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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 ...Read More

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Tough and sturdy for tone and attack.

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."


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
 
4.3

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (4), 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

 

Ok for what you get

In about a week I finished a pick so wasn't to happy with them

In about a week I finished a pick so wasn't to happy with them

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5.0

happy with them

By Shark

from Ohio

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • Doesn't make you a Hetfield

Best Uses

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

    My grandmother got me a few packs for Christmas last year and haven't stopped using them sense.

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    3.0

    Ok for what you get

    By Zayzay

    from 92253

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

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

    In about a week I finished a pick so wasn't to happy with them

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    5.0

    SUPERIOR PICKS

    By MIKE

    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 RockerMike350

        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 Bartman

          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 Joko87

          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 Jim

              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 MadMax

              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 AddictedtoKaos

                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 Kyle T.

                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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