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Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack  .94 mm

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      OVERVIEW

      The Dunlop Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack is a collection of special picks.

      Riff master James Hetfield's venomous style has inspired many. Preferring picks with a bright tone and biting attack, Hetfield looked to Dunlop for the perfect tool for his fierce downward picking style.

      Based on a vintage tortoise-shell pick, the Black Fang is made of tough, sturdy Ultex material with a defined tone and sharp attack. Its pointed and contoured tip gives you ultimate speed and control-perfect for players looking to unleash their tone clearer, faster, and with unrivaled precision.

      "It's fast, bright, and strong because of its hard point and material," says the man himself. "It gives you everything you need-just add venom."

      Tough and sturdy for tone and attack.


      Add some bright tone and biting attack to your sound. Order this pack today.

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      DunlopHetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack
       
      4.4

      (based on 16 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (12)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      83%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (4)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      No Best Uses
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      One of the Best (Ultex Sharp v 2.0)

      Ive used these for about a year now and Im still on my first one. Mind you I dont play as much as I use to but still a standard Tortex would last me...Read complete review

      Ive used these for about a year now and Im still on my first one. Mind you I dont play as much as I use to but still a standard Tortex would last me a couple months on average. You will loose one of these before you wear it down.

      The nice thing is that with most pick you hit your sweat spot for the pick's shape and you wear past it very shortly after that. I found with these, you tend to stay in that sweat spot for a very long time.

      These picks are basically the Ultex sharp V2.0. If you do your research James Hetfield and Dunlop set out to design the ultimate metal pick. While Metallica was touring for St.Anger (I believe), James helped design the Ultex Sharp. The Sharp is a great pick, but with some minor flaws. 1 = slippery, 2 = can chip. But before the Black Fang the Sharp was the best pick Ive ever tried.

      Then came James' Blackfang pick. There was no info on these at first, so I guess everyone including myself assumed they where a glorified Ultex sharp with a premium attached due to metallica branding. But that was not the case. I decided to take the plung and ordered 2 packs (94s and 1.14s) to see what they where about.

      WHen I got them, I noticed that the texture was improved. Ive been using my first one for about a year now and its still in good shape. Like I said before, I dont play as much as I used to, but its amazing how long these picks will keep you in that sweat spot for.

      So, if you like the Ultex Sharp but find it a bit hard to hold on to, you will love the Black Fang.

      And dont doubt anything Mr. Hetfeild puts his name on. Between these picks and his JH set EMGs, Its obvious he will only stamp his name on products he's put his own blood and sweat into!
      Sharp tip for nice fast attack.
      Durable material
      good grip/texture
      Execellent!
      Yes, you are paying more than you would for a standard tortex or jazz, but they are worth it as the will last much longer!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      james rulz

      I bought these just have as a keepsake but i figured what the hell i'll try one.I threw all my other pics away (gator grip .96 they wear really fast gator grip stuff has...Read complete review

      I bought these just have as a keepsake but i figured what the hell i'll try one.I threw all my other pics away (gator grip .96 they wear really fast gator grip stuff has never done anything either)

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      5.0

      SUPERIOR PICKS

      By 

      from MARYLAND

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

          NOT A HUGE METALLICA FAN BUT I WAS TIRED OF FENDER PICKS AND I THOUGHT WHY NOT? JAMES IS ONE OF THE BEST AND MAYBE I CAN HANG ONTO THESE THINGS!

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          5.0

          MOST AMAZIMG PICK EVER!!!!!!! The sound is incredible!

          By 

          from Sleepy Valley, Ca

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

            You know this pick is incredible when my girlfriend comes bursting in the room as soon as I start trying it out, just to find out what all I did to make it sound so much better. I never used to care about what picks I had. I just tend to grab cheap variety packs, and I'm always perfectly happy with that. NO MORE!!!!!!!! These are now the only picks I will use. Simply incredible!!!!!! I have a Ken Lawrence Explorer (high end replica with EMG pickups, a Gibson Les Paul, and an LTD M-17 I use for taking on vacation, and my amps are all Marshall and Mesa. These pics make them all sound so much better, you gotta hear it to believe it. And this is coming from someone who NEVER leaves reviews!!!!!

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            5.0

            Really Cool Design

            By 

            from Harta Texas

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Great Pick

            Cons

            • Won't Make You James

            Best Uses

            • Playing

            Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

            Bought these for my 14 year old axe slingin' son. He LOVES them! He is also convinced he is playing better with them. He's still no Hetfield...yet!

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            4.0

            Love these picks

            By 

            from Omaha Nebraska

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

                I got these picks few weeks ago. I use them almost every time I play and when I am doing a gig.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great picks........while they last

                By 

                from Florida

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Very Stout And Articulate

                Cons

                • Tips Don't Last Long

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

                I use the 1.14mm. They don't feel or look that thick, but they have virtually no give. Between that and the sharp tip, they are a great pick for speed riffing and solos. Extremely articulate (more so than a jazz III)and it adds some brightness to the attack. I'm primarily a blues, blues/rock player, but I like to riff on master of puppets or disposable heroes every now and again. I play a lot every day, and can tell you the sharp tip does not last very long. Each pick lasts me between 2 and 3 months before I have to reach for a new one. So I bought a ton of 'em. But they feel good, sound good, and give you a lot of control in your picking.

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                (0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                A marketing spin

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                By 

                from Birmingham, AL

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Not Functional

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup

                  Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

                  These are just the T3 in black with a custom gauge and graphics on the front and back - but you get 6 for the price of 12. First of all, they don't FEEL like .94 and by sight comparison, they don't look as thick as even an .88. They do feel just a bit stiffer (by bending) than the .88s though. I haven't finished with my evaluation of the T3 series picks in general, but if I do switch to the T3 (I play 1.0 mm sharps, the blue ones), I wouldn't go with this gauge. If you want to pay twice the price of a normal T3 (but you do get a little "tin" to put them in), like cool graphics all over your pick (which I'm sure will rub off after 2 hrs play) and support James Hetfield's retirement, then get them. Otherwise get whatever gauge you prefer of the T3 Ultex. OR, buy it for the cool little tin that the picks come in, and put your own picks in it lol.

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  One of the Best (Ultex Sharp v 2.0)

                  By 

                  from Ontario, Canada

                  Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

                  Ive used these for about a year now and Im still on my first one. Mind you I dont play as much as I use to but still a standard Tortex would last me a couple months on average. You will loose one of these before you wear it down.

                  The nice thing is that with most pick you hit your sweat spot for the pick's shape and you wear past it very shortly after that. I found with these, you tend to stay in that sweat spot for a very long time.

                  These picks are basically the Ultex sharp V2.0. If you do your research James Hetfield and Dunlop set out to design the ultimate metal pick. While Metallica was touring for St.Anger (I believe), James helped design the Ultex Sharp. The Sharp is a great pick, but with some minor flaws. 1 = slippery, 2 = can chip. But before the Black Fang the Sharp was the best pick Ive ever tried.

                  Then came James' Blackfang pick. There was no info on these at first, so I guess everyone including myself assumed they where a glorified Ultex sharp with a premium attached due to metallica branding. But that was not the case. I decided to take the plung and ordered 2 packs (94s and 1.14s) to see what they where about.

                  WHen I got them, I noticed that the texture was improved. Ive been using my first one for about a year now and its still in good shape. Like I said before, I dont play as much as I used to, but its amazing how long these picks will keep you in that sweat spot for.

                  So, if you like the Ultex Sharp but find it a bit hard to hold on to, you will love the Black Fang.

                  And dont doubt anything Mr. Hetfeild puts his name on. Between these picks and his JH set EMGs, Its obvious he will only stamp his name on products he's put his own blood and sweat into!
                  Sharp tip for nice fast attack.
                  Durable material
                  good grip/texture
                  Execellent!
                  Yes, you are paying more than you would for a standard tortex or jazz, but they are worth it as the will last much longer!

                  Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fanboy must have

                  By 

                  from Ohio

                  Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

                  These are a must have for any fan of James Hetfield and/or Metallica. I'm sure they would be great to pick with but I just can't do it. Also, I use Dunlop Jazz III 's myself.
                  They're way cool.
                  I don't know, I don't actually use them. I collect picks so I bought them for that reason only.
                  Well, they didn't cost too much and I really like them, so, a great value.

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                  (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  james rulz

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                  from at home

                  Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

                  I bought these just have as a keepsake but i figured what the hell i'll try one.I threw all my other pics away (gator grip .96 they wear really fast gator grip stuff has never done anything either)

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome Picks!!

                  By 

                  from Sycamore, GA

                  Comments about Dunlop Hetfield Black Fang Pick Tin - 6 Pack:

                  These picks are great for speed picking and fast downpicking. I can play Master Of Puppets and other songs faster than ever before now. Get these picks!! You will NOT regret it!

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