#2
These things are nigh indestructible. I use the Jazz III Ultex picks which are a lot smaller than standards. I've had them since Christmas and there is absolutely no sign of wear on them. The Ultex is a lot more stiff and resiliant than Tortex, and in my opinion it makes it easier to play. The extra snap makes it sound better too.

I'd try them out and see what you think, 'cause it all really comes down to opinion.
Last edited by Sub_urban12 at Mar 14, 2008,
#3
I have both the Jazz IIIs (reds, not ultex) and the Tortex .60mms. I'd be more interested with the Standard sized ones though, I liked the Jazz IIIs but not amazingly so because I'm just learning and I sometimes find it difficult to use them for long periods of time, though they do feel like it's easier to play, which seems to be contradictory...

Anyways I'm interested in what the difference is. I have gathered that they last a lot longer, are they harder? More grip?
#4
They are definitely harder and stiffer. The grip is about the same though. I like the feel of them, but I know some who don't.
#5
They are awesome! Amazing pick material

I got a sample from Dunlop in the mail awhile ago and have been using the same pick since then!

Zero wear.. not even a scuff on it
#6
Ultex is the only pick I will use. The high price is worth it (if you don't loose picks, which you shouldn't; it's an expensive blunder) since they last forever. Do not buy the Clayton knockoff "Ultem" picks. They are terrible. They crack and fall apart, like they are made from two picks being cemented together. Ultex is the one and only.

I use .60 gauge picks, mostly for acoustic work. I believe I own one .73, but I rarely use it. I find that the .60 is great even for electric work.

Don't hesitate; buy them.

PROTIP: buy a nail buffer stick from CVS or something. They are a pad with three sides, usually. Each one is a step in polishing. Polish the tip of your pick to a gloss. This takes care of the "breaking in" time for a pick to get that nice beveled edge. I do this with all my picks, and it makes a work of difference in tone.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#8
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They are awesome! Amazing pick material

I got a sample from Dunlop in the mail awhile ago and have been using the same pick since then!

Zero wear.. not even a scuff on it


how did you get samples? i want some!!
#9
I just e-mailed dunlop about the material to find out what it was exactly and they sent me a sample pick in a case