I've been using the same Jazz III Ultex picks for many moons and have dabbled with alternatives that fellow musicians have raved to me about, but until recently nothing I have tried has been extra special or effective for me. I liked V-Picks but find them hard to hang on to. At the recent NAMM show I met Michael Evanston from Hell Guitars who told me about his Super Blacks picks. These picks have a very different texture to others I've tried- they are made from Delrin, are extremely smooth, rounded with a nice grip and they mold to your finger and thumb. I have to say the Super Blacks have absolutely blown me away. I am incapable of putting mine down! The first thing I noticed was a more balanced attack and I found that I was able to play faster runs more cleanly and smoothly. I also noticed a warmer tone coming from my guitar both amplified and acoustic, because the pick enables more of the guitar tone to come through. In the same way you search for a transparent boost/overdrive pedal that lets you hear the characteristics of your amp this pick lets you hear the real sound coming from the guitar. It does not have that brittle edged sound to it that many picks have when they strike the higher strings, it sounds much warmer. The picks currently come in three sizes, 1mm, 2mm and 3.2mm - my fave is the 2mm. I don't align my name with products unless I believe in them and actually use them all the time myself, so consider this a big thumbs up for the Super Blacks. http://www.hellguitars.com/picks.html If you have any comments or questions drop Michael a line at firstname.lastname@example.org He's a friendly guy and won't mind one bit.