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The worlds most popular pick. The Jim dunlopusa Tortex but with a ‘Sharp’ point.
First released in 1981, Tortex Picks were originally intended to be a high quality replacement for tortoiseshell. Jim Dunlop’s trail-blazing creation became so much more than that, however, establishing its own identity & becoming the new standard by which all other picks are judged.
Building on the precision, consistency, & colour coded gauge system he introduced with Nylon Picks, Jim resolved to create a pick with a bright and snappy attack, superior memory and durability, and an improved grip. He chose Delrin as his base material and then spent more than a year developing a special treatment process to draw out its full potential. This treatment process is what sets Tortex Picks apart from all others, providing their unique grip enhancing matt surface & aggressive attack. Finally, Jim expanded on his previous picks colour coded gauge system to create the bright & timeless palette that has become an industry standard. Dunlop still stick to Jim’s original formula & Tortex Picks remain their bestselling pick line still made at the Dunlop HQ in Benicia, California.
With Tortex, Jim Dunlop launched a revolution, and the world of picks has never been the same. The Turtle logo is instantly recognizable & the vibrant Tortex palette has become a gauging shorthand for guitar players. The 'Sharp' provides extra precision & articulation.
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