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Tortex picks.... fffuuuuuuu

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by dan weapon, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. dan weapon

    dan weapon Planet Smasher

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    I have championed the old nylon Jazz IIIs for a while now, as they have always felt very comfortable to play for me personally. But after stumbling upon an old thread here by accident I thought I'd buy a bunch of the tortex ones (I was starting to run out of picks so ordered a few different ones for comparison)

    I couldn't believe the difference in attack between the tortex and the nylon. I mean it's not like it instantly transforms your tone to God-status, but there really is a noticeable difference.

    So yeah, if you haven't already.... try them out. I feel like a plum for not knowing this earlier, so apologies if this has everybody face-palming. But it's bound to be useful to at least someone.
     
  2. ratsapprentice

    ratsapprentice God can gtfo

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    Jazz III's are comfy and sound good on unwound strings, but you do lose a huge amount of tone on wound strings.
    Also they can be difficult to keep hold of when playing rhythm I find....
     
  3. barricade

    barricade Giggity Geschmougen

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    I did the same thing! From jazz III to dunlop tortex sharp 1.13cm! It instantly brings out the attak... The nylon ones are like you would put a pillow on your strings compared to tortex sharp! Winnnnning!
     
  4. guitarguru777

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    Delrin (the stuff Tortex is made out of) is an amazing plastic. It has the most amazing tonal properties. I used Tortex 1.14 (Purple) for YEARS, now I use custom Delrin picks maybe by Steve Clayton. I like them a lot more then the Dunlops they have more attack. They even have a special one called the Black Raven thats just amazing.

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    Mago Austrian Blech Machine

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  6. Skinny Viking

    Skinny Viking ¯\(°_o)/¯ How do Lydian?

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    I use the yellow ones!!!!!

    For like 100 fucking years now and I'll NEVER switch to anything else ... fuck you if you try to tell me about another kind of pick :p
     
  7. bryan_kilco

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    Yellows?!?!?! Aren't they thin as fuck?!?!

    Sorry, had to. :wave:

    I've been on the blues for years now. Never going back. Time to bulk order though.
     
  8. Skinny Viking

    Skinny Viking ¯\(°_o)/¯ How do Lydian?

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    they're medium ... and they let me FLY

    besides .. I have a REALLY heavy right hand, its controlled but I do hammer away like the guitar owes me money so the yellow ones are a good balance to keep me from breaking ALL my strings at the same time

    when you start playing like a man, you'll understand :p
     
  9. bryan_kilco

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    Oh, trust me, I definitely don't play like a girl. That'd be the other guitarist in my band. haha!
     
  10. guitarguru777

    guitarguru777 Member

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    Carlos .... real men use Heavy picks and dont break strings ;) String breakage has less to do with how hard you pick and more to do with shitty technique.

    Be a man use a real fucking pick! Mediums and thins are for pussies!

    Shit Clayton just sent some 1.56 and 1.90 to try out. They are thick as fuck but the sound amazing!
     
  11. Skinny Viking

    Skinny Viking ¯\(°_o)/¯ How do Lydian?

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    ^ HAHAHAHAHA:lol:

    I think, despite my limited abilities, anyone would be really hard pressed to find flaw in my technique ;)

    nah man, there's only so much guitars made by mere mortals can handle
     
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    Been using the 1.14mm Purple Tortex picks for a few years now. Amazing for everything
     
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    Always used the orange tortex and I love them. For me, they allow a perfect mix of speed and pick strength. The dude at guitar center, on the rare occasions I go there, always tries to get me to try other brands of picks. Not interested.
     
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    same here, but if I use picks around .88 (I think the yellow ones are that, used to play them when I started playing guitar...*cough cough* :lol: ;) ) I don't feel like I can dig into the strings as much as I'd want...not enough resitance from the pick, if you want to say so.
     
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    I use the purple Tortex Jazz picks. I'll never use anything else! And yeah, I pick hard and don't break strings ;)
     
  17. DanLights

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    I recently bought one of several types of picks just to test the tone and playability of each and I ended up going with these motherfuckers (I play bass): http://es.euroguitar.com/accesorio/dunlop/tortex-triangle/purple-114mm/116898.html

    Before buying them, I was using coincidentally a pick from Messhugah´s bassist which is one of those same tortex triangles in white with the Messhugah logo and says "dick pick" and I loved it, went to try several other stuff and I prefer the tone these big ones give me by a longshot.
     
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    Green tortex here, tried other materials, shapes, brands...there's not a single pick that feels as good for me :)
     
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    Purple 1.14mm Dunlop Tortex. I use the "soft triangle" shaped ones; they're nice and meaty and the most comfortable for me. I bounce between that and the blue version (1.0mm) when I feel bored; every time I switch I think "oh man this pick is better, why was I using the other one?" :p
     

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