These are great picks at a great price.
I started using Dunlop steel thumbpicks about 2014. Before I used Dunlop medium plastic thumbpicks for as long as 1981 if I remember right. I fell in love with the steel thumb picks right away. I was already using the Dunlop steel finger picks. To me, it made more sense to use a steel thumb pick to grab more tone that the plastic does not seem to pick up for me on my banjo. I did notice a little bit of a gain in volume using the steel thumb pick and I need every bit of volume and tone I can squeeze out of my banjo since I never use a pickup on it and when I am on stage it is always mic'd. I like what I was getting with the feel and sound. I would go through plastic thumbpicks fast and I had to carry a few spares just in case. The plastic was not cutting it for me. I have been using steel ever since. I needed backups so I got these. There are 4 finger picks and that worked out perfect for my situation. Its always good to have extras around in case of accidental loss. I carry a pick box with me everywhere and I keep pick boxes in my cases at all times.
ProsSteel does not break like plastic so that is a plus for me. Steel is more dependable than plastic and gives a sharper attack for me when i need it.