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Dunlop Primetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack

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Primetone Standard Sculpted Plectra will glide off your strings and bring out the true voice and clarity of your instrument. With hand-burnished scul...Click To Read More About This Product

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For fast, articulate runs and easy strumming.

Primetone Standard Sculpted Plectra will glide off your strings and bring out the true voice and clarity of your instrument. With hand-burnished sculpted edges, these picks allow for fast, articulate runs and effortless strumming. Made from Ultex for maximum durability and superior tonal definition. Available in three different shapes with a low-profile grip or a smooth traditional surface. 3 pack of .88mm picks.

FEATURES
Hand-burnished sculpted edges
Made from Ultex
.88mm

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DunlopPrimetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (20)
  • Improves sound (17)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Functional (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Concerts (8)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

You get what you pay for....

A friend gave me one to try. He raved about them, but I was skeptical...until I used it. It tracks my fastest picking, the grip is firm, but not due...Read complete review

A friend gave me one to try. He raved about them, but I was skeptical...until I used it. It tracks my fastest picking, the grip is firm, but not due to stickiness...it's a new design altogether. I've loved and used the Ultrex synthetic tortoise shell picks for some time, and these use that material as well. The combo of response, feel, and grip makes it a no-brainer.

The downside? It's nearly 5 times as expensive as your plain Jane celluloid version. Will you toss your old pick collection and buy these to replace them? Nope. Will they make you play like (insert your latest hero here)? Yes, with years of practice... ;>)

Kidding aside, IMHO, on those dates when you pull out your top drawer gear, these picks should be in your pocket or on your mic stand. Your Custom Shop instrument costs more than your (insert lesser instrument here) for a reason...attention to detail, innovation, and proven high performance, as well as the confidence great gear instills in you. The same thinking applies here.

Try a few. C'mon, I dare you. You'll see what I mean. If you don't? Send them to me!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Will not buy again.

I bought some of these picks because of some reviews I read on line. In the past I have used Dunlop celluloid picks and I like them. For me this pick drags across strings...Read complete review

I bought some of these picks because of some reviews I read on line. In the past I have used Dunlop celluloid picks and I like them. For me this pick drags across strings and most importantly I don't like the tone it gives. In the world of picks you will try a lot so try them you might like them and your not out much if you don't. They are just not for me.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Pick of Destiny

By Chont

from PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dunlop Primetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack:

      Can't believe i'm writing a review about a pick. I found this pick in the pocket of a gig bag that i got with a guitar that was given to me when the previous owner passed away. Never has a pick changed my perspective about a pick. Yeah i've had ones i like over others but this one is different. It has the perfect thickness and grips just right to keep from sliding around.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Never thought I'd be reviewing a pick...

      By that guy

      from New Jersey

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • Price per unit

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dunlop Primetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack:

        I have never been impressed with a guitar pick until I played these. They give such a quiet release and the .73 mm are exactly the right thickness to get a lightning-fast response without getting in your way. I was even more impressed by how snugly the pick stays on my thumb after a few minutes, as I am used to picks sliding around in my hand (not a good thing, just something I deal with). I wish there was a slightly smaller gauge, maybe a .70 or .68. Even though they're kind of expensive, though I would still consider buying more of these.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Big Difference!

        By TO

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Much Better Tone

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dunlop Primetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack:

          I was looking for an upgrade over the plastic gel Jim Dunlop picks I was using. I never took picks that seriously until I saw a YouTube video and someone was playing a pricey Blue Chip pick on an acoustic. I was amazed but not willing to drop that amount of cash on 1 pick. However, I tried these and they are a happy compromise of quality and reasonable price. They are just killer. I a/b'd my old pick tone with these and it just glides over the strings. It's almost like a little compressor is on your right hand. My tone and playing sounds much more even across the strings and pronounced. Most noticeable if you play acoustic. I'd highly recommend these. I can't see myself using anything else right now.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          You get what you pay for....

          By Slick51

          from Western NC mountains

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Superb Grip
          • Tortoise Shell Feel

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Dunlop Primetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack:

          A friend gave me one to try. He raved about them, but I was skeptical...until I used it. It tracks my fastest picking, the grip is firm, but not due to stickiness...it's a new design altogether. I've loved and used the Ultrex synthetic tortoise shell picks for some time, and these use that material as well. The combo of response, feel, and grip makes it a no-brainer.

          The downside? It's nearly 5 times as expensive as your plain Jane celluloid version. Will you toss your old pick collection and buy these to replace them? Nope. Will they make you play like (insert your latest hero here)? Yes, with years of practice... ;>)

          Kidding aside, IMHO, on those dates when you pull out your top drawer gear, these picks should be in your pocket or on your mic stand. Your Custom Shop instrument costs more than your (insert lesser instrument here) for a reason...attention to detail, innovation, and proven high performance, as well as the confidence great gear instills in you. The same thinking applies here.

          Try a few. C'mon, I dare you. You'll see what I mean. If you don't? Send them to me!

           
          5.0

          Great Picks

          By Martin Flat Picker

          from Nashville, TN

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dunlop Primetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack:

              I've used a ton of different picks over the years, but these have become my go to. I was using Blue Chip picks before I switched to these Primetones. These are not quite a durable as a Blue Chip, but they still reduce string noise quite a bit, and they feel fast on the strings. For the money these are hard to beat.

               
              5.0

              Check These Out

              By Lefty

              from Lynchburg, VA.

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              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Dunlop Primetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack:

                I never really thought a pick could make a huge difference in sound.......they do. These are really a cut above a "standard" off the shelf pick. i can actually hear the difference in tonal quality.

                 
                5.0

                Love these picks

                By Mando

                from Jackson MS

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts

                  Comments about Dunlop Primetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack:

                  I know I can depend on the feel and strike

                   
                  2.0

                  Will not buy again.

                  By Deano

                  from Arkamsas

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Dunlop Primetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack:

                      I bought some of these picks because of some reviews I read on line. In the past I have used Dunlop celluloid picks and I like them. For me this pick drags across strings and most importantly I don't like the tone it gives. In the world of picks you will try a lot so try them you might like them and your not out much if you don't. They are just not for me.

                       
                      5.0

                      The pick I will be playing from now on

                      By Nicky V

                      from Midwest

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Recording

                        Comments about Dunlop Primetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack:

                        Bought three different thickness for various recording situations. These are the finest picks I have ever played.

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Picks

                        By Seancd70

                        from East Texas

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Dunlop Primetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack:

                          A bit pricey but love these picks

                           
                          3.0

                          good, try the grip ones

                          By Chris

                          from Milwaukee, Wis

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                          Pros

                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                          • Difficult To Use

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Dunlop Primetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack:

                            The Primetone pics make a very good sound,,maybe I imagine, but better than the Tortex. I suggest trying the GRIP ones though---they are the best,,these can slip around a lot. After loving the grip so much,,I prob would NOT rec.

                             
                            4.0

                            Not textured like the thinner version!

                            By dwhob

                            from IL

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                            Comments about Dunlop Primetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack:

                            The .73s size of these picks are my favorites right now, but 1.0's are smooth, unlike the textured surface of the .73s, so not as easy to hold on too. Too bad, was looking forward to the identical but thicker version of the 73. .

                             
                            5.0

                            Perfect

                            By Wu Tang Presley

                            from Iowa

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Good Quality
                            • Improves Sound
                            • Melts eyebrows off

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Plucking strings

                              Comments about Dunlop Primetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack:

                              Decided to switch up my picks of 20+ years. Tried about everything and ended up with these bad boys. They are extremely durable and do not get rough, scratchy edges. They play faster with less effort and sound wonderful. I like extra heavy picks and the thickness in tone they provide but other picks seem to lose some twang on the wound strings. The primtone 1.5 mm picks have it all depending on how you strike the strings. They seem to have absolutely no pick noise. It's just a pure string sound. I dig em!

                               
                              5.0

                              Excellent Workmanship

                              By Docbanjo

                              from Sunny South

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Practicing

                                Comments about Dunlop Primetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack:

                                I previously purchased the .088 size and they had a pebble grip in the center.
                                This one is sculpted but without the pebble grip.
                                That's the only thing I wish they'd done.
                                Other than that these picks are awesome in use
                                really make my D28 pop..!!..

                                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                awesome picks

                                Comments about Dunlop Primetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack:

                                Will only use these picks now.

                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                My new favorite

                                By Jim

                                from Denver

                                About Me Professional Musician

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Functional
                                • Good Quality
                                • Improves Sound

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about Dunlop Primetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack:

                                  Similar in texture, flexibility and bevel to Bluechip TD-40. Not the same, but surprisingly close, especially for the cost. The .96mm seems about right for general use, and both thicker and thinner are offered, as well as larger triangle shape. I've tried the textured version and didn't like it at all, but these picks are going to be my go-to from here on out. If you're picky about picks, you owe it to yourself to give these a try.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great for Django stuff

                                  By Burn

                                  from St. Paul, MN

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                                  Pros

                                  • Functional
                                  • Good Quality
                                  • Improves Sound

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Dunlop Primetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack:

                                      I use these playing mandolin. I actually prefer the 1.3-mm picks for bluegrass, but the 1.5's are particularly nice when we're playing jazzy stuff like Django Reinhardt. They have a slightly less bright tone than the 1.3's, a very smooth feel across the strings, and they're thick enough not to have any give. Great for fast, smooth melodic lines. A little pricey compared to the regular Ultex picks I can get at local guitar shops, but I don't think I can ever go back.

                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Great new pick

                                      By Doc

                                      from western pa

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                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Good Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Backup
                                        • Concerts
                                        • Practicing

                                        Comments about Dunlop Primetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack:

                                        These picks are a good alternative to more expensive ones and seem to be just fine

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Wanted to try these - well worth it!

                                        By rymple73

                                        from virginia

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                                        Pros

                                        • Improves Sound

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Practicing

                                          Comments about Dunlop Primetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack:

                                          Expensive for picks, but I am hooked! Love the tone of these...

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          nice and 'meaty'

                                          By Mike

                                          from Pittsburgh, PA

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                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Practicing

                                            Comments about Dunlop Primetone Standard Sculpted Shape 3-Pack:

                                            These picks are nice and thick, great if you like a thicker pick. Just a tad thicker than Fender thick.

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