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    When I first started playing my first Mandolin, Harmony, fifty dollar model, ( bought from a tympanist who was the top brass /woodwind repair guy in this part of the state no idea about fretted instruments, but, a very cool guy!) he suggested “Washburn Blues”! I never liked them, too thin and, well, just too thin. I started using Fender heavys! I knew nothing about set up either!
    Then, I started working at the music store where acoustic instruments ruled the roost. At that point I graduated high school, and to a carved top Mandolin, I made some picks out of 1/8” plexiglass which made me understand the value of more stiffness for my desired feel and sound. The guy that owned was a very widely versed musician who subscribed to the Bill Bolick school of Mandolin style playing. That was born of the use of a now “unmentionable material” but, was closely mimicked by the afore mentioned “Wabash Blue”! Those were offered by the good folks from”C. Bruno & Co.” which still cracks me up.
    But, as for a pick for a given age instrument!? I don’t see that correlation. Pick to genre, I get a lot more but, I suppose for a 1925 A-3 (Kelvinator White refrigerator finish)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbofood View Post
    When I first started playing my first Mandolin...
    When I first started, I used a pick made from Mastodon teeth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jill McAuley View Post
    I actually used a slightly heavier pick when I had my '27 A-jr - it seemed to sound best with a 1.0mm pick so I used a 1.0mm Weber celluloid pick that I had laying around, or a Blue Chip TPR40. When I got my MTO I went back to using a Blue Chip TPR35 (.88mm).
    I also recommend the BC TPR35 ! Great pick that I use mainly with my Girouard oval !
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    I've settled on one of my Wegen Dippers, a 1.2 that is my go to guitar pick. The 1.4 and 1.6 picks are usually on my mandolins. I could very well see a thinner BC working too. I have a TAD 60 now. It's a bit heavy for the A 1.

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    What a lovely patina on both pick and instrument.
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    Use the one you feel most comfortable with.
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    Default Re: What pick for a teens Gibson?

    There have been a few posters here who have made picks from some less frequently used materials.

    I still have a few picks made from deer antlers (too soft) and from recycled ivory piano keys (totally stiff, but nicely slick).

    I'd think an ivory pick would go nicely with a Kelvinator-white A3, at least visually.

    That said, I generally go with the pick that sounds best for the instrument I'm playing. Of course it varies player by player.

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    Hi guys - first time posting in this forum. For my teens Gibson, I prefer a Heavy pick and D'Addario light (J62) strings. I use a Blue Chip CT55 (a larger triangle with pretty sharp points - 1.4mm I think). It was expensive ($35 plus shipping and tax) but it works well. There is still a little click sound when hitting the strings though. I have used tried a lot of different picks - settled in on a heavy Fender large triangle, but now I like the BC better. I have a 1917 Gibson A - thus the light gauge strings - it's a beauty - looks and sound! I enjoy fiddle tunes - when I can remember the notes! - and bluegrass. - Dan

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