- One of the great unsung heroes of rock’n’roll, Jim Dunlop Sr., has died.
- Dunlop’s legacy? Guitar picks! Everyone who’s ever played a guitar has probably used a Dunlop pick at some point.
- He founded Dunlop Manufacturing in 1965 and became world famous for picks, along with products like strings, pedals, and other guitar accessories.
- The unique shapes and textures of Dunlop picks had a huge impact on the guitar-playing world. Metallica’s Kirk Hammett once said Dunlop picks “completely changed how I play.”
- Should Dunlop be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Guitar players – what kind of pick do you prefer?