Guitar picks may appear to be a basic tool, but D’Addario/Planet Waves has made it easier than ever to select the ideal pick for your playing style with a variety of materials, shapes, and colors to choose from. The following chart can assist you in distinguishing between various forms, materials, and tonal qualities.
D’Addario/Planet Waves provides three pick shapes, each with its unique set of benefits:
|Standard – The standard shape is by far the most popular for picking and strumming because it provides ample surface for a solid grip while still having a more defined tip for good note articulation. For a softer assault and warmer tone, many players flip the pick around and use the rounded edge.||Wide – Wide picks are comfortable to grip and provide numerous picking regions by turning the pick when one edge wears down.||Jazz – Pick control and articulation are at their peak with jazz-shaped picks like our Black Ice Picks. The pick’s compact size and sharp-shaped tip enable it to respond quickly and provide a bright tone with great note definition. Jazz, progressive rock, and metal guitarists all love this choice.|
D’Addario Pearl Celluloid Picks
Today, celluloid is one of the most common materials for guitar picks. Celluloid, which comes in a range of forms, hues, and thicknesses, is recognized for its natural feel and warm, fat tone. Celluloid, a man-made substance, was originally used as a replacement for genuine tortoiseshell picks in the early 1900s. Our Pearl Celluloid Assortments are a popular option among our customers.
Natural Feel and Warm Tone
Celluloid is recognized for its warm, fat tone and natural feel.
Wide Variety of Gauges
Pearl celluloid guitar picks come in four different gauges.
Light (.50mm), Medium (.70mm), Heavy (1.0mm), and Extra Heavy (1.0mm) are the gauges available (1.25mm)
Wide Variety of Styles
There are many different forms, patterns, and thicknesses to choose from.