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    Question Trying to identify an old pick

    Hello

    I recently ended a multi-year hiatus from playing. Fortunately my relationship with the mandolin has been restored and the calluses are even finally returning! After a few weeks, I can say only one pick feels "right" from my decades old grab bag of hundreds and I dread the day I misplace it.

    I'd love anyone's help in ID'ing this pick. Hopefully it's still being manufactured and I can order more. I think it was circa 2012-2014.

    It's probably a long shot, but hopefully someone can help. Cheers!
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    Maybe a Dunlop Jazztone 207? I have a 208 that looks about the same texture with the print worn off.

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    Not that I have a clue =other than looking somewhat like the highly rounded Dawg pick= but there seem to be some characteristics that might trigger others' attention:

    - The three "points" each seem to have a different radius, or degree of pointedness. True?
    - The sharpest point seems to be on a thinned-down end of the pick, compared to the others. Yes?
    - There's a barely visible, mostly worn-off, circle that could be the remnants of an old logo. (I doubt that the adjacent quarter could have pressed itself into the pick so neatly!)

    Or... My observations are just artifacts of the photos' angles & lightings.
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    Dunlop semi-round sculpted plectra pick is my bet
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    2012-2014 old? The shape and and remnants of a circle suggest a Dunlop “Primetonel” to me.

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    Default Re: Trying to identify an old pick

    Your pick does look kind look of like a Dunlop Primetone Semi-Round, but Dunlop does not make a Primetone Semi-Round Smooth in black, in several thicknesses, today. I do not know if they did in the past.

    https://www.jimdunlop.com/primetone-...th-pick-1-3mm/

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    I wonder if they are similar to European-made Gypsy Jazz guitar picks I've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray(T) View Post
    2012-2014 old? The shape and and remnants of a circle suggest a Dunlop “Primetonel” to me.
    I came here to say this.
    Looks just like the rounded triangle Primetone I use often
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradeasley View Post
    Maybe a Dunlop Jazztone 207? I have a 208 that looks about the same texture with the print worn off.

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    This. Mine all lost the logo.

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    The shape and remnants of a circular logo looks like a Primetone to me. Probably one of the smooth dark brown ones.
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    Default Re: Trying to identify an old pick

    Thanks guys!!! I'm pretty sure it is a primetone smooth -- not sure if 1.3 or 1.5 -- with the logo rubbed off. In the right light, I can see a circle matching the same size where the print used to be. I'll order a 3 pack but I feel pretty confident. Ya'll rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidKOS View Post
    I wonder if they are similar to European-made Gypsy Jazz guitar picks I've seen.
    ended up leading me to wegen's M100 pick as well that I think might be a contender!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeo2 View Post
    Thanks guys!!! I'm pretty sure it is a primetone smooth -- not sure if 1.3 or 1.5 -- with the logo rubbed off. In the right light, I can see a circle matching the same size where the print used to be. I'll order a 3 pack but I feel pretty confident. Ya'll rock.

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    ended up leading me to wegen's M100 pick as well that I think might be a contender!
    The Wegens are exactly the same size and shape as the Primetones. The difference is in the bevel - they come in either left or right handed.

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    Default Re: Trying to identify an old pick

    Most shows I play, there's a Primetone in my hand and a Wegen in my pocket or vice-versa. You can't go wrong with that. Add in a Golden Gate or Proplec faux tortoise and you have my top three choices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray(T) View Post
    The Wegens are exactly the same size and shape as the Primetones. The difference is in the bevel - they come in either left or right handed.
    Well, that's very useful knowledge indeed. It's hard to capture well on camera, but this pick 100% has a direction to the bevel. Maybe it is a Wegen after all!

    Elderly is only about an hour away for me and it looks like they stock both -- so I may take a drive soon.
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    Maybe Dawg 2.0 .. the 1.0 & Golden gate are equally shaped on all 3 sides with equal rounded 'points' .

    2nd version has 2 slightly longer sides than the 3rd, still quite rounded..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeo2 View Post
    Well, that's very useful knowledge indeed. It's hard to capture well on camera, but this pick 100% has a direction to the bevel. Maybe it is a Wegen after all!

    Elderly is only about an hour away for me and it looks like they stock both -- so I may take a drive soon.
    The Primetones also have a slight bevel but I’ve never seen a left handed one for sale. The white Wegens also have a slight texrure to them. I’ve never come across a black one.

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    I will guess Dunlop Primetone Semi-Round.
    Looks like it.
    Shape and bevel is right, and the circle for the logo makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWRoyds View Post
    I will guess Dunlop Primetone Semi-Round.
    Looks like it.
    Shape and bevel is right, and the circle for the logo makes sense.

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    This is it 100%! Case closed & thank you all so much for your help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray(T) View Post
    The Primetones also have a slight bevel but I’ve never seen a left handed one for sale. The white Wegens also have a slight texrure to them. I’ve never come across a black one.
    In case anyone has a wild hair...
    Black Wegen picks on eBay

    Isn't a left handed pick a right handed one, if you switch your upstrokes and downstrokes?
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    I know they do them, I just don’t own one and I’ve never seen one. Personally, it wouldn’t bother me whether they were black or white.

    As for the up/down strokes, it depends whether you’re using left or right handed strings.

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