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Play your tune with the right guitar pick

As any guitarists will know, guitar picks are an essential part to playing your guitar or bass, whether at beginner or advanced level. Your choice of guitar pick is completely dependent on your playing style and even the style of music that is being played. Thicker picks tend to have a better grip however thinner picks can provide a more responsive feel.

Tortoiseshell guitar picks

Tortoiseshell guitar picks are very old school and can be very hard to find. A lot of guitarists swear by them and they are known for having a good all-round feel and tone. Tortoiseshell picks do tend to last years and if you are not happy with the feel of your pick then it is more than possible for you to file or even sand it down. A lot of guitarists do this to try and improve the grip of their guitar pick to assist in playing the guitar with increased comfort.

Celluloid guitar picks

Celluloid has a very balanced tone and the attack is also very bright as well. The picks are a medium gauge in most cases and these are ideal for acoustic guitar strumming. They can also provide a very good upper-range with plenty of harmonics. Celluloid guitar picks are very smooth when they glide across the strings and they are made out of plastic. Picks that are made out of plastic tend to have various colours or even designs printed on them.

Tortex guitar picks

Tortex are the next best thing if you can't get a tortoiseshell guitar pick or want something similar. They have a good level of attack and the tone is also very well-rounded. The picks have a nice feel and they are known for being used by guitarists such as Dimebag Darrell, Kurt Cobain and James Hetfield. Guitar picks from Tortex are very hard wearing and the guitar player who is using them will often find that they don't slip, even with sweaty hands.

Whether you opt for a plectrum guitar pick, branded or non-branded, you can be sure to find the right one to suit you on eBay.

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