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      OVERVIEW

      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
       
      4.1

      (based on 12 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      73%

      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 (3)

      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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      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

        Best Uses

          Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A3 Picks:

          Quality picks at the right price

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          5.0

          Try 'em!!!!

          By Old Mexican

          from San Diego CA

          About Me Experienced

          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!!!

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            5.0

            Great Picks!

            By Jimbo34

            from Danville, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            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.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Picks!!! Try them!

              By oldguitarguy

              from Nashville, TN

              About Me Professional Musician

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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!!!

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              tusq a3 picks

              By rupert

              from granby, ma.

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

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                    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.

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                    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

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

                    By Dan in Rochester

                    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!

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                        (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Disappointed

                        By David

                        from Orlando FL

                        Verified Buyer

                        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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                            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great picks

                            By ClarkinTN

                            from Gatlinburg,TN

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                            Pros

                            • Improves Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A3 Picks:

                              Thanks for a great price on a great pick.

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                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great innovative product

                              By J Haskins

                              from NC

                              About Me Experienced

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A3 Picks:

                                  These little things are indeed one of the most innovative guitar products I've seen or used in years. They sound and feel fantastic. I use them mainly for recording electric guitar and they've also become my main plectrum for bass. The A3 and A5 picks are what I mainly use, and they make my bass growl even more than the Dunlop Jazz Sharps. The A1's are a little more fragile and may be more apt to break into wih hard picking and strumming, yet they still sound good and would hold up ok with a gentle picking hand and light strum. They do round off and wear a bit, but

                                  as long as they don't break into, they still are very useful. In fact, I still use the very first A5 that I got in my first 3 pack sampler from Graphtech. It still sounds and plays amazing.

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                                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Zing!

                                  By joe

                                  from ct

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                                  Pros

                                  • Good Quality
                                  • Improves Sound

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ A3 Picks:

                                      I like picks. I have at least 50 different varieties: shapes, materials, thicknesses.

                                      These Tusq A3 .88s are in my top three or four. Great tone. Throaty, organic, they throw off harmonics like crazy.

                                      These picks are what Tortex has always wanted to be.

                                      I'm not seeing the fast wear that others mentioned. Fast, smooth release. The raised lettering/logo helps limit slippage, but doesn't catch the strings like some other brands.

                                      Playing a Gibson 335, with the Wampler overdrive pedal set to open, Dumble-like tones... This pick brings the tone "one more notch", to a Clapton/Freddie King place I'd not yet found. Perfect.

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