I tried these along with the Dava Control plecs, which are a larger, thinner variant of this. Personally I prefer these plecs, as they're lot firmer and allow for better lead playing. The adjustable thickness is not near as noticeable with these plecs though, when compared to the Control plecs. This means that they are not as good for strumming chords unless you are learning to control your strumming techniques. Still they make great plecs for lead playing, as they are very similar to Dunlop Jazz plecs. One defect I encountered is the black part dislocating itself from the plec, but this is mainly aesthetic and doesn't change the plec's playing ability.