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  • Vintage .68 mm, 6 Pack

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Picks designed with TUSQ technology that's made to bring out the best of your sound and style.

For almost 30 years Graph Tech's patented TUSQ technology has brought out the best in harmonics, vibration transfer and tone in guitars and stringed instruments worldwide. Now Graph Tech has engineered their TUSQ technology into the ultimate tone and performance pick.

TUSQ A1 picks have a high strength to thickness ratio found on real tortoise shell but with the harmonic content found that only TUSQ can deliver. TUSQ's ultra responsive feel will enhance the unique and subtle nuances of your playing; whatever your picking style.

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Graph TechTUSQ A1 Picks
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Functional (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

TUSQ A1 PICKS

I had been using the same pics for nearly 30 years and was quite satisfied with them and I would from time to time try some new picks but they never felt right to...Read complete review

I had been using the same pics for nearly 30 years and was quite satisfied with them and I would from time to time try some new picks but they never felt right to me, so I always stuck with the picks I had always been using. Then, just short of a month ago I saw a demo vid for TUSQ guitar picks, so I bought a dozen from MF. You have to try these to believe them! I noticed an instant difference in fullness of tone and dexterity...I didn't realize that something as simple as a change of guitar picks could have such an impact on my tone and dexterity! I have been playing for nearly 50 years and I was pretty sure I was set in my ways as a guitarist, but let me tell you, just try these picks and you'll notice an improvement in your tone and your playing in the first 10 seconds!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice material, POORLY made pick

Interesting tone that I enjoy for playing oldies but the tonal improvement is overpowered and outweighed by the 'scratchy' sound of the unfinished edge coming off the strings. It has that very thin...Read complete review

Interesting tone that I enjoy for playing oldies but the tonal improvement is overpowered and outweighed by the 'scratchy' sound of the unfinished edge coming off the strings. It has that very thin edge from the plastic mold.

Graphteq is a 'material' company and the material is a nice innovation. They should license the material to Dunlop and let them make the pick. All it needs is a little sanding which i havent done yet. Still, interesting pick to try.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Finally a guitar pick that makes a difference!

By Alan

from Allentown, Pa

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A1 Picks:

      After 40 years of playing with Fender plastic picks, I believed I would never find a better acoustic guitar pick. I was wrong. I bought the... White .68 Tusq picks and love them. They glide across the strings like butter, smooth and clean sound, and they make the tone actually sound richer, deeper some how. They also continue to deliver stable sound even after the edges have become waorn and bevelled. One pick lasts me months. ...They may not be as pretty as the Fender colored picks whick I still like...but boy, do these Tusq picks ever play, sound, and feel SMOOTH. Three cheers to MF for offering these to us!

       
      5.0

      great sound

      By RANDALL

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about TUSQ A1 Picks:

      great sound

       
      5.0

      Grab a Tusq!

      By loudog

      from Louisiana

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A1 Picks:

      I have used Jazz III picks for many years because I prefer small picks. MF does not handle the small (jazz) size in these picks, so I ordered a sample pack direct from Graph Tech. They provide three colors/tones in .88 and 1.00 in dark gray, white, and yellowish creme. Each color has its own sound and/or tone. None of them are bad, but I use the lighter colored ones because they are easier to find if you drop one. The best thing is that they are really grippy and don't move when you hold them. I have tried the Jazz III with the extra texture, but I find that they rotate between my finger and thumb. I have not used them long enough to make any comments on longevity, but they don't seem to wear any faster than any other pick.
      Overall, I like these very much and I have started to use them almost exclusively.

       
      5.0

      Tusq Picks

      By Dick

      from Frog, Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A1 Picks:

          Picks with tone! The raised lettering on the pick gives excellent grip. My favorite picks.

           
          4.0

          Awesome tone with this pitch. instantly notice the differenc

          By G Money

          from Boston

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A1 Picks:

            I normally use a jazz pick for size and speed but the difference in tone is amazing

             
            5.0

            really increases tone

            By Gdb

            from Sedona, Az

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A1 Picks:

              First pick I've found to really increase tone - more bite, presence, - something!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Nice material, POORLY made pick

              By Steve

              from NJ

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Deep Attack Tone
              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

              • Poorly Made
              • Poorly Shaped
              • Poorly Shapes
              • Poor Quality
              • Unfinished

              Best Uses

                Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A1 Picks:

                Interesting tone that I enjoy for playing oldies but the tonal improvement is overpowered and outweighed by the 'scratchy' sound of the unfinished edge coming off the strings. It has that very thin edge from the plastic mold.

                Graphteq is a 'material' company and the material is a nice innovation. They should license the material to Dunlop and let them make the pick. All it needs is a little sanding which i havent done yet. Still, interesting pick to try.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice Tone from a Pick

                By tallyguy

                from Tallahassee, FL

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A1 Picks:

                  I noticed my guitar tech using a TUSQ A1 while he was playing scales on one of my guitars. He had just finished a set-up on it. He allowed me to audition his pick for a few minutes. Straight-away I bought some from MF for a more in-depth and lengthy trial. I have grown to appreciate the substantial feel and the mellow tone they provide. I am a "strummer" and they work very well for me. I have more waiting on my "wish list."

                   
                  5.0

                  Should Have Done this Earlier

                  By Johnny Rhythm

                  from Undisclosed

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Improves Sound
                  • Improves speed

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Any time

                    Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A1 Picks:

                    Like the difference between a Corvair and a Corvette. Do yourself a favor - buy a pack or 2. You'll never go back.

                    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    TUSQ A1 PICKS

                    By Quincy

                    from Shreveport, LA

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A1 Picks:

                    I had been using the same pics for nearly 30 years and was quite satisfied with them and I would from time to time try some new picks but they never felt right to me, so I always stuck with the picks I had always been using. Then, just short of a month ago I saw a demo vid for TUSQ guitar picks, so I bought a dozen from MF. You have to try these to believe them! I noticed an instant difference in fullness of tone and dexterity...I didn't realize that something as simple as a change of guitar picks could have such an impact on my tone and dexterity! I have been playing for nearly 50 years and I was pretty sure I was set in my ways as a guitarist, but let me tell you, just try these picks and you'll notice an improvement in your tone and your playing in the first 10 seconds!

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