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So I don't know about you folks, but every time I find myself in a music store, I take a little stroll through the impulse aisles to steal -er, I mean look at cheap items to maybe try out. Anybody find any new strings, picks, etc. that panned out?

I feel a bit ashamed because the item that I recently discovered is probably very familiar to most of you: Jazz Red XL picks...

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I've used the XL Blacks, which I believe are tortex, and they are okay, but the reds, which are nylon, blew me away with the amount of control over the attack of the note. I've been using these almost exclusively since I tried them.[/url]
 

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You have to try the V picks! They totally rock and the control you have over your pick attack is just crazy. They are 100% acrylic. I had some that a friend had given me. Sulphur just topped up my collection with a nice little surprise pkg in the mail!

I used to love Dava picks but you can't use them on pick slides. They get caught up in the strings because of the way they are constructed.

Sambonee is a distributor for V picks I do believe.

You need to check them out!
 

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You have to try the V picks! They totally rock and the control you have over your pick attack is just crazy. They are 100% acrylic. I had some that a friend had given me. Sulphur just topped up my collection with a nice little surprise pkg in the mail!

I used to love Dava picks but you can't use them on pick slides. They get caught up in the strings because of the way they are constructed.

Sambonee is a distributor for V picks I do believe.

You need to check them out!
I've been meaning to try those out, but was waiting until I needed some other items to make the shipping worthwhile
 

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I've been meaning to try those out, but was waiting until I needed some other items to make the shipping worthwhile
You really have to check them out. They are the cat's meow! ;)

Another fav pick of mine is Planet waves, Black Ice.

Both the V picks and Planet waves picks are picks with substance. They are very solid. I need 1.5 mm up to a 2.0 mm. I can't play with anything flimsy.
 

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You really have to check them out. They are the cat's meow! ;)

Another fav pick of mine is Planet waves, Black Ice.

Both the V picks and Planet waves picks are picks with substance. They are very solid. I need 1.5 mm up to a 2.0 mm. I can't play with anything flimsy.
You might like the 2.0mm Dunlop Gators. I used the Jazz III's for many years until a friend pointed me to the Gators. FAT tone and for me, a bit better of a grip than the III's. I also use a few V picks.

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I only wish my impulse buys were that cheap. I am currently sitting on around 3000$ worth of "impulse buys" and now nothing is selling.
I've definitely been guilty of the big impulse buys. It's funny how people don't seem to be snapping up gear the way they used to. Can only hope that trend swings once fall comes and people aren't spending all their time outdoors.
 

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I'm bad for impulse purchases too. I almost justified buying a fretless bass and a new Ibanez artcore when I was at L&M the other day... I have a job interview coming up and I'll probably treat myself to the Ibanez if it goes well.
 

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I feel a bit ashamed because the item that I recently discovered is probably very familiar to most of you: Jazz Red XL picks...

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i'm gonna warn you guys about those awesome picks. i used to use the standard fender ones like most people. i kept seeing people rave about thejazz picks online, years ago. i picked up some to try. well, after a few hours had gone by, i tried to switch back to the regulation picks. it felt like i was trying to play with a dinner plate. i cant use anything else now, because nothing else feels right to my hand. oh, btw, they last frickin forever. that original pack i bought? still have them. i know it's been at least 5 yrs. still pointy and smooth. one of the best products out there, imo. but for those who don't wanna switch, dont try em out. there's no going back.
 

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I like fender 351 heavies because they are cheap so I can just scatter them around the house, the truck or anywhere I go plus they sound better than anything else I've used.

Although the white ones don't sound as good as the brown ones but they feel stiffer. Whatever they put in the plastic to change the colour makes a difference.
 
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