Post by Bernardo Pires on Aug 23, 2002 1:58:59 GMT -5
Hi Shawn and all Jazz Forum friends First of all, nice to be a member of this forum. We are here to share and learn from each other. What´s the best guitar pick to play jazz (fast and smooth lines)? BPGUITARPK
I haven't tried the metal picks that I have seen. It seems like it would be too much of a metallic sound, as for the Tortex Jazz Picks, they are really good, but I really like the JAZZIII picks by Dunlop.
Post by doublezeek on Sept 1, 2002 10:29:05 GMT -5
By far, the best pic I have played for jazz is the Fender Extra Heavy. This is a somewhat small, teardrop shaped pic. Very smooth sounding. Can be played with the point for a sharper attack or with the rounded side for more warmth. I bought mine through jimmybruno.com. If Jimmy uses'em, you can't go wrong.
Post by jsuasbtaijn on Oct 30, 2002 0:01:03 GMT -5
I actually stopped using picks and started growing out my fingernails. I find that depending on the day (and also the temperature) they can make lines either really smooth or kinda choppy. But they always give a nice full warm tone, which is a good thing, right?
Best pick...? I dont use them anymore. They have no tone. Fingerstyle right hand technique is nice for jazz, but each to thier own. I used to use a pick but over the past couple of years I've found that through listening to myself doing my home recording work, I have leaned towards a far more mimnimalist approach to music, soloing , comping etc. The sound of a pick has not got much texture to the sound. If you listen to Wes you might agree.
Post by JerseyJazz on Jun 10, 2004 10:43:41 GMT -5
I agree with Doublezeek. The Fender extra heavy custom picks that Fender makes for Jimmy Bruno are ***THE BEST*** picks I have ever used. Unfortunately, I don't think Jimmy offers them on his website for sale anymore and they were custom made for him. I wanted to order a gross of those at one point and Jimmy had indicated that they are not a regular model that you can buy at a store. I definitely have not seen them in any of my local music stores. If any of you know where else you can order these picks directly, please let me know.