Can be spotted during Green Day's rig rundown. Also used by Jason White, as seen in the same video. Green Day's picks are custom-designed, in some cases with the face of the guitar player using it (e.g, Billie Joe's has his face on his pick). "The Dunlop Tortex .73s... this is the first time we went for the multi-color imprint pick. So... thank you Dunlop."more
"Dan's favorite choice right now is yellow Tortex turned black and printed. It's actually the old yellow Tortex picks. We had them made of course in black and they have the Black Keys logo from the kick drum. That's actually Patrick's artwork right there, because Patrick has traditionally always done the kick drum with a Sharpie. We took a close-up and sent it to the company and they put that image on the pickups," says Dan Auerbach's guitar tech about the Dunlop Standard Tortex .73 Yellow Guitar Picks.more
On top of [Noel Gallagher's amp](http://equipboard.com/pros/noel-gallagher/fender-68-custom-twin-reverb), yellow Dunlop Tortex Standard Guitar Picks (0.73mm) can be seen. He says: > "Thanks to Daniel at Gig Rig for building me a new pedal board. I shall be noodling now from here to eternity!"more
I found an opened pack of these while I was cleaning the other day and I have really been enjoying the happy medium width, sweet.... just enough flex when I choke back on the pick and plenty of stiffness if I choke up and grip it with more authority! Great material as always from tortex and a really good width for both hybrid and flatpicking styles.
I use Tortex picks exclusively. Usually the yellow, then sometimes the orange or green, depending what style or guitar I'm playing. The material is like a matte finish and easy to grip. The colors are nice—easy to find when I drop them. They also go through the wash well. I usually have about 3-4 fall on the ground when taking stuff out of the dryer. My wife thinks it's cute—better than a tube of Chapstick I guess :)
I've been using these picks since I started playing. At first they were hard to work with because I didn't understand very well how to play guitar, or play with a pick for that matter either, but these are great picks and I will be continuing to buy them and play with them. As a rhythm guitar player I haven't found a better pick that has as low a flex for the gauge than my trusty Yellow Dunlop Tortex Picks.
As Billie Joe Armstrong uses those, I decided to buy some of them. They are amazing, and were my first choice, and I love them, but they are more for strumming. Also, for any kind of genre.