Ever since Ultex picks have come out I haven’t really toyed with many other types. These ones just seem to last a really long time and they sound just as good as the regular Tortex picks that I’ve been used to playing for years and years. I stumbled upon this pick when looking for the ultex equivalent of an .88 tortex. The store didn’t have any but the next closest thing was the Ultex SHARP at .90. I thought hey why not it’s pretty much exactly the same just sharper and .02 mm shouldn’t be a big deal right?
So I bought a few and tried them out, at first I did notice they were stiffer than the .88s but I wasn’t discouraged. It wasn’t WAY stiffer, I was still able to do and play everything the same way I usually did. And for anything heavy in terms of genre like heavy metal or death metal I usually use a heavier pick like a 1.14mm to dig through the strings and what not. Anyway so after a few weeks of using these picks I found that I didn’t need or want to use any other pick, regardless of what type of style I was playing. Even the heavy metal stuff that requires fast runs etc was doable with this pick. I doubted it since it was only .90mm but after trying it I was pleasantly surprised! There’s usually so much ‘slap-back’ from thin picks that I can’t play the heavy stuff without a way stiffer pick but this one somehow worked out quite well. I’m quite surprised! And since it’s an ultex the sharp part of the tip remains sharp for a VERY long time and doesn’t wear out within days like a tortex would. Love it! Keeps lasting and lasting and sounding great and now I only really need one pick for all my electric guitar playing!
I use this pick for 3 years now. He was 10 years since I had not changed and I do not regret having been curious!
Did you try many other models before getting this one?
Like any guitar I've tried dozens of different guitar picks. I made my arms with green Tortex (1.0mm) and violet (1.14 mm). As a fan of Dream Theater and John Petrucci, I tried the Jazz III, but their small size bothered me ... I discovered the Jazz III XL which I remained loyal for over 10 years. I also tested some Dugain and I'm back
What thing do you like most/least about it?
What I really like is to have rediscovered the art of Jazz III. On the latter, finishing a little slice of the gross release, if it had the advantage of facilitating the harmonic erasing a lot of nuance and made the attack a little aggressive. For Ultex is different, the finish is perfect and the edge a bit more rounded. The sound is naturally sweet and it modulates the games playing on the corner and attack.
I had a little difficulty getting used to the sweetness of the attack but perseverance paid off and today I obtain a palette of nuance that it is impossible to find a Jazz III or even all other picks I've tried.
What is your opinion about the value for the price?
That is absolutely correct and the average standard picks. Mostly they wear very little!
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
Certainly, this is the best pick I've tried so far. In addition, a plectrum is very subjective and for determining the color tone. So it suits me perfectly and I care!