Product Type: Ernie Ball guitars and bass guitars
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Just A Piece Of Plastic
Ernie Ball Assorted Colour Pick
Member Name: andyoz
Ernie Ball Assorted Colour Pick
Advantages: Cheap, Good Quality
Disadvantages: None Really
It's amazing how many picks you accumulate over the years. I have been playing guitar for around fifteen years now and over that time I have bought countless picks. In case you are unaware a pick is a small usually plastic piece of material that is used for strumming the guitar strings. Picks or plectrums as they are also known come in various shapes and sizes and can often been seen as quite collectable. Every one who plays guitar using a pick will have their own personal favourite. I tend to go for the thinner ones more often that not as these give you are more mellow sound.
I must admit, when I looked through my collection of picks, the vast majority were Dunlop ones. But there are a few other makes in their as well. One of these is Ernie Ball. Ernie Ball are probably most well known for their guitar strings, but that also have a range of picks as well. The fact is that this is not really that difficult a product to make, I actually recently saw a plectrum punch where you could make your own picks out of any thin plastic such as an old credit card. Despite that fact though I will try by best to give this a decent review.
The Ernie Ball assorted guitar picks come in a few different colours as you would expect. The one I have is a blue one and to be honest it's not one that I use all that often. It is a little bit thicker than what I would generally go for. There are other ones available though in this range and some are thicker and some are thinner. The shape is pretty standard for a guitar pick, the classic oval shape which most people tend to favour when they are playing.
These do come in a multipack or you can buy them individually. I picked mine up from my local music shop, I thick it cost me around 80p a few years ago. You can buy a pack of these for around £6 if you shop around online. The picks are made from pretty durable plastic, when I use mine it shows no sign of wear and although I have not used it massively, it does still look pretty much as good as new. The pick is easy to grip and I have no problems with it slipping out of my fingers when I'm playing.
Overall then these picks are pretty good quality and good value. Ernie Ball is a well respected name and although you can't really go wrong with picks, these still have a certain quality about them. If you are looking to try some new picks or maybe just one then there is no reason why you should not think about buying Ernie Ball.
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