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D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks Medium Black Ice

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Black Ice guitar picks feature a custom oversized "jazz" shape that is designed for speed picking and where precise articulation is required. Perfect...Click To Read More About This Product

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Balanced tone with a bright attack.

Black Ice guitar picks feature a custom oversized "jazz" shape that is designed for speed picking and where precise articulation is required. Perfect for both rhythm and single note lead work, these Plaent Waves picks are triple "tumbled," creating a soft-touch texture that provides an incredibly smooth surface and a superb grip in any playing conditions. Made from Planet Waves Duralin, this ultra-durable material delivers strength, resilience, and resists abrasion while providing balanced tone with a bright attack.


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D'Addario Planet Waves10 Small Guitar Picks
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (10)
  • Functional (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Improves sound (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Melts on your strings, not in your hands

I have been playing Tortex for a number of years, and I thought they were the best there was. Those celluloid picks were so glossy they just slipped right out of your fingers....Read complete review

I have been playing Tortex for a number of years, and I thought they were the best there was. Those celluloid picks were so glossy they just slipped right out of your fingers. Tortex had a nice sort of porous texture, so it gripped your fingers. However, after an hour or so, your fingers and hands get clammy, and BAM, bye-bye Tortex pick. So I began a quest to find higher grip picks. I tried the Jazz Max Grip picks, and while those do work, they grip so bad, they're hard to position in the first place. And the small shape makes it harder to play, IMO. I had tried the typical nylon .46, but it's just too flimsy for my playing style (heavily palm muted on 12's). So when I saw these on sale, I thought I'd give them a whirl. Picks really are an inexpensive way to play around with your tone. So my first impression was WOW! They really grip your fingers! Better than Tortex. And they offer very little resistance over the strings (thus the name Ice). However they make so much clicking as they strike the strings. I went back and read the product description and realized it was right there, but I had missed that. I hate that clicking sound. Otherwise, a really comfortable pick. The heavy (1.1) gauge is pretty much the same. I honestly don't see much difference between the two.

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Too Dark Sounding

These picks are top quality picks made by Planet Waves. The material seems to be the same as Dunlop's Tortex and similar in shape and size as the Dunlop Jazz III nylon but a...Read complete review

These picks are top quality picks made by Planet Waves. The material seems to be the same as Dunlop's Tortex and similar in shape and size as the Dunlop Jazz III nylon but a bit bigger than the Jazz III. It's inbetween the Jazz III and the Jazz III XL Series. However, the similarity ends there. This pick sounds way too dark for my tone preference. That's not a bad thing at all, Jazz players will love the tone of these picks as it produces the warm, dark tones of Jazz guitar music. In my experience, it is even darker sounding than the Dunlop Tortex. The thickness I chose might've had a bit of contributing factor in the dark tone but when I compared it to an even thicker pick such as the Dunlop Ultex 2.0 mm, the Dunlop still sounded way brighter than the Black Ice pick. Jazz players take note, this is your pick! Try some and you'll love it!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

all around best pick ever

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

i used to use the .88 dunluop pick for years and loved em. but these black ice picks are faster, easy to hang on to and just a great pick.any one who wants to play faster and more persice this is the one for you!!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best picks ever!

By Mdwayne74

from Spartanburg, SC

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Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

These picks are extremely fast and easier to hang onto compared to most other picks out there. The pointed end makes pinch harmonics so easy to do!I've got the heavy gauge picks... you'll love them.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good pick

By meza

from brooklyn, NY

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Pros

  • Good Size

Cons

  • Not Sharp Like Jazz 3

Best Uses

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

    Not a bad pick but i wouldve liked if it was sharper. I would probably go back to Jazz 3.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Too Dark Sounding

    By rider07

    from Kent, WA

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Right Size

    Cons

    • Dark Tone

    Best Uses

    • Jazz

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

    These picks are top quality picks made by Planet Waves. The material seems to be the same as Dunlop's Tortex and similar in shape and size as the Dunlop Jazz III nylon but a bit bigger than the Jazz III. It's inbetween the Jazz III and the Jazz III XL Series. However, the similarity ends there. This pick sounds way too dark for my tone preference. That's not a bad thing at all, Jazz players will love the tone of these picks as it produces the warm, dark tones of Jazz guitar music. In my experience, it is even darker sounding than the Dunlop Tortex. The thickness I chose might've had a bit of contributing factor in the dark tone but when I compared it to an even thicker pick such as the Dunlop Ultex 2.0 mm, the Dunlop still sounded way brighter than the Black Ice pick. Jazz players take note, this is your pick! Try some and you'll love it!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Overall!

    By Jessie V.

    from Tampa, Fl

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

    This pick is amazing! It feels just like a Dunlop Tortex pick(What I used to use before these) but it's more softer and the grip won't wear off as quick. Also, it's great for solos because the picking tip is a lot sharper. Overall best pick I have used so I'd recommend it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Absolutely Great

    By segafreak1

    from Chicago

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

    These picks are the best I have ever used. Their smaller size is great for accurate playing so you won't mess up on those fast solos or riffs. The tip is amazing in that you can use it in virtually any angle you choose and it won't be a problem. These picks last a really long time. The last pack of these I have gotten was about 5 months ago and I still haven't used the whole pack even with constant use. Lastly, I've used many gauges and brands of picks and these are, by far, the best. You simply cannot go wrong with these.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Picks Ever Made

    By Guitar Mayhem

    from Philadelphia

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    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

    I'm 50 yrs old, been playing since I was 8. Used all the best picks out there. These picks are the only ones that don't grab the strings which I like. It feels like I'm playing 5x faster, just makes you shred all over and where ever you want. And the tip makes you hit those pintch harmonics ever so easily. These picks can make you a speed demon.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Pretty Impressive

    By Shaolinjack

    from La

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    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

    Just got 'em and still getting used to smaller size than i've always used. I'm a bluegrass picker and can say they get off the strings a lot faster than i've been used to. So far so good.

     
    5.0

    The best guitar picks anywhere

    By Jackocaster

    from Orange County, California

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

        I stumbled upon these picks when I was changing my strings one day. There was one included in each of my sets of Dadarrios (10 Gauge) for a total of two (2). I tried one for maybe 5 or 10 minutes and was amazed, afterward I bought as many as my little altoid box could fit. Who would've thought that a total fluke occurrence of two of these little guys showing up in the pack of strings I happened to have would change my playing instantly and for the better, it's no shock that players use picks like these as well as other jazz sized picks for their playing. They are worth their weight in Gold as far as I am concerned. You will not be disappointed with them if you decide on purchasing them.

         
        5.0

        Black Ice guitar pics

        By Michael Webb

        from Johannesburg, South Africa

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

          Thank you Musicians Friend. The product was exactly what I requested.

           
          5.0

          I have found my pick.

          By Mike B.

          from Myrtle Beach SC

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Grip
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Good Tone
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fast Picking

            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

            For about forty years I have used a black medium teardrop Gibson pick to play rock guitar. It was perfect for my style. In fact, my style was shaped in some ways by the pick. Gibson stopped making the pick about ten years ago, right after I bought a gross of the pickups. Most of those are gone now, so I needed to find a new source for picks. After several years, I found the Black Ice and it has become a good replacement for the old Gibson picks. The medium gauge Black ice is a close match. I enjoy using heavy picks and the Black Ice Heavy and Extra Heavy picks excel in this area. The Duralin material has a slightly rubbery feel that makes it easy to grip. Also, the Duralin material is very strong and rigid. The picks last a very long time with minimal signs of wear. In my opinion, they keep their "brand new pick" feeling much longer than many competitors' products.

             
            5.0

            Best picks for me

            By Martin Dann

            from Syracuse, NY

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

              These picks are the best for me. The size is comparable to a Jazz III, but made of easy to grip Duralin material that I feel sounds better than the thick plastic picks. I never drop them due to loss of grip, but I also make sure that my picking hand doesn't get too sweaty during practice or shows. Overall, I prefer these to Dunlop's tortex picks, and would recommend them to a friend. I only wish I get a couple more per pack! 10/10

               
              2.0

              Underwhelming

              By Ki-probe

              from Seattle

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Quality

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use
              • No Mechanical Support
              • Not Functional

              Best Uses

                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

                I purchased this product because I initially thought the "over-sized" jazz pick concept seemed interesting. Well, unfortunately the pick has hardly any support for fingers to effectively attack. In the end, its still a jazz pick. I guess I should've expected that to be the case.

                 
                4.0

                Melts on your strings, not in your hands

                By SONofGOD999

                from Tiny Little Village, Québec, Canada

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Super Grippy

                Cons

                • Loud String Clicking

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Everyday
                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

                I have been playing Tortex for a number of years, and I thought they were the best there was. Those celluloid picks were so glossy they just slipped right out of your fingers. Tortex had a nice sort of porous texture, so it gripped your fingers. However, after an hour or so, your fingers and hands get clammy, and BAM, bye-bye Tortex pick. So I began a quest to find higher grip picks. I tried the Jazz Max Grip picks, and while those do work, they grip so bad, they're hard to position in the first place. And the small shape makes it harder to play, IMO. I had tried the typical nylon .46, but it's just too flimsy for my playing style (heavily palm muted on 12's). So when I saw these on sale, I thought I'd give them a whirl. Picks really are an inexpensive way to play around with your tone. So my first impression was WOW! They really grip your fingers! Better than Tortex. And they offer very little resistance over the strings (thus the name Ice). However they make so much clicking as they strike the strings. I went back and read the product description and realized it was right there, but I had missed that. I hate that clicking sound. Otherwise, a really comfortable pick. The heavy (1.1) gauge is pretty much the same. I honestly don't see much difference between the two.

                 
                5.0

                Black Ice Heavy

                By John

                from Nashua, NH

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                Pros

                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

                  I have been a Tortex user for eons and still am. Always loved Tortex Yellows. I tried a Black Ice medium a couple years ago or so and really loved the way they feel and the smaller size and continue to use them regularly. I bought the heavys this time and really love the attack and tone from them as well as the velvety feel. I will continue to use these pics, great stuff and I like the jazz shape. Thanks again MF!

                   
                  4.0

                  Dunlop shredders

                  By CABorn71

                  from Denver, CO

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

                      Picks should be .05mm thicker, and they would be perfect. Good size, non-slip material absorbs some moisture. Picks have a tendancy to warp due to how thin they are. I buy them at 30-50 at a time. They will last about 6 months.

                       
                      5.0

                      nice pick for smooth warm sound

                      By blguitar

                      from Washington DC

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                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

                          I've been using Jazz 3 picks for 20 + years and my bass player gave me one of these Black Ice picks to try, I loved it from the 1st time it hit the strings. It gave me a very warm smooth sound and felt every bit as good as my jazz 3 picks.

                           
                          5.0

                          GTEAT PICK

                          By Rozites

                          from Knoxville, TN

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

                            Nice small pick. Bought these for a friend with small hands. She likes them and so do I. Nice picks. Good sound.

                             
                            5.0

                            Good.

                            By Mark Duncan

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality
                            • Improves Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

                              These and the lights of these are the best picks out there. I switch between them and they are all I use.

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