I've owned 2 in Dugain and one from John Pearse, smaller and more pointed. I use them for a few years period alternating with jazz III and stubby. They are characterized by a warm, thick, fat, round, very sweet and very musical. Personally I prefer the John Pearse become perfect once a little blunt, pointed shape offsetting their roundness and the thickness of the horn. Anyway, for me it is the most natural material suitable for a pick among the few Dugain I tried (bone too bright, too woody ebony, various semi-precious stones and jade other too hard ...). I only regret that the molding is never quite the location of the thumb and index finger at the grip, mainly on Dugains a little too big for my taste, and if you respect the supposed finger placement, left too long beyond. More a pick must be constantly repositioned during the game, depending on what you play again the character cast lends itself soon. Aside from that, this pick is a joy to play, with sweet desire, bold and strong, hard and firm without suffering the extreme rigidity of semi precious stones, nor picks of the conventional plastic. Nothing but the touch is a treat, nature definitely makes things well.
I use it since yesterday, as he has his bone dugain default and its quality:
the +: good grip, very hard (for me) makes the game go back
the -: Pointe moves away too, unfortunately wears out as fast as that in bone.
This is my second Dugain, compared the bone I think he has a more "round".
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