Long Lasting/Durable Picks

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  1. Blue1970Cutlass

    Blue1970Cutlass emberwolfmusic.com

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    So... I wear out standard picks like no-ones business.

    I tried going thicker & thicker (don't use anything under 1.00mm these days) and still they become unusable too fast.

    So recently, I bought an assortment of Horn/Bone picks (between 2.0 & 2.5mm) and even they are wearing faster than I expected...

    So I've now ordered (hasn't arrived yet) a pick made from petrified wood (@ $12 buck a pop I'm only ordering one until I see how I like it) so I'll see how that does...

    Anyone else have this same problem? What picks have you found to be the most durable/longest lasting?
     
  2. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Have you considered metal picks?
     
  3. Dr Muerte21

    Dr Muerte21 Death From Above

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    The best picks every in my opinion are gravity picks. I have been using the same pick every day for about 2 months and its just starting to ware out. They also come in many different transparent colors.
     
  4. Underworld

    Underworld SS.org Regular

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    Gravity pics hold it way better than any other pick I have tried yet. Well, I did not tried the expensive rare shit pics, but still, these had been a nice improvement for me.
     
  5. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Gonna echo the Gravity Picks love. :agreed:
     
  6. Floppystrings

    Floppystrings No like the floppy

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    Ultex Jazz III should last...forever?

    If you can't get used to Jazz III's, I feel for you. I remember back when picks wore out, and were always a little different in shape.
     
  7. asilayamazing

    asilayamazing SS.org Regular

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    V-picks.... done! have all shapes including the jazz 3 style.
     
  8. Luke Acacia

    Luke Acacia STRAYA

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    Exactly this ^^

    I think its smarter to find a pick you like and buy a bucket of them (I got a bucket of jazz 3s for like 60 bucks) and use one until its lost or worn and just throw it in the bin and use another of your 2 trillion picks.
    Much smarter than buying picks that you dont like or are not comfortable with for the fact that they last forever. :spock:
     
  9. LolloBlaskhyrt

    LolloBlaskhyrt HD Pro abuser

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    Jazz III XL! I used ONLY ONE for over a year!
     
  10. Sam MJ

    Sam MJ Tries to be helpful

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    I would stay away from wooden picks, they wear out much faster.

    How about PHD picks? If you wear one of them out you're doing something horribly wrong. :D
     
  11. JPhoenix19

    JPhoenix19 Playing life by ear

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    I just got a set of Dunlop Carbon Fiber Max Grip thingys. They are my favorite pick so far. They are so tough I'm finding I don't have to pick as hard to get the same dynamic level as with the Jazz III's or Jazz III Ultex's I used to use.
     
  12. Ghost40

    Ghost40 Dude Contributor

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    I use these, been on the same pick now for a few months. I tend to lose more than I change with them
     
  13. Ishan

    Ishan Giant Fridge Magnet Contributor

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    Try Dava nickel silver Rock Control, it's plastic with a metal tip, best of both world.
     
  14. MrGignac

    MrGignac Sonderkommando

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    I use a .73mm wedgie pick

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    ive had it for like 2 years, great pick. my buddy uses dava's and swears by em. its all preference i guess
     
  15. jon66

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    Another vote for Ultex Jazz III's, as others have mentioned. Not only do they last a long time, but they sound great too.
     
  16. axxessdenied

    axxessdenied SS.org Regular

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    Yep! I ordered from them and they threw in a couple free picks as well! One of them was a blank that you can sand and shape yourself!
     
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    axxessdenied SS.org Regular

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    I just picked up a set of tortex and ultex dunlop picks to give a try. I have the Jazz III but they didn't have the ultex version so I just have the normal ones. I bought a set of Dava Jazz Picks as well. I kinda like them but they fall apart rather quickly..... :lol:
     
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    I use the jazz III xl stiffo's and they wear down on me in about 4days and their too small for my fat thumbs, gonna end up trying some gravity picks next.
     
  19. noUser01

    noUser01 Still can't play.

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    Honestly I don't know how people go through picks so fast. I use Max Grip Jazz III 1mm's and never wear through them. I pick hard too...

    Anyways, metal or stone picks may be worth looking into!
     
  20. Blue1970Cutlass

    Blue1970Cutlass emberwolfmusic.com

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    Metal picks are sort of a last resort for me, I've never been a fan...

    There's a few mentioned on here that I haven't tried yet so I'll probably be ordering some test picks soon!

    Anyone tried stone? Got one on order but not here yet...
     

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