I bought these picks because I thought they would be just like the regular Jazz III picks only made out of another material, I really enjoy playing with Jazz III picks and always loved the tortex grip so I thought it would be the perfect combination. When comparing to the regular Jazz III picks, the tortex ones have much more sharp edges, which makes the pick not slide so well on the strings like the regular Jazz III picks, this means you have to apply more pressure on the strings making the playing not so effortless. However after a week of playing the edges will get duller and the pick will slide much better on the strings, similar to the Jazz III picks.
They are very nice picks, i do like playing with them, however do not expect them to be just like the regular Jazz III picks but made out of a different material.
Best picks I have used. The smaller Jazz III size is a personal favourite as well as a favourite among a majority of metal and jazz players -- so popular in fact that Dunlop have an article which can be found online which discusses the cult that has grown up around Jazz III picks.
Before I found Jazz III picks I used tortex picks without exception. I experimented with sharp-tip tortex in an attempt to find a pick better suited to fast picking and precision but found myself disliking them immensely. Afterward I found Dunlop's Jazz picks and immediately found benefit in the extra control one gets from a smaller pick.
So it was only natural that I would try out these once I found tortex in my favourite gauge in a Jazz III shape. And, for me, they're perfect.
However there is one important thing: do NOT get the black version of these picks. They have a slippery finish that makes a large difference if you play fast and need a lot of control. DO get the white version. Also, tortex has never wore well, so if that is an issue, you may want to try ultex.
Jazz III is a shredder's standard pick, and tortex version is no exception. The pick is very durable and impossible to break, the tip is very durable contrary to some sharp picks i've used. I like tortex because the grip is amazing and the pick feels better to me than a nylon pick. The picks are also much harder than many nylon picks. However, there is a downside, there is a scratching noise when the pick is in contact with the string, which i neglible, but if you really pay attention, you can notice the diiference between and a nylon pick. Also, the point of the pick is as thich as the rest of the pick, not sharpened or anything, which can sometimes feel very thick. Those are things to consider when buying this pick, but i think it's overall a very good pick and it's my usual.
Having used countless variants of Jazz III picks I would highly recommend people both with and without experience of these size and shape picks to try out these guys out! They are quite comfortable to hold and to play with and lend themselves to whatever you want to achieve. One flaw is that they do ware slightly more than other materials in my experience. However this may be as a result of my aggressive playing style. Something to bare in mind though! I highly recommend these picks and I feel that you would not regret your decision!
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