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D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks  Heavy Black Ice

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Black Ice guitar picks feature a custom oversized "jazz" shape that is designed for speed picking and where precise articulation is required. Perfect...Read More

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    $4.29 Top Rated

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    $3.99 Top Rated

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  • Heavy Black Ice

    $3.99 Top Rated

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  • Light Black Ice

    $4.09 Top Rated

    Ships By 7/20/15

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      Balanced tone with a bright attack.

      Black Ice guitar picks feature a custom oversized "jazz" shape that is designed for speed picking and where precise articulation is required. Perfect for both rhythm and single note lead work, these Plaent Waves picks are triple "tumbled," creating a soft-touch texture that provides an incredibly smooth surface and a superb grip in any playing conditions. Made from Planet Waves Duralin, this ultra-durable material delivers strength, resilience, and resists abrasion while providing balanced tone with a bright attack.


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      D'Addario Planet Waves10 Small Guitar Picks
       
      4.5

      (based on 15 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (10)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

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      89%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (7)
      • Functional (5)
      • Easy to use (4)
      • Improves sound (4)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts (4)
      • Practicing (4)
      • Back-up (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Melts on your strings, not in your hands

      I have been playing Tortex for a number of years, and I thought they were the best there was. Those celluloid picks were so glossy they just slipped right out of your fingers....Read complete review

      I have been playing Tortex for a number of years, and I thought they were the best there was. Those celluloid picks were so glossy they just slipped right out of your fingers. Tortex had a nice sort of porous texture, so it gripped your fingers. However, after an hour or so, your fingers and hands get clammy, and BAM, bye-bye Tortex pick. So I began a quest to find higher grip picks. I tried the Jazz Max Grip picks, and while those do work, they grip so bad, they're hard to position in the first place. And the small shape makes it harder to play, IMO. I had tried the typical nylon .46, but it's just too flimsy for my playing style (heavily palm muted on 12's). So when I saw these on sale, I thought I'd give them a whirl. Picks really are an inexpensive way to play around with your tone. So my first impression was WOW! They really grip your fingers! Better than Tortex. And they offer very little resistance over the strings (thus the name Ice). However they make so much clicking as they strike the strings. I went back and read the product description and realized it was right there, but I had missed that. I hate that clicking sound. Otherwise, a really comfortable pick. The heavy (1.1) gauge is pretty much the same. I honestly don't see much difference between the two.

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      Too Dark Sounding

      These picks are top quality picks made by Planet Waves. The material seems to be the same as Dunlop's Tortex and similar in shape and size as the Dunlop Jazz III nylon but a...Read complete review

      These picks are top quality picks made by Planet Waves. The material seems to be the same as Dunlop's Tortex and similar in shape and size as the Dunlop Jazz III nylon but a bit bigger than the Jazz III. It's inbetween the Jazz III and the Jazz III XL Series. However, the similarity ends there. This pick sounds way too dark for my tone preference. That's not a bad thing at all, Jazz players will love the tone of these picks as it produces the warm, dark tones of Jazz guitar music. In my experience, it is even darker sounding than the Dunlop Tortex. The thickness I chose might've had a bit of contributing factor in the dark tone but when I compared it to an even thicker pick such as the Dunlop Ultex 2.0 mm, the Dunlop still sounded way brighter than the Black Ice pick. Jazz players take note, this is your pick! Try some and you'll love it!

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      2.0

      Underwhelming

      By 

      from Seattle

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • No Mechanical Support
      • Not Functional

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

        I purchased this product because I initially thought the "over-sized" jazz pick concept seemed interesting. Well, unfortunately the pick has hardly any support for fingers to effectively attack. In the end, its still a jazz pick. I guess I should've expected that to be the case.

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        4.0

        Melts on your strings, not in your hands

        By 

        from Tiny Little Village, Québec, Canada

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Super Grippy

        Cons

        • Loud String Clicking

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Everyday
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

        I have been playing Tortex for a number of years, and I thought they were the best there was. Those celluloid picks were so glossy they just slipped right out of your fingers. Tortex had a nice sort of porous texture, so it gripped your fingers. However, after an hour or so, your fingers and hands get clammy, and BAM, bye-bye Tortex pick. So I began a quest to find higher grip picks. I tried the Jazz Max Grip picks, and while those do work, they grip so bad, they're hard to position in the first place. And the small shape makes it harder to play, IMO. I had tried the typical nylon .46, but it's just too flimsy for my playing style (heavily palm muted on 12's). So when I saw these on sale, I thought I'd give them a whirl. Picks really are an inexpensive way to play around with your tone. So my first impression was WOW! They really grip your fingers! Better than Tortex. And they offer very little resistance over the strings (thus the name Ice). However they make so much clicking as they strike the strings. I went back and read the product description and realized it was right there, but I had missed that. I hate that clicking sound. Otherwise, a really comfortable pick. The heavy (1.1) gauge is pretty much the same. I honestly don't see much difference between the two.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good pick

        By 

        from brooklyn, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Size

        Cons

        • Not Sharp Like Jazz 3

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

          Not a bad pick but i wouldve liked if it was sharper. I would probably go back to Jazz 3.

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          5.0

          Black Ice Heavy

          By 

          from Nashua, NH

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          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

            I have been a Tortex user for eons and still am. Always loved Tortex Yellows. I tried a Black Ice medium a couple years ago or so and really loved the way they feel and the smaller size and continue to use them regularly. I bought the heavys this time and really love the attack and tone from them as well as the velvety feel. I will continue to use these pics, great stuff and I like the jazz shape. Thanks again MF!

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            4.0

            Dunlop shredders

            By 

            from Denver, CO

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

                Picks should be .05mm thicker, and they would be perfect. Good size, non-slip material absorbs some moisture. Picks have a tendancy to warp due to how thin they are. I buy them at 30-50 at a time. They will last about 6 months.

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                5.0

                nice pick for smooth warm sound

                By 

                from Washington DC

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

                    I've been using Jazz 3 picks for 20 + years and my bass player gave me one of these Black Ice picks to try, I loved it from the 1st time it hit the strings. It gave me a very warm smooth sound and felt every bit as good as my jazz 3 picks.

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                    5.0

                    GTEAT PICK

                    By 

                    from Knoxville, TN

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

                      Nice small pick. Bought these for a friend with small hands. She likes them and so do I. Nice picks. Good sound.

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                      5.0

                      Good.

                      By 

                      from Undisclosed

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

                        These and the lights of these are the best picks out there. I switch between them and they are all I use.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Too Dark Sounding

                        By 

                        from Kent, WA

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                        Pros

                        • Good Quality
                        • Right Size

                        Cons

                        • Dark Tone

                        Best Uses

                        • Jazz

                        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

                        These picks are top quality picks made by Planet Waves. The material seems to be the same as Dunlop's Tortex and similar in shape and size as the Dunlop Jazz III nylon but a bit bigger than the Jazz III. It's inbetween the Jazz III and the Jazz III XL Series. However, the similarity ends there. This pick sounds way too dark for my tone preference. That's not a bad thing at all, Jazz players will love the tone of these picks as it produces the warm, dark tones of Jazz guitar music. In my experience, it is even darker sounding than the Dunlop Tortex. The thickness I chose might've had a bit of contributing factor in the dark tone but when I compared it to an even thicker pick such as the Dunlop Ultex 2.0 mm, the Dunlop still sounded way brighter than the Black Ice pick. Jazz players take note, this is your pick! Try some and you'll love it!

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Pretty Impressive

                        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves 10 Small Guitar Picks:

                        Just got 'em and still getting used to smaller size than i've always used. I'm a bluegrass picker and can say they get off the strings a lot faster than i've been used to. So far so good.

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