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    Prodigy Picks - do you use them? Do you like 'em?

    Hi guys!
    Prodigy picks are out on the market for a while now, but they've been available for about 2 months where I live. I was a long time 2.0mm Dunlop Jazz III user and few years ago I switched completely to Fellow Plectrums Gorilla Grip picks - I like them and hadn't even thought about trying other picks until I saw that Prodigy are made of the same material (Derlin). That a beveled edge seemed very interesting…

    So, as soon as they were available I ordered 2 packs of MINI to try them :) Thoughts? 1.5 mm may be useful sometimes, but is not my favourite. But I really dig the 2.0mm version!
    Here's a little video I made comparing 1.5mm and 2.0mm versions of Fellow Plectrums Gorilla Grip SM and Ernie Ball Prodigy MINI. (It's in Polish, but I added CC:)


    What are your thoughts on these new EB picks?
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    I just got a dozen of the 1.5 mini's and so far I'm really enjoying them. I've been using the Dunlop PrimeTone picks for a few years now; however, the prodigy is pretty good.
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    I have a bag of the 1.5s here, never opened it yet. Maybe this is the week!
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    I'm still on the fence. I bought a bag of the 2.0 minis, and I swap between them, Ultex Jazz III 2.0s and GraphTech Tusq 1.4s. Each have their advantages and disadvantages, and I'm not 100 percent happy with any of them. I think the Prodigys improve my technique a little. The shape of them makes me focus on playing with only the very tip of the pick. On the downside, they're a little slippery at first. Until I break them in a bit, they tend to slide when picking fast or hard. I like them a lot, but my quest for the perfect pick is not over yet.
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    I've been totally spoiled on these 3 point symmetrical picks for years now.
    If EBMM would make a copy of these, I'd totally try them!

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    So, I tried one for a while but the tip is a little pointy for my liking, I was never a big fan of defrin, and I prefer the tone of my little cellluloid 358s (small teardrop), which I've been using for so long that anything else sounds and feels weird.

    Anywant a bag of 6 x 1.5 mm prodigy picks (one of which is lightly used by the handsome and careful previous owner)? First to PM me their address gets 'em!
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    I just bought a pack of 1.5 (a few days to early it seems) but I haven’t tried one yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrKev View Post
    the tip is a little pointy for my liking
    I got the same feelings with 1.5mm. The thicker ones are not so pointy, but still more pointy than Ultex Jazz III.
    Recently I was playing some fast riffs with alternate picking and they sounded pretty dirty and I couldn't make them sound clean and tight. I used Prodigy mini 2.0mm. Everything worked great hen I switched to my old picks (Fellow Plectrums). Can't tell if it's a matter of the shape or I'm just used to the picks I've been using for years.
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