For the experienced mandolin player, the quality of their mandolin pick is critical to control. Likewise, it is critical to the quality of sound, the volume of sound, and the speed of their play. Also, like guitar picks, mandolin picks come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and materials. In addition, turtle shell picks are said to produce the best sounds and are a pleasure to use. These are no longer produced due to endangered species considerations. Moreover, most commercially available mandolin picks are made of plastic: celluloid, ultex, acrylics, and other polymers. Mandolin picks range in price and can be as affordable as $5 or as pricey as $50. In addition, young musicians should tend towards the more affordable picks because the picks can be easily lost. Likewise, experienced musicians can invest in a high-end pick as their skill level increases.

Which Mandolin Picks are Best?

Despite its cost, a mandolin pick is a must have for mandolin enthusiasts. The pick will effect different tones and sounds even from the same mandolin. Furthermore, musicians have a collection of picks to achieve different sounds depending on the mood and effect they want to illicit. With this in mind, if you are not sure what mandolin pick to buy, go to a music store and try a few. Similarly, ask your mandolin teacher or fellow colleagues to let you try their picks to see what feels good in your hand. However, we encourage you to try our mandolin pick sampler kits:

Mandolin Lite Sampler Kit includes:
Medium Pointed Lite
Large Pointed Lite
Medium Round Lite
Large Round Lite
Mandolin Premium Sample Kit includes:
Small Pointed
Medium Round
Large Round
Freakishly Large Round
Medium Pointed Lite
Medium Round Lite
Large Pointed Lite
Large Round Lite

All of the picks are suitable for beginner, intermediate, and advanced mandolin players. You will be pleasantly surprised at the dramatic change in tone and texture of your music based on the pick you use. ¬†Please be aware that shipping within USA is only $1.99 (we also ship internationally) so don’t be shy, give us a call at (615) 927-5989 or contact us online.

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