My new favorite picks - a bassist review
I got a free .94 neo tortoise sample with my last string order and immediately liked it so much that I ordered this 12 pack. I'm coming from Dunlop Tortex .88 and the similar Fender 351 Delrin .88. I've tested the Snark .94 against Dunlop .88, Dunlop 1.0 and Fender .88. It really does feel like .88 as marketed (I like a bit of that flex and give as opposed to Dunlop 1.0 which is just a bit too thick for me). Snarks felt the best to me as far as grip (I dig the no slip grip one side finish) and feel go, had the least amount of string noise, felt best for strumming and moving string to string (polished for 30 hours) and gave a warmer tone with more fundamental. Dunlop Tortex sounded a bit harsher, thinner, with more highs and a stronger attack. Fender Delrin .88 was close to Dunlop .88, but slightly smoother as it only difference is that is doesn't have that powder finish for a better grip. I'd recommend Snark Neo Tortoise to anyone who likes Dunlop Tortex, but would perhaps prefer a warmer, fatter, smoother tone. For the price, these are simply awesome. Oh, and you get a nice pick file, cool packaging and if you ask me, they look the best out of the bunch (and they come in a variety of looks). The "no slip" grip is like a slightly tacky print on one side, and it really works for a nice grip in my experience.
PS. I'm a bassist and the picks were played on basses with roundwound nickel strings and flatwound strings (both 45-105). These work brilliant on both!
Pros- great tone
- great feel
- great grip
- great looks