More volume and less pick noise.
The Gold Series is the premium line offered by Gravity Picks. The material is a high grade thermoplastic which is amazingly wear-resistant. There is a sizable difference in volume when compared with a normal pick, enabling you to cut through the mix.
TLDR: It is a great pick with a feel and a tone that justify the cost - also when compared to similarly priced competitors.
For context, I also own a few Gravity acrylic picks which I love and still consider better than pretty much every other pick I've used in the past.
Some observations after three days of playing with the Sunrise Gold 2.5mm:
- One of the most important aspects of a pick for me is the TONE. I like a clear (no pick noise) and a slightly mellow tone. The Sunrise Gold overthrew RB's Big Jazzer which was my previous favorite in that respect. The tone is just great.
- The material texture has a very good feel. Haven't tested on gig aka sweaty environment yet. One of the main issues that I had with said competitors was the "warping" and getting slippery, even with grip holes, so I'm really looking forward to testing it on the battlefield.
- It is louder than the equivalent acrylic version but, again, without introducing any unwanted pick noise.
- It has more pointy/sharp edges than the acrylic Sunrise 2mm. Although I would prefer more rounded edges, the pick is comfortable and it feels like I can be more accurate on runs and string skips with less effort - at least with my picking technique.
In summary, from my experience so far, it's an amazing pick with great tone and feel. I would (will) buy it again without much thought.
PS. As a point of reference, my favorite picks have been the (acrylic) Sunrise 2.0mm followed by the Big Jazzer (but I decided I don't like their material) and as off-the-shelf emergency fallback the John Petrucci signature JAZZ III (427PJP).
As I haven't received my order, I won't be able to comment on your products yet. Will do when I've received the goods. regards
Edges are too sharp...
In my opinion this is the perfect pick. I played jazz iii XL’s for years but was never a fan of how the nylon would wear out after one or two gigs. I’ve been using the same gold series pick for a month straight and there’s no sign of wear whatsoever. I plan on trying the 003 big mini and the Razer big mini gold series next. Definitely worth the money.