I have used Pick Boy Carbon (0.88mm) for so long now that nothing else will do. I use these picks with a variety of guitars, electric and acoustic. In the case of the electrics I use these picks with 6, 7 and 8-sting instruments.
One of the things I like about the Pick Boy Carbon is the material they are made out of. The carbon nylon is comparatively hard and the 0.88mm picks are actually very rigid without being too thick.
You won?t be surprised to hear that the picks wear reasonably quickly with 8-string instruments but that?s to be expected given the thickness and abrasiveness of the bottom strings. I doubt any other nylon or plastic material will fare much better.
For me though the biggest selling point was always the overall shape of the pick. If you compare these picks to a Dunlop Standard Nylon you?ll find the Pick Boy Carbons shorter with a less pronounced point. Back in day I actually used to modify standard picks by paring them down to this shape with a blade. Jazz picks are shorter still ? too short for me - so this shape offers a good compromise. I find standard picks clumsy and jazz picks lack power.
I?ve never had a problem gripping the Pick Boy Carbons either. The logos stamped on both sides of the picks are raised above the surface offering good purchase.
I have always like these picks, a very good grip, they feel light and handy and provide me the right attack I am looking for. I have also bought the 1.00 an 0.88 versions just to have a feel of which one better fits my needs. I gave it a 4 in durability because, depending on how aggressive you are, they can get their tip wore off fairly quickly.
Sharp tip - for nano precise and fast picking. I love the attack and intonation from these carbon/nylon picks. The ultra sharp tip wears down quite fast though, so I usually order 50pc at the time - and I do so happily :-D
These picks won't break easily. They are very stiff, so they won't bent like for instance a dunlop pick. The grip is decent, but they could have added more grip to these picks. Missed opportunity. Still, great picks. I use them for solo's and hardrock music. These are not suited for acoustic playing. On my western they sound dead and cold.