Thicker picks slip your grip when you strum quickly? Thinner picks sloppy when you play leads? These picks are the answer. A middle thickness pick with a fantastic grip. I favoured heavier picks when I first started playing, but as I got strumming more quickly I saw the benefit of using lighter picks, but missed the harder attack moving for leads. These picks are a very nice balance between a thinner pick that has some give for strumming and a thicker pick that gives confidence to picking single notes. I think a thicker pick might still sound out some notes better, but these Dunlops are great all rounders.