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Dunlop Ultex Sharp Picks - 6 Pack 

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Based off of a coveted vintage tortoiseshell pick in the Dunlop collection, the Ultex Sharp guitar pick has a rigid body tapering into a thinner and ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Picks that offers greater control, speed, and crisp tone.

Based off of a coveted vintage tortoiseshell pick in the Dunlop collection, the Ultex Sharp guitar pick has a rigid body tapering into a thinner and sculpted tip for enhanced control and speed. The seamless contoured edge surrounds the pick for more playing surfaces and tones. Engineered of Ultex-the Dunlop Ultex Sharp is virtually indestructible and delivers a crisp tone with quick release attack. Available in .73, .90, 1.0, 1.14, 1.40, and 2.0mm gauges.

FEATURES
  • Thin sculpted tip for greater control and speed
  • Delivers a crisp tone
  • Seamless contoured edge
  • Virtually indestructible
  • Available in .73, .90, 1.0, 1.14, 1.40, and 2.0mm gauges
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DunlopUltex Sharp Picks - 6 Pack
 
4.8

(based on 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 4 Stars

     

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (36)
  • Functional (28)
  • Improves sound (28)
  • Easy to use (26)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (19)
  • Concerts (15)
  • Back-up (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (29), Professional musician (8), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

These are worth the money!

Very excellent guitar picks..the best I have ever used in 30 years..no lie. They feel good, look good, and sound clean and clear. They wear very long, and may...Read complete review

Very excellent guitar picks..the best I have ever used in 30 years..no lie. They feel good, look good, and sound clean and clear. They wear very long, and may even sound better when the pointed tip begins to bevel with extensive wear. I have been using one pick, 2 hours a day, for over three months and it sounds great, and the delicious worn edged bevel makes it glide like butter over the strings. I particularly like the color also. They are not yellow, as the picture shows, but instead they actually look and feel like a clear honey amber. Right out of the pack they glide like butter over the strings...and they get even better as they wear. If you have not tried the SHARP pointed pick yet you will be delighted with them. That sharp pointed pick is just so eager to dig into those strings. Thank you Musicians Friend, for helping me to discover them! I will never use any other pick again!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent Pick

Overall, the quality and sound of this pick is all there. I just prefer to have a bit more depth to the sound of my picks that the Ultex just can't deliver. The...Read complete review

Overall, the quality and sound of this pick is all there. I just prefer to have a bit more depth to the sound of my picks that the Ultex just can't deliver. The ultex is one of the fastest tracking picks I have used, but as far as sound is concerned, I think it lacks. There are much better sounding, yet unfortunately much more expensive picks in this catagory out there. If I were looking for the Ultex type of sound (which now I know I don't like) I would go with the Cool Juratex. The Cool Juraex tracks like the Ultex while retaining some warmth of say the Tortex pick. Like I said earlier, much better choices out there sound wise than the Ultex.
The Dunlop Ultex Sharp Picks have a great feel/grip without doing anything to it like adding sandpaper, or scoring it. The "Sharp" tip is comparable to the Jazz III tip. I bought a couple packages of these to try out based off of Paul Riario from Guitar World's review of them. Personally, I agree that they have an excellent attack, grip, and bright tone, but I think the brightness combined with a lack of depth in sound that is created from the pick is a bit overwhelming for electric guitar. That being said, it all depends on what style of music your playing. I prefer a warmer sound with nice crystally highs. The Ultex does NOT deliver on the warmt. They do however track very tightly. I guess I'm just used to the sound of my trusty Tortex III picks. The III's point, like the Ultex Sharp, helps to attain those crystally highs without sacraficing the warmth. I feel that the Ultex is just too "brittle" I sounding. I have the Ultex a 6 because they are not a bad pick at all, just not for me. I could see using these on a big warm Martin acoustic guitar though.
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5.0

One of the best picks for acoustic guitar

By Barney

from Las Vegas

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Dunlop Ultex Sharp Picks - 6 Pack:

    I love the sound and feel of Ultex picks; they bring life to an otherwise dull-sounding acoustic. The sharp tip helps bring that extra edge and clarity to one's acoustic sound. These picks actually MAKE you sound good and improve your acoustic tone by leaps and bounds. Being made of Ultex, these picks are pretty indestructible too. I got the Sharp .73s because they were the thinnest Ultex Sharps that were available. If Dunlop offered a Sharp .60, I would get those at the drop of a hat.

     
    5.0

    Just right

    By RAPR

    from Texas

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Dunlop Ultex Sharp Picks - 6 Pack:

      First time I used this pick, IMPRESSED...., great feel. fast..just plain OUTSTANDING

       
      5.0

      Perfect for my style of playing.

      By DTF

      from Chattanooga

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing
        • Screwdriver in a pinch

        Comments about Dunlop Ultex Sharp Picks - 6 Pack:

        Nice easy to see color.

         
        5.0

        Good picks

        By Shahriar Parvez

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Novice

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Dunlop Ultex Sharp Picks - 6 Pack:

          I got the 1.14 mm, has a good grip, good for both plucking and strumming on acoustics.

           
          5.0

          Clean Sound

          By colorist48

          from Austin, Tx

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          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dunlop Ultex Sharp Picks - 6 Pack:

              Love the bendable stiffness. Now I only use this brand and thickness.

               
              5.0

              One of the most articulate guitar picks I have ever used

              By GuitarMeister Von Braun

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing
                • Studio Work for fast passages

                Comments about Dunlop Ultex Sharp Picks - 6 Pack:

                Great pick. Many fast pick lines performed with my other brand pick did not compare to the Dunlop Ultex 1.40 guitar pick. I would say the pick is a game changer to a large degree, as it adds more high-mids to my tone with articulation. The beginning part of my signal chain is my guitar pick - improved my entire tone. I would recommend to try this pick if you are studio recording musician or looking for a tighter overall tone.

                 
                5.0

                Tone - Straight to the Point

                By Steve

                from Alabama

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                Pros

                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Dunlop Ultex Sharp Picks - 6 Pack:

                    I haven't shopped picks for years since I had found a good one for flat-picking in the Dunlop Big Stubby 1.0 mm. I was tone checking a few acoustics recently to purchase when I found my Stubby I brought along was cracked and the proprietor offered up one of these to use. Needless to say, I ended up ordering up a few packs of these because they are nice and rigid and to the point. Definitely an improvement in tone for all the acoustic guitars I have. I used to file down the Stubbys in a similar way to how these are already shaped once they were worn. These seem less likely to wear down as quickly as the Stubbys. The bottom line is that they are a stable pick to hold and improve tone and put a snap in the sound of an acoustic guitar. Pick these and pick a winner.

                     
                    5.0

                    When a finer point is needed

                    Comments about Dunlop Ultex Sharp Picks - 6 Pack:

                    These are great for speed picking.

                     
                    5.0

                    nice picks

                    By Joel

                    from undisclosed

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Dunlop Ultex Sharp Picks - 6 Pack:

                      These are sturdy picks. I was looking for some a little thicker, but these handle well. They do seem a bit small, but I like playing with them. I am primarily an acoustic player.

                       
                      5.0

                      nice picks

                      By JBJ

                      from N Carolina

                      About Me Novice

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Dunlop Ultex Sharp Picks - 6 Pack:

                          Had not previously used this size pick. Am happy with them so far.

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