Product Type: Jim Dunlop guitars and bass guitars
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Jim Dunlop Nylon Guitar Picks
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Jim Dunlop Nylon Guitar Picks
Advantages: Cheap, Reliable
Disadvantages: Easily Lost
Anyone who plays guitar will be aware that often you use a guitar pick when you play. Admittedly this is not always the case, some people like to pluck the strings or simply use their fingers to strum. But I have always preferred using a pick and will no doubt continue using picks in the future. I have been playing guitar for around fifteen years now. In that time I have worked my way through a vast array of guitar picks. As you can imagine, these are very easily lost. It usually happens when I'm out somewhere like the beach or sat round a fire in a field somewhere, when it goes dark, I tend to put my pick somewhere and then never see it again.
Due to the fact that I do so often lose my guitar picks it means I have to constantly buy new ones. One of the ones that I have purchased over the years is the Jim Dunlop Nylon guitar pick. This review is not for one specific pick, it is for Jim Dunlop Nylon picks in general. This is because there is more than one variety in this range. Over the years I have had a few different Jim Dunlop picks.
The reason there are a few different picks is that every guitarist will have their own personal preference then it comes to picks. The main issue is thickness. Some people like very thick stiff picks whereas others like very thin flimsy picks. The thickness of the pick influences the sound the strings on the guitar make. The harder the pick the louder and more powerful the sound will be, a softer pick will create more mellow sounds.
For me personally I usually go for the softer thin picks. I prefer the sound these produce. Over the years though and especially back in the early days I did try a few harder ones. The Jim Dunlop picks usually come in a pretty standard shape. The picture on this review show what most Jim Dunlop picks are like. These are easy to hold and are good as they don't tend to slip out of your fingers when you play with them.
Another good feature of the Jim Dunlop picks is that they are hard wearing and durable. Sometimes I don't have them long enough to test that, but I have had a few that have lasted me a good few years and they don't really wear out that fast at all. I have never had one crack on me or split, so that's obviously a plus.
When it comes to value for money these really are very good. Guitar picks in general do tend to be pretty cheap and these are no exception. If you bought these in a guitar shop you would get them for just less than a pound, buy them online and you will find them even cheaper. So the fact is that even if you do lose a few these are never going to cost you much money at all.
Overall then I would say that the Jim Dunlop Nylon guitar picks get a big thumbs up from me. Jim Dunlop is a very well known brand when it comes to guitars, the picks they make are very good and there is a wide range to choose from. If you are looking to buy a guitar pick then you can't go far wrong with a Jim Dunlop one.
Summary: Very Good Picks