InTune Guitar Picks, a company based out of Virginia, creates some of the best guitar picks in the world. This review is not about personal preference as we all enjoy a certain sized guitar pick that fits our play style, this review will focus on the durability, comfort and feel of the guitar picks. I will talk about small and big sizes, yet this will not be biased in any way. I heard of InTune GP many years ago when I caught a pick from Chimiara guitarist, Matt DeVries. His custom InTune had a hockey logo on the back and his signature on the front. I took it home and put it in my collection, admiring it and enjoyed the quality of the printing job InTune had done on such a tiny object. Over the years I caught more and more picks, another Chimaira pick from Rob Arnold and a couple of bad ass Amon Amarth picks from guitarist Johan Söderberg and bassist Ted Lundström. Amon Amarth is my favorite band so I channeled my inner viking and used these picks when I got home. Instantly hooked, I loved the feel of it and was really impressed by how detailed the print job on the guitar pick was. Now, InTune provided me with an wide variety of picks to try out and I gotta say, they all just felt right. No wonder professionals use these things!
I played with many sizes (in mm): .50, .73, several versions of a 1mm, 1.14 and two fat 2 mm ones. Some of the picks had more of an pointy edge to them while most of the picks were your typical rounded edge. I found the rounded edge picks to feel more natural during play. The picks with a pointier tip were better for slow playing. However, even tremolo picking at 200+ BPM, the edge never cracked nor broke. Even on the thinner models. That’s pretty impressive since I use to go through picks like crazy if they were thin and pointy. The rounded thin picks were very durable as well, handling incredible picking as I thundered down on the strings with power and speed. Even playing slower doom riffs, the thin picks did not sacrifice any sound unlike some other thin picks I’ve used in the past. No matter how thick or thin the pick was, the sound did not change at all. Which was impressive considering in the past, the thicker the pick typically meant the warmer the sound. Even at low dropped tunings, the thin picks performed just as well as the thicker models.
The picks played and felt comfortable, if only playing for 15 minutes sitting down or playing for 45 minutes standing up and fully getting into it, the picks never slid out of my hand nor did they slip even a little bit. I sweat quite a bit when I play, it’s almost like a workout because I go at it seriously. They don’t call them Gripp-X for nothing! The InTune picks keep up great! Very comfortable, very durable and very reliable: InTune makes professional grade picks built for punishing performances. It doesn’t matter which style of music you play or which thickness you prefer, these guitar picks are top notch. Even the celluloid picks looked like they would slip or perform differently but they just look cooler is all. My wife really liked the purple one they sent me.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner in your bedroom or a professional touring all year long, In Tune GP has exactly what you need. I highly recommend picking up some of their picks and if you’re serious about your work, try a custom printing job! Whenever I get money I’m damn sure going to get a bunch of custom made picks!
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