Dunlop Jazz III
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Dunlop Jazz III

Jazz III, ギターピック from Dunlop belonging to the Jazz III model.

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MountAnDewMe 07/27/2012

Dunlop Jazz III : MountAnDewMe のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

"The ultimate pick in nylon form."
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This version of the Dunlop Jazz III was my first foray into this shape of picks. I had been a fan of nylon picks for years but found that many were too rounded at the tip for my taste and lacked the precision I desired. I decided after reading many reviews to give them a shot. I was immediately impressed and have never gone back to this day to any other shaped pick.

The pick size is about that of a nickel with an added point. They come in a 1.38mm size so be ready for a medium thick pick. These picks also come with a slight bevel on all four surfaces and terminate into, what I believe to be, the pointiest pick on the market. As stated earlier this particular variety is nylon based and will last for an eternity when compared to other picks. They leave almost no noticeable residue on your instrument after even the longest sessions of playing and honestly there usually is no need for extra cleanups between normal maintenance.

I have used many varieties of ultex, tortex, nylon and plastic picks before coming across the Dunlop Jazz III series. In my opinion there is no pick available on the market that can achieve the level of precision these picks offer. The shape itself will allow the user to play with much more accuracy and fluidity. The only downside I can find to the black nylon version of the Jazz III series is they do tend to get a bit slippery if you sweat and can get lost in the blur of speed that they can enable the user to unleash.

Each of the Jazz III series seems to have a slight variation in the way they feel and sound from the other models available. The Black nylon Jazz III has a warm attack and can achieve a great variety of pick harmonics easily. They are equally at home playing rhythms and leads and are a very well balanced pick. I find however that they do not do as well for use on an acoustic guitar for strumming as they tend to dull the brightness of the strum a bit. I also find there are better choices available for use on an electric bass for those of us who use a pick on bass as they tend to not sound so crisp on the initial attack. However, there are other varieties of the Jazz III series that do excel in those areas and for the low cost of a pack of picks I have chosen not to lower the rating as they are the best in their niche.

If I could find a better pick I would buy them but for the past eight years as of writing this review I have not found any pick outside of the Jazz III family that even comes close. When I purchase these I buy a 24 pack even though they last for what seems to be forever because I am that confident at this point of my life that no one is going to improve on this design.