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    2020 Plectrum Round-up: What are you using?

    Haven't had a pick thread in a while, what's everyone using?

    I've been around the world 1000x on picks, had JPs, JazzIIIs of every flavor, thumbpicks, triangle picks and most recently Fender sized 'Cool' picks. Somehow or the other found myself back to what I used 20 years ago, purple Tortex H3s.

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    I've been using carbon fiber Max-Grip Jazz III for years now and won't ever go back in the plectrum rabbit hole.
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    How does the edge hold up? Literally my only complaint about any of my pointed Jazz style picks are the tips rounding over fairly quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    How does the edge hold up? Literally my only complaint about any of my pointed Jazz style picks are the tips rounding over fairly quick.
    This happens to me too, and I fail to notice for a little bit . I'm still on my red/black/ultex J3 game. I have a dunlop .73mm tortex I use for bass sometimes as well.
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    Same picks I've been using for a few years now: Dunlop Ultex Sharp 1.14mm. Close to zero flex, not stupidly thick, and the point holds up well enough.

    I've got some of the Kirk Hammett signature Jazz 3s and a few of the Petrucci signature ones, but I only really bother with those if I'm playing lead, and that's about never. Even then I struggle with them.

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    I usually play Jazz III's, but that's just because I happened to buy a few packs a few years ago. Any pick that doesn't flex too much works for me though.
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    Oh god, this rabbit hole.

    At the moment, one of these:



    I like the Flow shape, it's a good compromize between a Jazz and a full size for me with juyst a little more area than a jazz, but the ultex ones are a bit firmer than I'd like and tend to chirp a little more, even the thinner ones. I like Tortex though, and had been using the "pitch black" Jazz 1.0s for longer than I believe anything else over the years. I grabbed a bunch of the 1.0 tortex flows but found myself wanting a tad more give in the pick, so just grabbed some 0.88s, and they seem like a good middle ground.

    In six months, I'll have a totally different answer.
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    these have been my go to's for 15 years. both bass and guitar. they are perfect

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