I wanted to try something new as I usually use Fender picks, and these were just that. They took a little getting used to; both in feel and size. They first felt a tad bit small for my taste, you might not have these issues, I might just be weird with how things feel or have abnormal hands. In any case, within a few days of playing I learned to love these. Whether you're playing fast down picking Metal, or slow Blues Lead Noodling. They'll serve you just fine.