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Fast and accurate
on 24 March 2014
Jazz IIIs are renowned for their accuracy, stiffness and ease of playing quickly. So what would Petrucci bring to the formula?
The Petrucci Jazz III is made from Ultex, and in size it's a touch larger than the regular Jazz III. A little thicker, and somewhere in between the regular Jazz III and the XL in size. The result is that they're a bit more comfortable to hold than the smaller Jazz III while still retaining the feel, and the polished Ultex tip skips across the strings fantastically well.
If there's any downside at all its that they're slightly less grippy than most Jazz IIIs. The JP logo is the same on both sides, and gives you slightly less to grip onto than the Dunlop and Jazz III logos on the other Jazz picks. The Ultex material around the gripping area is slightly rough, but I find it doesn't make much difference to the grip. At first I thought that the slightly more slippery feeling was going to stop me from liking these, but it didn't take too long for me to get used to them and now I barely notice it. I've adopted them as my pick of choice, hence the 5 stars.