Dave Grohl’s Dunlop .71mm Gator Grip Picks

This is the pick that Dave used in the early days, during the 90s. In the later years, Dunlop started making custom picks with the Foo Fighters logo printed on them, but they were essentially the same.

The Gator Grip pick is a special type of pick developed by Dunlop, with the goal to increase the grip when compared to regular smooth picks. They achieved this by using a rough matte surface, which Dave apparently loves.

Dunlop .71mm Gator Grip Picks seen on Dave’s mic stand, circa 1995.

It’s worth noting that on some footage, the picks appear to have a different, darker purple color. But, it seems that this is just Dunlop not sticking to one particular color, as you can find .71mms in various shades of purple it seems.


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