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D'Addario's Casein Picks aim to replicate tortoiseshell tone using dairy proteins

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D’Addario has introduced a new guitar pick made of casein, a synthetic material mainly comprised of dairy proteins.

The new Casein 351 pick is similar in shape to D’Addario’s tortoiseshell plectrums, but with several unique features, including a playing edge with a right-handed bevel to help glide along the strings, a pointed tip and, of course, the fact that’s made of synthetic proteins.

The Casein picks are offered in an extra heavy 2.0mm gauge, and according to D’Addario are ideal for acoustic and electric guitar and bluegrass playing.

The picks are available now for $21.99 per pack. For more information, head to D’Addario (opens in new tab).

 

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.