This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Tortex picks.... fffuuuuuuu

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

  1. B36arin

    B36arin Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Messages:
    901
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    16
    I'm pretty sure that the picks that somebody was criticizing were nylon Jazz III picks, not the Tortex jazz ones. I don't believe that the size of the pick affects tone, it mostly affects playability, while the material of the pick effects the attack/tone. I'm with you, Tortex Jazz picks for the fucking win!
     
  2. Skinny Viking

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

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    7,123
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Philly
    Ich mag deine sicht der dinge nicht wirklich

    Ich werde deiner Freundin am arsch grabschen und dann weglaufen :p
     
  3. Mago

    Mago Austrian Blech Machine

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2009
    Messages:
    4,687
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    Nazi agression up your ASS :lol:

    hahaha
    Ja, einmal und dann nie wieder :p
    Bin ein ziemlicher schneller Sprinter ;)
    Obwohl...das is 20kg her :lol:

    What can I say man, it was like that...I still have 5 or 6 of them Tortex .73 lying around...lately picked one of them up, couldn't play shit lol

    Those shall be my next victims :headbang:
     
  4. Skinny Viking

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

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    7,123
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Philly
    All that smoking isn't gonna help you much either ;)

    Or me for that matter :/

    Probably be the shortest chase in history
     
  5. Paulie!

    Paulie! ¯\(°_o)/¯ How Do Trigger?

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    678
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    [​IMG]

    or

    the 1mm version... depending on what I find at the store on pick buying day...

    Which is the 2nd Saturday in October if anyone is interested......

    EDIT: Tried the Nylon Jazz IIIs and IIs didn't like either, may give the Ultex version of the III a try though
     
  6. Mago

    Mago Austrian Blech Machine

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2009
    Messages:
    4,687
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    ^ those look pretty neat too
    How are those compared to the Jazz III shape?
    Seems the sharp edge is a bit "bigger"

    haha, yeah most posibly...
    Quitting that shit is in the works tho...did you start again?
     
  7. AdamWathan

    AdamWathan Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2002
    Messages:
    3,812
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
    I messed around with the pick you gave me brah but for some reason it feels way too round, the angle to the point is not as sharp as the Jazz IIIs :( Otherwise sweet pick.
     
  8. lolzgreg

    lolzgreg Cereal Shipping Sneapster

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Messages:
    4,284
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Long Beach, New York
    I used to say the EXACT same thing as you. I used Yellows for the first seven years I've played, but I switched to Red Jazz IIIs (1.38mm) last month, and I definitely prefer them tone wise. They're less "squelchy," and have better attack in my opinion.
     
  9. xFkx

    xFkx gain induction

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,941
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Poland
    could you guys tell me... are the tortex jazz picks sized like normal jazz III or jazz III xl ?

    I wish they would be sized as the XL's becouse the normal jazz's are way to small for me
     
  10. Line666

    Line666 Fendurr

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2006
    Messages:
    3,343
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    The Tortex stuff dissolves in my hands - the heavy set ones do not last more than a couple of days whilst I can be using a Jazz III for a month or so.
     
  11. Jind

    Jind Grrrr!!! (I'm a bear)

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,546
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    I've used green Tortex for so long I cannot remember not using them. Not the thickest pick in the world, but it's always just felt right for standard tuning and styles I tend to play. I've tried many picks along the way, but always end up with a green pick tucked up under my strings at the end of the day.
     
  12. Danny Drama

    Danny Drama Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Been using the new-ish Tortex III's for a couple months, really like em.
     
  13. abt

    abt BT

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,418
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    I used the tortex sharps for ages but swapped to Jazz IIIs because the pick attack is more subdued. I can hear a big difference, once you start to layer up a few guitar parts, the pick attach becomes really harsh with the torex. I still prefer the playability of the sharps.
     
  14. Shinozoku

    Shinozoku Senior Memory

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2011
    Messages:
    357
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Bristol, TN
    Tortex Green and purple Tortex Jazz, plus the Tortex Jazz "Blackies". I've tried others, and they either chip, have too soft of an attack, or are too flexible.

    Tortex Green for Thrash rhythms and acoustic stuff, either Jazz pick for prog and super accurate tech death.
     
  15. kaotic_order

    kaotic_order Inski

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    A little island called Australia
    I've never tried the tortex ones. I use the Jazz III's but maybe i'll have to try those jazz III purple ones some people have mentioned. I'm just used to the smaller picks now. I tried to use the larger tortex ones as the guitarist in my band uses them, but it didn't feel right as i've been using the Jazz III's for ages now.
     
  16. kaotic_order

    kaotic_order Inski

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    A little island called Australia
    Oh wow! I'll have to suss that out. Maybe i'll order a pack of each! :)
     
  17. RedDog

    RedDog Humanoid typhoon

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,548
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma.
    .50's when taking solos, the pickier sound really brings out attack and tightens bass. Sound great on acoustics. .73's for all around rhythm, and durable for live use as they're bright and easy to find on a dark stage. The 88's are my rhythm machines.

    My two bits.
     
  18. Skinny Viking

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

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    7,123
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Philly
    LA LA LA LA .... I'M NOT LISTENING
    [​IMG]
     
  19. xFkx

    xFkx gain induction

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,941
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Poland
    bump
     
  20. DanLights

    DanLights Santa Hat Forever

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2008
    Messages:
    7,121
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain
    I remember an old thread by Marcus I think, with a very ample shootout of different picks, it was interesting, but I don't remember anything else.
     

Share This Page