Submitted August 26, 2007 by a customer from yahoo.com
"They give me my "signature" sound; very dynamic and thick-sounding."
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Again, everyone has their own preference based on their playing style. For me, these picks are more a part of my "signature" tone and style than pickups or amps. As long as I have a Tortex, I always sound like me through any guitar and amp.
Everyone has their own style of course, and my style has been practically built on Dunlop Tortex picks. I like them all except the really thin ones, and have been using them in various situations since 1991. My primary pick for Rock, Blues, Metal, Jazz is the purple 1.14mm, though I frequently use the blue 1.0mm when I string up with heavier gauge strings. For acoustic work I tend to go for the green and yellow ones. The thing I like most about these particular picks is that they have an almost squared-off edge, especially the heavier gauges. This produces a bright, clear pick attack, and brightens the wound strings while thickening the non-wound strings. The end result is a more even, balanced tone. By design these picks just sound nice and thick. For me they only last a short while, (maybe a couple hours of playing), then I throw them out because they lose that squared edge that I like so much. I used to have a small fishbowl full of every type of pick imaginable, and was never able to settle on one until I began using these Tortexes. Like I said earlier, my main pick is the 1.14mm purple version. I've gone through thousands of them over the years and use no other brand. They provide me with very dynamic and precise control over my playing and tone. If I didn't have these, I wouldn't sound the same with any other.
Couldn't imagine the quality being better. One thing I'd like to see is I wish they were consistently flat. Quite often I get batches that are curved as if they were cookie-cut while they were still hot or something. A slight curve doesn't bother me, but if they have to have a curve, I'd rather it was curved AWAY from the printed side.
This, of course, is being anal on my part, but worth mentioning. If there's too much curve I just bend them back straight, no big deal.
30 years guitar in front of over 100,000 people.
Rock, blues, metal, jazz. Nothing beyond that, I guess.
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