Metallica picks, They are here and they are badass! If you’re a Metallica fanatic and have yet to catch one at their concerts, this is the next best thing. We’ll tell you all there is to know about the Metallica Range
What are these Metallica Picks?
These guitar picks are made by Jim Dunlop, one of the biggest names in the guitar pick industry which offer you the same shapes as we all know and love but there’s one awesome difference. The Metallica picks have seriously cool artwork and are designed to match the exact picks the band uses on tour. The Metallica range has options with regards to the different artwork and shapes available.
Why are these cool?
We’re pretty sure some of the artwork match the ones they use. As one can see in the image below, those are picks my brother and I caught at a Metallica concert in South Africa back in 2012. The shapes in the range we can confirm, are identical to the one’s they use. The range include:
- James Hetfields’s custom Dunlop .88 mm regular shape
- Kirk Hammet’s custom Jazz III
- Robert Trujillo’s triangle pick, eventhough I don’t think he uses a pick ever?
The best pick out of this range for us has to be Kirk Hammet’s custom Green Jazz III which sports a V shape cut out which not only looks cool but has a function too. The V cut out gives the player more grip on the guitar pick. Kirk used to use the regular jazz III shape and cut out his own V for extra grip. So dunlop just incorporated this into his custom pick. A little trick, the V cut is the perfect pick slide for epic noise in between riffs and the signature Kirk sliding side. Kirk’s signature guitar picks come in an awesome guitar pick holder.
It is also worth mentioning that his signature pick comes in a luminous green color. so you’ll never lose these…yea right! Read more about the Jazz III shape in our list of best guitar picks
Where can you buy Metallica Picks?