Guitar pick dimensions

Find out what our picks differ from the rest.

As a result of many questions about our pick, we will describe what’s so special to ChickenPicks guitar picks in relation to other brands.
The material we use is completely different from standard guitar picks, because use a thermosetting plastic.

Guitar pick size chart:

guitar pick size chart

First, the material we use

Our picks are made of Thermoset polymer. This is a thermosetting plastic, while all other plastic guitar picks are made of thermoplastics.
And as a result, this already is a big difference in sound and playability and it will lessen pick noise that we see with cheaper picks.

Because the words Thermosetting and Thermoplastics may sound unfamiliar with you, we will explain the differences between the two.

What is the difference in material?

First of all, thermoset is a polymer that, once hardened by heat won’t melt anymore. Because of this, it cannot be reshaped by heating it again.
The material is extremely rigid and incredibly strong, while thermoplastics can be melted again to reshape it multiple times.

Extremely soft material

Because thermoplastics are extremely soft, the guitar picks will bend when you hit the strings. And you don’t want a guitar pick that bends, because it causes some delay in your picking attack. Especially with playing solos.

Secondly, softer materials will wear much faster because the steel strings of your guitar are much harder. As a result of this wearing out, you need replace your guitar picks faster. Besides this, a used pick produces more pick noise, because the edges may be jagged a bit. Manufacturers of boutique guitar picks use different materials, which in many cases may help to have less pick noise.

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.

Breaking strings more often

With lighter and softer guitar picks, you need to hit your strings harder. And this may result in string breakage on a regularly base.

When using heavier picks that have more mass, you don’t need to hit that hard to get a full tone. Another benefit of thick guitar picks is that they mostly come with beveled edges, which allow you to glide on- and off the strings very easily.
Finally, a result of this all is less string breakage as well.

That’s about it in short regarding the difference of materials.

Guitar pick size chart

What about the guitar pick dimensions?

Please find the exact pick sizes (in mm) for ChickenPicks guitar picks in the table below.
The 1st column shows the outer measuring of the picks from top to bottom.
And the 3rd column shows the outer width from the left- to right shoulder.

Grip surface is smaller

Because all picks have beveled edges, there’s a difference in the size of the grip surface and the final edge.

To understand this, we added 2 extra columns in the chart, showing the measuring of the grip surface. And we added some images showing the differences with measuring lines.

Thickness of the pick in the last column

And of course, in the right column you will find the thickness of the pick in millimeters (mm).

Guitar pick size chart
  • Pick model
  • Light 2.2
  • Regular 2.6
  • Shredder 2.4
  • Shredder 3.5
  • Badazz III 2.0
  • Badazz III 2.5
  • Badazz III 3.2
  • Bermuda III 2.1
  • Bermuda III 2.7
  • Bermuda III-P 2.1
  • Bermuda III-P 2.7
  • Bermuda III-XL 2.1
  • Top to bottom
  • 31.6 mm
  • 31.6 mm
  • 31.6 mm
  • 23.0 mm
  • 26.4 mm
  • 26.4 mm
  • 26.4 mm
  • 27.2 mm
  • 27.2 mm
  • 28.0 mm
  • 28.0 mm
  • 33.0 mm
  • Grip surface
  • 27.6 mm
  • 27.5 mm
  • 27.3 mm
  • 27.5 mm
  • 22.4 mm
  • 22.3 mm
  • 22.1 mm
  • 25.3 mm
  • 25.2 mm
  • 23.0 mm
  • 22.9 mm
  • 30.0 mm
  • Shoulder L to R
  • 27.2 mm
  • 27.2 mm
  • 27.2 mm
  • 23.6 mm
  • 25.5 mm
  • 25.5 mm
  • 25.5 mm
  • 28.6 mm
  • 28.6 mm
  • 30.0 mm
  • 30.0 mm
  • 23.0 mm
  • Grip surface
  • 24.2 mm
  • 24.1 mm
  • 24.0 mm
  • 20.5 mm
  • 22.2 mm
  • 22.1 mm
  • 22.0 mm
  • 24.9 mm
  • 24.8 mm
  • 25.0 mm
  • 24.9 mm
  • 27.0 mm
  • Pick Thickness
  • 2.2 mm
  • 2.6 mm
  • 2.4 mm
  • 3.5 mm
  • 2.0 mm
  • 2.5 mm
  • 3.2 mm
  • 2.1 mm
  • 2.7 mm
  • 2.1 mm
  • 2.7 mm
  • 2.1 mm

ChickenPicks guitar pick sizes in relation to other brands

Our picks are larger than standard guitar picks from other brands, when you measure them throughout the outer sizes.

So, people think that isn’t very comfortable.
But they always are very surprised how comfortable and how easy these picks play.

Because of the thickness, you don’t have to grip too tightly. So at some point it feels like you don’t need to put that much effort to play cool licks.
At the the sound is clear and bright and it works well on how to make your guitar sound better.

A-B comparison: gripping surface is smaller

A Dunlop medium 351 model has the following measurements:
From top to bottom 30.5 mm (our Light 2.2 = 27.5 mm)
From left to right 26.0 mm (our Light 2.2 mm = 24.1 mm)

You may check this in the chart below.

Guitar pick size chart
  • Measurements
  • Top to bottom
  • Left to Right
  • Dunlop 351 Medium
  • 30.5 mm
  • 26.0 mm
  • ChickenPicks Light 2.2
  • 27.5 mm
  • 24.1 mm

The gripping surface is the part of the pick that finally is in your hands. Because of the fact the gripping surface is smaller than the standard 351 medium pick, our picks don’t feel very large. Finally our picks are smaller.

It is the same with a Dunlop Jazz III in relation to our Badazz III pick.

Finally ChickenPicks guitar picks are smaller

The guitar pick size chart above shows that the actual gripping surface size of our picks is smaller.

When you try our picks you will notice how easy they play.

What others say about ChickenPicks guitar picks

Musikhaus Thomann
Chicago Music Exchange
Guitarpickreviews.com

Conclusion

ChickenPicks guitar picks seem to be large and bulky, but they definitely aren’t.
The gripping surface is the part you definitely grip onto, so that is what you feel in your hands.
Because the gripping surface is smaller than a standard medium guitar pick, they feel very comfy.

The higher mass in these picks let the strings sound great. In fact a wider range of the sound spectrum will come out of your strings.
As a result, your sound is fuller and more rich as well.

Money wise, these picks will be cheaper than average guitar picks, because they last much longer. Unless you lose these picks of course.

So, why not giving them a try.

Guitar pick size chart