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    Default I think I've found my new default guitar pick

    I don't know how I didn't come across them earlier, but the Jazz III Max Grip is probably the best pick I've ever used, it combines my three favorite things all in one pick: the small Jazz III shape, the Max Grip surface, and a nondescript, businesslike aesthetic.

    Anyone else use these? I just bought 48 for like $12, which is more than enough to last me several lifetimes.
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    Well, you've come to the Jazz III, so you've made the correct choice. :P
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    Yeah, I used to use either just the black Jazz III's or Tortex Max Grip's, but now I get the things I like about both all in one pick.
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    I feel your joy. I can play any guitar - but there is only one pick I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    I feel your joy. I can play any guitar - but there is only one pick I want.

    Ditto... the .73mm Tortex is all I use as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    I feel your joy. I can play any guitar - but there is only one pick I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarStv View Post
    Lmao!! Yeah, those picks arenít my favorite either.
    Haha!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtrjunior View Post
    Lmao!! Yeah, those picks arenít my favorite either.
    Haha!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BriGuy1968 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    I feel your joy. I can play any guitar - but there is only one pick I want.

    I confirm this is a great pic : the tortex yellow 73. I used exclusively the orange and the yellow tortex in my previous band (Tear of a Doll) for years.

    But now my thumb is shot and I switched to the red one and the three sided Herdim (blue and red) which are great for versatility : each corner have a different thickness.

    The Ultex sounds really nice but I cannot use it too long.
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    I'll have to pick some of them up to try them out. I'm currently loving these
    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...-picks-12-pack

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    I use to accommodate a wide variety of guitar picks (except those massive point triangle picks I refer to as "Doritos", I can't stand those), but as I've gotten older I find that I've used less and less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chistopher View Post
    I use to accommodate a wide variety of guitar picks (except those massive point triangle picks I refer to as "Doritos", I can't stand those), but as I've gotten older I find that I've used less and less.
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    I love the Jazz III shape, but not the material. I get mine custom made out of delrin, which doesn't have that 'clicky' sound of the Dunlop.
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    Default Re: I think I've found my new default guitar pick

    I keep going back n forth between the various jazz iiis and the Petrucci flow. Right now I'm back on the 2.0mm ultex jazz 3. It's got to be the most precise pick I've tried for single note playing. For rhythm though the flow is best

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    2.0mm?!!!!!

    Are you using those to try to break your strings or to dig holes in your guitar? Or do you use them as weapons (instead of a knife) because they go through airport security metal detectors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDoc View Post
    2.0mm?!!!!!

    Are you using those to try to break your strings or to dig holes in your guitar? Or do you use them as weapons (instead of a knife) because they go through airport security metal detectors?
    No joke right now in an airport.

    But dude 2.0 is amazing for shred. Not so much for light strumming but I have Eric Johnson jazz iiis for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDoc View Post
    2.0mm?!!!!!

    Are you using those to try to break your strings or to dig holes in your guitar?
    Yep, me too, after breaking most I went all into 2mm Ultex Sharps. Feels like a piece of glass, rigid and deadly. And I'm a heavy picker so I eat one pick per show on average. Poor strings, poor guitars, poor sanded-down guitar pick tips. May the holy spirit of guitar gear give them redemption in their next life.

    On the thread: Thick Stubbys, JazzIIIs, Ultex sharps. Great stuff IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NecroPolo View Post
    Yep, me too, after breaking most I went all into 2mm Ultex Sharps. Feels like a piece of glass, rigid and deadly. And I'm a heavy picker so I eat one pick per show on average. Poor strings, poor guitars, poor sanded-down guitar pick tips. May the holy spirit of guitar gear give them redemption in their next life.

    On the thread: Thick Stubbys, JazzIIIs, Ultex sharps. Great stuff IMO.
    Yea that's it. I pick like I'm trying to break stuff when I do rhythm. Well, depending on if I'm playing metal.

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    Default Re: I think I've found my new default guitar pick

    I just ordered some new picks to try...


    First: Dunlop Black Fangs in .94 mm.

    I love the shape, grip and material (Ultex) of the original Black Fang 1.14 mm, but found it a tad stiff and have slowly gravitated back toward the 1.0 mm range.

    Didn't even know they made a .94 mm version! I'm very excited.




    Second: Dunlop FLOW Variety Pack.

    Stoked that these use the Ultex material and excited to try the new shape in different thicknesses!

    BTW...the variety pack with 8 different sizes is only $5 shipped at Sweetwater: LINK


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