In praise of Dunlop Primetone picks

naveed211

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I switched to Dunlop Primetone picks yesterday and the positive tonal change was very noticeable. I did a side by side with a couple other picks (standard yellow tortex, duragrip and maxgrip) and the Primetones clearly added more clarity and presence to the sound for picking and strumming alike. The notes seemed to jump off the strings more.

Just wanted to share my experience. I’m going to all Primetones now.
 

Benz2112

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I got a few sample packs of different Dunlop picks last week, very interesting how different materials and thicknesses effect tone. I've used purple gator grips forever, and I think I will be going to something thicker in the future.
 

naveed211

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I got a few sample packs of different Dunlop picks last week, very interesting how different materials and thicknesses effect tone. I've used purple gator grips forever, and I think I will be going to something thicker in the future.
For sure, I actually had the bag of them lying around for a while and was just sticking with my usual stuff, definitely wasn’t going into it looking for a tonal change, but was pretty blown away once I did try them.

Always open to trying new stuff and different materials in the future.
 

59refin

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Been using 2.0 Jazz III's forever but one day at GC I had a wild hair and decided to try something radically different, I picked up a pack of .73mm (!) Primetones and haven't looked back. They grip, but not too much, they have a strong attack, without the "click" of heavier picks and in general feel just right. I kind of have to hide them from myself so I won't use them all the time and lose them. (OK, they are a little expensive.)
 

monty

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Almost the perfect pick for my, just wish they had a little less flex (in my gauge). The grip on them is awesome.
 

TCMx3

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I really like the 1.3s for acoustic.

too mid forward for me in electric, where I prefer Jazz III

if I need to split the difference then blue chip.
 

ddog

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for a change up try 205's...jazz III petrucci's for me...(have had em all)...if I went nylon...the eric johnsons
 

frankg11

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I have primetone, ultrex, celuloid, plastic, etc picks.

By far I too like the primetone. Pick up a few every time I am in a store. Also, they seem to last a very long time.
 

fescue

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I found Primetones do the job for my acoustic. Ultex material makes tones brighter but more so with acoustics.
 

panther_king

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I swap back and forth, because I tend to like certain things about a handful of picks I have. But I have a handful of Primetone and Flow that are in my pick tray; 1.0mm primetone, and 1.5 and 4.20 mm Flow.

I probably end up using the 1.5mm flow as a 'compromise' pick, because I'm most comfortable with the 4.2mm flow (size, grip), but it just doesn't have the same attack. I really REALLY like the EBMM Prodigy 1.5mm; the sharpness, size, and sound (the Delrin is less chirpy) really do it for me, but I just wish they were as 'grippy' and durable the flows/primetones.
 

SingleMalt

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1.0mm standard Fender 351 shape. I've used them for several years and love the attack, presence, tone, and feel. This pick contributed a great deal to my tone. The "IT" factor suddenly was there.
 

YYZ

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Do they last longer then tortex picks?
Not in my experience. I vacillate between Primetone jazz III's and Eric Johnson's, but I also have Tortex. The Primetones wear pretty quick but you can re-establish a decent point by swiping them on carpet. I love my EJ's most but they are more muted than Primetones.
 


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