What is the best guitar pick for rock? Wait, what is rock? Do you want to sound more like The Eagles or ZZ Top? Are you a strummer or more of a picker? You're attack can be helped or severally hampered by your choice of guitar pick. Not necessarily how tight your jeans are.Read More
Let's just skip to the part where I tell you my very biased opinion. The Dragon's Heart Guitar Pick is the best guitar pick period. I am primarily an electric player and I spent over three years developing the Dragon's Heart. I did this with one goal in mind; create the single greatest pick that I have ever played with and, that is exactly what I have done. I have tried just about everything out there and I still try anything new that I come across but, the Dragon's Heart is still the one I use every day, for every guitar I play, and every style of music I play.Read More
Anyone who knows me or has read my blog knows at least two things by now. The first is that I believe the Dragon's Heart Guitar Pick is the best guitar pick hands down. The second is that I also believe there truly is no such thing as "the best" for everyone. Every player has to make the decision for themselves as to what gear is the best for them. This certainly includes their choice of pick, and I've said it over and over that you must try everything to know what is best for you.
All that being said, let look at the best guitar pick for the acoustic guitar.Read More
This one is going to be a quick read and probably one of the best articles I have written so far.
THE ISSUE(S) WITH GRIP
This is big for all of us. It is not just the concern of dropping the pick but also keeping it in place where you want it while you are playing. We have all played this game and there many picks out there marketing to this exact dilemma. I have seen a lot of approaches to mitigating this problem. Everything from "special" materials to textured surfaces. Even if there these qualities add to grip, there are still limited options as to the styles of pick available with these advantages. Further, the claims of improved grip can be greatly exaggerated, especially when things like sweat come into play.Read More
The best guitar pick for metal.
I have only done a few articles analyzing what makes a guitar pick ideal for certain styles of play -- strumming, shredding, jazz, etc. -- and I'm sure that I will end up writing a few more. That being said, let's look at what the style of music known as metal is and what it demands from the player.
When I think metal, I think Metallica. There are ,though, so many worth mentioning like Pantera, Black Sabbath, and Iron Maiden to name a few, but Metallica is the first band that comes to mind. As it so happens, their music is amongst the first I learned to play. Fade to Black is song I "cut my teeth" on with respect learning lead guitar. I think I just dated myself. Though I certainly wouldn't claim that they were the first metal band, they certainly are one of the all time greats and their music helped to define and shape this genre.Read More
In the beginning
This article traces back to very birth of the endeavor that lead me to the design and production of the Dragon's Heart. At the time I had been playing for almost 15 years and while I was pretty good, my skill had reached a plateau. I wanted to progress as player and, probably more so, I wanted to be able to "shred". I had the right guitars for the job but my pick just wasn't giving me what I needed so I started to branch out. Like a lot of players, I started out with a basic medium gauge celluloid pick. As my skill progressed over those 15 years, I continuously invested in better guitars, better amps, and more pedals. Never once did I really consider that I might need a better pick. I won't bore you with the back story but a sales rep from a local shop suggested that I try a different pick and my skill began progressing immediately. Amazed at how much impact my choice of pick had on my skill I started purchasing every pick variation I could find.Read More
So you like jazz picks. Through trial and error you have determined this as fact, but jazz may not be your style. So what makes the jazz guitar pick so ideal? There many articles and videos that you can search for on Google that will try to answer this question, but it really boils down to how the pick feels when you play.
SOME OF MY EARLY HANDMADE JAZZ PICKS.
Your style might be metal, rock, blues, country or even jazz; all can be performed with the trusty jazz pick. So the real question is… Why do we like jazz picks so much? First we must examine the following question.Read More