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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 A3 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 A3 Picks
 
4.0

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (10)
  • Good quality (8)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Picks!!! Try them!

Being an experienced musician of over 40 years I often look forward to trying new products and first used Tusq picks right after they were introduced based on the reputation of the company. I...Read complete review

Being an experienced musician of over 40 years I often look forward to trying new products and first used Tusq picks right after they were introduced based on the reputation of the company. I primarily play acoustic guitar and use the A3. They are a slightly stiffer than a Fender medium which works very well for me and since trying them I have not looked back. Some of the negative reviews here are a bit baffling and I wonder if we are talking about the same pick or perhaps they were using the very lightest model of Tusq picks. The tone and feel are great and they seem to last quite a long time for me while the cost is very reasonable as well. After using them for quite a while now, I love them and I really have nothing bad to say about them. While I like some of the V Picks they get a very annoying pick noise and the Tusg picks impart almost no pick noise. Try these picks!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Tone! But...

I was curious about this so called "Man made Ivory" material which is what these picks are made of. Tusq from Graphtech is actually not a new technology as they've been...Read complete review

I was curious about this so called "Man made Ivory" material which is what these picks are made of. Tusq from Graphtech is actually not a new technology as they've been using it to make their aftermarket Nut and Saddles for a number of years now. However, they just came up with an idea to make guitar picks out of them. I got the A5 Heavy (1.0mm) in vintage white. First impressions? Great tone and dynamics! Excellent stiffness with very little flex which I prefer. Good feel. Sort of similar to the feel of the Dunlop Stiffo Jazz III picks ( black). Graphtech's claims of "Harmonically Rich Picks" are dead on. These are one of the best sounding picks I've ever played in my 30 years of playing guitar. BUT...after just less than a couple of hours of play time, I was so disappointed to find out that it had worn down quiet a bit! The playing edge/tip is showing significant beveling and rounding off. Along with one the best sounding pick I've ever played, it is also the fastest wearing pick I've ever played! It reminded me of a pencil lead wearing down so quickly as you write on paper. If I had been playing one of these picks on one of my shows during my gigging days, it would not last a gig and the playing edge of the pick would be rounded off in just a few songs. I'm serious! Try one yourself and see how it wears down right before your eyes. That's the only downside to this pick. I was disappointed. The Tusq material might be great for a Nut and/or Saddles but not that great for picks. Being more expensive that regular picks, you'll be spending your hard earned gigging pay for these picks rather than spending it on beer!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

These are not the same as the "old" Tusq A3 picks

By Don't have a nickname

from Upper Midwest

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

    Cons

    • Different material or manufacturing methods

    Best Uses

      Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A3 Picks:

      The old .88 Tusq A3 picks did not flex at all, which I like, and is what I wanted. These new ones flex. Not good. The reason I like the Tusq is because it stays stiff like stainless steel picks, but sounds like nylon. Nylon has give, and bends & flexes way too much. Stainless steel is too metallic, brittle and harsh-sounding. The Tusq had the best qualities of both. But these new Tusq picks do not. You can tell the materials and manufacturing process changed by how they sound when you drop them on a table compared how the old ones sound when you drop them on a table.

       
      5.0

      great sound

      By RANDALL

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about TUSQ A3 Picks:

      great sound

       
      5.0

      I like 'em

      By RL

      from Frog, Texas

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      Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A3 Picks:

      Picks with tone! Raised lettering makes for good no slip grip.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The pick of the litter

      By Aticus

      from Louisville, Ky

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

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          Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A3 Picks:

          Quality picks at the right price

           
          5.0

          Try 'em!!!!

          By Old Mexican

          from San Diego CA

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A3 Picks:

            Read about these and it got my curiosity. So.....its a pick but they are so BRIGHT!!!! They were a bit of a challenge at first due to their rigidness, but in no time I was using them as I have been for years. Great for all around playing. Will buy some more and will buy a 'sampler' pack as well. Enjoyable!!!

             
            5.0

            Great Picks!

            By Bullfrog

            from California

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            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A3 Picks:

              I've been using these for about a year and they improve the sound when I'm playing either acoustic or electric. Very good product.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Picks!!! Try them!

              By oldguitarguy

              from Nashville, TN

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Economical
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Great Feel
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Great All Around Pick

              Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A3 Picks:

              Being an experienced musician of over 40 years I often look forward to trying new products and first used Tusq picks right after they were introduced based on the reputation of the company. I primarily play acoustic guitar and use the A3. They are a slightly stiffer than a Fender medium which works very well for me and since trying them I have not looked back. Some of the negative reviews here are a bit baffling and I wonder if we are talking about the same pick or perhaps they were using the very lightest model of Tusq picks. The tone and feel are great and they seem to last quite a long time for me while the cost is very reasonable as well. After using them for quite a while now, I love them and I really have nothing bad to say about them. While I like some of the V Picks they get a very annoying pick noise and the Tusg picks impart almost no pick noise. Try these picks!!!

              (3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              tusq a3 picks

              By rupert

              from granby, ma.

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A3 Picks:

              Tusq advertises their picks as producing different tones depending on which pick you use white (bright tones) antique (mellower) black (darker) . I bought all three expecting new sounds they all sound the same.

              (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Last about an hour or so.......

              By Dan

              from Rochester, NY

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              Pros

              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A3 Picks:

                  The White 1.0 mm was worn to the point it was not usable in little more than an hour. This was playing hard on a Rainsong with light strings. The Black was slower wearing lasting a few hours. Sure I can reshape this and get an extra hour out of them but a buck for one hour of playing is just too expensive.

                  On the good side, the sound and the feel is great!

                  (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Disappointed

                  By David

                  from Orlando FL

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A3 Picks:

                      Given the reputation of Tusq products these picks are a disappointment. First, I had to sand off burr edges on all 6 picks. There is no beveled edge. These are supposed to have a "dark" sound to them but they are bright and brittle, they feel cheap. I might try a heavier gauge in the "vintage" style but at this time I will go back to standard plastic picks. I like to punch a hole in my picks for better grip with a hand punch. When I did this to one of these it cracked.

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