Dunlop Tortex sharps .88mm

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  1. JazzandMetal

    JazzandMetal SS.org Regular

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    I just got some of these and they are awesome! I am playing faster already. Super fast attack, pretty much instant unlike every other pick. I was using the Red Jazz IIIs before these, but these rock! I may try out the Jazz version now.

    Anyone else like sharp picks?
     
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  2. Shannon

    Shannon Lord Super Awesome

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    I looooove the Ultex Sharps. Tons of attack & articulation.
     
  3. leonardo7

    leonardo7 Banned

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    I need to try those out. I use tortex but not the sharps. Sounds good
     
  4. JazzandMetal

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    They are insane. I was just playing my acoustic and they are fantastic. Immediate note articulation and super fast.

    I am going to have to order the Ultex sharps and the Jazz Tortex sharps.

    BTW, I got the inspiration to try these from Dino Cazares. I looked at a youtube video and he held up this pick, and I thought that might be hard to play with. Then Guitar World came with an interview with him that talked about it. He said the picks give you immediate attack and when you palm mute, it creates his signature sound. I can't stand the vocals in all his bands, but have been inspired to write riffs from some of his play along videos, below. He has an awesome straight ahead fast style. When you palm mute with the sharps, you get an immediate chug, and when you do that really fast, it sounds fantastic.

    Divine Heresy - Dino Cazares - Guitar Lesson - YouTube

    Divine Heresey - Facebreaker Jam Session - YouTube


    Here he is explaining the Tortex Sharps:

    Dino Cazares Talks About The Guitar Picks That He Uses - YouTube
     
  5. Cancer

    Cancer Cancer:The Crucifuct

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    Loomis, Broderick (I think), alot of metal players use Sharps. I perosnally can't stand them as the angle is too acute for me (and the lack of curve feels like I picking with a brick wall), but I get why people like them.

    That said, Tortex TIII's are awesome, it's like a Sharp with curves. Awesome pick.
     
  6. nostealbucket

    nostealbucket aint no gahdam woman

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    I love the sharps. Great picks.
     
  7. djpharoah

    djpharoah Awwww Yeaaaah

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    Ultex Sharp 0.73s for me.
     
  8. JazzandMetal

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    I was using the Jazz IIIs when I was a beginner and liked them OK, then I switched to the Fender 351 celluloid picks that just slide off the strings. Unfortunately, they wear out, and the note definition isn't super tight. I went back to the Jazz IIs and got used to them, and now I love the Tortex Sharps. :agreed:

    What picks do you use?
     
  9. JazzandMetal

    JazzandMetal SS.org Regular

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    Cool!

    I can see at least three different pick orders in my future now although I am happy at the moment... :yesway:
     
  10. GhostsofAcid

    GhostsofAcid SuiƧmez fanboy

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    A while ago I had some amazon gift card money lying around so I ordered some of each of a ton of different types of Dunlop picks. Didn't really care for this shape, fell in love with Ultex jazz iii's and never looked back. I do love the Ultex material though, could never go back to regular plastic. The way they never get slippery even when you sweat is awesome :yesway:
     
  11. theo

    theo Got Hype(machine)?

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    I've been using hetfield black fangs when I Want something a little meatier than a Jazz 3. I'm pretty sure they're just ultex sharps essentially, love em
     
  12. Santuzzo

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    I have never tried the Sharps, to me they look like I would have a hard time playing with them. I am using the Tortex jazzIIIs and I love those, but I might still order some Sharps just to try them:yesway:
     
  13. FrancescoFiligoi

    FrancescoFiligoi Count Blastula

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    Tortex Sharps are the best picks out there for rhythm imho, they have this INSANE low end aggression to them.

    At first they're weird to play, but I can shred on 'em quite easy now, my fav being the 1.35
     
  14. JazzandMetal

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    They have instant attack, which is ridiculous for palm muting and fast chords. Super good for fast stuff.

    I can shred the fastest on them out of any pick Ive tried.
     
  15. ncfiala

    ncfiala Silence you bastard

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    These look awesome. I'm currently using the tortex jazz heavies but these look worth giving a try. It seems that these are what Jeff Loomis uses too. Gotta order some of the 1.5mm ones today.
     
  16. MrGignac

    MrGignac Sonderkommando

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    ive been playing with .88 sharps for a while, my buddy tried to get me to switch to dava but i like my sharps for thier attack and clicking sound you get while playing.

    if you like the sharps .88's you should try to find a wedgie pick. i only have one, and ive never seen them in a store
     
  17. SirMyghin

    SirMyghin The Dirt Guy

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    The tortex sharps shape was what drove me to get my stone picks made the same, unfortunately one was screwed up and came out a bit shorted, like a very sharp pointed traditional and dethroned the other though.
     
  18. scherzo1928

    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    I keep going back and forth between that and the ultex sharp .90
    The attack is to die for!

    edit: If you play cleans a lot, try the .50 tortex sharp... holy shit!
     
  19. ittoa666

    ittoa666 /)'3'(\

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    Black fangs and ultex sharps, both in .73. Best picks I've ever used, hands down.
     
  20. GSingleton

    GSingleton Sleep on, Fly on

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    I use the 1mm and 1.14 or something like that...awesome picks.
     

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