The ADAMAS Guitar...Pick?
Mike S.
Posted 2014-06-03 3:16 PM (#487435)
Subject: The ADAMAS Guitar...Pick?



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Hi, Everyone,
I know, I know, it's NOT a guitar. I saw this on the Jim Dunlop site. Has anybody besides Gerry Garcia ever used one?
Mike S.
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TAFKAR
Posted 2014-06-03 4:33 PM (#487439 - in reply to #487435)
Subject: Re: The ADAMAS Guitar...Pick?



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I use one occasionally. It's very heavy, so not so great for strumming, but good for picking out single strings. Slides off the strings easily and gives a more muted/less twangy sound than most picks.
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DetlefMichel
Posted 2014-07-16 10:29 AM (#489682 - in reply to #487435)
Subject: Re: The ADAMAS Guitar...Pick?



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I LOVE these picks and I never leave the house without one in my wallet.With the time I learned to play all styles with them.Thick, but very light and I have perfect tone control. Not for beginners, they often do not play accurate enough and might scratch the tops. And I found a quite good copy of them called PIGLET graphite picks, very much cheaper but really good to play with and not so bad if you loose one..I bought them on ebay...
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muzza
Posted 2014-07-16 5:44 PM (#489691 - in reply to #487435)
Subject: RE: The ADAMAS Guitar...Pick?



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I had 2 but never used them. Way too thick.  I prefer slappity slap picks.

I think I gave them away.  Is that where you got yours Richard? I think Wizz has the other Ine.



Edited by muzzlitebeer 2014-07-16 5:45 PM
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TAFKAR
Posted 2014-07-16 10:50 PM (#489705 - in reply to #487435)
Subject: Re: The ADAMAS Guitar...Pick?



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Nah, I bought mine, some off the internet, some from Al.
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SillyLittleBoy
Posted 2014-08-27 1:49 AM (#492657 - in reply to #487435)
Subject: Re: The ADAMAS Guitar...Pick?



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Just putting in my 2-1/2 cents, because I have to agree with muzzlitebeer. I was in one of my local guitar shops this last weekend and picked up a few accessories (picks, slide, a couple of those egg shaker - Hey, they don't sound bad on recording and an easy way to add a little percussion) and they had some real pretty looking wood picks that were way too thick. I'm sure they work for some or if I played with one for a few weeks (months), then I might get used to them, but I really doubt it.

My main picks are whatever is the thinnest one available, which is what I think muzzlitebeer is referring to when he calls them slappity slap picks.

But what do I know, I'm just a...
SillyLittleBoy
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mnboy
Posted 2014-08-27 7:54 AM (#493667 - in reply to #487435)
Subject: Re: The ADAMAS Guitar...Pick?



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Mike, I have not used one in years as I switched from thicker picks to thinner for strumming and back picking. The thicker plectrums are more for lead or rhythm guitarists that want a heavier or more muted sound.. for my 12 string guitars I prefer the large Fender 346 picks that I can hold on to when I need to lead a few hundred people in song.. but, in a moment, I can back off and play quietly too. Just another opinion from just another guitarist... lol
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CanterburyStrings
Posted 2014-08-28 2:24 PM (#493757 - in reply to #487435)
Subject: Re: The ADAMAS Guitar...Pick?


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I grow my own picks.
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Mike S.
Posted 2016-03-03 4:05 PM (#522641 - in reply to #487435)
Subject: Re: The ADAMAS Guitar...Pick?



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I just found out The Adamas Pick is still available from Jim Dunlop, but only in a 12-pack. I can get it through Long & McQuade here in Canada. I might use it to play bass? Stranger things have happened.
Mike S.
Ottawa, ON. CANADA

Edited by Michael R. Seguin 2016-03-03 4:07 PM
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Damon67
Posted 2016-03-03 4:10 PM (#522643 - in reply to #487435)
Subject: Re: The ADAMAS Guitar...Pick?



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Those are great for fast picking. I like the Dunlop Jazz ones too.
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Mr. Ovation
Posted 2016-03-03 11:18 PM (#522658 - in reply to #487435)
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I use them too. Great for lead work.
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Beal
Posted 2016-03-04 8:45 AM (#522667 - in reply to #487435)
Subject: Re: The ADAMAS Guitar...Pick?



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I like the blue chip TAD 40 or the 1.5 plec from D'Andrea
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Damon67
Posted 2016-03-04 10:26 AM (#522674 - in reply to #487435)
Subject: Re: The ADAMAS Guitar...Pick?



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I was hoping to see a blue chip booth at NAMM, but no such luck.

I did grab a 1.5 sample acrylic from Gravity that seems interesting. They compare their "Gold" line with the red bear and blue chip brands.

Haven't messed with it much yet
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alpep
Posted 2016-03-04 10:47 AM (#522676 - in reply to #487435)
Subject: Re: The ADAMAS Guitar...Pick?


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I have them and used them and liked them but currently I am using a rosewood pick that I import from india.
they are awesome
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