I really like them. Compared to tortex picks, I feel they are perhaps not as stiff, which need not be a bad thing. It seems to me that an Harley Benton "H" compares well with a Dunlop .88 Tortex, which is about as thick. If you want something a little harder, perhaps you might want to go for the thicker ones.
I personally find it much easier to have a more solid and secure grip on these ones, but your mileage may vary. I like my picks to stick to my fingers a tiny bit, and I find these the perfect combination of sticky on the fingers and slippery on the strings.
I have been playing quite intensively with the same pick and it's still in as new condition, so I am not in the least worried about its durability. In conclusion, these are very inexpensive picks and absolutely worth their price. Whether they compare to Read Bear picks or other boutique concoctions is for you to determine, but I find they do the trick just fine.
In short, inexpensive picks, very good value for the money, seem to never wear, which is good, excellent grip. I will buy again.
This is a good pick for the money. It's sold as "heavy" but it's nowhere near as heavy as some picks which is, in my opinion, actually a good thing. Some picks that are sold as heavy are heavy to the point of being unwieldy.
This has worn very little since I've been using it but I've given it 4/5 for durability as I don't think this is the kind of pick you'd find lasts too long if you're using it for bass. I've just been using it for guitar so it's doing fine, just a tiny bit of wear happening after a lot of strong use, but I think you'd probably want something a little thicker for bass. Just my opinion, though, I can't clarify this as I've not used it for my bass. If I do then I shall amend this review accordingly with updated info.
The grip is the only thing I have a problem with here but that's obviously a problem with pretty much every plectrum and is certainly style dependent. Well, style or sweat dependent and as we all sweat different amounts (I don't sweat much as I don't drink much water) let's focus on the style aspect... For fast picked metal and fast lead playing I think this could conceivably let you down a little. I find it slipping in my hands in these situations sometimes. Slowly and almost imperceptibly but eventually you'll look down and see you're just about to drop it (usually prompted by it feeling 'wrong' as is the way with slipping plectrums). If you're just looking to strum acoustic or play less aggressively then this will not be a problem at all, I don't think. It's certainly no less grippy than any other more expensive flat surface plectrums, seriously.
The colour is nice and the quality of material does seem good, though, so full marks for the quality in general. I would like if it featured a mm measurement to show the actual thickness of the pick (like other picks have 0.74mm or whatever) but that's just a personal and anally retentive thing. It's about the right thickness for me, though, for my guitar playing. If the font had been a little more raised/embossed then it could have served as a better grip surface. As it is, though, I suspect it does facilitate grip somewhat but it's already wearing off after admittedly a lot of use.
Totally good value for the money, though, Harley Benton once again coming in low on price and high on quality/functionality.
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