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oombanjo 08 Jan 08 - 11:28 AM
Mooh 08 Jan 08 - 11:55 AM
Wesley S 08 Jan 08 - 12:01 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 08 Jan 08 - 12:06 PM
GUEST,mandotim 08 Jan 08 - 01:36 PM
GUEST,mandotim 08 Jan 08 - 02:02 PM
ThreeSheds 08 Jan 08 - 02:07 PM
oombanjo 08 Jan 08 - 04:16 PM
Stringsinger 08 Jan 08 - 04:29 PM
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Subject: Wegen Picks
From: oombanjo
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 11:28 AM

A friend put me on to this, I have bought the blue grass 1.4 and the triangular 1.2 and never had better, and that includes my collection of torte shell. Have you tried them? The dealer lists can be found by putting Wegen pick into goggle and finding the dealer list. Cheers Oombanjo.


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Subject: RE: Wegen Picks
From: Mooh
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 11:55 AM

I've used a 1mm Wegen for a few years on mandolin, cittern, and tenor banjo, but find them and the other thicker ones too heavy for guitar. Very durable, nicely shaped and bevelled, but way too expensive for every day use on my income. Not too much pick clatter when played hard, and nice tone over all.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Wegen Picks
From: Wesley S
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 12:01 PM

I've tried both the Tortis and the Wegan and have a slight preference for the Tortis. I just wish they weren't so darned expensive.


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Subject: RE: Wegen Picks
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 12:06 PM

I've had a couple of their Gypsy Jazz picks (3.5mm) for a few years. I use them mainly for guitar lead work and love them.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Wegen Picks
From: GUEST,mandotim
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 01:36 PM

I've used them for about seven years. Current favourite is the 'Dipper', a thick asymmetric triangle. The corners all have a different radius, but the same bevel. Each corner has a different 'feel', and it's possible to produce a range of toned by turning the pick round. I also have two different thicknesses of their mandolin picks. They are expensive, but they last a very long time without any visible wear; the fact that they are expensive means I tend not to lose 'em! I've had the current fave for about three years.
One interesting thing; because of the pre-cut bevels, you have to order right or left-handed picks. They only work one way round.
Tim


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Subject: RE: Wegen Picks
From: GUEST,mandotim
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 02:02 PM

I've obviously been reading the Grauniad for too long...'The corners have different radii' and for 'toned' read 'tones'.
Tim in pedant mode


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Subject: RE: Wegen Picks
From: ThreeSheds
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 02:07 PM

Whats this best glue to make them stick to your fingers?


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Subject: RE: Wegen Picks
From: oombanjo
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 04:16 PM

Hi Andy the glue's called "dropumnot" especially at +£5pund a throw


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Subject: RE: Wegen Picks
From: Stringsinger
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 04:29 PM

I have a wooden and a cowbone Wegen. I like the wooden one best. It has a nice feel
and glide. It seems to make chords clearly. I have problems playing single lines fast with them (but I have that problem anyway). I like the way the pick locks between my index and thumb. As for Hot Club, I don't have a Django Modele or D holed instrument so i can't judge how it would sound on that.

With all picks, I think a lot is what you get used to. I have some Tortis picks and (oh! oh!)
a tortoise-shell one (sorry about that) and they all sound and record differently.

I find that the Wegen is fun to play with because it doesn't slip and feels like you play with the whole hand rather than just the thumb and index.

I've been using it on my Gibson electric 345 (earlier version of the 355) and it feels good.
I like the solid feeling of it and it seems to produce a "fat" sound rather than the bright
sound of the Tortis and other types.

I think the Tortis picks seem to be brighter on an acoustic but I guess it depends on what sound you're going for. Also, it depends upon the weather, the mood and the psychology
of pick vrs. sound.

i think it's a well-made pick.

Frank


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