Dunlop Tortex Standard 1,14

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dependable
28.03.2016
I've been using these picks (or the Fender counterpart) for the past 10 years and it's a dependable pick. Initially I started off with the green one and then tried all of them out (from thinnest to this one), and I've settled for the 1.14mm because it's durable and because, apparently, I like rigid picks. The light ones have always irritated me because they bend against the strings.

I usually play them flipped to the side (with the pointy side towards the bridge) and very slightly angled, which gives a nice dark tone and the pick doesn't get 'stuck' in the strings. It also makes pinch harmonics easier for me.

I've used them successfully for shredding on an electric as well as on acoustic guitars. They work great for complicated strumming/picking and they are very durable in the face of heavy acoustic guitar strings.

They do tend to slip off every now and then from between your fingers, especially if you're a bit sweaty, but not too much. I don't think I've dropped one while playing sober in the past 7 years or so.

Overall, this is a very dependable pick.
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Aspacs, 27.01.2015
Flexibility:

Thickness (1.14mm) and material of the picks grant them a high stiffness, but do not make them inflexible.

Grip:
The sides are slightly coarse giving them some grip for starters, which can but doesn't have to be enhanced by further sanding, unless you are playing longer gigs or sweat a lot.

Tip:
The pointed ("sharp") tip allows for high precision runs.

Size:
With a size of about 1.14" (=29mm) from bottom to tip, the picks aren't small, but unless you prefer mini-picks you will be fine.

Tone:
As the "tone" section is often rather a "voodoo"-section I'd like to limit my review to the statement, that flexibility/sharpness/hardness allow "tight" pick-attack.

Recommendation:
Recommended to try for everyone who's not into fat or mini picks. Price is fair.
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RoadKing, 22.10.2017
my favorite gauge of picks, I like they are matt finish, good grip and good price
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Exactly what I was looking for
stobbsyboy, 07.11.2018
Been wanting to try purple tortex ever since I found out a couple years ago that's what Slash uses - took a little bit to get used to them, but the attack and the tone was there that I had been looking for - I had been using slightly thicker nylon picks that were close enough, but the tortex were just right on the money, even started using them on bass almost as quickly and I haven't even touched any other picks
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Great texture and grip, excellent picks!
freakinpete, 27.09.2018
I have tried these picks, normally I would use the Dunlop Max Grip or some acrylic picks. These have a different, 'soft' feeling texture, and have excellent grip - nearly as good as Dunlop Max Grips. They are very comfortable to hold.
They don't wear too quickly so are quite durable, and have a good tone on the string - highly recommended!
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The Best
Callum Fogarty, 14.02.2019
These are in my opinion the perfect pick. They are exactly the right thickness and are easy to grip. The only downside is that they ware down after about a week.
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Standard Dunlop feeling and reliability.
Heaventeo, 21.08.2019
You know what to expect from the NO.1 Pick production company. 1.14mm is something that Dunlop has developed for guitarists that Shred is their style. Nice grip also.
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My favourite plectrum!
MikeT, 31.05.2013
I'm a full time musician and long ago settled on the Tortex... like many guitarists I've experimented with brands and thicknesses but have used these little beauties for years. The only problem I have is although I buy many multipacks they always seem to vanish, lost and never to be seen again! Maybe I should check the washing machine. ;)
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Awesome !
Andrea9861, 13.03.2014
I use them for the last 15 years ! and still like them ! I was experiencing at first with 0.9mm strings but looks like they can take even 0.11mm effortlessly. Good shredding !:)
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Love the tortex.
Robert487, 01.06.2018
I've been buying dunlop tortex picks for years going up though the colours every ten years or so.
They suit my playing style and to be honest i can't see me changing any time soon.
Multi packs are still the most cost effective for me and this pack is no different.
Excellent picks that have a friend for life! haha!
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simple and effective, my favourite picks
Jimifeed2, 12.11.2018
I constantly try new picks, but I always get back to the Dunlop Tortex Standard 1,14: they offer a good grip, reasonably priced, last reasonably long and allow precise picking (including strumming). No complain about it, I will buy them again (normally a batch per year)
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Take your pick
RobM, 08.01.2018
Very strong and durable, gives good punchy-sounding chords and allows clear and accurate picking. The coating gives an excellent grip even with sweaty fingers and the purple colour makes it easy to find where I left them! My pick of choice for years now. Great value and service from Thomann as always.
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Perfect for B standard
Herr vonundzu, 21.03.2018
I moved up from Dunlop 1.0 mm picks as I was unhappy with the attack on heavier gauge strings. The Tortex doesn't slip and has a great feel to it. Good for slides and scrapes too. Pinched harmonics are clear and easy to play.
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Great for me. (Bassist)
Regular Jay, 18.02.2018
As a bass player the thickness of these picks suits my playing very well. Purple is also my favourite colour, so best of both worlds!
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Never slip!
byben, 22.01.2018
Maybe it is fetichism but I use them since so long time I don't remember...lol
No need to change, they never slip, I hope Dunlop won't never stop making them...!!!
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i've been using them for 8 years.
Ari Music, 11.11.2018
Great pics, only thing, they tend to get lost
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Dunlop Tortex a real classic
StuartR, 21.02.2015
Recently replenished my pick supply and decided to go up a gauge and glad I did .
People don't often think about how thickness of a plectrum can alter tone and playing style but even the smallest thickness upgrade gives your tone a boost .
Dunlop tortex are the standard to which all tortex picks are measured to and they don't mess with the classic formula.
And they're a cool purple colour , easy to see when you drop them !
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Great picks
Geco, 09.04.2018
I ordered these picks for a friend. I play using the 0,73 and 0,88 (yellow and green) picks but the quality and durability is great on all the Tortex series.
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Awesome Picks
JoshV, 07.12.2013
I love these picks, they have a great grippy material that is especially good for me as I have a tendency to drop picks, and they feel much better than your average plastic pick. My only problem is that after a few uses the logo and design starts to fade.
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Very comfortable to use
30.01.2016
I will not buy any other pick for a few reasons. They last forever, seem to conform to my thumb over time so I feel as though there is nothing in my fingers, and you really don't hear it on the strings. I used to play every waking moment and could not destroy one of these picks!
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08.03.2015
This was my pick of choice for several years. They don't slip and they last fairly long. I use the 1.14 which has just the right amount of stiffness for my taste. I like the Tortex Standard because they work for both single note runs and strumming. Since the material is not super glossy the pick does add its own thing to the sound. Whether that is good or bad is totally up to the player I guess.

I've recently switched to the new Tortex III and am loving those because of the pointier tip so I will probably stick with those from now on.
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great rock picks
tupence, 06.06.2017
Stiff, purple and long lasting.. umm...
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Excellent versatile plectrum
29.01.2015
This is a great choice of plectrum for guitarists who like to play several different styles - it has a slightly matte finish that means they're easy to hold onto and hard to drop, which avoids any embarrassment on stage. Its a small size so is very easy to move and stays put in the hand, and its colour means it shows up easily if you do happen to drop it. Its attack on the string is just right, and it provides a good compromise for sections that require light strumming as well as those that require you to really dig in with more vigorous picking.
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My chosen pick
26.01.2015
I've used these picks for years, I'm very comfortable with them. Their initial grip level is high but after quite a few sessions with them, the grip level reduces. however, I'm sure a professional would replace the pick after every gig or even within a gig, whereas I tend to replace them after i remember to. I have loads of picks now.
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Rock!
HelanderiX, 02.04.2018
Grippy, stiff, durable picks! I jump between 1mm and 1.14mm Tortex depending on the feel, string gauge or tuning, and these are my most used picks by far.
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Dunlop Tortex Standard 1,14

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