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Dunlop Jazz III XL Guitar Picks 6-Pack  

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Jazz III XL guitar picks give you the same great tip as Dunlop's popular Nylon Jazz III picks, but with an extended gripping surface for a better hol...Read More

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      Jazz III XL guitar picks give you the same great tip as Dunlop's popular Nylon Jazz III picks, but with an extended gripping surface for a better hold.


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      DunlopJazz III XL Guitar Picks 6-Pack
       
      4.6

      (based on 17 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (13)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

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        (1)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Functional (6)
      • Good quality (6)
      • Easy to use (5)
      • Improves sound (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (4)
        • Back-up (3)
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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Amazing Pick!

        Overall, I was blown away by how this pick perform! I was originally going for the standard Jazz III but ended up settling with the Jazz III XL. The standard Jazz III is...Read complete review

        Overall, I was blown away by how this pick perform! I was originally going for the standard Jazz III but ended up settling with the Jazz III XL. The standard Jazz III is an awesome pick but I prefer the Jazz III XL series as it has more gripping surface than the small standard Jazz III and I feel more comfortable with it from my transition from the Dunlop Tortex 1.14 (Purple) to the Jazz III XL. I've been using the purple Tortex for 18+ years and holding the standard Jazz III feels a bit unusual as they are very small. I was having a hard time holding on to them at first but to my surprise, it actually works! In just a few minutes I was beginning to get used to the feel of it but when I tried these Jazz III XL series, it felt more comfortable and it has the same exact tones and speed as the standard Jazz III's. The only difference between the standard and the XL series is that the XL series has more gripping surface and it has a textured surface as opposed to the smooth glossy surface of the standard Jazz III's. The Jazz III XL's are still way smaller compared to the standard 421 model picks. Tone wise, the Jazz III nylon is superb! It's warm but can also give you that rich high end bite depending on how you execute the attack. It's a truly versatile pick and just like what others are saying, don't let the name fool you, just because it says Jazz doesn't mean it can't be used for other styles, from Blues to Metal, the Jazz III XL's are perfect! These picks sound amazing, they are precise, fast and articulate. Super clean tones too! I just made the switch after using the Dunlop Tortex 1.14 for 18+ years! Not because the Tortex is a bad pick but the Jazz III XL offers much more versatility, maneuverbility, speed and fatter tones without being dull in my opinion. It is one of Jim Dunlop's perfectly designed pick. Shape, size, thickness and material all came together pefectly to form a virtouso of a pick! My trusty Tortex 1.14 had just been retired.
        Great pick design. The raised logo and text are great gripping surface. Beveled edges for fast and smooth attack. These picks are exactly the same specs as the standard Jazz III but it is slightly larger but still smaller than a standard pick.
        Quality is top notch typical of Dunlop products. Made in USA! It is made of nylon which gives you that familiar warm tone. Fit and finish is superb and consistent with each pick.
        These are usually a little expensive than the regular pick models but I got them here at Musician's Friend on sale! So I ordered two more dozens!

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        Not my thing

        These are great picks, Guthrie Govan uses them as well as Joe Bonamassa and other famous players. I still prefer the Moshay blacks (extra hard) I've been using for the past many...Read complete review

        These are great picks, Guthrie Govan uses them as well as Joe Bonamassa and other famous players. I still prefer the Moshay blacks (extra hard) I've been using for the past many years. I bought my first Moshay picks at a music store in Encinitas in 1989 and I've used them exclusively ever since. The Jazz lll picks were a fun experiment, I'll be giving them away as Christmas gifts to bandmates.

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        5.0

        Love these PICKS

        By ipguitar

        from Gadsden, AL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All uses

          Comments about Dunlop Jazz III XL Guitar Picks 6-Pack:

          I absolutely love these picks, they are wonderful and they last forever, I seriously can not explain to everyone of you how awesome these are. They really add a nice punch for harder picking and when legato picking and arpeggio picking you can get a myriad of sounds and even greater on acoustics because you can get great legato tones from the pick.

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          4.0

          Jazz IIIs on steroids!

          By WhiteBear

          from New Mexico

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dunlop Jazz III XL Guitar Picks 6-Pack:

              I love my standard Jazz IIIs for regular guitar use and tried these. Excellent workmanship and non-slip feel, they have the sharp tip and stiff thickness of the originals, but are full sized (though a bit shorter than Fender celluloids) . They're like Jazz IIIs on steroids and due to size have just a bit of flex. Great for someone who has a problem with the small J3 pick size, but still wants the control and tone. I like them on my jazz bass. I still prefer the originals for every other use and that's the only reason for the 4 rating.

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              4.0

              Different and interesting

              By David Lowmiller

              from Arkansas

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              Pros

              • Easy to grip
              • Nice Heavy Feel
              • Very Clear Attack

              Cons

              • Has That Nylon Pick Tone

              Best Uses

              • Lead Playing

              Comments about Dunlop Jazz III XL Guitar Picks 6-Pack:

              I've been playing guitar for 23 years now and while I fancy myself as a shredder, my speed is never quite as fast as I'd like. Maybe I should buy a metronome, like everyone tells me. Or maybe it's just that I was raised on the blues and learned to play flatpicking style. Whatever it is, I had someone recommend this pick to me, so I gave it a shot.

              As a number of you are probably aware, the Dunlop Jazz III, although it is a jazz pick by definition, is often noted by speed-metal players as their weapon of choice. And with good reason, too. It's got a nice, pointed tip (which feels really odd after playing standard picks all these years) and the raised lettering on it makes it easy to grip. I can immediately see how it takes less effort to pick single note runs due to how the pointed tip and the weight of the pick (it is 1.38 mm thick). I also notice how the heavier thickness (compared to the 0.72 to 0.88mm medium picks I am used to) and the grip provided by the raised lettering makes the pick easier to hold without having a death grip on it, resulting in a more relaxed hand, wrist, and forearm.

              I'm not one to endorse such silly suggestions as, "This pick will make you play faster instantly!", but in this case, there does seem to be some truth in that.

              As you can see, I still gave the pick 4 out of 5 stars. This is because it's not completely flawless. It would be nitpicking to say that it's not good for strumming chords, although that is true. However, it's not intended for that, so I'll let it slide. Just be warned that you might not want to throw out of you old, standard picks just yet if you like to play chords, too. Also, these picks are made of nylon, which colors the tone in a way that I'm not fanatical about. It's a small issue, but one that you may notice and it might bother you a bit. Also, these picks are very rigid, so while they may excel at fast lines, sweep picking is a bit tricky, due to very little flex in them. But yes, you can sweep pick with them. With a bit of practice, I'm sure it won't be an issue at all.

              As for the Jazz III XL's size, it is almost exactly the same size as a standard Dunlop pick. If you were to file the side of a standard pick down to make a V-shaped point like this, it would be practically identical in shape and size. The standard Jazz IIIs are a little on the small side for my taste, but most guitarists will have little trouble adjusting from a standard pick to a Jazz III XL.

              Bottom line, these are great picks and you should definitely check them out. They may not become your pick of choice, but I'm quite confident that most players will find some use for them and when they do, it will improve their playing in that area.

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              5.0

              The only pick I use

              By JohnnyShredder

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Dunlop Jazz III XL Guitar Picks 6-Pack:

                The tone is unmatched

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                4.0

                Good Pick

                By Justin

                from North Wilkesboro, NC

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Dunlop Jazz III XL Guitar Picks 6-Pack:

                  I have played using these picks and the original Jazz 3's. These are the same size as your standard guitar pick. I personally prefer the original ones the smaller size doesn't bother me. But if you have a problem with the smaller ones these should work perfect. These picks have the best of both worlds, the point of a jazz 3 with the size of a standard pick.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Trying something different

                  By Don

                  from Myrtle Beach, SC

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Dunlop Jazz III XL Guitar Picks 6-Pack:

                  I like to try things once in a while. I've been using Fender heavey picks over 45 years. These pick were OK but I wasn't a fan of the material or the sound it produced.They are worth trying. Picks are a feel thing you have to try yourself.

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                  5.0

                  My favorite picks for fast picking

                  By BigAL

                  from OremUtah

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Dunlop Jazz III XL Guitar Picks 6-Pack:

                    I use these picks while doing scale work or working on new lines. I love the full size as I hold a pick with my pointy finger mostly straight and the other Jazz picks are too small... Also I prefer the slight flex the red picks have compared to the black jazz picks that are stiffer. You can strum with these fine BUT if your mainly only playing rythm I would use a different pick. The pick is thick so you do get a fuller sound then a thinner pick. Also the raised design on the pick makes it easy to hold onto this guitar pick. I haven't found a pick I like better for electric guitar single note lines.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Try These!!!

                    Comments about Dunlop Jazz III XL Guitar Picks 6-Pack:

                    Like many others, I tried these after reading about it in a mag. These have allowed me to play better and focus on the subtle details of picking attack. I also like the Ultex Sharps by Dunlop, I switch between the 2 for different tonalities inherent in the plastic used for the two picks. It is with out a doubt the cheapest way to impact your playing.
                    The imprinted logo and stuff are raised and textured and therefore perfect for grip.
                    Indestructable, you'll lose them before you wear them out, or break it.

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                    5.0

                    Best picks iv found yet

                    Comments about Dunlop Jazz III XL Guitar Picks 6-Pack:

                    This is by far the best pick I've ever used, pulse joe bonamassa and Eric Johnson use it. They seem to be super fast and the point it's too pointy so it allows you to hit the right note every time. It was surprising how big the picks are there almost the size of a standered pick you cant tell that from the picture. I love them and if you play like those two awesome guitarist you will love these picks !

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Not my thing

                    Comments about Dunlop Jazz III XL Guitar Picks 6-Pack:

                    These are great picks, Guthrie Govan uses them as well as Joe Bonamassa and other famous players. I still prefer the Moshay blacks (extra hard) I've been using for the past many years. I bought my first Moshay picks at a music store in Encinitas in 1989 and I've used them exclusively ever since. The Jazz lll picks were a fun experiment, I'll be giving them away as Christmas gifts to bandmates.

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