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Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack .73 mm

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The Dunlop Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack is a collection of special picks. Riff master James Hetfield's venomous style has inspired many. Preferring ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Tough and sturdy for tone and attack.

The Dunlop Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack is a collection of special picks.

Riff master James Hetfield's venomous style has inspired many. Preferring picks with a bright tone and biting attack, Hetfield looked to Dunlop for the perfect tool for his fierce downward picking style.

Based on a vintage tortoise-shell pick, the Black Fang is made of tough, sturdy Ultex material with a defined tone and sharp attack. Its pointed and contoured tip gives you ultimate speed and control-perfect for players looking to unleash their tone clearer, faster, and with unrivaled precision.

"It's fast, bright, and strong because of its hard point and material," says the man himself. "It gives you everything you need-just add venom."


Add some bright tone and biting attack to your sound. Order this pack today.

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DunlopHetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack
 
4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (6)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (4), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great picks........while they last

I use the 1.14mm. They don't feel or look that thick, but they have virtually no give. Between that and the sharp tip, they are a great pick for speed riffing and...Read complete review

I use the 1.14mm. They don't feel or look that thick, but they have virtually no give. Between that and the sharp tip, they are a great pick for speed riffing and solos. Extremely articulate (more so than a jazz III)and it adds some brightness to the attack. I'm primarily a blues, blues/rock player, but I like to riff on master of puppets or disposable heroes every now and again. I play a lot every day, and can tell you the sharp tip does not last very long. Each pick lasts me between 2 and 3 months before I have to reach for a new one. So I bought a ton of 'em. But they feel good, sound good, and give you a lot of control in your picking.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ok for what you get

In about a week I finished a pick so wasn't to happy with them

In about a week I finished a pick so wasn't to happy with them

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great picks........while they last

By Jim

from Florida

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Pros

  • Very Stout And Articulate

Cons

  • Tips Don't Last Long

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

I use the 1.14mm. They don't feel or look that thick, but they have virtually no give. Between that and the sharp tip, they are a great pick for speed riffing and solos. Extremely articulate (more so than a jazz III)and it adds some brightness to the attack. I'm primarily a blues, blues/rock player, but I like to riff on master of puppets or disposable heroes every now and again. I play a lot every day, and can tell you the sharp tip does not last very long. Each pick lasts me between 2 and 3 months before I have to reach for a new one. So I bought a ton of 'em. But they feel good, sound good, and give you a lot of control in your picking.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Picks!!

By Sam Townson

from Sycamore, GA

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Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

These picks are great for speed picking and fast downpicking. I can play Master Of Puppets and other songs faster than ever before now. Get these picks!! You will NOT regret it!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the Best (Ultex Sharp v 2.0)

By AddictedtoKaos

from Ontario, Canada

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Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

Ive used these for about a year now and Im still on my first one. Mind you I dont play as much as I use to but still a standard Tortex would last me a couple months on average. You will loose one of these before you wear it down.

The nice thing is that with most pick you hit your sweat spot for the pick's shape and you wear past it very shortly after that. I found with these, you tend to stay in that sweat spot for a very long time.

These picks are basically the Ultex sharp V2.0. If you do your research James Hetfield and Dunlop set out to design the ultimate metal pick. While Metallica was touring for St.Anger (I believe), James helped design the Ultex Sharp. The Sharp is a great pick, but with some minor flaws. 1 = slippery, 2 = can chip. But before the Black Fang the Sharp was the best pick Ive ever tried.

Then came James' Blackfang pick. There was no info on these at first, so I guess everyone including myself assumed they where a glorified Ultex sharp with a premium attached due to metallica branding. But that was not the case. I decided to take the plung and ordered 2 packs (94s and 1.14s) to see what they where about.

WHen I got them, I noticed that the texture was improved. Ive been using my first one for about a year now and its still in good shape. Like I said before, I dont play as much as I used to, but its amazing how long these picks will keep you in that sweat spot for.

So, if you like the Ultex Sharp but find it a bit hard to hold on to, you will love the Black Fang.

And dont doubt anything Mr. Hetfeild puts his name on. Between these picks and his JH set EMGs, Its obvious he will only stamp his name on products he's put his own blood and sweat into!
Sharp tip for nice fast attack.
Durable material
good grip/texture
Execellent!
Yes, you are paying more than you would for a standard tortex or jazz, but they are worth it as the will last much longer!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You Can Kill 'em All

By MetalUpMyBass83

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

These picks are the best! I bought these suckas and I fell in love. They look awesome and they feel great. I shred and go crazy on my bass and these picks are just fascinating when it comes to having faster, sharper, brighter, more precise downward strokes. The attack it delivers is killer. I say look no further because they may be a litte small but it's all you'll need!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Ok for what you get

By zayzay

from la quinta

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Practicing

Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

In about a week I finished a pick so wasn't to happy with them

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the good stuff

By MakeMetal460

from CT

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Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

these things are amazing. they got cool tone and cool looks. they got sick grip, too. chicks dig men that use Hetfield picks. the only thing my previously used crappy plastic picks are going to be picking is my butt. Hetfield all the way! i use the 9.4

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

james rulz

By Marty Ellison

from at home

Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

I bought these just have as a keepsake but i figured what the hell i'll try one.I threw all my other pics away (gator grip .96 they wear really fast gator grip stuff has never done anything either)

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fanboy must have

By Kyle T.

from Ohio

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Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

These are a must have for any fan of James Hetfield and/or Metallica. I'm sure they would be great to pick with but I just can't do it. Also, I use Dunlop Jazz III 's myself.
They're way cool.
I don't know, I don't actually use them. I collect picks so I bought them for that reason only.
Well, they didn't cost too much and I really like them, so, a great value.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

FINALLY!!!

By PerlmanLegend992

from Brooklyn, NY

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Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

for years I have tried numerous kinds of picks and could not seem to find the right ones for me. But after coming across these my long journey to finding the right picks ended. I absolutely love these picks the look and the play especially if u shred and alter-pic alot. If you love heavy metal and are looking for good picks you are on the right page for sure!!!

 
3.0

I just played with it for a minute

By Thomas

from Statesboro, GA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

      But don't take that the wrong way. I am a HUGE Hetfield fan. The pick is good, I was able to pick it up and play m,aster of puppets with ease. But I could do that with any pick.

      Keep in mind this is Jame's signature pick, and that what he like will very likely be different unless you pick exactly like him (That does not mean just down picking).

      All in all, if you want to say you own Jame's signature pick, and play with it, go for it. But I'd honestly just suggest you got for his pickups or his signature guitars if that is what you want. If you have been playing for a year, you already know what pick you like by now.

       
      5.0

      happy with them

      By Shark

      from Ohio

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • Doesn't make you a Hetfield

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

        My grandmother got me a few packs for Christmas last year and haven't stopped using them sense.

         
        5.0

        SUPERIOR PICKS

        By MIKE

        from MARYLAND

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        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

            NOT A HUGE METALLICA FAN BUT I WAS TIRED OF FENDER PICKS AND I THOUGHT WHY NOT? JAMES IS ONE OF THE BEST AND MAYBE I CAN HANG ONTO THESE THINGS!

             
            5.0

            MOST AMAZIMG PICK EVER!!!!!!! The sound is incredible!

            By RockerMike350

            from Sleepy Valley, Ca

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Practicing

              Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

              You know this pick is incredible when my girlfriend comes bursting in the room as soon as I start trying it out, just to find out what all I did to make it sound so much better. I never used to care about what picks I had. I just tend to grab cheap variety packs, and I'm always perfectly happy with that. NO MORE!!!!!!!! These are now the only picks I will use. Simply incredible!!!!!! I have a Ken Lawrence Explorer (high end replica with EMG pickups, a Gibson Les Paul, and an LTD M-17 I use for taking on vacation, and my amps are all Marshall and Mesa. These pics make them all sound so much better, you gotta hear it to believe it. And this is coming from someone who NEVER leaves reviews!!!!!

               
              5.0

              Really Cool Design

              By Bartman

              from Harta Texas

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              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Great Pick

              Cons

              • Won't Make You James

              Best Uses

              • Playing

              Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

              Bought these for my 14 year old axe slingin' son. He LOVES them! He is also convinced he is playing better with them. He's still no Hetfield...yet!

               
              4.0

              Love these picks

              By Joko87

              from Omaha Nebraska

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

                  I got these picks few weeks ago. I use them almost every time I play and when I am doing a gig.

                  (0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  A marketing spin

                  By MadMax

                  from Birmingham, AL

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Not Functional

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup

                    Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

                    These are just the T3 in black with a custom gauge and graphics on the front and back - but you get 6 for the price of 12. First of all, they don't FEEL like .94 and by sight comparison, they don't look as thick as even an .88. They do feel just a bit stiffer (by bending) than the .88s though. I haven't finished with my evaluation of the T3 series picks in general, but if I do switch to the T3 (I play 1.0 mm sharps, the blue ones), I wouldn't go with this gauge. If you want to pay twice the price of a normal T3 (but you do get a little "tin" to put them in), like cool graphics all over your pick (which I'm sure will rub off after 2 hrs play) and support James Hetfield's retirement, then get them. Otherwise get whatever gauge you prefer of the T3 Ultex. OR, buy it for the cool little tin that the picks come in, and put your own picks in it lol.

                     
                    5.0

                    Best Dunlop Picks

                    By Snarling Dogs Fan

                    from Chicago,IL

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                    Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

                    Not that I'm big James' fan but man ,these picks are really good.I play regular Ultex Sharp and I love 'em.Somehow Black Fang are painted and feel more thicker.And if they are Hetfield's choice then you can't go wrong.Can you?The best right hand in the biz...

                     
                    5.0

                    Just add venom...

                    By TanTan the ManMan

                    from Holland, MI

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                    Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

                    After seeing these in a magazine, I decided to pay a visit to my local guitar shop to see if they had any. Sadly, the clerk told me they weren't available yet and that he would order them for me. He also suggested I try Dunlop's Ultex picks. Those are pretty nice, but the Black Fang picks give you a brighter, snappier attack because of their pointed tip. The spider graphics that James Hetfield designed add to the coolness of these picks too. So if you like Dunlop's Ultex picks and are looking for a quicker, brighter pick attack with sweet Hetfield spider graphics, look no further. Just add venom...

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome Picks!

                    By rider07

                    from Kent, WA

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                    Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

                    These are awesome picks! The graphics are badazz! I've been using the Dunlop Tortex 1.14 Purple picks for at least 14 years now so I naturally bought the Hetfield Black Fang Ultex in 1.14mm. These picks sounds great and feels great as well. It passed my tone test with flying colors! These picks have exactly the same dimensions as the Dunlop Ultex Sharp picks. And the fact that they are solid colored as opposed to the transparent Ultex, the tone they produce seems to be a little bit warmer when compared to the standard Ultex which is to my liking! The regular transparent ( beer yellow ) is just a bit too bright for my taste so I stuck with my good 'ol 1.14 Purple Tortex until I found these!! I just ordered more Hetfield Black Fang picks! I'm going to put my trusty Dunlop Tortex 1.14 down to rest for a little bit because these Black Fangs are kickin' so much azz! Awesome picks!!!

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