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Re: New favourite pick

Postby adrian_k » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:14 pm

Alba wrote:Sally Hansen Diamond Nails for me.
Yep I've tried that but doesn't seem to work for me :(
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Re: New favourite pick

Postby Alba » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:15 pm

Wonks wrote:
Alba wrote:Sally Hansen Diamond Nails for me.

So the stilettos and fishnets are just a lifestyle choice then? ;)


You loved it you dirty wabbit,
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Re: New favourite pick

Postby Alba » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:17 pm

adrian_k wrote:
Alba wrote:Sally Hansen Diamond Nails for me.
Yep I've tried that but doesn't seem to work for me :(

It only works if you wear stilettos and fishnets,
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Re: New favourite pick

Postby Wonks » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:02 pm

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Re: New favourite pick

Postby adrian_k » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:06 pm

Of course! :headbang:
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Re: New favourite pick

Postby Sam Spoons » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:13 pm

Acrylics are great if you commit to the full time, I haven't but the couple of friends who have used them confirm the fact that your natural nails are very badly affected if you use them as a temporary fix.
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Re: New favourite pick

Postby Music Wolf » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:29 pm

About 30 minutes ago I received my new Tiber Tones pick through the post https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stone-Tones-Mixed-Tin-4/dp/B00JDH53J4/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1531221927&sr=8-6&keywords=timber+tones

I'm always on the lookout for suitable replacement picks (I use a StoneWorks thin but, whilst it won't wear out, it can get lost just as easily as any other pick). First impressions of the Timber Tone are very good. I do have a titanium pick on order.
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Re: New favourite pick

Postby ManFromGlass » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:43 pm

Titanium? Cool. But it must cost as much as a cheapo guitar?
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Re: New favourite pick

Postby BJG145 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:50 pm

Random Guitarist wrote:Can there be 'the one' when it comes to picks?

Guess you're right. I've already moved on. It's evolution rather than revolution though; I'm now onto the Jazz III ultex. :tongue:

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These feel so much nicer than the last red Jazz IIIs I bought off eBay that I'm wondering if they were fakes; they seem cheap and scratchy by comparison. Seemed to be a reputable dealer though, and they were slightly more expensive than the ultex ones, so I'm slightly puzzled.

*edit* ...so, that last lot were nylon. I wasn't really aware of the difference between nylon, tortex and ultex. Put me right off nylon though. I'm trying to improve my abysmal picking speed, and this ultex stuff slides off the strings like warm butter.
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Re: New favourite pick

Postby Music Wolf » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:25 pm

The second pick that I'd ordered arrived shortly after the first

https://www.timber-tones.co.uk/inlay-tones-black-mother-of-pearl-1-guitar-pick-4731-p.asp

My new 'go to' pick
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Re: New favourite pick

Postby ManFromGlass » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:35 pm

26 £ ?
For one?
Wow!
But at least you can buy a special box to lovingly hold it in for £2! :thumbup:

I guess that's not a bad price for an original piece of art that can also be used as a guitar pick!
Sound-wise you are pleased with it?
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Re: New favourite pick

Postby Music Wolf » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:42 pm

Mine was only £17 - a bargain

The sound is not very different from my stone picks but polished edge makes playing easier
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Re: New favourite pick

Postby blinddrew » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:25 pm

Stone hey?
I'm now thinking of making a stone pick.
hmmm.
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Re: New favourite pick

Postby BJG145 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:43 pm

Go for it. Maybe Neanderthal Man had it right all along.
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Re: New favourite pick

Postby BJG145 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:42 pm

Random Guitarist wrote:Can there be 'the one' when it comes to picks?

...well now, Random Guitarist. Maybe.

A year on, just now, I thought to myself, I need to play the guitar for a minute. And I was impatiently shuffling the desk detritus aside looking for an Ultex Jazz III because the others, I just wasn't interested.

That's fidelity. So I think I've Found my Path, you know. I'm On my Journey. (And I still sound rubbish, but I love trying.)
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Re: New favourite pick

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:17 pm

BJG145 wrote:
Random Guitarist wrote:Can there be 'the one' when it comes to picks?

...well now, Random Guitarist. Maybe.

A year on, just now, I thought to myself, I need to play the guitar for a minute. And I was impatiently shuffling the desk detritus aside looking for an Ultex Jazz III because the others, I just wasn't interested.

That's fidelity. So I think I've Found my Path, you know. I'm On my Journey. (And I still sound rubbish, but I love trying.)

Yes.....

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Re: New favourite pick

Postby adrian_k » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:06 am

Since we’re on the subject again and back to the nails discussion earlier, I started taking ‘hair and nails’ supplements and it’s sorted out my nails good and proper.

Still bald though.
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Re: New favourite pick

Postby Folderol » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:27 am

At the risk of being thrown out of the room... I have on occasion (when desperate) been known to cut one out of an old credit card.
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Re: New favourite pick

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:36 pm

Occasions when you haven't even go a sixpence in your pocket?
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Re: New favourite pick

Postby Random Guitarist » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:59 pm

Interesting results, I've found the opposite for me. There is no one pick, it depends what I am trying to play. I've tried a few pick/guitar combos in the last year and have some definite favourites.

For the archtop it's a monstrously thick buffalo horn pick, this drives the strings/soundboard like nothing else. For electrics it's generally a lignum vitae pick, nice and light and stiff. For acoustic single note stuff, I'm really liking a 0.3mm stainless pick. For acoustic strunning, I'm still searching . . .

This thread has been really good for me. I't prompted getting out of a rut and just buying one kind of pick, especially as the new choices feel/sound much better to me. Having said that, it may be that nobody but me hears the difference. ;)

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