Re: Dunlop Delrin 500 Ellipticals
I received a 12 pack of Dunlop 500's 1.14mm thick yestrerday.I found one that i'd bought years back in an old drawer a few days ago,tried it out on my mandolins & loved it.It gives me what the Wegen Bluegrass picks give me,but smoooooother over the strings.
One thing that i did on receiving the 12 pack,was to measure the thickness of my original pick using a micrometer,it measured 0.047" in thickness.I opened the 12 pack & i could tell simply by the feel of them in my fingers, that some were thicker than others. Now 1.14 mm = 0.0448" - so, my original pick is thicker than 1.14mm by just over 0.002". Seven of the new picks were spot on 1.14 mm in thickness,but 5 of them were the same as my original pick.You wouldn't think that maybe such a small difference in thickness would affect the tone,but it was the difference between being a bit 'thin' sounding & a lovely, rounded full tone - i'm well pleased,
Last edited by Ivan Kelsall; Jun-10-2012 at 4:23am.
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