Bass guitar picks

Bermuda III-XL Bass guitar picks

Best bass guitar picks

Many people, new to bass guitar, ask me: What is the best pick for bass guitar?
Choosing a bass guitar pick (or plectrum) depends on different factors, such as material, thickness, shape, and texture, to find the best fit for your playing style and sound preference.

Bass picks vs guitar picks

In fact, picks that only are made solely for just bass guitar, do not exist.
That’s also the case in guitar picks for acoustic.

The most multifunctional product

The guitar pick is the most multifunctional product in music industry. Although, it is for guitar related products.
Whether you play rhythm or solo, acoustic, electric- or bass guitar, you may choose any pick model, thickness or material.

Is there no difference between picks?

Of course, there are several differences in picks, like extremely pointy tips opposed to rounded tips and differences in thickness and material.

In general, you might want a rounder tip for bass guitar, because you need more mass to let the strings fully ring out. Extremely pointy picks provide less volume and for bass you need a lot of power.
In general, not too pointy and it needs to be rigid in a good way.
The pick shouldn’t bend too much, because it will affect the heavy bass strings not to let ring out the way you want.

Beveled- or straight edge?

Whatever you like in a pick, for bass guitar you may also want to choose the edge that fits your needs. In general, there are 2 ways to go.

Thicker picks bring strings closer to each other

The distance between the strings on a bass is much wider than with (6 string-)guitars in general.
For picking the strings more precisely, you need to minimize the distance between the strings.

This could be achieved by using a boutique thicker pick.
Although the strings won’t change distance to each other, the thick guitar pick makes it feel more comfortable to jump from string to string. This is because there is less space left with a thick guitar pick.

Less hand fatigue

According to the above-mentioned minimizing string distance, you will feel more relaxed in your picking hand and forearm.
This might also help avoiding hand fatigue, which is a problem many guitar playing people deal with.

Where to pick bass strings

A bass guitar produces extremely low bottom-end tones, so picking towards the bridge will be better. It will help in getting more punchy tones with a clear and bright sound. Finally, this may sound better in the mix when playing with a band.
Of course, this depends on the music that you play and which other instruments are in the band.
Usually there is no good or bad point of picking with bass guitar strings.

You might be interested in our blog about “how to make your guitar sound better”.

How to hold a bass guitar pick

In general, we advise to hold it between your thumb and index finger. Hold it loose with your fingers bent at the middle knuckle. It should be pointing out at a right angle to the thumb.

The rougher the music, the cleaner the bass guitar

Where guitars may sound dirty or clean with a nice edge, bass guitars in most cases sound very clean.
Just listen to several hard rock bands and you will notice a fairly clean bass sound.
Of course, there always are exceptions like the late Lemmy from Motörhead 🙂

Pick noise caused by cheap and flimsy picks

While the bass guitar sounds clean in most “musical” situations, you definitely want to avoid any form of picking noise. Pick noise can have several causes, such as jagged pick edges.
Especially with bass guitar, softer pick materials may wear fast.
The edges of your guitar pick must stay glossy during its life time, avoiding unwanted chirps.

The hardest material available

ChickenPicks guitar picks are made of the hardest material available called “Thermoset”.
This is a thermosetting plastic which is used a lot in electronic devices and aerospace.
For more information about this unique product in music industry read our about page.

ChickenPicks guitar picks definitely won’t chip because this material is almost as hard as steel.

Bermuda III-XL 2.1 – [The bass pick]

At ChickenPicks guitar picks customers have been asking me to make typical bass guitar picks.

The model that came up to me was the old Fender large triangle pick in the thickness- and typical features of our unique picks. The pick is called the Bermuda III-XL 2.1.

It is 2.1mm thick and has beveled edges all over. This model is identical to our Bermuda III 2.1mm, but larger.

Perfect for bass, perfect for guitar as well

Although I designed the Bermuda III-XL 2.1 as a bass guitar pick, we see many people using this it for electric- and acoustic guitars as well.

So finally, is this one a specific “and only” bass guitar pick? The answer, in my opinion should be: “No”.

bass guitar picks

Which ChickenPicks guitar picks are perfect for bass?

Light 2.2: a standard 351 model guitar pick in 2.2mm
Regular 2.6: identical to the Light 2.2, but in 2.6mm thickness
Bermuda III 2.1: triangular pick with 3 rounded tips. Thickness: 2.1mm.
Bermuda III 2.7: same as 2.1 but in 2.7mm
The Bermuda III-XL 2.1: same as 2.1, but larger.

You may also like to check the measurements of all picks at the guitar pick sizes chart.
Click on image for more information.

guitar pick size chart


Small guitar picks

Summary

Finally, there is no good or bad pick for bass guitar. Finding out what works best for you means that you just have to check different models, -brands and -sizes.

Usually people start with thinner (cheap) picks, but you should check out thicker picks as well as they have several benefits in relation to thin picks.

For the most comfort, a thicker pick with beveled edges will do the job perfectly, also for bass guitar.

Go for harder materials in case to avoid jagged edges, avoiding pick noise.

What others say about ChickenPicks guitar picks

Musikhaus Thomann
Chicago Music Exchange
Guitarpickreviews.com
Anatomy of guitar tone

Guitar essentials:

In guitar essentials we write about interesting things every guitarist should know a bit of, especially when you’re new to (electric) guitar.
We definitely don’t dig deep into theories or technical aspects.
You will find many scientific documents about anything somewhere on the internet.

About the author

Hi, my name is Eppo Franken and I started to make my own picks in the mid ’80’s.
In 2010 my wife Jolanda and I started ChickenPicks guitar picks, because we’d like to see if others would enjoy them as well.

I play guitar since 1980 and my favorite style is country chicken picking and some kinds of rockabilly.
Send us an e-mail and let’s talk about guitar tone and picks

How to make your guitar sound better

Read here how to make your guitar sound better

How to make the guitar sound better is one of the things all guitar players deal with. Whether you are new at guitar or an advanced player, everybody is on the search for better tone.
Especially for those who are new to guitar and want to know how to make the guitar sound better, we wrote this blog.

Improving the sound of your guitar can involve several steps, ranging from basic maintenance to more advanced modifications.

Here are some tips how to make your guitar sound better:

  1. Change Strings Regularly
    Old strings can sound dull and lifeless. Changing them regularly keeps your guitar sound better. Experiment with different string gauges and types and brands to find the ones that suit your playing style and guitar best.
  1. Proper Tuning will make your guitar sound better
    Ensure your guitar is always in tune. Invest in a good tuner and check tuning frequently, especially before playing.
    Besides real tuners, there some great smartphone apps. These work perfect when there’s only the sound of your guitar. For band use, these are not the best option, because of the noise of all other instruments and environmental noises.
  1. String Height
    Adjust the action (string height) to your preference. Although a low action can make the guitar easier to play, it might cause your strings to buzz.
    Higher action can increase sustain and volume but might be harder to play.
    Read our blog about fretboard radius and fret buzz.
  1. Intonation
    Proper intonation ensures that your guitar sounds better in tune across the entire fretboard. This can be adjusted at the bridge. When you’re new to guitar, it might be helpful to have this done by a professional.
    Intonation is inseparable from guitar scale length. This is important to know how to intonate your guitar.
  1. Trussrod
    Adjusting the truss rod can correct the neck’s curvature, which can improve playability and sound. For a quick reference fret a string on the 1st fret and on the 12th fret. The gap between the bottom of the string and the 7th fret should be around the thickness of your “high E string” or let’s say 0.10-inch.
    Never turn your trussrod more than a quarter to the left or to the right.
    Doing this wrong definitely may destroy your guitar. Please consult a professional to work on this.
Make your guitar sound better or string action
  1. Condition of the fretboard
    Regularly clean the fretboard and body of the guitar. Use a proper guitar cleaner and cloth for the fretboard to keep it in good condition.

About Hardware

  1. The Nut:
    A high-quality nut (made of bone, tusq, or graphite) can improve sustain and tuning stability. Sometimes the material of the nut could be replaced by another material. Let a professional check this and let him/her check if the string slots are well filed.
  1. Bridge and Saddles:
    Upgrading to better quality bridge pins (for acoustic) or saddles (for electric) can enhance tone and sustain.
  1. Tuners:
    High-quality tuners ensure better tuning stability and ease of tuning.

Electronics (Electric Guitars)

  1. Pickups:
    Upgrading pickups can drastically change and help on making your guitar sound better.
    Choose pickups that suit your style of music.

Single coil or humbucking pick-ups?

Note that in fact there are 2 types of pick-ups for guitar:
– Single coil pick-ups
– Humbucker pick-ups, a double-coil pick-up.

Single-coil pickups tend to have brighter, crisper tone. Humbuckers typically have a “thicker” sound; one that is perceived as rounder and warmer.

Here on the right a so-called Nashville Telecaster with 3 single coil pick-ups.

Single coil pick-ups for guitar better sound
  1. Pots, capacitors and shielding:
    High-quality potentiometers and capacitors can improve the responsiveness and tonal range of your guitar. And be sure of the right way of shielding of your guitar. Proper shielding can reduce unwanted noise and hum, making your guitar sound better and cleaner. Get this checked by a professional.

Acoustic Guitar better sound tips

  1. Saddle and Bridge Pins:
    Upgrading to a bone or tusq saddle and bridge pins can make the guitar sound better. Talk about this with a professional and listen to guitars equipped with the different materials.
  1. Humidity Control:
    Keep your guitar in a controlled environment to prevent warping or cracking. Use a guitar humidifier if necessary.
    The ideal humidity range for your guitar is 45-55% Relative Humidity (RH). Extended exposure to high or low humidity can lead to guitar damage.
  1. Sound Hole:
    Some sound hole covers or enhancers can help improve the projection and clarity of your acoustic guitar. Especially feedback problems may be reduced using a sound hole cover.

Cheap electric guitars v.s. expensive

Of course, expensive guitars may have several benefits in relation to cheap guitars.
Quality issues may be things like soldering, cheaper pots and shielding etc.
But be advised that an expensive guitar may not always sound better.

I my opinion the sound of a guitar has mostly to do with the character of it. For example that typical sound of an old Telecaster can be achieved by cheap electric guitars, while some expensive models don’t have that sound you’re looking for.
I have played extremely expensive guitars that did not make any sense to me. So quality only has to do with personal preferences.

Even some old and pricey 50’s & 60’s Fender or Gibson guitars sometimes do not sound the way you would expect.
Each guitar has to be evaluated because quality issues always are exemplary.

Make a cheap guitar sound better

With some of the recommendations mentioned you may be able to make a cheap guitar sound better. For instance, your $500.00 guitar could sound like it is a $2,000.00 guitar. In most cases you will have to take your guitar to a professional guitar tech.

Amplification and Effects (for Electric Guitars)

  1. Amplifier:
    A good amplifier is crucial on how to make your guitar sound better. Experiment with different amps and settings.
    Ask yourself for what purpose you need an amp. Just as for home use, or rehearsal or for use on a large stage with band.
    Check for more information about the differences between several types of guitar amps our blog about guitar amps.
  2. Speaker and/or cabinet
    Beside the amp, the speaker is important as well. With guitar speakers there are mainly 2 different types.
    Open back- and closed back cabinets (also in combo version).
    Check this interesting blog about the difference between the 2 in Would you prefer an open- or closed back cabinet.
  3. Effects Pedals:
    Use effects pedals judiciously to shape your tone. Overdrive, reverb, delay, and modulation effects can help how to make your guitar sound better. This of course, is totally up to your preference.
    The world of guitar fx-pedals is huge and you definitely can get lost in it.
    Using fx-pedals could be great, but try to avoid “Tone suck”. This has to do with the wrong order of pedals in the chain. Read our blog about Tone suck.
  4. Cables:
    Invest in high-quality cables to ensure a clean signal path. Cables definitely can make a difference in tone. Just try some different brands.

Playing Technique

  1. Practice:
    Consistent practice can improve on how to make your guitar sound better and your technique. Work on your picking and strumming techniques, and ensure you are fretting notes cleanly.
  1. Guitar picks:
    Experiment with different picks. The thickness and material of the pick will definitely affect the tone of your guitar.
    Boutique guitar picks definitely can help you to make your guitar sound better, because of the material used and the shape of the picks in general.
    The material, shape and attention of the creator of these kinds of picks make your guitar play easier and sound better. Especially beveled edges allow you to glide on- and off the strings very easily.
Heavy guitar pick

At ChickenPicks guitar picks we started making picks in another way than picks available.
I started making picks for my self in 1985 because I needed the sound of thicker picks.
The picks available (Dunlop, Fender etc.) didn’t feel well balanced and sounded dull to me.

When you like a bright sound with clear mid- and bottom-end tones, you definitely should try on of our picks.
Check out the Badazz III if you like Jazz III shaped small guitar picks.
For a great Fender Medium pick replacement, you should check our Light 2.2 or Regular 2.6. Even the Shredder picks might be the perfect shape for you.

When triangular picks is your preference, you should check out the Bermuda III, the Bermuda III-P or Bermuda III-XL.
All of our picks are perfect for bass guitar as well. Especially the Bermuda III and Bermuda III-XL are popular as bass guitar picks as well.

Best guitar picks for acoustic guitar

Although acoustic guitars are different to electric guitar at some point, there is no specific guitar pick for acoustic guitars.
Finding out what the best guitar picks for acoustic are for you, means that you have to check out different models, thicknesses and materials.
In another Guitar Essentials we wrote some useful guidelines for choosing the best picks for acoustic.

How to make your guitar sound better: conclusion

By paying attention to the mentioned aspects, you can significantly make your guitar sound better.
Start with the basics and gradually move to more advanced upgrades and modifications as needed.

And consult a professional guitar tech for some of the adjustments you like to do.

In many cases the way an instrument is played, determines the way it sounds. When a top guitar player plays a $500.00 guitar, it will sound great because of the artist.
The way you pluck your strings may be one the most important reasons why a guitar sounds as it does.

Start with trying different guitar picks, because guitar picks really matter on sound.

What others say about ChickenPicks guitar picks

Musikhaus Thomann
Chicago Music Exchange
Guitarpickreviews.com
Anatomy of guitar tone

About the author

Hi, my name is Eppo Franken and I started to make my own picks in the mid ’80’s.
In 2010 my wife Jolanda and I thought that it may be interesting to look if other people also would like my idea of picks.
I play guitar since 1980 and my favorite style is country chicken picking and some kinds of rockabilly.

Send an e-mail and let’s talk about guitar tone and picks 🙂



Boutique guitar picks

Boutique guitar picks are high-quality, often handcrafted or hand finished guitar picks, designed to provide better tone and playability. Of course, compared to cheaper mass-produced plastic picks.

The craftsmanship and materials used often result in unique tonal characteristics, enhanced playability, and ergonomic grip.

Materials

Boutique guitar picks are usually made from a variety of materials. Think of wood, metal, gemstones, acrylic, and synthetic materials.

Every kind of material has its influence on the pick’s tone and durability.

It requires more to become boutique

Besides the materials, there are more features that make them more special in relation to cheap plastic picks:

  • Craftsmanship: These picks are often hand-made or produced in small batches, ensuring a high level of attention to detail and quality control.
  • Designs: Many boutique plectrums feature unique shapes, thicknesses, and designs that cater to specific playing styles and preferences. Thicker picks in general have several benefits in relation to thin plectrums. Thinner picks will bend and you don’t want that, because that works against precision.
  • Enhanced Playability: The design and materials of boutique picks often offer better grip, improved precision, and a more comfortable playing experience. Compare it to a cheap car and a luxurious German limo.
  • Looks: These picks often have good looks, making them attractive to collectors and musicians who appreciate artistry.
  • Price: Due to their nature and the premium materials used, boutique plectrums are generally more expensive than standard picks.
  • Better quality: Advanced and professional guitar players and any enthusiasts who search for the best in both better performance and playability, may find their go to pick in boutique guitar picks.

Boutique guitar picks are often crafted by hand and materials are carefully selected. Materials are known for their beauty, durability and tone. In many cases boutique guitar picks may eliminate pick noise. Read more about the 11 ways to get rid of pick noise.

ChickenPicks guitar picks

Of all boutique plectrums, ChickenPicks guitar picks holds a special place. This is because the use of Thermoset, which is unique in the world of guitar picks.

Thermoset has a very dense composition of the material, which gives it more mass and an extremely hard product.

Because the material is so extremely hard, it lasts longer and it has a huge impact on the tone of the plectrum.
Besides the material, the thickness and beveled edges make ChickenPicks guitar picks very popular amongst a wide variety of guitar players worldwide in over 100 different countries.

Read here why I created these picks in 1985.

Hand finished at a social workplace

Our products are machine made and finished by hand.

Finishing and packaging finds place in a social workplace. They’re checked- and sanded by hand.

At ChickenPicks guitar picks we find it important that everyone, with or without all kinds of disabilities must have a chance to live a good life.

Check the different models we offer:

We have a guitar pick for everybody, whether you play acoustic- or electric guitar or even bass guitar.
Below you will find the different models in short.
If you need exact sizes and thicknesses, please check our guitar pick size chart.

Light 2.2 and Regular 2.6

Standard 351 shaped model plectrums. Thickness 2.2mm and 2.6mm.

The perfect match for those playing Fender medium guitar picks or any Dunlop standard.

Regular boutique guitar picks

Light boutique guitar picks

Shredder 2.4 and 3.5

Standard shaped boutique plectrum. 13% smaller and popular for those using Jazz II shaped guitar picks.
The rounded tip is for comfortable playing pleasure. Available in 2.4mm and 3.5mm.

Shredder boutique picks

Go to the Shredder product page, or check the full product description

Badazz III 2.0, 2.5 and 3.2

Jazz III shaped guitar pick, available in 2.0mm, 2.5mm and 3.2mm thickness.

Extremely popular amongst Dunlop Jazz III players looking for better tone and playability.

Heavy guitar pick

Bermuda III 2.1 and 2.7

Standard triangle picks with a rounded tip and 2 semi pointy tips.

Available in 2.1mm and 2.7mm and popular with triangular plectrum users in general and many bass guitar players use it as bass guitar pick.

ChickenPicks Bermuda III guitar picks

Bermuda III-P 2.1 and 2.7 [Pointy]

Identical to the Bermuda III, but this model has 3 extremely sharp “Pointy” tips.

These sharp tips allow you to pick accurately and the sound is crisp & loud.

Because you don’t have to grip too firmly, it’s easy to play fast riffs with a minimum on effort.

Bermuda III-P guitar picks or plectrums

Go to the Bermuda III-P product page or check the full product description

Bermuda III-XL 2.1

Identical to the standard Bermuda III picks, but this is an XL (Extra Large) version.

We had many requests from customers who asked for a specific Bass pick, because typical bass guitar picks weren’t available.

Although the name is Bermuda III-XL, its alias is “The bass pick”. Boutique plectrum for bass guitar.

After being introduced in 2022, many people also use on guitar and still many guitar players like it for guitar as well

ChickenPicks Bermuda III XL Bass Pick

Go to the Bermuda III-XL product page or check the full product description.

Best guitar picks for acoustic guitar

Although acoustic guitars are different to electric guitar at some point, there is no specific guitar pick for acoustic guitars.
Finding out what the best guitar picks for acoustic are for you, means that you have to check out different models, thicknesses and materials.
In another Guitar Essentials we wrote some useful guidelines for choosing the best picks for acoustic.

What others say about ChickenPicks guitar picks

Musikhaus Thomann
Chicago Music Exchange
Guitarpickreviews.com
Anatomy of guitar tone

Check our Google reviews and add one if you’re happy with our products.

About the author

Hi, my name is Eppo Franken and I started to make my own picks in the mid ’80’s. In 2010 my wife Jolanda and I thought that it may be interesting to look if other people also would like my idea of picks.
I play guitar since 1980 and my favorite style is country chicken picking and some kinds of rockabilly.
Send us an e-mail and let’s talk about guitar tone and picks 🙂

9 reasons to consider thick guitar picks

Guitar picks thin vs thick:

Why you should consider thick guitar picks

When you are new to guitar, you might be overwhelmed by the amount of different guitar picks.
Should you choose a thin or thick guitar pick?
Even though you are a beginner at guitar. In this blog we’ll let you know 9 reasons to consider thick guitar picks.

Thick guitar picks have several benefits, you don’t find in thin and flexible picks, even when you’re not a pro.
These are benefits in tone, playability, durability and versatility.

When is a guitar pick heavy or light?

Guitar pick thickness, also known as gauge is measured in millimeters (mm).
In general guitar picks gauges are classified in certain groups.

  • < – 0.6mm may be called Light. And in my opinion “Extremely Light”.
  • 0.6 – 0.9 mm medium picks
  • 0.9 – 1.4 mm Heavy picks
  • 1.2 mm and thicker will be Extra Heavy

At ChickenPicks guitar picks we start at 2.0mm, which we call Light; check the guitar pick size chart for all models.

Plectrum or pick?

You will see both names and both mean the same. “Guitar pick” has its origin in the American English language.
Plectrum comes from British English. But in general, we speak about picks.

The word plectrum is found in early papers around the 15th century.

Heavy but still flexible

1.2mm – 1.5mm are so-called Heavy picks. But they may still be kind of flexible, no matter what material they’re made of.

Standard Heavy: very uncomfortable

A standard 351 model Heavy pick for instance, may not feel very comfortable for many people. This is due to the fact that they are sturdy and do not feel well balanced.

Using standard Heavy picks may give you the feeling that you have to work harder.

High-end Heavy: very comfortable

Some thick boutique kind of guitar picks have beveled edges, which allow you to glide of off the strings very easily. When you are new to guitar, a high-end guitar pick may not come up in your mind immediately, but it may help you a lot.
Check this article about how easy these picks play.

Beveled edges guitar pick

The image shows the beveled edges of a thicker guitar pick (i.e. Badazz III). These allow you to let the pick glide on and off the strings extremely easy.
The sharp edge get you that amazing attack and control. Besides that pick noise is reduced with these beveled edges.
And because it is extremely sharp, it does not feel too far from home when you are used to thinner picks.

Pick slanting may help, but you have to change your playing technique

We already said it, to glide on and off the strings effortlessly, it helps to do some pick slanting.
By turning your picking hand slightly clockwise or counter-clockwise, the edges of the pick will touch the string.

Upward- and downward slanting

Upward in this case means that the side edge of the pick nearest to the fretboard, points to your face. Downward slanting of course, is the opposite of that.

With rounded- and pointy tips as well, this may help the pick roll off of the strings easier.

Beveled edges are some kinds of built-in pick slants

Thicker picks with beveled edges give you the feel of pick slanting, but you don’t have to work on your slanting technique. This is the reason why these picks play so easy. Once you try some, you will immediately feel the difference and ergonomic way of playing.

This is my story on making my favorite ones

The uncomfortable feel of standard Heavy picks for me was the reason to create something that suited my needs.
From that moment in 1986, I made my own picks in 2.6mm, just for my own use.

Read more about my guitar pick journey that led to start ChickenPicks guitar picks in 2010.

Thick guitar picks

Materials used

In stores you may see mainstream plectrums.
All of them are made from different materials, whether these are light-, medium- or (extra-) heavy etcetera.
Here are a few to mention.

Celluloid guitar picks

This material was invented in the 1800’s. but in use for modern guitar picks since 1922 by Luigi D’Andrea.
The history of guitar picks is interesting.

Real celluloid picks are still available, but mostly replaced by one of the next materials.

Celluloid picks

Celluloid picks are quite flexible because of the structure of the material.

Nylon

Still used a lot, but extremely flexible and slippery. Guitar tone with Nylon picks does not have a lot of body and sustain.

Delrin

Popular for cheap guitar picks and a lot more rigid related to Nylon and celluloid. But still bendy and tone wise it misses bottom-end.

Acrylic

Popular for thicker picks and much more rigid. Tone wise, these picks deliver a wide variety of the tone spectrum. These picks are more expensive than mainstream thin picks, but the lifespan is longer.
Although the material is rigid, it is not extremely hard. As a result, these picks wear fast when used with metal strings.
They also may become jagged, which causes pick noise.

Ultem

This material is comparable to Delrin, but stiffer and it may last longer.

Thermoset

This is an extremely hard material that lasts for months or even years when used for guitar picks. Thermoset is the name for a thermosetting plastic. Contrary to regular plastic this is a ceramic material. It is baked, instead of solidified after melting. This makes it heat resistant.
Thermoset picks absolutely don’t bend. The tone of these picks is different because of the higher mass. Higher mass means more tone within the whole tone spectrum.

Other materials (boutique guitar picks)

More different materials are used for guitar picks, especially for boutique guitar picks. Think of stone, bone, glass and wood.
You should check them on the internet as most brick & mortar stores will not carry them.
Picks made of these materials are some kind of super nice knickknackery.

We wrote an interesting article about boutique guitar picks in general. Read more about boutique plectrums.

9 benefits of using thick guitar picks

  1. Increased Control: Heavy picks provide greater stability and control over your strumming and picking technique. This can be especially advantageous for intricate passages or fast-paced playing styles.
  2. Better Tone: Heavy picks produce a fuller, richer tone compared to lighter picks. The more mass brings more energy to the strings, resulting in a fatter sound.
  3. Durability: Heavy picks often last longer. This is because they’re mostly made from denser materials. This make them more durable than lighter picks. These picks are less prone to bending or breaking while played aggressively. They will last longer.
  4. Reduced hand fatigue: While heavy picks require less effort to play, they may reduce muscle fatigue.
    More mass means less force is needed. Heavier picks produce more volume out of the strings.
  5. Versatility: Heavy picks are versatile and suitable for various playing styles and genres, from heavy metal to jazz. They offer a balance between the warmth and precision of thicker picks and the flexibility of thinner picks.
  6. Articulation: The extra weight of a heavy pick can improve articulation and attack on single-note lines or lead playing and strumming as well. This may help notes to stand out more clearly.
  7. Adaptability and grip: Heavy picks are great for different playing styles by adjusting grip. This allows you to fine-tune your sound. And thicker picks may have beveled edges, which makes it easier to glide on and off the strings.
  8. Less string breakage
    Although you expect having more string breakage with heavy pick then as with light picks, that is not true. Fact is, with thick guitar picks your guitar delivers more volume out of the strings. So, you should pick less hard by gripping less firmly. This also is a benefit in prevention of hand fatigue.
  9. Less picking delay
    With thin and flexible guitar picks, there’s always some kind of delay because the pick bends. With heavy or thick guitar picks you will eliminate this. We wrote an interesting article about why guitar picks should not be flexible.
Heavy guitar pick

Best guitar picks for acoustic guitar

Although acoustic guitars are different to electric guitar at some point, there is no specific guitar pick for acoustic guitars.
Finding out what the best guitar picks for acoustic are for you, means that you have to check out different models, thicknesses and materials.
In another Guitar Essentials we wrote some useful guidelines for choosing the best picks for acoustic.

Why do jazz guitarists use thick and small guitar picks?

Jazz guitarists often use very heavy gauge small guitar picks (>2.0mm), because they typically play faster single note lines, but they also need slightly more mellow tones.
Most jazz guitarists like to use small guitar picks with mostly sharp tips, called “jazz shaped picks”.
Most famous models are the Dunlop Jazz III and ChickenPicks Badazz III  

What do metal guitarists use?

The thicker picks will also tend to be more rigid, which will help with accuracy & control, resulting in more nuanced playing. Advised thickness for metal at least is 2.0mm and thicker. Most of our customers use 2.5 – 3.5 mm small guitar picks for playing metal.

What picks do funk guitarists use?

On the other end of the spectrum, guitarists playing funky styles of music often use heavy gauge picks and somehow larger picks.
This allows them to strike their strings hard producing a more biting and aggressive but clear funky tone. The heavier the pick the more mid- and bottom-end tones, allowing them a higher level of clarity in their playing.

Why do rock guitarists use thick picks?

Heavy picks are great for lead guitar playing. The thickness prevents for pick drag, which gives you greater control and precision to hit the notes you need.
These picks also give your playing greater clarity and a wider dynamic range. This means a wider reach in the tonal spectrum with clear bright- mid- and bottom-end tone.

The verdict: guitar picks thin vs thick

Ultimately, whether a heavy guitar pick is suitable for you, depends on your playing style, personal preferences, and the sound you want to achieve.

Experimenting with different pick thicknesses and materials can help you find the perfect match for your playing needs.

Regarding tone, playability, durability and versatility, thick guitar picks will always deliver more benefits than thin picks. And this is the reason why pros in most cases use thicker guitar picks.

Why ChickenPicks guitar picks ?

In the world of boutique guitar picks, ChickenPicks guitar picks is unique because of the use of “Thermoset”.
This is a thermosetting plastic which is used in aerospace and medical equipment because of its high-quality isolating characteristics.


What others say about ChickenPicks guitar picks

Eppo Franken

About the author


Hi, my name is Eppo Franken and I started to make my own picks in the mid ’80’s. In 2010 my wife Jolanda and I thought that it may be interesting to look if other people also would like my idea of picks.
I play guitar since 1980 and my favorite style is country chicken picking and some kinds of rockabilly.
Send us an e-mail and let’s talk about guitar tone and picks 🙂

Bermuda III-XL ChickenPicks guitar picks

Why guitar- and bass players use Bermuda III-XL picks

Looking for great tone and precise picking? You will be surprised by the playability and tone of the Bermuda III XL guitar picks.

  • The sound is much more solid and pick noise is reduced to a minimum
  • Pronounced loud-, clear- and bright tone with lots of bottom-end
  • Thermoset is very rigid (not bending at all) eliminating unwanted pick drag
  • You never played fast and picked accurately that easy with guitar picks for great tone
  • Very easy to hold due the thickness of the body
  • You don’t have to grip too firmly, which does avoid hand fatigue
  • The material is extremely hard and rigid, this ensures edges won’t get chipped.
  • These plectrums ensure you months and maybe years of utmost playing pleasure

This all encouraged me in 1985 to design my plectrum of choice. And if you want to read more about why I developed these picks, you may read this article.

There is always a ChickenPicks guitar picks plectrum that will fit your needs.

Back to product page “Bermuda III-XL”.

Guitar picks for the best tone and precise picking

The Bermuda III-XL is a guitar plectrum in the extended 346-model shape and it’s available in 2.1 mm.
It has 3 rounded tips for strumming & picking and beveled edges for more comfort, like all of our picks.

The pick feels perfectly balanced in your hand. This is a result of the beveled edges and thickness.
Of course, in combination with the size of the pick.

Hand fatigue will be reduced to a minimum with these picks. You don’t have to grip too firmly, which lessens forearm tension.
Our plectrums don’t feel like standard heavy plectrums.
I.e. the beveled edges make the gripping surface quite smaller and this results in a more comfortable and ergonomic grip.

More mass for the best tone

Bermuda III-XL guitar picks or plectrum

Because of the material composition the pick has more mass.
The more mass, means more tone, because this heavy pick pulls nice mid- and bottom-end tones out of your strings.
The beveled edges in combination with the greater mass ensures a more ergonomic grip.

As a result, you will experience instant playing pleasure with a pick that may last a few years.

Highest standard

The guitar pick shape of this Bermuda III-XL is created with the highest standard of ergonomics to avoid any picking arm damage.

For triangular pick users in particular

The Bermuda III-XL is perfect for people that use medium and heavy gauged picks, but mainly large triangle picks.
Playing with our thicker products will reduce hand fatigue. Why? You do not have to grip too firmly and this will reduce tension in your picking arm.

Boutique guitar picks in general

All of our picks classify for boutique guitar picks, which is a term for picks with a certain shape and made out of special materials.
We wrote an interesting article about boutique guitar picks in general. Read more here.

Thinner plectrums may create annoying pick noise and unwanted overtones and a trebly thinner tone as well.
Guitar picks with greater mass create more mid- and bottom end tones and less picking noise.
The sound is still clear and bright and this works well on how to make your guitar sound better.
The material we use, definitely is different to the ones made out of “standard” plastics like acrylic, Tortex, Delrin and other cheaper or inferior materials.

Nearly all ChickenPicks users used thin guitar picks before they finally changed to the Bermuda III-XL.
Of course, this also applies to the other great models we offer.

Thickness of the Bermuda III-XL plectrum

You might think this plectrum is too thick. After trying these plectrums, you will be amazed by how easy it is to play your favorite riffs.
There are many different models to choose from. The Bermuda III-XL comes in the plectrum thickness 2.1 mm.
You might find your pick of choice here below.

Triangle picks with less pointy tips also available

You may want to have your triangle picks with less sharp pointy tips; try our Bermuda III picks.
These picks are shaped like standard 346 shaped picks, but still with the ChickenPicks guitar picks quality.
You will find the Bermuda III picks here.

Triangle picks with extremely pointy tips

You may want to have your triangle picks with sharp pointy tips; try our Bermuda III-P picks.
The “P” stands for “Pointy”.
You will find the Bermuda III-P (Pointy) picks here.

Multiple pick packages for the best price

Check out our multiple pick packages at a reduced price, when you already found your favorite plectrum.
Besides the single pick packages mentioned below, there are many options to choose from.
Packs of guitar picks with 2 or 3 picks of the same kind. And for all kinds of Bermuda III-XL models: check ’em out here.

Variety plectrum sets for all your needs

Not sure about which plectrum to choose?
Wether you are looking guitar picks or bass picks, we have a variety of packs of guitar picks.
These packs contain different models and pick sizes. With these you are able to test different models within 1 pack.

Back to product page “Bermuda III-XL”.

Guitar pick sizing chart

For the sizing chart click here.

Musikhaus Thomann – ChickenPicks guitar picks page
Chicago Music Exchange – ChickenPicks guitar picks page
Guitarpickreviews.com – ChickenPicks guitar picks review

Go to product pages:

Bermuda III-P ChickenPicks guitar picks

Why professionals play Bermuda III-P picks

Looking for great tone and precise picking? You will be surprised by the playability and tone of the Bermuda III-P guitar picks.

  • The sound is much more solid and pick noise is reduced to a minimum
  • Pronounced loud-, clear- and bright tone with lots of bottom-end
  • Thermoset is very rigid (not bending at all) eliminating unwanted pick drag
  • You never played fast and picked accurately that easy with guitar picks for great tone
  • Very easy to hold due the thickness of the body
  • You don’t have to grip too firmly, which does avoid hand fatigue
  • The material is extremely hard and rigid, this ensures edges won’t get chipped.
  • These plectrums ensure you months and maybe years of utmost playing pleasure

This all encouraged me in 1985 to design my plectrum of choice. And if you want to read more about why I developed these picks, you may read this article.

There is always a ChickenPicks guitar picks plectrum that will fit your needs.

Back to product page “Bermuda III-P”.

Guitar picks for the best tone and precise picking

The Bermuda III-P is a guitar plectrum in the 346-model guitar pick with extra pointy tips and it’s available in 2.1 & 2.7 mm.
It has 3 extremely pointed tips for precise picking and and beveled edges for more comfort, like all of our picks.
The pick feels perfectly balanced in your hand. This is a result of the beveled edges and thickness. Of course, in combination with the size of the pick.

Hand fatigue will be reduced to a minimum with these picks. You don’t have to grip too firmly, which lessens forearm tension.
Our plectrums don’t feel like standard heavy plectrums.
I.e. the beveled edges make the gripping surface quite smaller and this results in a more comfortable and ergonomic grip.

More mass for the best tone


The material and thickness create more mass, resulting in a pick with bright- and clear tone.

The tone with these picks has lots of mid- and bottom end as well.

This is the guitar plectrum for great tone and ultimate playing pleasure.
The greater mass and the beveled edges ensure you instant playing pleasure.

The guitar pick shape of this Bermuda III-P is created with the highest standard of ergonomics to
avoid any picking arm damage.

 

For triangular pick users in particular

The Bermuda III-P is perfect for people that use medium and heavy gauged picks, but mainly pointed triangle picks.
Playing with our thicker products will reduce hand fatigue. Why? You do not have to grip too firmly, which reduces tension in your picking arm.

Boutique guitar picks in general

All of our picks classify for boutique guitar picks, which is a term for picks with a certain shape and made out of special materials.
We wrote an interesting article about boutique guitar picks in general. Read more here.

Thinner plectrums may create annoying pick noise and unwanted overtones and a trebly thinner tone as well.
Guitar picks with greater mass create more mid- and bottom end tones and less picking noise.
The sound is still clear and bright and it works well on how to make your guitar sound better.
The material we use, definitely is different to the ones made out of “standard” plastics like acrylic, Tortex, Delrin and other cheaper materials.

Nearly all ChickenPicks users used thin guitar picks before they finally changed to the Bermuda III-P.
Of course, this also applies to the other great models we offer.

Thickness of the Bermuda III-P plectrum

You might think this plectrum is too thick. After trying these plectrums, you will be amazed by how easy it is to play your favorite riffs.
There are many different models to choose from. The Bermuda III-P comes in the plectrum sizes 2.1 and 2.7 mm.
You might find your pick of choice here below.

Triangle picks with less pointy tips also available

You may want to have your triangle picks with less sharp pointy tips; try our Bermuda III picks.
These picks are shaped like standard 346 shaped picks, but still with the ChickenPicks guitar picks quality.
You will find the Bermuda III picks here.

Extra large triangular (bass) picks

Extra large triangle picks usually are used for playing bass guitar, but they’re perfect for guitar as well.
We have one model with the name Bermuda III-XL, called “The bass pick”. But of course, this one is perfect to play guitar with as well.
Bass guitar strings are thicker and the distance between each string to the other is significant larger than as for guitar strings.
For that reason bass plectrums sometimes are larger and thicker, but any other pick will work well as a bass pick

Multiple pick packages for the best price

Check out our multiple pick packages at a reduced price, when you already found your favorite plectrum.
Besides the single pick packages mentioned below, there are many options to choose from.
Packs of guitar picks with 2 or 3 picks of the same kind. And for all kinds of Bermuda III-P models: check ’em out here.

Variety plectrum sets for all your needs

Not sure about which plectrum to choose?
Wether you are looking guitar picks or bass picks, we have a variety of packs of guitar picks.
These packs contain different models and pick sizes. With these you are able to test different models within 1 pack.

Back to product page “Bermuda III-P”.

Guitar pick sizing chart

For the sizing chart click here.

What others say about ChickenPicks guitar picks

Musikhaus Thomann
Chicago Music Exchange
Guitarpickreviews.com

Go to product pages:

Bermuda III ChickenPicks guitar picks

Why guitar players play Bermuda III picks

Looking for guitar plectrum for great tone? You will be surprised by the playability and tone of the Bermuda III guitar picks.

  • The sound is much more solid and pick noise is reduced to a minimum
  • Pronounced loud-, clear- and bright tone with lots of bottom-end
  • Thermoset is very rigid (not bending at all) eliminating unwanted pick drag
  • You never played fast and picked accurately that easy with guitar picks for great tone
  • Very easy to hold due the thickness of the body
  • You don’t have to grip too firmly, which does avoid hand fatigue
  • The material is extremely hard and rigid, this ensures edges won’t get chipped.
  • These plectrums ensure you months and maybe years of utmost playing pleasure

This all encouraged me in 1985 to design my plectrum of choice. And if you want to read more about why I developed these picks, you may read this article.

There is always a ChickenPicks guitar picks plectrum that will fit your needs.

Back to product page “Bermuda III”.

 

 

Guitar picks for the best tone

The Bermuda III is a guitar plectrum in the 346-model guitar pick shape and it’s available in 2.1 & 2.7 mm.
It has a more rounded tip and 2 more pointed tips, but not extremely pointed.
It also has beveled edges for more comfort, like all of our picks.
The pick feels perfectly balanced in your hand. This is a result of the beveled edges and thickness. Of course, in combination with the size of the pick.
Our plectrums don’t feel like standard heavy plectrums. I.e. the beveled edges make the gripping surface quite smaller and this results in a more comfortable and ergonomic grip.

More mass for the best tone

The material and thickness create more mass, resulting in a pick with bright- and clear tone.
The tone with these picks has lots of mid- and bottom end as well.

Bermuda III guitar pick or plectrum

This is the guitar plectrum for great tone and ultimate playing pleasure. The greater mass and the beveled edges ensure you instant playing pleasure.
The guitar pick shape of this Bermuda III is created with the highest standard of ergonomics to avoid any picking arm damage.

 

 

For triangular pick users in particular

The Bermuda III is perfect for people that use medium and heavy gauged picks, but mainly triangle picks.
Playing with our thicker products will reduce hand fatigue. Why? You do not have to grip too firmly, which reduces tension in your picking arm.

Boutique guitar picks in general

All of our picks classify for boutique guitar picks, which is a term for picks with a certain shape and made out of special materials. We wrote an interesting article about boutique guitar picks in general. Read more here.

Thinner plectrums may create annoying pick noise and unwanted overtones and a trebly thinner tone as well.
Guitar picks with greater mass create more mid- and bottom end tones and less picking noise. But the sound is still clear and bright.
The material we use, definitely is different to the ones made out of “standard” plastics like acrylic, Tortex, Delrin and other cheaper materials.

Nearly all ChickenPicks users used thin guitar picks before they finally changed to the Bermuda III.
Of course, this also applies to one of the other great models available here.

Thickness of the Bermuda III plectrum

You might think this plectrum is too thick. After trying these plectrums, you will be amazed by how easy it is to play your favorite riffs.
There are many different models to choose from. The Bermuda III comes in the plectrum sizes 2.1 and 2.7 mm.
You might find your pick of choice here below.

 

Triangle picks with pointy tips

You may want to have your triangle picks with sharp pointy tips; try our Bermuda III-P picks.
The “P” stands for “Pointy”.
You will find the Bermuda III-P (Pointy) picks here.

 

Extra large triangular (bass) picks

Extra large triangle picks usually are used for playing bass guitar, but they’re perfect for guitar as well.
We have one model with the name Bermuda III-XL, called “The bass pick”. But of course, this one is perfect to play guitar with as well.
Bass guitar strings are thicker and the distance between each string to the other is significant larger than as for guitar strings.
For that reason bass plectrums sometimes are larger and thicker, but any other pick will work well as a bass pick

Multiple pick packages for the best price

Check out our multiple pick packages at a reduced price, when you already found your favorite plectrum.
Besides the single pick packages mentioned below, there are many options to choose from.
Packs of guitar picks with 2 or 3 picks of the same kind. And for all kinds of Bermuda III models: check ’em out here.

Variety plectrum sets for all your needs

Not sure about which plectrum to choose?
Wether you are looking guitar picks or bass picks, we have a variety of packs of guitar picks.
These packs contain different models and pick sizes. With these you are able to test different models within 1 pack.

Back to product page “Bermuda III”.

 

Guitar pick sizing chart

For the sizing chart click here.

What others say about ChickenPicks guitar picks

Musikhaus Thomann
Chicago Music Exchange
Guitarpickreviews.com

 

Go to product pages:

Badazz III ChickenPicks guitar picks

Why the Badazz III is a guitarist’s choice

Looking for guitar plectrum for great tone? You will be surprised by the playability and tone of the Badazz III guitar picks.

  • The sound is much more solid and pick noise is reduced to a minimum
  • Pronounced loud-, clear- and bright tone with lots of bottom-end
  • Thermoset is very rigid (not bending at all) eliminating unwanted pick drag
  • You never played fast and picked accurately that easy with guitar picks for great tone
  • Very easy to hold due the thickness of the body
  • You don’t have to grip too firmly, which does avoid hand fatigue
  • The material is extremely hard and rigid, this ensures edges won’t get chipped.
  • These plectrums ensure you months and maybe years of utmost playing pleasure

This all encouraged me in 1985 to design my plectrum of choice. And if you want to read more about why I developed these picks, you may read this article.

There is always a ChickenPicks guitar picks plectrum that will fit your needs.

Back to product page “Badazz III”.

 

Guitar picks for great tone

The Badazz III 2.0 is a guitar plectrum in the Jazz III guitar pick shape and the thickness is 2.0 mm.
It has a pointed tip and beveled edges for more comfort.
The picks feel perfectly balanced in your hand. This is a result of the beveled edges and thickness in combination with the size of the pick.
Our plectrums don’t feel like standard heavy plectrums. The beveled edges make the gripping surface smaller and this results in a more comfortable and ergonomic grip.

More mass for the best tone

The material and thickness create more mass, resulting in a pick with bright- and clear tone.
The tone with these picks has lots of mid- and bottom end as well.

Badazz III 2.0 guitar pick or plectrum

This is the guitar plectrum for great tone and ultimate playing pleasure. The greater mass and the beveled edges ensure you instant playing pleasure. The guitar pick shape of this Badazz III is created with the highest standard of ergonomics to avoid any picking arm damage.

For Jazz III users as well as for small pick lovers in general

The Badazz III guitar pick is perfect for people that use standard medium and heavy gauged small picks. In particular plectrums like the famous Jazz II and III picks as well as all kinds of teardrop shaped plectrums.
Playing with our thicker picks will reduce hand fatigue.
The reason for this: you do not have to grip too firmly, which reduces tension in your forearm.

Boutique guitar picks in general

All of our picks classify for boutique guitar picks, which is a term for picks with a certain shape and made out of special materials. We wrote an interesting article about boutique guitar picks in general. Read more here.

Thinner plectrums may create annoying pick noise and unwanted overtones and a thinner tone as well.
Guitar picks with greater mass create more mid- and bottom end tones and less pick noise.
The sound is still clear and bright and it works well on how to make your guitar sound better.
The material we use, definitely is different to picks made out of “standard” plastics like acrylic, Tortex, Delrin and other cheaper materials.

In the end, nearly all ChickenPicks users used thin guitar picks before they finally changed to the Badazz III or one of the other great picks available here.

Thickness of the Badazz III guitar plectrum


You might think this plectrum is too thick.
After trying these plectrums, you will be amazed by how easy it is to play your favorite riffs.
There are many different models to choose from. The Badazz III comes in the plectrum sizes 2.0, 2.5 and 3.2 mm.
You might find your pick of choice here below.

Multiple pick packages for the best price


Check out our multiple pick packages at a reduced price, when you already found your favorite plectrum.
Besides the single pick packages mentioned below, there are many options to choose from.
Packs of guitar picks with 2 or 3 picks of the same kind. And for all kinds of Badazz III models: check ’em out here.

Variety plectrum sets for all your needs


Not sure about which plectrum to choose?
Wether you are looking guitar picks or bass picks, we have a variety of packs of guitar picks.
These packs contain different models and pick sizes. With these you are able to test different models within 1 pack.

Useable as bass plectrums


Bass picks actually aren’t different to guitar picks. In some cases they’re a bit larger and sometimes thicker.
The ChickenPicks Badazz III is perfect for guitar. Believe it or not, it is a popular bass pick as well.

Back to product page “Badazz III”.


Guitar pick sizing chart


For the sizing chart click here.

What others say about ChickenPicks guitar picks


Musikhaus Thomann
Chicago Music Exchange
Guitarpickreviews.com

Go to product pages:


Shredder 2.4 & 3.5

Why people use the Shredder guitar pick

Looking for guitar plectrum for great tone? You will be surprised by the playability and tone of the Shredder 3.5 guitar picks.

  • The sound is much more solid and pick noise is reduced to a minimum
  • Pronounced loud-, clear- and bright tone with lots of bottom-end
  • Thermoset is very rigid (not bending at all) eliminating unwanted pick drag
  • You never played fast and picked accurately that easy with guitar picks for great tone
  • Very easy to hold due the thickness of the body
  • You don’t have to grip too firmly, which does avoid hand fatigue
  • The material is extremely hard and rigid, this ensures edges won’t get chipped.
  • These plectrums ensure you months and maybe years of utmost playing pleasure

This all encouraged me in 1985 to design my plectrum of choice. And if you want to read more about why I developed these picks, you may read this article.

There is always a ChickenPicks guitar picks plectrum that fits your needs.

Back to product page “Shredder“.

 

Guitar picks for great tone

The Shredder 3.5 is a guitar plectrum in the 351-model guitar pick shape and the thickness is 3.5 mm.
It has a rounded tip and beveled edges for more comfort.
The picks feel perfectly balanced in your hand. This is a result of the beveled edges and thickness in combination with the size of the pick.
Our plectrums don’t feel like standard heavy plectrums. The beveled edges make the gripping surface smaller and this results in a more comfortable and ergonomic grip.

More mass for the best tone

The material and thickness create more mass, resulting in a pick with bright- and clear tone.
The tone with these picks has lots of mid- and bottom end as well.

Shredder 3.5 guitar pick or plectrum

This is the guitar plectrum for great tone and ultimate playing pleasure. The greater mass and the beveled edges ensure you instant playing pleasure.

For Jazz II & III users as well as for small pick lovers

The Shredder guitar pick is perfect for people that use standard medium and heavy gauged picks, but especially when smaller picks are preferred. Think of Jazz II and III picks as well as all kinds of teardrop shaped plectrums.
Playing with our thicker picks will reduce hand fatigue.
The reason for this: you do not have to grip too firmly, which reduces muscle tension in your forearm.

Thinner plectrums may create annoying- and unwanted overtones and a thinner tone as well.
Guitar picks with greater mass create more mid- and bottom end tones and less pick noise.

In the end, nearly all ChickenPicks users used thinner guitar picks before they finally changed to the Shredder or one of the other great “boutique” picks available here.

Boutique guitar picks in general

All of our picks classify for boutique guitar picks, which is a term for picks with a certain shape and made out of special materials. We wrote an interesting article about boutique guitar picks in general. Read more here.

Thickness of the Shredder guitar plectrum

You might think this plectrum is too thick. After trying these plectrums, you will be amazed by how easy it is to play your favorite riffs.
There are many different models to choose from. The Shredder comes in 3.5 and 2.4 mm.
You might find your pick of choice here below and the sound is still clear and bright: it works well on how to make your guitar sound better.

Multiple pick packages for the best price

Check out our multiple pick packages, when you already found your favorite plectrum.
Besides the single pick packages mentioned below, you may also find 2- and 3- plectrums in a pack at a discounted price.

Variety plectrum sets for all your needs

Not sure about which plectrum to choose?
Wether you are looking guitar picks or bass picks, we have a variety of packs of guitar picks.
These contain different models and pick sizes. Regarding this you are able to test different models within 1 pack.

Bass picks actually aren’t different to guitar picks. In some cases they’re a bit larger and sometimes thicker.
The ChickenPicks Shredder is perfect for guitar. And it is a popular bass pick for many people as well.

Back to product page “Shredder“.

Guitar pick sizing chart

For the sizing chart click here.

What others say about ChickenPicks guitar picks

Musikhaus Thomann
Chicago Music Exchange
Guitarpickreviews.com

 

Go to product pages:

Regular 2.6 ChickenPicks guitar picks

Why people use the Regular 2.6 guitar pick

Looking for guitar plectrum for great tone? You will be surprised by the playability and tone of the Regular 2.6 guitar picks.

  • The sound is much more solid and pick noise is reduced to a minimum
  • Pronounced loud-, clear- and bright tone with lots of bottom-end
  • Thermoset is very rigid (not bending at all) eliminating unwanted pick drag
  • You never played fast and picked accurately that easy with guitar picks for great tone
  • Very easy to hold due the thickness of the body
  • You don’t have to grip too firmly, which does avoid hand fatigue
  • The material is extremely hard and rigid, this ensures edges won’t get chipped.
  • These plectrums ensure you months and maybe years of utmost playing pleasure

This all encouraged me in 1985 to design my plectrum of choice. And if you want to read more about why I developed these picks, you may read this article.

There is always a ChickenPicks guitar picks plectrum that fits your needs.

Back to product page “Regular 2.6“.

 

Guitar picks for great tone

The Regular 2.6 is a guitar plectrum in the 351-model guitar pick shape and the thickness is 2.6mm.
It has a rounded tip and beveled edges for more comfort.
The picks feel perfectly balanced in your hand. This is a result of the beveled edges and thickness in combination with the size of the pick.
Our plectrums don’t feel like standard heavy plectrums. The beveled edges make the gripping surface smaller and this results in a more comfortable and ergonomic grip.

More mass for the best tone

The material and thickness create more mass, resulting in a pick with bright- and clear tone.
The tone with these picks has lots of mid- and bottom end as well.

Regular 2.6 guitar pick or plectrum

This is the guitar plectrum for great tone and ultimate playing pleasure. The greater mass and the beveled edges ensure you instant playing pleasure.

For .73 and .88 medium pick users

The Regular 2.6 guitar pick is perfect for people that use standard medium and heavy gauged picks.
Playing with our thicker picks will reduce hand fatigue. The reason for this: you do not have to grip too firmly, which reduces muscle tension in your forearm.

Thinner plectrums may create annoying- and unwanted overtones and thinner tone as well.
Guitar picks with greater mass create more mid- and bottom end tones.

In the end, nearly all of our customers used thinner guitar picks in the past, before they started using our “boutique” picks.

Boutique guitar picks in general

All of our picks classify for boutique guitar picks, which is a term for picks with a certain shape and made out of special materials. We wrote an interesting article about boutique guitar picks in general. Read more here.

Thickness of the Regular 2.6 guitar plectrum

You might think this plectrum is thick. Actually it is one of the thinnest we have to offer.
After trying these plectrums, you will be amazed by how easy it is to play your favorite riffs.
There are many different models to choose from. You might find your pick of choice here below.

Multiple pick packages for the best price

Check out our multiple pick packages, when you already found your favorite plectrum.
Besides the single pick packages mentioned below, you may also find 2- and 3- plectrums in a pack at a discounted price.

Variety plectrum sets for all your needs

Not sure about which plectrum to choose?
Wether you are looking guitar picks or bass picks, we have a variety of packs of guitar picks.
These contain different models and pick sizes. Regarding this you are able to test different models within 1 pack.

Bass picks actually aren’t different to guitar picks. In some cases they’re a bit larger and sometimes thicker.
The ChickenPicks Regular 2.6 is perfect for guitar. And it is a popular bass pick for many people as well.

Back to product page “Regular 2.6“.

Guitar pick sizing chart

For the sizing chart click here.

What others say about ChickenPicks guitar picks

Musikhaus Thomann
Chicago Music Exchange
Guitarpickreviews.com

Go to product pages:

Light 2.2 ChickenPicks guitar picks

Why people use the Light 2.2 guitar pick

Looking for guitar picks for great tone? You will be surprised by the playability and tone of the Light 2.2 guitar plectrum.

  • The sound is much more solid and pick noise is reduced to a minimum
  • Pronounced loud-, clear- and bright tone with lots of bottom-end
  • Thermoset is very rigid (not bending at all) eliminating unwanted pick drag
  • You never played fast and picked accurately that easy with guitar picks for great tone
  • Very easy to hold due the thickness of the body
  • You don’t have to grip too firmly, which does avoid hand fatigue
  • The material is extremely hard and rigid, this ensures edges won’t get chipped.
  • These plectrums ensure you months and maybe years of utmost playing pleasure

This all encouraged me in 1985 to design my plectrum of choice. And if you want to read more about why I developed these picks, you may read this article.

There is always a ChickenPicks guitar picks plectrum that fits you.

Back to product page “Light 2.2“.

 

Guitar picks for great tone

The Light 2.2 is a guitar plectrum in the 351-model guitar pick shape and the thickness is 2.2mm.
It has a rounded tip and beveled edges for more comfort.
The picks feel perfectly balanced in your hand. This is a result of the beveled edges and thickness in combination with the size of the pick.
Our plectrums don’t feel like standard heavy plectrums. The beveled edges make the gripping surface smaller and this results in a more comfortable and ergonomic grip.

Light 2.2 guitar pick - plectrum

More mass for the best tone

The material and thickness create more mass, resulting in a pick with bright- and clear tone.
The tone with these picks has lots of mid- and bottom end as well.

This is the guitar plectrum for great tone and ultimate playing pleasure. The greater mass and the beveled edges ensure you instant playing pleasure.

For .73 and .88 medium pick users

The Light 2.2 guitar pick is perfect for people that use standard medium and heavy gauged picks.
Playing with our thicker picks will reduce hand fatigue. The reason for this: you do not have to grip too firmly, which reduces muscle tension in your forearm.

Thinner plectrums may create annoying- and unwanted overtones and thinner tone as well.
Guitar picks with greater mass create more mid- and bottom end tones.

In the end, nearly all of our customers used thinner guitar picks in the past.

Thickness of the Light 2.2 guitar plectrum

You might think this plectrum is thick. Actually it is one of the thinnest we have to offer.
After trying these plectrums, you will be amazed by how easy it is to play your favorite riffs.
There are many different models to choose from. You might find your “Boutique” pick of choice here below.

Boutique guitar picks in general

All of our picks classify for boutique guitar picks, which is a term for picks with a certain shape and made out of special materials. We wrote an interesting article about boutique guitar picks in general. Read more here.

Multiple pick packages for the best price

Check out our multiple pick packages, when you already found your favorite plectrum.
Besides the single pick packages mentioned below, you may also find 2- and 3- plectrums in a pack at a discounted price.

Variety plectrum sets for all your needs

Not sure about which plectrum to choose?
Wether you are looking guitar picks or bass picks, we have a variety of packs of guitar picks.
These contain different models and pick sizes. Regarding this you are able to test different models within 1 pack.

Bass picks actually aren’t different to guitar picks, but in most cases they’re a bit larger and sometimes thicker.
The ChickenPicks Light 2.2 is perfect for guitar as well as a being a popular bass pick for many people.

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Guitar pick sizing chart

For the sizing chart click here.

What others say about ChickenPicks guitar picks

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