We had a kid named Jocko cleaning the auto repair shop at night and he would take my picks to high school for me and buff them in shop class. So, while he had these, I would usually have a few unbuffed ones that I would use. I liked the looks of them when they were buffed, but I just fell in love with the sound of the more textured edges. I finally sounded just like Ed King and Brian May! The Ghost Rim model V-PICKS is an option of manufacture that gives you a wonderful, unique, and very musical “ghostly whisper” to your pick attack. It can be used to tame down a very aggressive attack and yet, if you change your technique just a bit, you can get that cool Brian May, Ed King, Billy Gibbons effect and sound!