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I couple of weeks (months) ago, I got a great deal from our fellow GC @sambonee on a little bag of magic picks.

Let me stars at the beginning, I always used the same picks thru time. At first, because I lived in a small town and I was a poor teen. Dunlop where the only thing available. I bought some Black Nylon for acoustic (match picks) and some 1,5 to 2 mm pick that I could find in the picks bucket for the electric.

15 years later, I still use those picks. They are still cheap and widely available. I was always curious when I saw people with high end picks like Blue, V-Picks or others but never took the plunge.

So when I started playing bass back in January, I discovered that my beloved picks of choice weren't doing it. Good luck to my, @sambonee was offering a 4 pack for a really good price. I couldn't say no.

1. Mummy This one was suggested to me 'cause I was looking for grip, a lot of grip! To my surprise, it's the one I use the least. Not a bad pick at all, but the v-picks have enough grip on their own and the other models where more confortable to me.

2. Euro this one got a lof of use on my acoustic, easy to hold and can to subtile attack. I like it for lead. Keep in mind that I strum over the neck a lot, it helps to reduce the shrill.

3. Tradition lite Great all around pick! I use it a lot for strumming on acoustic and playing the Tele. I mostly play punk on fast palm mute mode and it's deliver. Fast, precise and after some warm up, it stick to my fingers.

4. Freakishly large round A great pick for punk bass sound. Can be played with every corners. Even if you drop it, it's easy to get back on track!

5. Gladiator The surprise of the lot. I ALWAYS use this one. On electric and bass guitar. I have it in my wallet. Always ready. Seriously, I was sure this one would not be used that much but it's perfect. The big edge is soooo comfy on the thumb. Good handle. The bigger/longer corner is great for rythm and lead works. Like other v-picks after some warming time, the pick literally sticks to your fingers. Don't fear the size, it's the best pick of the bunch!!!

In conclusion, did I regret my little journey? Not at all! I have to admit I would have never bought those in a store 'cause I didn't see the point to try something new but since so many GCer's vouched for them and Sean offered me a good deal it was not a complete shot in the dark.

I am also happy to discover a pick that stay in my hand. Before, I was putting some hockey tape (so canadian, eh!) on the end of my picks to add some grip. No need here, they react to your temperature. Unless you're a robot, won't loose them midsong! ;)

A big thanks to Sean for the discovery and the great deal! If you are curious about them, threat yourself and drop a message to Sean, he'll help you to choose a pick for your needs! :)

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Over the years, I've collected a wide variety of different picks.
Like Ti-Ron, I also preferred Dunlops for a couple of decades.
sambonee supplied me with some v-picks (can't tell you which models)
and I have to say, I really like them.
 

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I bought a V-Pick Lite Small at a guitar show. It was the one that most closely matched the Dunlop Jazz III that I play. I thought it felt great and played fast but I don't like the sound of acrylic. I prefer the warmer tone of nylon picks.
 

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@Ti-Ron very well put!! I agree that many people gravitate to models in the line of v-picks that really surprise them. Excellent review.

Try the mummy on acoustic. The ghost rim shines on there.

The mention of acrilic's attack is a valid point. Softer contact points available on many v-picks reduce this greatly.

Anyone looking to try v-picks is welcome to give me a pm and I'll make them a happy camper.

Merci Ti-Ron

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I'm partial to www.tonedripper.com as the prices are better, and shipping is less. And I run the site!!! So I'm partial.

We do custom packs with a 30% discount (selling at par to USD).
I must say that Sean is THE way to go. He will helps you to choose, he's a good GCer and nice fellow overall!
 

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Shouldn't the sales pitch part of this thread be in the Dealer Emporium section ?
I think @sambonee is trying to get is Dealer membership but the new administration is kind of "slow" in the communication dept. ;)
 

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I am a living sales pitch man!!! ^)@#

all jokes aside. I've been rockin' the follow ups for the dealer account for Tone Dripper for about 6-7 months now. I'm not fretting about it. that said, I am just leaving the door open for people to request what we have to offer (pickups for tele and strat and the v-picks).

just look at the security rating expiring with no attention. this place was purchased and forgotten.

it's a cash cow, we all pay our $5-$25 per year and there's 12,000 members. let's say that 25% are in the paying category. avg payment is $12. 3000 x $12 = $36,000 a year and that's a low estimate.

TGP owners probably make $500k - $700k USD per year. advertising, and memberships.

I digress,

Now email me and buy some pics and pickups LOL Just kidding.

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