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wearing out picks...playing my LP "too much"


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In my ignorant youth, I bought a package of Musicians Friend brand celluloid picks. Since they're what I'm used to, I love how they feel and play. (I guess they're more or less the same as the classic Fender 351s).

 

My gripe with them is that they round off pretty quickly. I've begun looking at other picks, but I don't want to change the feel...just durability. Besides not knowing whether nylon is more durable, I also don't really know what .mm size is going to most closely correspond to "medium".

 

What do you suggest? =P~

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Nylon is definitly more durable than celluliod. I hated those picks but in the olden days thats all we had to choose from. Check out 70mm or 80mm for a medium feel.

 

Nylon picks will round off too depending on how much they are used and how hard you play but at least they won't break ...

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I suggest buying them by the gross to keep the cost down, that's what I've been doing for the past few years.

 

This discussion came up a couple of weeks ago and here is the picture I posted of the picks I went through on an average night's band rehearsal. The one in the upper left is new for comparison.

 

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Thanks guys. I'm not breaking picks, just wearing them down...if nylon wears more slowly, that would be great.

 

I remember your post Rich, that's pretty dramatic!

Maybe I will just keep buying them...I guess it depends on how fast the nylon rounds off. Hmmph.

 

next purchase, some of both....

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I was having the same problem so I went to a local guitar show and bought some metal pics, bad bad bad

I drilled holes in them and made my daughter a necklace. Its like picking with a chain saw.

 

I know use the Tortex Dunlap 73mm. Its kind of a funky design but they don't roll around my index finger like

standard pics do and last a long time

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I was having the same problem so I went to a local guitar show and bought some metal pics' date=' bad bad bad

........... Its like picking with a chain saw.

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Ain't that the truth! You get attack out the *** but you can sure do some damage if you're not careful.

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