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Sir Groove-A-Lot
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I went through 3 of them just tracking guitars for my band's EP, and we've only got 4 songs! :lol:

Any alternatives? Obviously the Jazz III XL comes to mind but I didn't really dig'em. The Petrucci size felt perfect, right between a standard Jazz III and an XL.

Anything that's just as pointy, a bit bigger than a Jazz III, that doesn't wear down almost immediately?!
 

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Edit: Didn't see the bigger than a Jazz III part.
 

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Sir Groove-A-Lot
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Not particularly man, no :shrug: I have a firm pick attack, yeah, but it's pretty standard.
 

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El Kabong
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Try the Ultex Jazz III XL.

Edit: Oh, wait, the Petrucci pick is already made of Ultex. How the hell are you wearing down Ultex so fast, man? Are your strings made of razor wire or something?
 

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Sir Groove-A-Lot
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It's not as bad as it sounds. When I say wear down, I just mean they lose their uber pointiness really quickly. They become quite round quite quickly. I just don't remember having this problem with Jazz III's :shrug: I'd go back them (in fact I think I will, for the time being, until I find something better) I just preferred the size of the Petrucci ones.
 

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Yeah, the Spike Jazz-sized picks are great, their larger ones are probably worth a look for you.

Picks do wear, though - I'd almost give you the opposite advice, find something you like the feel of that's cheap and don't worry about durability, and just buy a gross of them and burn through them. :lol:
 

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Before I tried out Ultex I read they were indestructable.

Some guy said he had actually been using the same pick for about a year.

It must have been as sharp as a ballbag because after a week the pick I used was already starting to go dull.

Ultex is decent but I think it's a little over hyped. I actually get a longer life out of Tortex for some reason.
 

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I like the tone of Ultex, but they don't last any longer than Tortex. I went with the Clayton, whose finish is much better, IMO
 

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I second drew.

There is no pick save maybe steel/other metals that will keep a good point for any appreciable time. Just get loads of something you like.
 
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