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Humbuck

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These picks are perfect for me. Notice the shape...like a standard Fender, with a sharper (but not pointed) point. They say 1.00mm but I think they are thinner than other 1 mm picks I've played...they're really nice and stiff though! They are about as thick as a green Dunlop Tortex and just maybe a little harder. The point is perfect and crucial for me.
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Love 'em, except...I'm burning them up really quickly playing. In 5 minutes the point is worn back to Fender shape, and there's a discernible pile of shredded pick dust under my strings. They no longer have the same feel as they started out with due to the specific shape.

Anybody know of pics shaped just like this...I'll test 'em to see how they hold up?? There's a couple other Pickboy picks that have this shape in other materials...I have not tried them. What about other brands?
 

StSpider

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I love those! They add a super nice higher midrange to the tone, cuts through beautifully.... but they wear way too fast , and I've yet to find a replacement too.

Ibanez Paul Gilbert have somewhat the same shape. but the tone differs, 'cause the material matters a lot.
 

Cream Fan

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I've been using the Dunlop Big Stubby picks for over a decade now. Nothing sounds as good and nothing is as long lasting. They might take a little getting used to, but once you do, you won't want to go back. They come in 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 mm. I use the 3mm and on average it lasts me for at least a month per pick.
 

esoteric pete

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have you tried the dunlop ultex?

im a pickboy user as well, pos-a-jazz 150's for me...got over 100 stashed, so when i wear em, i toss em in a box and re-file em later, reuse.
 

Ryan Givhan

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I've been using the Dunlop Big Stubby picks for over a decade now. Nothing sounds as good and nothing is as long lasting. They might take a little getting used to, but once you do, you won't want to go back. They come in 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 mm. I use the 3mm and on average it lasts me for at least a month per pick.
i love the 3mm big stubby's also. and i will never go back (it does take some time to get use to) but for me they wear down pretty quickly. i go through at least one every band practice. and usually two.
 

sickboy79

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Just ordered some Ultex sharps to try.:salude

I like the Ultex picks quite a bit. I usually use Dunlop Tortex (in the shape above in the pic). They've always been great. The Ultex has a brighter/snappier attack. They last a long time but, have a different wear pattern. I like em.
 

Cream Fan

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i love the 3mm big stubby's also. and i will never go back (it does take some time to get use to) but for me they wear down pretty quickly. i go through at least one every band practice. and usually two.

I guess it depends upon how hard you pick, AND what you consider to be worn. The way I pick wears the edge into a bevel, but it's still useful and actually makes pinch harmonics easier to achieve.
 

Humbuck

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I usually use Dunlop Tortex (in the shape above in the pic). They've always been great.

Can you get Tortex with the kind of tip that's on the Pickboy metacarbonate above? Notice the pic is shaped like a standard pic, but the point is sharper/longer...but not pointy like jazz picks. It's right in between and makes all the difference to me.
 

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I like a sharp point as well. I use Dunlop Jazz IIIs and rub them on concrete to sharpen the point. You just rub both sides until it meets your liking.
 

Ryan Givhan

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I guess it depends upon how hard you pick, AND what you consider to be worn. The way I pick wears the edge into a bevel, but it's still useful and actually makes pinch harmonics easier to achieve.
true. i consider worn when its round on the tip.
 

Humbuck

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Me too! I like Tortex. Anxious to try Ultex. I will report my findings on which wears the best when I discover all the options.
 
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