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I've always been a fan of the Jazz III's, mainly I use the White Tortex .88 Jazz III's but I decided to try out a few others while restocking my usual picks and I opted for the John Petrucci Ultex picks and these.
Noticeably the thing that makes this stand out from other Jazz III picks the the cut out that's meant to keep it in place and not worry about it slipping out of your fingers. I'll go ahead and say I'm a bedroom musician but I've been using Jazz III's for nearly a decade, so I'm familiar with them but can't comment on stage use. These are pretty great, I like the cut away it does help, however how much it will help varies and depends on how you hold your pick. I tend to hold very close to the tip but it does feel different holding it than when I hold my JP Jazz III's or my Tortex ones but I'm starting to move a bit higher on the pick and it feels nice, I think the cut away helps angle the top of the pick towards the inside of your finger just a tiny bit but does have a impact and I do feel gripping the pick is easier than your standard shaped Jazz III.
Overall I'd say it's worth giving a shot, I could see this being beneficial to someone with larger finger who can cover a larger surface of the pick than my medium to small fingers ever could. I'm starting to think my dream pick might be a combination of this cutaway on a John Petrucci Jazz III, I'd just like to try this pick made of a different material than nylon but that's just my curiosity. It's a fantastic pick and one I think is worth a try for only a few pounds it could become your new favourite. Personally I'm not sure which will become my go to pick but I'll update this review if this becomes my go to pick.
Hopefully you found this review helpful and happy shredding.
Edit: I brought these to my music theory lesson and my teacher didn't think much of them then used them, ordered a set as soon as the lesson was over and loves them.
I bought these because I'm a huge Kirk Hammett fan AND my main pick of choice is the standard red Dunlop Jazz III pick. So if your reason for buying these is the same as mine, this review should be helpful; though I would like to point out that this is completely subjective and you may actually really like this pick.
The cut at the top DOES actually help with maneuvering and controlling the orientation of the pick within your fingers. However, I felt that the lost surface area due to the cutaway at the top actually reduced my overall grip, since there is technically less material to hold on to.
While these are in fact labeled as Jazz III's, they're noticeably more flexible and less stiff than the standard red Jazz III's. I found that to be a little irritating as I am used to relatively thicker/stiffer picks.
Jazz III's but with a little notch cut out - supposedly for better grip. Not so sure about that but they are great picks - I use Jazz III's anyway so no issues there. It also helps having the bright colour so you can spot them when you drop one onstage!
Plenty of attack, to be honest they just slip out of my fingers, I don't know if the cut away is to prevent that but it's actually the reason they slip out of my fingers so much. I bought them because I thought or read that it increases grip but I can say that unless I'm holding the pick wrong which I'm not or in an unusual manner which I'm also not doing these are garbage. Buy normal picks or buy the max grip ones instead. These are a gimmick.
Amazing guitar pick, fast, accurate. Great colour. Pick point seems to be more rounded, which helped me a lot. Pick sweeping is a breeze with these jazz III’s. I can’t use anything else. I will be buying 2 packs every month, even if I don’t need them.
I have used Tortex .88's for about 17 years in my guitar playing career, but I found using these KH-Jazz picks positively refreshing. They are incredibly small, but I found that after nearly 20 years of playing guitar using these managed to improve my dexterity and speed within weeks.