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« on: July 12, 2018, 12:27:04 AM »

I have been using Wegen large triangle picks for probably 15 years, with the occasional foray into D'Andrea or Tortex or Primetones. I ordered a couple large triangles from Charmed Life Picks last week, and they are fantastic! They are super fluid and glide on the strings. The tone is warm and woody, yet crisp and clean. I really like them. I bought a brown one a year ago from them, and immediately lost it at jam when my new Gibson went out to make the rounds and came back to me without the pick tucked in the strings. (My fault!) So, I thought I'll just stick with my $8 Wegens and $2 Primetones and not take any chances. Then last week, I was playing my new SD40M and was experimenting with picks when I decided to order a Red triangle and an Orange Flame triangle on a whim. Happy I did! They just flow...
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 12:35:52 AM »

Pick picks? Not that choosy. Pretty much any standard sized 1 mm pick but usually a Fender because I bought a tin full of them. A Big Stubby on mandolin.   
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 12:47:28 AM »

Same as duck but made by Tusq,they last a really long a** time.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 12:50:02 AM »

Same as duck but made by Tusq,they last a really long a** time.

Not for me. I lose them long before I'd ever wear one out. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 12:52:08 AM »

I never lose them they just go missing every now and then,then they show up out of no where in a pile.



 
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 01:18:33 AM »

I never lose them they just go missing every now and then,then they show up out of no where in a pile.



 

You'd be the only one then. I also have dozens and dozens of picks that have turned up, over the years, at my house that I would never use. My brother used to leave a couple behind every time he visited. I just wish he'd use a pick I'd ... pick.  
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 03:41:11 AM »

When we left Miami 18 years ago I found a but living under our washer and dryer they were hinding under all those nasty missing socks. wacko
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 12:14:56 PM »

I am very picky about picks, no pun intended... I just cannot finger pick at all, so a flat pick has to be versatile.  I did a test a few years ago because a recording engineer told me that for every guitar, every song, and every style a pick will make as much difference as microphone location for an acoustic guitar.  So I bought literally dozens of different materials, shapes and thicknesses and started making comparisons, at first on just one guitar.  After it was all said and done I had come up with around a single dozen picks that all produced different tones from the same set of strings, and were equally different on other guitars.  These days I like celluloid because it is about the closest to real tortoise that is nearly impossible to acquire anymore.  For my style, a variety of medium thicknesses and point shapes seem to do the trick...  Not too brand specific, sometimes the free giveaway picks are the best ones...  I have a huge box full of picks as a result.
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2018, 12:39:15 PM »

When we left Miami 18 years ago I found a but living under our washer and dryer they were hiding under all those nasty missing socks. wacko
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2018, 02:40:08 AM »

Dunlop Ultex  1.0 mm  Sound good, catch the strings well when picking faster and they last a long... time.
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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2018, 08:33:40 AM »

I must have at least a hundred different types of picks, including the foo foo $35 types and nothing beats Ultex for me. Perfect blend of clarity and fulness with less pick attack sound than other materials. They stay between your fingers too.

The expensive picks actually sound worse to me in most applications. I think a lot of those goofballs on AGF just buy those things because they like throwing money at problems they didn't know they had. I see people use contradictory descriptors like "warm and bright". Lol. Well, which is it?
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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2018, 12:16:48 PM »

I must have at least a hundred different types of picks, including the foo foo $35 types and nothing beats Ultex for me. Perfect blend of clarity and fulness with less pick attack sound than other materials. They stay between your fingers too.

The expensive picks actually sound worse to me in most applications. I think a lot of those goofballs on AGF just buy those things because they like throwing money at problems they didn't know they had. I see people use contradictory descriptors like "warm and bright". Lol. Well, which is it?

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I agree with that assessment that they sound worse.  More like a dull thud compared to the Ultex, which is my second most loved pick after celluloid...
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