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Bass guitar picks

Best bass guitar picks Many people, new to bass guitar, ask me: What is the best pick for bass guitar?Choosing a bass guitar pick (or plectrum) depends on different factors, such as material, thickness, shape, and texture, to find the best fit for your playing style and sound preference. Bass picks vs guitar picks In […]

Best guitar picks for acoustic

Best guitar picks for acoustic Choosing the best guitar picks for acoustic guitar and the thickness of it, depends on personal preference, the material of the strings and the type of music you play.However, there are some general guidelines that can help you make a decision in choosing the right pick for your acoustic guitar. […]

Small guitar picks

Are small picks better? You can’t say that, as guitar picks have always to fit someone’s preferences in terms of control, articulation, size and other aspects. You like it, or you don’t. In fact, there are no bad or wrong shapes of plectrums. Small guitar picks seem to appear in a special place in the […]

Beveled guitar picks

Beveled guitar picks Beveled guitar picks are (mostly) thicker guitar picks (plectrums) designed with a shape that narrows at one end, as opposed to a traditional flat edge.In some cases, only the tip is beveled, but many picks have beveled edge all over.Another word for beveled may be tapered. Slanted angle picking Slanted means that […]

How to make your guitar sound better

Read here how to make your guitar sound better How to make the guitar sound better is one of the things all guitar players deal with. Whether you are new at guitar or an advanced player, everybody is on the search for better tone.Especially for those who are new to guitar and want to know […]

Boutique guitar picks

Boutique guitar picks are high-quality, often handcrafted or hand finished guitar picks, designed to provide better tone and playability. Of course, compared to cheaper mass-produced plastic picks. The craftsmanship and materials used often result in unique tonal characteristics, enhanced playability, and ergonomic grip. Materials Boutique guitar picks are usually made from a variety of materials. […]

9 reasons to consider thick guitar picks

Guitar picks thin vs thick: Why you should consider thick guitar picks When you are new to guitar, you might be overwhelmed by the amount of different guitar picks.Should you choose a thin or thick guitar pick?Even though you are a beginner at guitar. In this blog we’ll let you know 9 reasons to consider […]

Pentatonic sequences lesson by Richard Hallebeek

Pentatonic Sequences One thing that has helped me enormous over the past 44 years of playing guitar, is the use of sequences. It opened up new possibilities of playing that you might not have been aware of before. And it can be very inspirational to find new ideas in existing scales. Besides this, I will […]

The history of guitar picks

First ever (guitar) picks This blog is about the history of plectrums and it explains how D’Andrea guitar picks became the standard. With their 351 pick shape they changed the world in the early 1920’s.Plectrums were typically made of materials like tortoiseshell, bone, or ivory. These early picks were often shaped like a small, rounded […]

Bermuda III-XL ChickenPicks guitar picks

Why guitar- and bass players use Bermuda III-XL picks Looking for great tone and precise picking? You will be surprised by the playability and tone of the Bermuda III XL guitar picks. This all encouraged me in 1985 to design my plectrum of choice. And if you want to read more about why I developed […]

Bermuda III-P ChickenPicks guitar picks

Why professionals play Bermuda III-P picks Looking for great tone and precise picking? You will be surprised by the playability and tone of the Bermuda III-P guitar picks. This all encouraged me in 1985 to design my plectrum of choice. And if you want to read more about why I developed these picks, you may […]

Bermuda III ChickenPicks guitar picks

Why guitar players play Bermuda III picks Looking for guitar plectrum for great tone? You will be surprised by the playability and tone of the Bermuda III guitar picks. The sound is much more solid and pick noise is reduced to a minimum Pronounced loud-, clear- and bright tone with lots of bottom-end Thermoset is […]

Badazz III ChickenPicks guitar picks

Why the Badazz III is a guitarist’s choice Looking for guitar plectrum for great tone? You will be surprised by the playability and tone of the Badazz III guitar picks. The sound is much more solid and pick noise is reduced to a minimum Pronounced loud-, clear- and bright tone with lots of bottom-end Thermoset […]

Shredder 2.4 & 3.5

Why people use the Shredder guitar pick Looking for guitar plectrum for great tone? You will be surprised by the playability and tone of the Shredder 3.5 guitar picks. The sound is much more solid and pick noise is reduced to a minimum Pronounced loud-, clear- and bright tone with lots of bottom-end Thermoset is […]

Regular 2.6 ChickenPicks guitar picks

Why people use the Regular 2.6 guitar pick Looking for guitar plectrum for great tone? You will be surprised by the playability and tone of the Regular 2.6 guitar picks. The sound is much more solid and pick noise is reduced to a minimum Pronounced loud-, clear- and bright tone with lots of bottom-end Thermoset […]