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    My favorite new flat pick

    This pick is all I use on my electric guitar any more, and often I use it on my acoustics as well. Awesome attack, no flex whatsoever, it perfectly compliments the Ernie Ball Power Slinkys, especially after being warmed between my thumb and finger for a few minutes. Hats off to "Peter's Plectrums" in the UK for crafting this pick from a solid silver 1964 U.S. half-dollar.



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    hmmm. i wonder if this would break light gauge acoustic strings on my Guild. i use the 2.0 mm picks now, no issues at all. but metal? i might need to give it a go.
    Wood

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    Yeah, I use a ground down silver quarter sometimes; I like the feel, but it also creates a metallic ‘plink’ when I strike the strings. Sometimes it bugs me, sometimes not.
    I think a half-dollar might be easier to handle, though. The quarter seems a little hard to hold on to.
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    Yes Dennis, I have a 1954 silver quarter pick as well, but it's a bit small. The half-dollar is the perfect size.

    Wood, I doubt it would break your strings, the silver is actually pretty smooth. I also use it to produce a "scratchy" sound sometimes on the wound bass strings, can't really do this with a nylon pick very well.
    "The air's as still as the throttle on a funeral train." John Prine

    '76 D-25M
    '99 DV-52ABHG
    '98 DeArmond Starfire Special
    Takamine Acoustic Flying "A"
    Crate CA-125D Acoustic Amp
    Fishman Loudbox Mini Acoustic Amp

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    Cool picks for me , many many years ago ok so like the 80ís I used those cool looking stone picks but picks that are hard or metal just dont feel or sound right to me . Cool picks man they just do it for me I mostly use the .6 but I choke on them and I get the stiffness I need .

    But the money pick is cool looking :)

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    I usually use a 1.3 mm Cool pick on my acoustics these days, I don't like much flex. I use 2.0 on my mandolin.
    "The air's as still as the throttle on a funeral train." John Prine

    '76 D-25M
    '99 DV-52ABHG
    '98 DeArmond Starfire Special
    Takamine Acoustic Flying "A"
    Crate CA-125D Acoustic Amp
    Fishman Loudbox Mini Acoustic Amp

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    I have a couple of those but I had a real hard time getting used to the thickness. I prefer a thin but stiff pick. To each is own.








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    Yup each to his or her own for sure .

    After thinking about it I play with a hard attack best way I can say it and I feel like Iíd break strings with thick picks . On the electric Iíd use maybe .8 or 1.0 . I need a more fluid feel to the strum and a hard pick to me feels like a metal bar getting caught in a chain link fence lol

    I also canít have much of the pick exposed as I play . I might have maybe 1/8 of the tip exposed give or take on the tone I want and style of play . I never did ask anyone else how they hold and use a pick it just never crossed my mind lol

    For me especially on acoustics the sound of the juratex pick just does it for my ear .
    The grip is pretty good too.

    I have other style picks by Cool but there not as good as the Juratex .

    A link if anyone might want to try them 😁
    https://www.amazon.com/Cool-Picks-Ju...924?th=1&psc=1

    I also have a pick maker , punch a pick out anything it can cut . Man I hate it lol

    Oh on AGF folks post about these picks that cost 35-40 bucks each thick as a brick pick lol they love the heck out of them but I canít understand it , anyone have one I can borrow ? Lol
    Last edited by Rayk; 12-07-2017 at 10:14 PM.

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