Twin Picks Review – Get a Much Richer Guitar Sound (Almost Like A 12-String)

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Looking for a way to spice up the sounds of your acoustic guitar?

For more than two years I have been using these special picks, and now I am happy to share them with you. The Twin Picks consist of 2 tongues – this gives the guitar sort of a “double” sound effect – richer and more interesting to the ear. They also have a distinctive shape which makes for a very solid grip and less chance of having them slip out of your hand while playing.

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Does it? Keep reading to find out…

I use Twin Picks about 50% of the overall time when I play guitar. I especially like using them with the acoustic guitar but they also work well with my electric – only less notable.

The different kinds that you can get are below. I use all of them with my acoustic. Also, you can watch demo videos for all of them on the Twin Picks website)

  • Acoustic Soft: Overall the softest one of them all. The sounds is bright and sweet (reminds me a lot of my 12-string guitar sound) and it is OK for strumming but for me it is too soft and lacks the sustain I want. Also – it's hard to have a good control over it for quick runs and accurate solos.
  • Acoustic Hard: Getting better but still too soft for picking arpeggios and other inverted picking uses.
  • Electric Soft: Much better, very good control and sounds very rich.
  • Electric Hard: The thickest of the bunch, and definitely my favorite to use – both on electric guitar and acoustic guitar. Very agile, plays rich arpeggios, riffs, solos and everything else that you'll want to play. If you like your regular picks on the thick side – you'll feel at home and this will be your new favorite pick!
Me playing my Hagstrom electric guitar with my Twin Picks "Electric Hard" - my favorite Twin Picks choice for both acoustic and electric.

Soloing on my Hagstrom electric guitar with the “Electric Hard” which is my favorite Twin Picks choice for both acoustic and electric.

The Twin Picks also have a couple of disadvantages:

  • Expensive – one Twin Pick costs like 4-5 regular picks. It's still only a matter of a dollar or two though and definitely worth it.
  • Can only be purchased online.
  • I wish they had them in more colors and designs besides red and black. I mean, picks were always something you can go crazy with and have many different styles, so hopefully Twin Picks will catch up with this too.
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Overall, I LOVE the Twin Picks. Whenever I show them to someone I jam with, they are always hooked up on it, so I am pretty surprised that these picks are not very well known yet.

Peace and enjoy, hope I gave you another cool idea to spice up your guitar playing. If you tried the Twin Picks yourself, you're welcome to let us know if you liked them in the comments. Other readers would appreciate more feedback other than mine. Thanks!

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Click on the pic to check out the Twin Picks website for some sound samples.


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7 comments for “Twin Picks Review – Get a Much Richer Guitar Sound (Almost Like A 12-String)

  1. dana mcdonald
    February 13, 2018 at 12:46 PM

    I made a few of these in the 70’s for my own use…..they worked ok but spacing was important..the clickity clickity could get a bit redundant if not played correctly….nice item to have for “mixing it up”

    • Alon Cooper
      February 16, 2018 at 7:02 PM

      Agreed. Thanks Dana.

  2. Jerry Whitetime
    October 30, 2016 at 10:56 AM

    I wonder how they actually sound cause i got a 12 string myself (a fine rickenbecker) so will have to order a bunch and see.

    • Alon Cooper
      October 28, 2016 at 3:29 AM

      Only one way to find out… I got a 12 string myself (a Taylor, but man do I love the electric Rick twelvers) and I can attest it gets pretty close!

    • dana mcdonald
      February 13, 2018 at 12:48 PM

      not necessary on a 12 string…but have fun!!

  3. cherry chuck
    April 26, 2016 at 2:54 AM

    These picks were too much for me, fell really weird.

    • Alon Cooper
      April 28, 2016 at 10:33 AM

      Yeah, took me a while to get used to them as well. I suggest trying the different version. (as I said, I liked the thicker ones more but depends on your playing style you might find the others to feel more natural)

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