast pretty much all the time at this point and I've never broken a pick either. I use relatively thin picks as well, orange dunlop tortex (.60mm) because when you play fast, strummed rhythem guitar it just dosen't make sense to use a heavier pick. It makes it a little tricky for the fast picking parts however, I have to hold those things pretty damn close to the tip!


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