Product Type: Tortex guitars and bass guitars
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All The Colours Of The Rainbow
Tortex Guitar Picks Multipack
Member Name: andyoz
Tortex Guitar Picks Multipack
Advantages: Good Variety, Cheap
If you were to walk into a decent guitar shop and ask for a pick you would not simply be given one. That would be like walking into Tesco and asking for a box of cereal. As with cereal, picks come in all different varieties. The fact is as well that it is about more than looks, we are talking about different sizes, different shapes, different thickness and even different materials. A decent guitar shop usually has whole table full of guitar picks to choose from. Type guitar picks into a search engine or into Amazon or eBay and you will be blown away by just how many picks there are available.
When you have been playing guitar for a while you tend to settle for one specific guitar pick. I have my own personal favourite which I use more often that not. When I first started playing guitar though I tried quite a few different ones to work out what kind suited me the best. At one point I bought a pack of these. A multipack of Tortex guitar picks. These are actually made by Dunlop which is a big name in guitars and Dunlop also make lots of different picks. The thing that appealed about these picks when I bought them was that there was a nice mix of colours and they were a simple variety.
These picks are dirt cheap. The fact is guitar picks are usually very cheap and if you buy them online you can get them for next to nothing. This is handy as guitar picks are very easy to lose and any one who plays guitar will no that you do often go through quite a lot of picks over the years. Buy a pack of Tortex picks and you should have no problem getting them for less the £2 if you shop around online a little bit.
The packs come in a fairly simple little plastic sleeve, it's barely worth a mention. So what are they actually like? Well they are simply little bits of plastic. The thing I like about this pack though is that they are all different thicknesses. This is the key to selecting a pick that you like, some players opt for very sturdy thick ones where as other players like a very thin one. A different thickness of pick will make a very different sound on the guitar strings. After buying this pack I discovered that I much prefer a nice thin pick and have been using thin picks ever since.
As you can see from the picture these come in a nice mix of bright colours. Admittedly these may not be to everyone's taste but at the time I thought they were rather nice and it also occurred to me that a bright pick may take the focus of what I was actually playing when performing in front of people! All the Tortex picks are the same size and shape, it would have been nice if they also came in a variety of shapes but not to worry.
These picks are quite easy to play with. I have since found a design I prefer over these but these ones are really the classic design when it comes to guitar picks. The plastic they are made from is fairly easy to grip so it is less likely these will slip out of your fingers when you are playing, something that truly is every guitarists worse nightmare.
Overall then I would have to give these picks a big thumbs up. They do everything a decent guitar pick should, they come in a nice variety of colours and thicknesses, they are cheap to buy and last very well. So if you are unsure of what pick is going to suit your style of playing, then why not opt for this little multipack. Chances are you are sure to like at least one the picks in there.
Summary: A Nice Pack Of Picks