Dunlop 449P.73 Max-Grip® Nylon Standard, Gray, .73mm, 12/Player’s Pack

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Molded gripping surface features a carefully engineered coarse grid Made of durable nylon Perfect pick for speed pickers and hard strummers Packaged as a 12 pack .73mm, gray color

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max grip dunlopSpeed, Precision, Control

Shred without the fear of dropping your pick with the Jim Dunlop Max-Grip Nyoln Picks. No matter how sweaty your fingers get, the molded gripping surface provides the grip you need to ensure your pick stays in your hand and not the stage floor.

  • Available in a pack of 12 or 72
  • Available in gauges: .60, .73, .88, 1.00, 1.14 and 1.50


The Max-Grip Nylon Pick’s molded gripping surface features a carefully engineered coarse grid that provides an unparalleled non-slip surface. The combination of Max-Grip surface and molded nylon material makes this the perfect pick for speed pickers and hard strummers who want extreme precision and durability-without losing control of their pick.

  • Max Grip Surface
  • Molded Nylon
  • Extreme Precision

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Dunlop Picks

Over 50 Years Of History………..

For over 50 years Jim Dunlop Picks have graced countless stages and records across the musical landscape.

From the humble beginning of creating Capos and Tuners in his spare time to completely revolutionizing the guitar plectrum with his Tortex material. World dominating bands like Metallica, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Alice In Chains and many, many more use Tortex exclusively.

The Dunlop guitar pick line as has continued to expand with many shapes, sizes, colours, graphics, textures and materials.

With truly state of the art additions like Ultex and Primetone ranges. Every part of the of Dunlop’s pick line embodies the respect for the player, attention to detail and the sense of exactitude that Jim Dunlop put into his very first pick

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Item Weight

0.32 ounces

Product Dimensions

4 x 2.5 x 0.25 inches

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60131503 (Instrument strings or picks)
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4.8 out of 5 stars

7,858 ratings
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4.8 out of 5 stars

Best Sellers Rank

#90 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments) #4 in Guitar Picks & Bass Picks

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Date First Available

June 8, 2005

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60 reviews for Dunlop 449P.73 Max-Grip® Nylon Standard, Gray, .73mm, 12/Player’s Pack

  1. Carol K

    They don’t slip out of my fingers

    These picks have enough texture that they do not slip out of my fingers like smooth picks. They are easy to hold and do not irritate my fingers even though they are not as smooth as other picks. They make playing easier because I am not worried about losing the pick in the middle of a song.

  2. Big Red Viking

    Good, quality nylon pick.

    For me the primary attribute is the gripability (if that’s even a word). The thickness and durability are great for my style of playing, which has been described as ‘percussive folk-metal’.

    One person found this helpful

  3. LMI

    This is the pick of my choice

    Hopefully the price stays affordable. I’m definitely not happy Dunlap charges a premium for a more grippy pick that costs exactly the same to make…but I have to admit, it’s worth a few extra cents to me.Dunlap makes good picks (as do others) and this is one of my favorites for a balanced sound with a acoustic steel string guitar. Around a 0.7 nylon is a pretty good balance of flex and firmness plus the texture ads a lot (and no, that’s not what “she said”).

  4. j. thiele


    I have been trying MANY picks and I’ve liked many. However, this is the best one. I have just about every major pick brand mad with TRADITIONAL pick material and these are the best. Now, they are nylon so they will have a different feel and attack to the plastics. The grip on these is the best. I used Fender’s rubber slip-on grips and they worked great, but I got tired of the rubber hitting the strings now and again.

  5. Jeffrey S. Canfield


    My wife likes them so that’s what I get her.

  6. The Ford Family

    Great Quality, Great Price

    These aren’t for me, 5 stars though as to product itself. You can’t go wrong with these if you’re looking for a sticky pic, MAN! I mean they stay put! It feels like they’re glued to your finger tips; I found myself constantly adjusting them just to make sure they weren’t lol! Alas, I do need to adjust the positioning of my pic too often as I bounce back and forth between picking and strumming. But I’m weird…I use very lite strings and pic. If you’re a thicker picker and like your pic to stay put then these are for you, I doubt you’re gonna find a better deal.

    One person found this helpful

  7. Adam Ballinger

    The picks I’ve used forever

    Hands down my favorite picks! I’ve used these forever. Definitely one of the easiest to hold onto

  8. Beammeup

    Easy to grip and not slip out of your fingers.

    Being a bass player I rarely use a pick but when I do it’s the Dunlop max grip. Even with sweaty fingers I can hang on to these bad boyz. The best.

  9. cannimagine

    Love these picks

    I use several types of picks but these have become my favorite. They are so much easier to hold than other picks.

  10. joebobhenrybob


    I do wish the grippy pattern extended all the way to the edges on the half of the pick that would be gripped – that said, this is the most grippy thin pick I’ve found yet. The maxgrip carbon fibre jazz picks are the best thicker pick.I used the 73 nylon after I found a bit too much clacking in my acoustic recordings – the softer nylon and more give seems to do the trick – I don’t think you can go much thinner unless you are using it purely for strumming with zero picking – if you’re going to do a mix of strumming and picking, the 73 is good.I also tried it on bass on a lark and that was kind of amusing. I found that playing over away from the bridge, with the right setup, it was a pretty cool tone – despite how weird playing bass with a thin pick may seem.Anyway it just goes to show it is always a good idea to experiment with different pick sizes, thicknesses, and materials for different tones. When people talk about tone being in the hands of the player, they may be neglecting one of the key contributors that stays with the player regardless of axe – the picks they use. you hand any guitar to Brian May and you know what he’s going to pick it with…

    5 people found this helpful

  11. Polly Burkeen

    Exactly as advertised

    Arrived promptly. Exactly as advertised

  12. mfbonafide

    Really easy to hang on to

    Best pick ever for me.

  13. Brian Bodine



    One person found this helpful

  14. Jeff24c


    Very nice picks. I like a heavier pick and these are it.

    One person found this helpful

  15. R. Elliott

    So far, so good

    I’m enjoying these so far. The grips are the best I’ve tried out among similar types of picks intended to provide extra grip, and they tend to stay between my fingers where I want them. The .60mm provides adequate, if not real good, attack, but what can you expect from nylon at this size. Overall, they’re comfortable and don’t slip – although I haven’t yet used them in a situation where I’m dripping with sweat.

    One person found this helpful

  16. Bookish


    I’m recovering from hand surgery and found I couldn’t quite keep my grip on a regular pick. These work great and make it possible for me to start playing again.

    3 people found this helpful

  17. S. Moe

    A nice pick

    I’m very comfortable with this pick, it has excellent grip, it’s flexible enough for strumming, and sturdy enough for picking. So a bit of a compromise, you can use it for any style of play, but it’s not the very best for any of them, but good enough. If I’m using only one pick I’d take one of these.

    One person found this helpful

  18. Brad4321

    Excellent Grip, Perfect for Beginners

    As a general rule, I love Jim Dunlop picks. I was looking for a slightly thinner pick than the .73 I typically use for hard/fast strumming on my acoustic and gave these Max-Grip .60 a try. These picks turned me from a beginner into an advanced beginner instantly. All the pick control issues I had with other picks is instantly gone. Just as other reviewer’s say, its like you glued the pick to your fingers. It does not shift when playing hard and the grip allows much easier single hand pick manipulation when you want to change position. As the years go by and I gain more experience and techniques I may change picks, but until then, its Max-Grip all the way.At my level, the .60 (and .73) is a great compromise pick thickness. It is thick enough for some single string picking and still thin enough for heavy hand, beginner strumming. The thicker picks absolutely give more control when picking individual strings, but makes it difficult for beginners to control while strumming.As long as I don’t lose them, a 12 pack will last a lifetime.

    One person found this helpful

  19. Carl Spackler

    Easy to hold

    I am a beginner and have been experimenting with different gauge picks to see which ones I prefer. I really like these max grip picks and think the thinner gauge (0.73 and 0.60) make strumming easier. Haven’t tested durability vs other brands but you get 12 picks in a pack so not really sure how important it is.

    One person found this helpful

  20. James MercerJames Mercer

    Won’t slip out of your fingers.

    Great pick for fast picking individual strings like I do as a metal player. These picks aren’t so good for strumming so if you’re looking to strum chords I’d get a thinner pick.

    2 people found this helpful

  21. Longride

    It’s the whole reason I can shred

    Just kidding, but does feel great and feel more confident that it won’t slip out of my fingers.

  22. Marci


    Durable and easy to hold!

  23. David F

    Maybe a little too grippy

    I like that this pick won’t slip out of your fingers but it’s almost too sticky. It can still move around a little bit and when I try to readjust it is so grippy I have problems getting it back into the correct position.

  24. JS

    Very good product

    Easy to hold, durable. Make strings sound perfect.

  25. Joe

    Nashville bound

    These magic picks are making me a star I could never play a guitar but more I am Nashville bound I am about to sign a million dollar recording contract Tomorrow Best magic pick everNow really how am I supposed to rate a small peice if plastic There make the guitar make noise Nothing wrong with them good product

    2 people found this helpful

  26. Mike M.

    Just what I wanted!!

    I play bass and use my fingers but some songs that were originally played with a pick sound best when using one. Love these picks!! The weight is perfect, not to thin, not to thick, firm with just a perfect amount of give… for picks, it’s my pick!!

    One person found this helpful

  27. Amazon Customer

    They work!

    Good grip.

  28. Dwight – Marietta, GA

    Comfortable Grip – Good for Beginners

    These picks are nice for strumming along or for essential skills practice (scales, etc). They offer the right kind of flexibility near the tip of the pick which helps with accuracy when strumming. The grip is nice if you don’t mind a tactile feel where you grip the pick.I was hoping to find something that wouldn’t slip out of my hand with soft strumming but I find the material a little slippery (even with the grip) for my taste. Most of that is likely related to my lack of pick skill so I would still recommend this pick to someone starting out who is interested in mastering the basic chords.

  29. KevinKevin

    Just what I was looking for.

    Nice non-slip grip that doesn’t interfere with use.

  30. Brendan Bailey

    The best pick brand!

    I’ve been using Dunlop picks for over 20 years. This version with the max-grip texture is by far their best pick ever!! Can’t recommend this pick enough.

    2 people found this helpful

  31. Emily E.


    Stays in my hand and doesn’t chip and break like cheap Chinese junk celluloid picks. DUNLOP MAX GRIP is good stuff. 👍

  32. entity3sf

    Excellent pick

    I used to use 1.0 Millimeter picks by Dunlop. They were fine until I bought a few new guitars and needed some flexibility. The .73 is great for that. Right now I can recommend them to anyone. They have a great feel and rough pattern front and back so you don’t drop them or have them turn on you during playiing. I’d recommend them. Hey, they are not expensive; worth a try,

  33. SR

    Good picks. Like them much!

    I enjoy these picks! Good gripping ability for me. Will get more if I need them. Dunlop are my favorite pick brand!!!!

  34. NomDePlume

    Never drop a pick again!

    Max-Grip 60’s — and the Max-Grip series as a whole — are simply the best guitar picks I’ve ever used. I had a previous favorite pick — the Fender medium, in the confetti pattern (because it was easy to spy when I dropped it on the floor). Then I picked up a Dunlop (an earlier version), and never looked back. The Max-Grip texture is pure magic — I don’t think I’ve ever had one slip out of my hand. I can’t even remember the last time I had to shake a pick out of a guitar body — it’s sure never happened with a Dunlop. I bought a 72-pack of the 60’s, and now I have a lifetime supply.I use the .60 for two very different acoustic guitars, and it’s perfect for both. My 6-string has D’Addario phosphor-bronze mediums, and that’s a fairly heavy gauge. My 12-sting has D’Addario EXP38 coated lights. I get exactly the sound I want out of both, with the same light pick.I use the 1.5mm for my electric, and occasionally for bass. Another match made in heaven.My only gripe — gray is boring, and the shades of the three thinnest are almost identical, and hard to tell apart. Make this in some colors and patterns please, Dunlop. My favorite color is still the Fender confetti.

    18 people found this helpful

  35. Craig Fink

    These are my favorite picks!!

    I really like the shape and the texture of these..👍

  36. Crobine1

    Great for me

    Quality on all aspects !Actually, I have NEVER had issues with any Dunlop anything…and I’ve ordered a bunch.Solid 5 stars

  37. ཡaᎧᎹ

    My fave


  38. Picasso

    Good pick

    Good pick,perfect for me.these things last forever

  39. Israel Him R.

    Great guitar pick

    Great product

  40. Reggie

    Perfect for me.

    This is my go to gauge pick & the max grip is on point. For strumming or playing lead which I play both rythm & lead guitar. Jim Dunlop products are second to none in my book & are known world wide as a product that can be counted on. Durable & long lasting. As far as the price goes. You’re really paying for the Signature of EVH & in my opinion. They could be more reasonable in price. However ya gotta love the fact that he endorsed these great picks & I’ll use a couple & keep the rest for the fact that he tragically past this last year. Great loss to the music world. Very sad to say the least. I wished they made a Randy Rhodes pick?

    One person found this helpful

  41. Brian Gabriel

    Dad Hasn’t Dropped it Yet

    I like a lighter pick for strumming and control. This .60 fits the bill without being flimsy (.38).I bought this particular pick for the grip, of course, as my Dad drops his pick continuously due to his shaky hand. He hasn’t dropped this one yet, so hold your breath for an update on his pick-dropping calamities. So far, so good. And I like the grip, too.If you want a light pick with a fantastic grip… enjoy.

    One person found this helpful

  42. ALXDVS1955

    Dunlop Nylons, the best

    Over the years, I keep coming back to these picks. I use them in various thicknesses for acoustic and electric guitar as well as these 88s specifically for electric bass guitar.

  43. BLP3 Motors

    The bulletproof Pic

    I have used a Dunlop .60mm since playing 20 years ago. I love the bigger grip pattern since it was rebranded. A solid pick for strumming. I have only ever broken one pic in all my years….you pretty much lose pics into the great abyss. Great value and great quality. get chu some

  44. Lilysue

    Great Grip

    They do the job!

  45. PLC




    Love these

    These are all I use now. Great pics. I don’t drop them as much as other picks lol.

  47. Connie Sue

    My new favorites!

    I’ve used the old-style (standard?) Dunlop nylon picks for *ahem!* decades, and they’re great, but I decided to try these. As advertised, they are super easy to hold – they just seem to “stick” to my fingers, in a good way.

    One person found this helpful

  48. David Wiggins

    Great strumming picks

    The grips make it easy to hold and for pick manipulation. Great value.

  49. Hawkeye


    Tried this new pick today and something weird happened, the sound was different, bold and bright, and on two-month-old strings too. I’ve messed with picks before and always went back to what I really didn’t like but something was different this time. I know they’re thicker and thought well IDK. Does a pick or does the RIGHT pick make this much of a difference? I threw all my picks away just now and ordered another pack, today I’ve found something that has changed everything about my playing, something I can’t explain, this is the pick for me, this is the pick for this guitar, this little piece of plastic has changed everything.

    4 people found this helpful

  50. DCS


    The grip on these are game changing. I’ve always bought picks based on looks, and none of them play the way these do. I’ve always had problems with the picks sliding around in my dry hands. But these feel like sandpaper (in a good way though) where they are rough yet totally comfortable to play.

    2 people found this helpful

  51. davido

    Good picks but…

    I like these picks for how they feel when playing but I seem to get a brighter tone with celluloid picks which I prefer.

  52. Tony W.

    Not a bad start….I’ve seen better grippy picks, but these will do.

    These weren’t *quite* what I was expecting, but for what they do…they do well. Mediums with a slight hint toward the thin side of picks, but they provide juuuuuust enough grip not to lose them while you’re on a roll with your guitar jam. Definitely NOT the grippiest of picks I’ve ever used, but for the price….Get them.

  53. Eric Claptrap

    These picks are durable and certainly do the job.

    Could not order product. There was no way to select size or any option.

  54. Alright Mon

    Same tensile strength but thinner

    Same .88 tensile strength but much thinner. I was used to the .88 thickness so found the pick moving around more than regular .88. I guess it’s something to get used to but I don’t death grip my picks either.

  55. Amazon Customer

    very flexible

    good flexibility not hard and stiff

  56. Absolute Truth

    My absolute favorite. Love the grip and the feel. I use the .73mm

    Great pick! My absolute favorite.

  57. locutus

    They’re just picks

    55 years ago I bought a gross of fender picks for $2.50. I still have about 75 of them. I just paid ~$3.50 for 12 of these. Times change. Anyway, I found one of these mixed up in my stuff so I tried it out. I like how they sound on my bass and the etching keeps them from slipping. Over the years I developed a technique where I can keep a pick between my palm and third and fourth fingers and I can slip it back and forth so I can play with my fingers, too. These picks a great for that. But hey they’re just picks.

  58. David Smith

    Great Beginners pick

    I liked the grip on the picks. It has helped me as a beginner.

  59. Dan Barrett

    Not what they used to be

    They are the right size for most people. They are easily gripped. Unfortunately, they are not as smooth on the sides as they used to be, so I get a little scrape sound. Not so bad for acoustic, but distracting on all my guitars and audible on the Strat.

  60. Dennis

    Great pick (plectrum)

    The picks are great! The are flexible for acoustic guitar. Produces a mellow sound (of course, strings and the amount of force you use to strum affects the sound also) and is easy to hold. The raised dots help to keep it in your hand and not your sound hole! 👍I will purchase again when needed.P.S. They come in various thickness. Maybe an assorted pack to begin with to find your correct thickness. I also use the .73. Thanks for the opportunity to share my experience. Practice, Practice, Practice!

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