Shredders: Best Pick for Sweeping

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Shredders: Best Pick for Sweeping

Post by Chuck Ghad » Sat May 28, 2016 3:37 pm

Hello All,
I currently use the Dunlop Jazz IIIs. They are relatively small, but heavy, and it works amazing for alternate and tremelo picking. I recently got into sweep picking, and they work fine, but would a bigger pick work better. What do all you shredders use for sweep picking?

P.S If anyone uses Rob Chapman plectrum gravity picks please enlighten me

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Re: Shredders: Best Pick for Sweeping

Post by caldurham » Sat May 28, 2016 5:45 pm

it always seemed to me the dunlop nylon jazz III picks have a tendency to "catch" the strings instead of smoothly picking through them. i prefer the tortex jazz picks as they seem to glide over the strings better. i had been using the dunlop tortex jazz h3's forever. early last year i swapped over to the dunlop tortex jazz III 1.5mm picks. big difference and i liked them better. by chance earlier this year i found a local company to me that makes custom string sets and offers a subscription service. i was looking for a skinny top heavy bottom set with a wound g string. anyways they also offer their own jazz 1.5mm picks. i bought some on a lark and tried them. i am in love. i dunno where you are at but the website is here ..... http://www.stringjoy.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; . i've tried A LOT of different jazz picks over the years and i really like these the best. i can't speak to the gravity picks.

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Re: Shredders: Best Pick for Sweeping

Post by Stu Cazz » Sat May 28, 2016 7:48 pm

Try some V-Picks, they are expensive but since I tried I didn't use any others.
I use The Mummy and The Screamer most of the time.
And the last one I bought was The Freakishly Large, works good too.
I think the Screamer could work for you!

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Re: Shredders: Best Pick for Sweeping

Post by Les Paul Lover » Sat May 28, 2016 9:40 pm

I love the big triangular green Dunlop ones.

Not particularly for sweeping or anything.... In fact my technic is rather substandard, and I like them because if they turn between my fingers whilst I'm ham fisting my way through a song, the next triangle tip isn't far away...... :lol: :oops: :lol:
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Re: Shredders: Best Pick for Sweeping

Post by Chuck Ghad » Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:43 am

Thanks guys! I might try out some jazz III xl's. I've heard good stuff about the V picks too
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Re: Shredders: Best Pick for Sweeping

Post by OU818 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:24 pm

I use a ChickenPicks Bermuda III. I don't shred myself however they are widely used by guys who do. I just seem to have started liking thicker picks.

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Re: Shredders: Best Pick for Sweeping

Post by shupe13 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:06 am

I started using the Jazz IIIs after a Bonamassa interview I saw. Favorite pick ever. Took me 30+ to discover it!
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Shredders: Best Pick for Sweeping

Post by DiabloS » Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:49 am

Chuck Ghad wrote:Thanks guys! I might try out some jazz III xl's. I've heard good stuff about the V picks too
I'm not much of a sweep picker, but I do really like the jazz III xl. If you like that pick except for the small size, as was the case for me, the XL ones are great!
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Re: Shredders: Best Pick for Sweeping

Post by Michelle911 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:30 pm

I prefer the dunlop 2mm stubby made from lexan since I don't like the tone, or the feel on the strings of nylon.

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Re: Shredders: Best Pick for Sweeping

Post by zedexseven » Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:53 pm

The fastest style Jazz pick is the John Petrucci sig pick. It's basically a Jazz III but has a custom tip on it that allows you to pick super fast and no string drag/friction at all. It's actually so slick it almost takes some feel away from playing, but you may enjoy it. It's awesome for fast playing or sweeping.

It's probably 20% bigger than a Jazz III but if you don't like it you can sand the top down to match the size of the Jazz III. It's really durable too and takes forever to wear out.

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Re: Shredders: Best Pick for Sweeping

Post by Chuck Ghad » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:59 pm

I am interested to try out the chicken picks and the petrucci sigs. I recently got Tortex Sharp and Ultex 1.14m which both worked amazing as well.
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Re: Shredders: Best Pick for Sweeping

Post by Michelle911 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:40 pm

remember the Stylus Pick? :P

it was a good concept... I couldn't get used to them, but gave me the idea to file down a Big (3mm) Stubby into Jazz Stubby shape. that works really good for the frictionless thing 8) only problem then is losing the pick and wear/replacement (takes too much time filing)... I gave up and just bought a cabinet full of jazz stubbys LOL

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Re: Shredders: Best Pick for Sweeping

Post by caldurham » Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:30 am

Michelle911 wrote:remember the Stylus Pick? :P
that pick used to make me go into mad rages when i would practice scales and such. i still have one! good for training for sure.

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