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.
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!
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.
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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