McPherson Guitar Picks

(8 customer reviews)



McPherson Triple Tip Pro Picks. Our picks have 3 different tips, (fine, medium, and round) for 3 distinct sounds. It’s like getting 3 picks in one. Each pack contains 12 picks of the same thickness/color.


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.50 mm Red, .60 mm Orange, .73 mm Yellow, .88 mm Green, 1.0 mm Blue, 1.14 mm Purple


I’m 31 and have been playing guitar since I was 8-9. I’ve attended Berklee College of Music and have a lot of experience with a lot of different guitar picks.

I refuse to play without a blue 1.0mm McPherson pick.

Okay, obviously, I’m kidding. I wouldn’t refuse to play. I’d play guitar with a quarter, or dime, or paperclip, or anything that would even remotely work, if I had to. But on the other hand…

If I had the freedom at any moment to choose any pick to play with, out of all of the infinite kinds of picks I’ve ever used throughout almost 25 years of playing guitar, I’d choose McPherson Triple Tip Pro Picks every time.

The three, differently shaped tips on every pick offer full spectrum domination of tone and feel for extreme versatility in whatever style you want to play, and the hole in the center of the pick allows for maximum grip and effortless command and control. Pick your favorite thickness, and you’ll never look back.

I honestly feel like McPherson picks are nothing short of a secret weapon, when it comes to guitar playing. They should be an essential component of every guitar arsenal. I hereby endorse Triple Tip Pro Pick proliferation.

And to top it off, they are very durable and last a really, really long time.

There’s no question about it, McPherson picks are the best available.

If it’s not McPherson, it doesn’t even matter what it is.

I’m a novice who loves the control feeling of playing and plucking with bare fingers. Every pick I’ve tried has lead me back to my fingers. I tried the McPherson and thought, “this isn’t so bad”. I still prefer my fingers but have slowly been practicing hybrid picking with the McPick. And I finally don’t hate picking.

McPherson Triple Tip Pro Picks are the best! I’m a professional guitar instructor, and I always recommend these to any player I meet. In fact, I give a handful of them to all of my new students so they can try them out for themselves. They are made of the same material and in the same colors/thicknesses that many players are already accustomed to, but with some notable improvements over an ordinary guitar pick.

Having three tip choices is a handy feature, but I find that the triangle hole in the center is the real highlight. Others have tried to address the issue of pick slippage, or the pick sliding/turning/pivoting in the player’s hand while playing, but the triangle hole seems uniquely suited to the task. It helps to keep the pick in a single position and orientation, just about any which way the player likes to grip the pick, and the pick stays in place with minimal pressure while playing—resulting in a more relaxed picking hand, while simultaneously improving picking accuracy and consistency, regardless of which of the three tips the player is using. Who wouldn’t like that?

I first discovered McPherson picks when I saw their ad in an issue of “Guitar For The Practicing Musician” magazine way back in the mid/late ‘80s. I ordered a few of them, and I liked them at the time…but they weren’t available in any local music stores, and it was just easier to use conventional picks once I inevitably wore out the handful that I initially bought.

But then when I began teaching professionally in 2010, I was looking for novel picks and other playing accessories that might aid in teaching when I came across the McPherson Triple Tip Pro Picks again. Once I got reacquainted with the feel of the triangle hole I realized how helpful these picks can be for players of many different types and skill levels; they’ve been my go-to pick ever since, and my picking has gotten substantially more consistent as a result. Now I always keep a few dozen on hand, for myself and my students. Thanks for a great product, McPherson!

I recently bought a pack of the McPherson .60 orange picks. I actually used the yellow .73 picks like around 30 years ago (they were a different shape back then). Since then, I’ve tried dozens of different picks, maybe hundreds!!! For the last 5 years I’ve switched to very thick picks (like around 5mm or 6mm thick) for electric. I have very tight wrists and the thick picks help relax my grip. However, for some strange reason, I’ve been using more “normal” picks, light gauge and medium for acoustic guitar. The tone is much better with regular picks (I especially like .60 ultex picks) and playing-wise, it also feels better. I use maybe 4 or 5 different brands of picks for acoustic, and I must say that the McPherson .60’s are now included among my choice acoustic picks. They play and sound great and the hole helps with my grip. They look cool as well.

I just got back my Rogue (Musician’s Friend) electric sitar from my guitar doctor (it’s a Vinnie Bell Coral electric sitar copy). It’s a strange beastie and I’ve had trouble finding a pick that’s just right for it. I just tried the McPherson pick with it and I can actually play fast runs on it, which was very difficult before.

I rarely write reviews unless a product really knocks me out, and these picks certainly fit in that category. I just wish I could afford one of the McPherson guitars – maybe in another lifetime!!!!

I have a set of the green .88s which I like just fine. I also have a treasured stash of the old style, more pointed picks and end up playing an old yellow one most of the time. The finer point seems to make the pick feel more accurate. Hope you consider a reissue of the old design sometime, although I’m sure they’re not a profit center for you. I’ve searched high and low.

I’ve been playing acoustic guitar for 50 years and have tried more picks than I could ever count. I could never find a pick that really worked for me … until I discovered the McPherson pick. I use the orange .60 mm exclusively. The first thing I noticed was how much easier it was to grip the pick because of the hole in the middle which allows for skin to skin contact. I used to drop my picks all the time but rarely drop them now. I won’t use any other picks. I even found a traditional triangular with rounded corners which had a hole in the middle and was .6o mm … but it was nothing like the McPherson pick. I use each of the three corners for different effects. The only recommendation I would make would be to make them available in packs of 50 or 100. I’d spend the $$ in a heartbeat.

Echo pretty much all the above comments. I love these picks. Great design, great feel. I use them on both acoustic and electric. Especially good for hybrid picking. The only downside…I can never go back to a non-McP pick again!

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