Find Reviews and Compare Prices for:
 
 
 
 
User rating
 
4.7 (7)
 Add a review

Dunlop Ultex Sharp Featured

 
This appears on the surface to be the full-size version of the new Jazz III Ultex picks. Available in sizes from .73mm to 2.0mm.


Price: $3 to $19 at 20 stores
Searched Dunlop Ultex Sharp in Reviews
 

 

Add to my choice for picks

Comments These picks have a great feel to them, its almost like a matte finish. It took some getting used to see through picks, but this didn't matter at all in performance, just looks.

I use the .90 size and I usually play Tortex Dunlop fine picks .88 so not that much of a difference. The main thing I love is when playing the pick is smooth and glides across the strings, very fast attack and i can always lay into it and vary the amount of pick onto the strings. Picking is very defined and super clear, I have added this pick amongst my go to choice for guitar picks. Try them out, you will be surprised at how good and different of a pick they really are.


Liked about it 1 - Smooth Picking
2 - Able to vary amount of string to pick creating great overtones
3 - Super Clear and defined


Didn't like It is too bad that these don't come in the FIN pick style as this is my favorite shape to play with because of all the varied styles I can play with that shape. But, I still really enjoy this pick.


Overall satisfaction:
 
4.5

By sporatic
Jan 19, 2013
 
Was this review helpful to you?
Yes No

Report this review
 
Price: $3 to $19
Compare Prices
at 20 stores

Very good

Comments I just switched to the .73 mm version of this full time. I'd used it for acoustic guitar work for a while when I couldn't let go of the Tortex picks for electric. I'd used those for years but have now realized that I like these better. I feel like the sharper tip allows me to be more precise in speed picking. The bigger size is a better fit for my hands than the Jazz III, which are very nice but a bit too small for my tastes. They seem very durable and take a long time to wear out or chip. I also find the .73 to be equally good for solos as well as chordal strumming. It's got good dynamic range for expression and I do feel more in control of my attack than with the other picks I've used previously. I also find that the material seems to brighten my tone ever so slightly compared to the Tortex line of picks. I prefer that since it's always been easier for me to mellow an overly bright tone than to brighten a mellow tone.


Liked about it 1. Sharper point is excellent for precision.
2. Benefits of the Jazz III in a larger package is ideal for me.
3. Brightens the tone with my playing style.


Didn't like The only complaint I have about these is that their coloration makes it tough to see find when I'm looking for one on my desk in the studio... ;)


Overall satisfaction:
 
5.0

By smooth55
Aug 23, 2010
 
Was this review helpful to you?
Yes No

Report this review
 
Price: $3 to $19
Compare Prices
at 20 stores

"Jazz IIIs? Narf...they are so small!" - "Try this, dude!"

Comments I recently started using these (1.14mm and 1.4mm) to complement my Dunlop Jazz III stiffos, exactly for the same reason many people hailed the arrival of the Ultex Sharp: it's a full-sized pick with the sharp tip of a Jazz III. Maybe I'll even swap for good, lol.
The Ultex Sharps have a slightly different feel than Jazz III, yet should be very familiar to users of regular-sized picks. The pointy tip increases accuracy and picking attack for many players, and I've seen the "oh wow, sh**" expression in many friend's faces when they tried sharp-tipped picks for the first time. Same with the Ultex Sharps. Their bigger gripping surface will make them compared to the small Jazz IIIs way more appealing to rather aggressive pickers. The Ultex material has a particular pick attack/sound/click to it, which is vaguely different than nylon, but as with everything, a matter of taste. Try them!


Liked about it - Pointy ("sharp") tip
- Satin surface structure
- They have a rhino on them.


Didn't like - Don't come in a size between 1.14 and 1.40
- Hard to find in stores as still fairly new.


Overall satisfaction:
 
5.0

By cm_17
Apr 29, 2010
 
Was this review helpful to you?
Yes No

Report this review
 
Price: $3 to $19
Compare Prices
at 20 stores

Great picks!

Comments These are my 2nd favorite picks next to Dunlop's Tortex picks. Since the tip is sharper than most picks you can pick a lot faster. It's great if you play Thrash or Death Metal with fast and aggressive palm muting. They also control very well because of the tip. A down side I found with these is they dont grip as well as Tortexes since they are made out of a different material. But they are like Tortexes in one way: They last very long. I've used mine constantly for maybe almost 6 months and they haven't snapped or broken. They come in thicker sizes than Tortex picks, the thinnest being .73mm and the thickest being 2.0mm.


Liked about it Thin tip improves speed
Controls very well due to the thin tip
Variety of sizes


Didn't like Don't grip as well as Tortex picks
Thin tip can wear down a tad after a while.


Overall satisfaction:
 
5.0

By IBNZ_RG
Mar 29, 2010
 
Was this review helpful to you?
Yes No

Report this review
 
Price: $3 to $19
Compare Prices
at 20 stores

Dunlop brings the best of both worlds together in one pick.

Comments The reason a good amount of my recent audio clips have been a little "off" the last few days is that I've been trying out these picks. They're a full-sized pick, but with the sharp pick attack of the Jazz III Ultex. It's taking me a while to get used to the feel of a full-sized pickup in my hand with the sharp pick attack of the Jazz III Ultex. The reason I originally switched to the Jazz III and ultimately the Jazz III Ultex is that the sharpness of the picking attack is incredible and really helps you hone your chops and fine-tune your picking. I like a thicker pick and originally ordered the 1.0mm and the 2.0mm but only the 2.0mm picks arrived, so that's what I'm trying. The grip is unfortunately not as stable as the Jazz III Ultex because the Jazz III Ultex has the corrugations and I find it easier to keep grip in cold/dry weather. The smooth surface of the Ultex Sharp 2.0mm makes it a little more difficult and I find the pick moving around more in my hand in cold/dry weather. However, if you like the sharp pick attack of the Jazz III but can't adapt to the smaller form factor, definitely give these picks a try. They may become a new staple of my collection as there's more pick surface for pick slides/rakes/etc. and I find it makes doing such maneuvers easier. Definitely worth a try. Bravo to Dunlop for bringing together great features of two great pickups.


Liked about it Sharp pick attack of the Jazz III in a full-sized pickup.
Ultex material wears better.
Ultex picks produce a more clear note.


Didn't like The smooth surface of the pick makes it tough to grip and/or adjust in cold/dry weather.


Overall satisfaction:
 
4.0

By racerevlon
Mar 08, 2010
 
Was this review helpful to you?
Yes No

Report this review
 
Price: $3 to $19
Compare Prices
at 20 stores

The best.

Comments The 1.0 has been my fave for the past couple of years for rhythm guitar, occasional soloing too.


Liked about it Precise attack to the strings, nice grip


Didn't like The feel of the new ones are great, but after awhile, they become slippery like all the "others".


Overall satisfaction:
 
4.5

By VirgilGuitar
Jun 13, 2012
 
Was this review helpful to you?
Yes No

Report this review
 
Price: $3 to $19
Compare Prices
at 20 stores

best picks ever!

Comments whats not to like? ultex material, sharper point (not too sharp), not tiny like a jazz.


Liked about it makes picking and harmonics a breeze. points last for a long time. seriously you need to go out and get some of these.


Didn't like for some reason i had to get a size a lil thicker than i usually play. i used to play 1.0's but with these i needed the next size up (1.14)for it to feel right in my hands.


Overall satisfaction:
 
5.0

By krylon
Oct 24, 2010
 
Was this review helpful to you?
Yes No

Report this review
 
Price: $3 to $19
Compare Prices
at 20 stores
 
 
























Something wrong in this page? Let us know!
internal use: spec664 spec296