Guitar Pick

New Product – Ovalpik

New Product – Ovalpik

It’s amazing how many new ideas are still being thought of to improve the humble guitar pick. The Ovalpik is a new guitar pick design with a unique oval shape which gives the guitarist options to play either holding the pick lengthwise so more of its surface contacts the strings, ideal for strumming, or by holding it widthwise so that a more traditional pick surface can be used, as in lead or bass playing. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Gear, Guitar Gear News
The Pick Ninja Review

The Pick Ninja Review

I come across some interesting products on the hunt for new equipment to review. One such product is the Pick Ninja. The Pick Ninja is a removable guitar pick grip which is designed to not only improve your grip on a pick but also reduce muscle cramping and improve your picking accuracy as well as endurance. Big claims for a little product!

$2.99 gets you a small piece of recyclable rubber/plastic blend. I’ll be honest, it’s not the most attractive guitar accessory in the world. There is a slit running through the Pick Ninja so you can push a pick into each end allowing you to have two different thicknesses available at all times. I only used it with a single pick but I can see the benefit of being able to hold two. The middle of the Pick Ninja dips down which makes it nice and comfortable to hold. The rubber/plastic is soft but with just enough roughness to keep it feeling secure in your fingers at all times. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Gear, Guitar Gear Reviews
Ibanez & JTC Guitar Collaborate On “The Player Pick”

Ibanez & JTC Guitar Collaborate On “The Player Pick”

JTC Guitar is an online lesson site that provides amazing opportunities to learn to play guitar utilizing high-quality educational materials, taught by today’s leading players. Ibanez and JTC have now collaborated on the JTC1 pick, the product of extensive research and development with various JTC artists. Based on the new Ibanez KALEIDO series picks, the 2.5mm ultra-thick JTC1 is made of “Tritan,” a copolyester material that assists in fast picking and works well in tandem with fingerstyle playing for superior tonal consistency. JTC1 pick packages also contain a link to free JTC learning materials.

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Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Discussion