Feb 3 2010

Yesterday’s Community Question – What pick do you guys use? Brand and gauge?

I was thinking it was a little while since I posed a question to the community, so I thought I’d ask a simple one. Not sure if you guys are like me, and wonder what others are using. I mainly like to do this just to open eyes on new brands, styles, etc. Maybe I’ve heard of something, and then when I see others using it, it might motivate me to personally give it a shot. Or just finding something you never heard of.  Exploring can really help one grow. So today I thought I’d ask what picks people are using. What brands, and what gauge. Wow, the answers sure came in. To contribute myself, I use the .88mm Dunlop Tortex (greenies). Please feel free to continue the discussion below by commenting to this post!

Twitter:

benzakonium @effectsbay I’m using Dunlop Ultex .60 for Acoustic, .73 for Rhythm and 1.0 for Lead and heavy riffing. Awesome tone from these picks
Mayhem208
@effectsbay Pickboy Edge Carbon Nylon .88 and 1.00mm
MMisanthropy @effectsbay Dunlop 1MM Nylons
AndrewElmore @effectsbay Picks… Fender Meds, Dunlop Tortex heavys, Dunlop 73 and 88s (held sideways like the Edge) and Dunlop Big Stubby 3mm’s
CorydooM @effectsbay dunlop .88 nylons 4 lyfe
ferbass @effectsbay erinieball medium. What would you use for bass?
rodseney @effectsbay Jim Dunlop nylon .88 gauge.
worshiprocker @effectsbay. Jim dunlop nylon .73 gauge
RockMetalfan666 RT @effectsbay: What picks are you guys using? Brand and gauge Dunlop jazz 3 .93 I think
arruniel I use Dunlop Nylon .60 (med. grey). And you? @effectsbay: What picks are you guys using? Brand and gauge #guitar
theevanmiller @effectsbay i use the Dunlop jazz III picks(the black ones since they are a little thicker).
MojoCaster RT @effectsbay: What picks are you guys using? Brand and gauge.»» my finger nails. No picks needed here :)
pelossus @effectsbay dunlop tortexes, the only way to play. the purple ones [the thickest they come!] thinking of moving to the black jazz 3’s.
nogoodguitarpkr RT @300guitars RT @effectsbay: What picks are you guys using? Brand and gauge.»» Pro Plec 1.5mm triangle (mando) and Martin .96mm (guitar)
aloomens @effectsbay Standard Fender shape picks, but made from Agate. I guess you could say extra, super, ultra heavy?
TeeAreBee @effectsbay Fender or Dunlop picks. Medium gauge (dont know the number)
AxeStaticFitz @effectsbay Dunlop nylons. Ranging from .46- .88 depending on what i’m playing. Best. Pick. Ever. love your site, btw!
Alexchapel @effectsbay Dunlop Standard Tortex .88
tsworthin @effectsbay Fender Abalone Mediums or Thins, depending on my mood.
landosaurusrex I just went to the Dunlop Gator Grip .060’s…the orange ones. Still expierementing though RT @effectsbay: What picks are you guys using?
davmac Jim Dunlop 0.60 Orange. RT @effectsbay What picks are you guys using? Brand and gauge
dustinfuerst @effectsbay Dunlop U.S.A. .58mm. They wear fast but I love ‘em.
ryansguitars @effectsbay I use the red Dunlop Jazz IIIs. Love ‘em!
JacobyDave @300guitars @effectsbay ” What picks are you guys using?” Dunlop Ultex 1mm are my go-to. Just got a National medium thumb pick, too.
kstraine Fender Medium Celluloids RT @effectsbay: What picks are you guys using? Brand and gauge
rickshort21 JIM DUNLOP NYLON .88 CONSIDERING PUNCHING A HOLE IN CENTER RT @effectsbay: What picks are you guys using? Brand and gauge
300guitars RT @effectsbay: What picks are you guys using? Brand and gauge.»» Clayton Jazz 1.52mm & V-picks small 1.5mm.
CJBadge @effectsbay Dunlop Ultex Standard 0.73
GreggSantee @effectsbay Dunlop .73mm
markgrundhoefer @effectsbay I use the Dunlop Nylon .73mm. I like using the different edges because of the raised lettering. It makes for some neat textures.
fadyperdana @effectsbay Planet Waves Joe Satriani Signature
Milaneus @effectsbay A .88mm Dunlop Tortex, and a .60mm Snarling Dogs Brain.
VanDyckBrownNL @effectsbay big stubby 3mm, i think it’s from jim dunlop.
mojosarmy @effectsbay my pick of picks: Fender heavy celluloid for bass, medium standard tortex for guitar
clydetweets @effectsbay I use Medium Pointed V-Picks (electric and acoustic). My old preference for acoustic was Dunlop Nylon Standard .60 or .73.
SDMFNoah @effectsbay Jim Dunlop 1 .mm
D_Kurt_Green @effectsbay my fav is Snarling Dogs Brain picks. In .73mm and .88mm.
_LeoFerreira @effectsbay I don´t have a favourite brand. But I prefer a 1.0mm up to 1.5mm and smooth. And it also can´t be soft.
SvNDeaTh @effectsbay Dunlop Gator grip 0.96
longhair43228 @effectsbay Fender med.
tonytooke @effectsbay I’m using picato picks .60mm
erockpgh @effectsbay Adamas graphite picks 2mm
dannfeltrin @effectsbay Dunlop Tortex, the green one! I think the gauge is aprox. 0.88mm
PeterBerki @effectsbay I’m picking with Dunlop jazz 3
22frets @effectsbay been using my fingers a lot more lately, but when I use a pick it’s green tortex.

Facebook:

Travis Gauthier Fender Medium
Dave Novak Dunlop Tortex .88 and .60
Brian Steven Mejía Dunlop .73mm
Trys Mudford Jazz 111’s
Zack Dowell Dunlop Tortex .60mm
Kevin Ian Common dunlop tortez 2.0 mm, or dunlop big
Randall Brown A pearloid medium gauge that I found on the stage at a gig.
Leo Back dunlop tortex-asst. gauges
Ron Hostetter fender mediums. cheap.
Tom Worthington Fender Abalone Mediums or Thins, depending on my mood.
Josh Kampa Clayton Acetal Rounded Triangles .80MM. Bass player.
Christopher Badgley Dunlop Ultex Strandards 0.73
Half Blind Frank i just gave up on picks entirely – been fingerpickin. even on the electric. before that i was using Fender Mediums.
Manuel McNelly Dunlop Tortex .88mm and Dunlop Gator Grip 1.5mm
Rich Werden dunlop tortex 2.0mm or Wegen Gypsy pix for the acoustic swing gigs.
Michael Jason Sammut Dunlop Ultex .73
Todd Sinclair I love my Dava picks. They are variable in gauge depending on how you hold them and have a great rubber grip. Only pick I don’t drop while playing.
T.J. Harris Dunlop Ultex Sharp 1.14mm – I love the material and the extra-pointy shape. I wish I could find the Ultex Jazz IIIs in stores, though.
Nikolaos Triantafillou V-picks, ultr-lite large for acoustic and the screamer for electric

Thanks everyone!

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