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.38mm plectrums..good enough for napalm death...

Discussion in 'Backline' started by halibuttsharon, May 18, 2011.

  1. halibuttsharon

    halibuttsharon New Metal Member

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    i know this sounds weird but i saw napalm death back in 1990 and managed to get a pick from jesse p. it was a .38mm jim dunlop nylon. anyone else got some that doesnt make sense stories.
     
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    Scott Horner Scottimus Maximus

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    DeclanWhite Senior Member

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    FIXXXER ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    thin plecs sound so much better!
    yeah, people always discuss about
    different guitars pickups etc. bu i never
    see discussions about plecs. i have about 100
    different picks here and every of them makes
    the guitar sound different!

    oh and yeah, yesterday i ate too much chilli and now i'm scared to take a dump...
     
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    crillemannen Member

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    I'll usually prefer thicker pics. .80 atleast and more preferable around 1mm
     
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    merritt stone New Metal Member

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    2mm Dunlop Jazztones FTW!
     
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    Trevoire520 Member

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    2mm picks here. If it bends when you hit the strings then it's too bloody thin!
     
  8. guitarguru777

    guitarguru777 Member

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    I Just Switched to These from Dunlop:
    [​IMG]

    Steve Clayton Heavy Celluloid.

    Amazing what an endorsement will do :p

    Before this I was using Green Tortex .88's for 15+ years
     
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    Dunlop Pitch Black Jazz and the Jazz Max-Grip. Thin picks have a thin sound.
     
  10. greyskull

    greyskull Member

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    EVH uses INSANELY thin picks
     
  11. Fragle

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    i just don't understand how anyone can play with picks thinner than let's say .88mm.
    i used to use dunlop 2mm picks (and still love them for shreddy stuff), but nowadays it's either 1,5mm or 1mm dunlop tortex sharp picks....can sound a bit scratchy for leads, but the rhythms just sound massive. so much attack, great definition.

    but then again, a friend of mine plays the 0.73mm nylon stuff...and i just don't get how he manages to get those schaffer-esque "triplets" to sound tight. the pick has barely any resistance...not suited to my style at all i guess XD
     
  12. pattonfreak1

    pattonfreak1 Bored Member

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    Ol' Yeller...

    [​IMG]

    Been using them for over a decade
     
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    Word. Most picks under 2mm blend when I play. I only use 1mm and fewer (0.70 perhaps) when I clean clean chords, arpeggios or for acoustic guitars
     
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    Boneman Semi-noob

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    I love the rebound of the 1.14 Ultex Sharp. Its actually a little too sharp to begin with, but a few mins of mindless shred makes it perfect.
     
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    Scott Horner Scottimus Maximus

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    I'm most comfortable with the orange .60mm Dunlop tortex. No thinner, no thicker. I have no problem with speed or precision with those picks.
     
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    26 Muzak by request

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    got this as a present last month. seems the material adds some kind of scratch which sounds very cool for all kinds of leads.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, I know I'm a masochist :p
     
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    1.5 mm Dunlop Gator Grip's here.
    2 mm when I play Bass.
     
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    This is how I roll and have been rolling for years. .38mm seem just too thin to me :D

    [​IMG]
     
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    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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