Picks are picks are picks… right?!?!?! Definitely not!!! Picks impact a guitars tone in a major way. If you are a flatpicker, you can do a quick and easy experiment: Get three different picks, play the same lick, and observe how each pick will add a subtly different tonal characteristic.
Some picks are bright and clear while others are on the dark and warm end of the spectrum, the new Acrylux picks by Daddario actually cover both ends of this tonal spectrum. These new Acrylux picks come in two different recipes: the “Reso” version and the “Nitra” version and both have a unique sound to offer.
The “Reso” picks offer a subtly more clear and bright sound while the “Nitra” composition is a bit warmer and offers a darker tone. These picks come in three different shapes: Standard, Jazz, and Mandolin, and only one thickness (1.5mm) at the time of writing this. Although these picks are on the thicker end of the spectrum they have a decent amount of flex to them.
My experience with these picks is that both versions produce a tone that is on the warmer end of the spectrum, however the “Reso” picks do have a touch more clarity than the “Nitra” ones. I also noticed that both picks seem to be pretty slick and smooth in how they interacted with the strings.
These would be a wonderful option for any #guitargeek looking for a warmer/fatter tone.
D’Addario Acrylux Pick Links