This  is a great pick for projection and volume, especially in high-gain, touch-sensitive applications.   Pasted as rich text. This is an instantly-familiar shape and feel with an upgraded experience compared to a lot of other picks on the market. If you want to try a few of their shapes to get an idea, opt for the sampler pack. i liked them except for the edge gets that fuzz when they wear. This is usually a subtle effect, but some materials do stand out. There’s a rounded edge for strumming, a standard tip, and a narrower tip for super-fast runs. Registered Member. I love tortex, I just score the base using a box-cutter (and great care not to score my fingers); cross-hatch pattern works best for me. I usually buy dunlops, but the fender ones are OK. Those planet waves versions totally suck and are not at all the same thing. Among the other options in this line include the Flex 50 and 75 and the Vintage ’66, but the price difference is negligible, so I say go for the special nylon formulation. My hands tend to get sweaty after playing for awhile and I've found tortex doesn't slip as much. I personally love the dunlop nylon picks. These don’t accentuate any specific set of frequencies and tend to slide off the string smoothly. Just last night I was trying to determine which pick sounded best on my Taylor. This takes the shape of a jazz pick, but is oversized for better handling and precise picking. These are available in the featured standard shape, as well as jazz and triangle. The nylon used in these picks was specifically recreated based on the ones produced by the once-independent Herco in the 70s. I like the texture on the nylon picks but to "floppy". Though they have no particular grip, they are very comfortable with a well-developed edge for varied attack. It doesn't seem to matter what pick I use, that whole 'sliding into the hand' thing happens to me regardless, so I prefer them for how they feel. Cool Picks make a range of options in interesting materials, including a polycarbon fiber pick with a rubber grip. I play them all but have been gravitating heavy towards the Herco Flex 50 and Dunlop .60s. Copyright ©2000 - 2020, The Acoustic Guitar Forum. recently i realized that strumming fast power chord sequences/ or playing tremolo octaves ala jonny greenwood makes my pick slowly slide into my hand so i no longer have any pick left to pick with.... even if grip it the pick super tight it still happens.... im using tortex picks at the moment would nylon ones be better? Dunlop have created a pick made of super-durable Ultex with a hand-beveled edge so these are ready to play the minute you open them up. However, I couldn't find more info about the Gator Grip material (and its different gauges/colors). Nylon and celluloid plectrums produce a warmer, old-school tone, while Tortex and acrylic plectrums offer a brighter, snappier response. If you like the Jazz III shape but don’t need the Primetone treatment, you could consider the Eric Johnson Signature Jazz III or Kirk Hammett Signature Jazz III. Cookies help us deliver our Services. It's a decent middle-ground for not coloring your tone much. I hardly ever see them discussed here, but I prefer the Dunlop gel picks. Rather than offering different thicknesses — 2.5 millimeters is your only option here — they offer different materials that loosely map to hours of playing. Favored by Jimmy Page and David Gilmour (and everyone else according to The Captain in this Andertons video), these are slightly warmer than your average nylon pick to recreate a vintage experience. Like you have to scrape off this little bit of nylon from the edge every once in a while. These come in gauges at the thicker end of the spectrum because the holes make the picks more flexible, and the manufacturer suggests going up a size from what you’d expect for that reason. In the late 19th century, the dominant pick material was actual tortoiseshell, which is where the name you see associated with picks and pickguards comes from.