Kirk Hammett: “This Guitar Pick Was the Best Thing to Happen to My Playing”

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In this debut episode of CBC Music’s series Show Me Your Pick, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett debuts his brand-new His custom Dunlop Jazz III pick

“Usually my guitar picks are lime green but today I have a black pick with metallic flake in it. I got these because I like metallic flake, but if I drop these onstage, I’m fucked—’cause I won’t be able to see ‘em!”

As Hammett notes, the pick has a V shape cut out of the top. Check out the video to learn its purpose. 

“This pick completely changed my guitar style, completely changed how I play, completely changed how I pick,” Hammett says. “This little pick here was the best thing to happen to my playing.”

Find out why below.