Dava at a discount
June 20, 2015
I've played these picks for years. A friend of mine warned me once not to get to addicted to one pick. "What if they go out of business," he said. Sound advice. I bought the last 100 pack in Portland, Oregon about 2 years ago and they were gone. No one sells them anywhere in Oregon. So... I've been buying them from Musicians Friend recently. $75.00 for 100 (.75 cents/pick) or $4.50 for 6 (same). Strings and Beyond sell the 6 pack for $2.99 (.49 cents/pick) and give me free shipping too! So much for the "Guaranteed Lowest Price."
You rock Strings and Beyond...
ProsBefore using these, I hated nylon picks. Too glossy, to slick, too much string noise. I don't remember where I found these but it was love at first strum. The heavy grip surface makes it next to impossible to drop, the variable thickness allows you to choke up on the pick to achieve a thicker feel or back off to get the old Fender Thin feel. Nice sharp tip for tremolo picking and artificial harmonics. This is the greatest pick ever made! I hope they never go out of business. I don't know if I should just stock up, or invest in the company.
ConsThe dark green color makes them really easy to loose, although I loose picks constantly no matter the color. When they are brand new, the edges are a tad sharp. Using a wet stone or light grit sandpaper, I just smooth the edges down to reduce string noise.