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17 minutes ago, Cato said:

I seem to recall they were about 50p each when I first started playing guitar, 30 odd years ago, so 7 quid for 12 doesn't seem too exorbitant.

Back then they used to have the h for hard or possibly heavy on them, so they've been doing it for a while.

I also remember that they weren't great for bass, the hard plastic was too brittle and the picks used to chip as I was playing, until there was just a jagged stub left, although that might have been down to my rather aggressive beginners technique.

These things are great with a bass

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dunlop-418P-73-Tortex-Standard-Player/dp/B00HEKIKYC/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=Jim+Dunlop+Tortex+standard+guitar+picks+-+.73mm&qid=1584275657&s=musical-instruments&sr=1-8

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45 minutes ago, SpondonBassed said:

Is seven quid too much for these?  I'm thinking they look like the 1mm ones I had but mine didn't have the letter "H" on them.

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Are any users of these able to comment?

When all this was fields, I remember buying Gibson plectrums and they had the old Norlin comma and apostrophe squiggle under the Gibson logo.  I was amazed that I could buy into a little piece of Gibson for about 20p.

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49 minutes ago, SpondonBassed said:

Is seven quid too much for these?  I'm thinking they look like the 1mm ones I had but mine didn't have the letter "H" on them.

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Are any users of these able to comment?

To be fair, that link is for a 12 pack with a little tin. £7 isn't too unreasonable. They're not £7 each!!

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Well, I own two Gibsons and I like them lots.

 

So there.

:) 

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26 minutes ago, Paul S said:

Well, I own two Gibsons and I like them lots.

 

So there.

:) 

You and me be mates! I have two too and I love mine. When they're good they're brilliant

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I'm a 1.0 Jim Dunlop Tortex man myself. Just had GuitarGuitar send me a 72 pack. Probably do me for the rest of my life! 

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1 hour ago, Cato said:

Mind you, you can 72 for £15 from here.

https://www.richtonemusic.co.uk/product/gibson-72-standard-style-guitar-pick-heavy/

No tin though.

They're teardrop shaped.  There is also a delivery charge that I haven't looked into as 72 is overkill for my needs and I like them triangular.  I looked at a similar offer from Thomann for the triangular ones but the delivery charge plus the large quantity put me off.

52 minutes ago, Christine said:

Although they are a good price (even better for the 1mm ones) they are teardrop shaped.  I'm not fond of those.

42 minutes ago, binky_bass said:

To be fair, that link is for a 12 pack with a little tin. £7 isn't too unreasonable. They're not £7 each!!

You must think I came down with the last shower...  Heeheehee

I did read my own link but thank you for confirming that it's not too bad of a deal.

The thing is, some of the plectrums I came across in my search went into double figures... each.  I ain't that fussy.

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8 minutes ago, binky_bass said:

I'm a 1.0 Jim Dunlop Tortex man myself. Just had GuitarGuitar send me a 72 pack. Probably do me for the rest of my life! 

Knew it, girlie. I'm using 3.0 Jim Dunlop Big Stubby. 💪

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4 minutes ago, Hellzero said:

Jim Dunlop Big Stubby. 💪

I think that was one of his early films wasn’t it? I think I have it on VHS somewhere. 

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25 minutes ago, Hellzero said:

Knew it, girlie. I'm using 3.0 Jim Dunlop Big Stubby. 💪

Just use a house brick instead. 

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10 minutes ago, binky_bass said:

Just use a house brick instead. 

Nope, the shape is wrong, I prefer a good set of these :

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17 minutes ago, Hellzero said:

Nope, the shape is wrong, I prefer a good set of these :

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I have to say, I do prefer the wedge-shaped plecs myself.

I've ordered a set of 12 heavy Gibbo plecs.

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Ed King used to use a coin with a Fender Jazz for Lynyrd Skynyrd's Pronounced album,  a dime whatever that is

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58 minutes ago, Christine said:

Ed King used to use a coin with a Fender Jazz for Lynyrd Skynyrd's Pronounced album,  a dime whatever that is

Dr Brian May uses a sixpence piece.

I'm far too cheap for all of that.

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4 hours ago, Cato said:

the hard plastic was too brittle and the picks used to chip as I was playing, until there was just a jagged stub left,

That's the way all mine went back in the days when I 'played' guitar.

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1 hour ago, Christine said:

Ed King used to use a coin with a Fender Jazz for Lynyrd Skynyrd's Pronounced album,  a dime whatever that is

Very similar to the size of a 5p

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2 hours ago, Hellzero said:

Knew it, girlie. I'm using 3.0 Jim Dunlop Big Stubby. 💪

I'll have you know there's only ONE Big Stubby 'round here.

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3 hours ago, Paul S said:

Well, I own two Gibsons and I like them lots.

 

So there.

:) 

For the avoidance of confusion I would like to make my position clear by means of the graphic appended below

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3 minutes ago, skankdelvar said:

For the avoidance of confusion I would like to make my position clear by means of the graphic appended below

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Gibson - Who's To Blame? Followed by green ticks for all the people you aren't blaming! Most misleading chart ever! 😂

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3 minutes ago, binky_bass said:

Gibson - Who's To Blame? Followed by green ticks for all the people you aren't blaming! Most misleading chart ever! 😂

Good point, well made

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Sigh...
...and, finally-but-better-late-than-never, the correct version:

 

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😉

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I tried Tortex years ago but they sounded squeaky and kept snapping. I prefer Nylons.

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Really? Literally never had a Tortex snap and I play pretty hard. 

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