I recieved the 1.3 mm teardrop picks that I ordered and the 1.4 mm triangle pick that Ken (Welder) sent me yesterday. I tried them out and like them alot. I ordered a pack of the grip and a pack of non-grip (both teardrop or standard shape in 1.3 mm). The pick welder sent is a large triangle shape.
The picks with grips have a raised circle with a fine sandpaper feel to them. It kinda feels like a cat’s tongue without the slobber (or the sharp teeth). It makes for a nice grip. The non-grip is just a typical polished pick with the logo in ink whereas the logo on the gripped pick is raised and actually makes up part of the grip. The non-grip is sticky enough to where it doesn’t slip and slide (for me anyway).
The grip picks are a nice looking deep reddish - brown translucent finish and the non-grips are a solid dark brown finish, similar to a Blue Chip. Maybe that was their intent. The thickness is a little deceiving. I thought the 1.3’s that I ordered would be a little dark and dampened sounding on guitar. They don’t offer these in 1.14mm like their gold Ultex picks so I went with the 1.3’s. They sound about as bright as the 1.14, so I was pleased with that. The 1.4mm has a very nice tone on guitar (similar to my Blue Chip STP-50 with a straight bevel. They both sound really good. I think I would stay away from the 1 mm if you don’t like a bright sound.
To sum it up, for six or seven dollars for a three pack, give 'em a try. It’s fun trying new picks, strings, instruments, etc. I got mine from Music 123 through Amazon. I think welder got his from Musician’s Friend.
I sent yours out today Welder. Hope you’re ok with the standard teardrop shape. Thanks for the one you sent.