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Old 06-07-2019, 08:06 AM
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If you like the triangles, try a medium or heavy Fender Tru Shell. No flex. Warm.
Casein make up.

You will have to research pick thickness. They are not the thick picks you might expect.
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:09 AM
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As mentioned, the Primetone, to me, seem a little stiffer, though it's possible the bevel impacts the feel. (I used the .73 Ultex for years on electric, and recently got some of the Primetones in a lot of sizes and gauges to try.)

The nice thing about the Primetones is that there are some other gauges. I've got some .88s (351 shape) that might be something to try. I'm pretty much entirely acoustic these days and am using a 1.4 Primetone triangle currently. I really like those picks, especially the ones with raised logo/lettering so they don't slip around at all.
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:52 AM
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I typically play Ultex 1.14 triangles on m electric and am pretty pleased with them. I play with a very light touch and find that when playing either my flattop or my sold carved archtop with bronze strings that a thinner pick tends to bring out more volume. I just got some Ultex Tri's in .73 and while they sound fine, and louder as expected, they do flex more than I'm comfortably with. Perhaps in time I can adjust to it. But anyway, my question, is there a common pick material that would be stiffer than Ultex at the same .73 or so thickness?
Hi Hateful,
Both the Tortex and Ultex 1.14, as supplied are pretty dead, but with proper finishing and bevelling can become far more superior pick!

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Aaaahh, thanks Scott - my bad! I have the TD35 which, as you correctly pointed out, is on the website. I also have a TAD35 (the large triangle) which isn’t on the website, and which I had to special-order. I think I must have confused the two - tired old brain again!
Two tired brains comparing notes. That'll get us far.

Yes, to clarify, fellow AGRers, the tAd stands for triangle in the BC nomenclature, as the two addled brains here have agreed.

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Old 06-07-2019, 12:38 PM
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Two tired brains comparing notes. That'll get us far.

Yes, to clarify, fellow AGRers, the tAd stands for triangle in the BC nomenclature, as the two addled brains here have agreed.

Jay, between us I'd gather we ALMOST make a whole brain.

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Old 06-07-2019, 12:48 PM
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I have heard Charles is tone-deaf, but I'm sure it's just a nasty rumor.

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Old 08-24-2019, 09:02 PM
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Coming from playing thicker picks to playing
thinner. Seems like you will find them all a bit
floppy until you get used to it. I for one seem
to go in the oppusite direction. Gradually moving from
thin to thicker. Ive tried a lot of the boutique pucs but
for the last few years ive used nothing but white fender extra heavys.
After all the messing around with fancy synthetic animal protein two for a hundred buck wonder picks whoda thought id go
back to celluloid 100 for 30 buck picks. but here i am.
99 percent of the stages i play are flat black. If i drop one i can
see it right off.
Most acoustic players start thinner but gradually play thicker picks. My ideal range these days is 1.15-1.50 mm. Above 1.50 mm, I become all thumbs.

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Old 08-25-2019, 05:28 AM
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Most acoustic players start thinner but gradually play thicker picks.
Yep.

And I'm stopping at 1.0.

Probably......
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:15 AM
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I really like Tusq picks by Graphtech. They come in several thicknesses and shapes, and impart a full-bodied, warm tone.

http://graphtech.com/products/brands...rm-toned-picks
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Old 11-15-2019, 02:14 PM
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I wanted to add something to this discussion that I very recently discovered. Just as an experiment, I sanded down a casein teardrop pick all the way down to .60 mm. I've been amazed. It gives all the rigidity of a thick pick, but with that amazing casein tone.

Important Note: A casein pick this thin WILL eventually break, and it did. But I played it for months and it was really extraordinary. Most picks this thin would be very flexible, almost floppy. Not so the casein, which is like bone.

Anyway, passing it along.

Bizarre, I know.

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Old 11-15-2019, 02:51 PM
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Pickboy edge carbon nylon. The .88 is my favorite, but the .75 is good too. Feels much tighter than the gauge would suggest.
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Old 11-15-2019, 03:13 PM
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Blue chip....
I think that the thinnest BC picks are x35s which are about .9 m/m.
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Old 11-15-2019, 07:43 PM
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Ditto! Primetones have .73mm that don’t flex much at all
Another vote for Primetone’s.
The Dunlop Flow 0.73’s are also similar, though a little smaller.
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Old 11-15-2019, 08:07 PM
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Cool Picks "Ultra Cool" mediums are 0.80 and very rigid. Great tone. Unfortunately they wear out very fast.
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Old 11-15-2019, 08:09 PM
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Charmed life has several .75's. I have not been able to wear one out.
These are wonderful picks.
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