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Dunlop Big Stubby Picks, 3.0mm
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- Model# 475P30
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Leave it to science to solve the problem, starting over fifty years ago. In 1953, General Electric created a new super-durable polycarbonate resin called Lexan. Lexan is the miracle material now used in fighter jet canopies, bullet-proof glass, and iPods. And now it's used in picks - the Stubby series from Dunlop.
What could signify strength and speed more than using aerospace industry material to play the guitar? It's certainly a lot different from using normal picks; They sound hard before you even pluck the strings - shake a pack of Stubbys and the clatter is similar to a stack of glass chips. Visually, the Big Stubby certainly looks like glass, and the opaque violet hue with occasional whorls of color is original enough. To the fingers, the feel is of a light plastic, with the textured indentation on both sides providing fantastic grip.
But then you try to bend it. Using both hands, fingers searing with pain, it's unclear if it's the pick or your fingers that are flexing, and it feels as though your bones would break before the pick would. This is definitely bullet-proof glass. Actually playing with the Big Stubby verifies all notions of solidity, with the pick remaining steadfastly sturdy regardless of playing conditions.Read more ›
Now the bad: the sound. Not the sound of the plucked not itself, but the hard plastic of the pick against the string makes a very noticeable "plinking" sound that is audible through your amp. If all you're playing is loud music, this may not be an issue. But I essentially stopped using them when I started playing in a different band with more dynamics, because during quieter passages the plinking sound of the pick on the strings is VERY noticeable to me.
So, too bad. I think these are great picks, but I'd like them to be made of a softer material.
1) There is an indentation in the pick, where the logo is. If you're an index tip and thumb picker, or an index knuckle and thumb picker, this will feel great. If you pick like me (index and middle tips on either side of the bottom, thumb on top) or any other variation of holding a pick, the indentation in the center will take a little getting used to. I didn't like the indentation at first, but now I really like the empty space between my middle and index fingers. It helps me keep them in place at the sides, where they're the most comfortable for me when I pick.
2) As long as you're not very aggressive with your picking (and I don't mean fast, I mean hard) these picks will last. Don't turn away from these so soon, though, aggressive players, because with these picks you don't have to use as much energy to get a hard sound from the string. Once you've adapted to that, this picks will last a good while.
3) For an angled pick sound, you won't have to angle the pick as much, due to thee smooth and slight curve to the surface of these picks. The surface also makes transitioning to an angled pick sound far more fluid with these.
4) The 3.0MM version of this pick is really only necessary if you're playing bass. They work fantastically on one. I haven't used the 1.0MM version, so I can't say anything on that one.
I will never go back to flat picks, or any pick that isn't made from this same material. These are truly amazing picks, and help your shredding sail smoothly. I used to use tortex picks, and swore by them, but these blow them out of the water.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love these for fast lead line playing - Bonamassa , Johnson etc....! Really these kind of changed my life there that good.Published 15 days ago by ChicagoBluesGuitarist
You'll lose these before you break them or wear them out. If a stiff, slick pick fits your style, these are the best for fast pick work.Published 1 month ago by Donald Spiegel
great feel... the plastic on metal string noise is just a bit too noticeable.Published 1 month ago by Greg
excellent warm sound and comfortable to grip. slides off the strings smoothlyPublished 1 month ago by Adam K
This 1.0 mm Big Stubby is a very good general purpose pick, not too soft and not too hard, with a sound that is in that sweet spot between warm and bright (i.e. Read morePublished 1 month ago by RLBell
Have been using these picks for years, if you like poker-chip thickness, these are for you. Price is about 60% of what I have paid for individual picks locally. Read morePublished 2 months ago by George R. Diak
The picks themselves are nice, stay in your hand, pointed. However the one thing I've noticed as with some nylons that with aggressive playing they don't last very long at all. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The dip forces my fingers to sit back too far from the tip. Great otherwise.Published 2 months ago by FPChris