Earlier this year I wrote about the glow-in-the-dark plectrums from PlecPicker.com. Now the folks at PlecPicker have released a new range of plectrums that once again include free shipping (global). That’s awesome. The new range appeals to me greatly and there are a few reasons for that. Firstly, the new range is slightly thinner at .71mm. Secondly, the new plectrums have a different texture with increased grip. Thirdly and most importantly, the new plectrums are black and white. Perfect plectrums for this little website.
The texture difference can be attributed to the material being used in this new batch of PlecPicker picks. The .71mm range is made from Delrin (a form of polyoxymethylene) which happens to be the same formula Dunlop uses in many of its plectrums. I find the thickness to be very much to my liking as the pick is flexible while not being flimsy. Although the branding isn’t as raised/prominent on the .71mm plectrum as it is on the 1.0mm glow-in-the-dark plectrum, the Delrin plectrum’s overall texture increases its grip allowing for hours of entertainment without fear of pick slippage*.
The Delrin .71mm PlecPicker plectrums come in black and white. They can be ordered in either shade/tone (because black and white are not colours) or as a combo pack. As someone who owns several white guitars and several black guitars, I ordered the combo pack. Now I’ll always be able to locate a plectrum that I lay down on my guitar after hours of playing. For all guitarists I’m sure there are benefits to be had with the white plectrums. They’d be easy to spot on stage should the inevitable happen.
“I dropped my pick! Oh, there it is.”
So far, PlecPicker has released three plectrums and I’m a fan of all three. They look great in my ever-growing plectrum collection and they happen to play perfectly. I’m keen to see what they bring out next (even if it is colourful). Speaking of colour, I’ve shared a few of my colour photographs for the new PlecPicker Delrin range on my Tumblr site. Enjoy!
* I’m not sure if there is an official term known as pick slippage, but if there isn’t, there should be.