Dunlop is the number one pick manufacturer in the world. We didn’t reach that spot by treating picks as an afterthought—they’re as important to your sound as your pickups or your amp. We’re always experimenting with new formulas and shapes so we make sure every player’s need is well-accounted for. We sat down with CEO Jimmy Dunlop, our pick guru, for some insight into our pick-making and pick design process.
Everything you put in between your instrument and your amplifier affects your tone, including your instrument cable. The farther your signal has to travel, and the more circuitry it has to pass through, the more it loses some of its high end. Players who want to avoid this signal loss have a few options, the most popular of which is to use pedals with “true bypass.” But is “true bypass” the be-all, end-all answer to signal loss?