There are many different types of guitar picks on the market, and metal guitar picks are one option worth considering for those who like to venture outside the norm & carve their own style.
However, they also have some drawbacks that you should be aware of before making a purchase too.
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These guitar picks are a great option for players who want a brighter sound and more projection from their guitars while having the ultimate in durability.
If you play aggressively then these picks might be the ones for you as they can take quite a beating & some are available with added grip too.
Some of these picks have it all, tone, grip, feel comfortable to play, & are the epitome of durability.
However they require you to have more refined picking & controlled picking technique.
That is if you don't mind the wear & tear that can come out of using metal picks.
This means the increased chance of scratches which might be ok with your aesthetics, but it also means having to change your guitar strings a bit more often.
Are metal picks good for playing metal?
If you're primarily playing lead, you might get the most out of a metal pick.
They can make each individual note sound fuller & ring out like a bell.
They can be great for rhythm playing too but the weight of the pick might be an issue depending on how much speed & precision is required for your music.
If you're looking to try some metal guitar picks, consider our "Ducat" Classics.
These picks are made of solid high-quality brass and offer all the benefits we discussed above.
Just beware that since these brass picks are more of a limited edition item in our shop, so are not always in stock.
But if you get a chance to swipe one for yourself, use the promo code: MGP-15 to save 15% on them.
An offer only available through this blog post.
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Metal guitar picks can be a great addition to any guitarist's arsenal, but they're not right for everyone.
Are the good guitar picks for beginners? Probably not. At least not as a first pick.
It's important to weigh the pros and cons before making a decision about whether or not they're right for you.
Anyways, we hope you found this article useful & informative.
Thanks for reading!
Have you ever tried using metal guitar picks? What was your experience?
Let us know in the comments below! We want to know what you think.
-The Iron Age Team
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