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Plectrums and F-1 Guitar Picks



Guitar Plectrums, also known as Guitar Picks, are made in all sorts of materials. But for smoothness of striking surface, edge glide and richness of tone, classic celluloid is unsurpassed. Gold Pearl Guitar Picks are precision die cut from high quality celluloid sheet and then tumbled to give smooth, rounded edges. Classic celluloid is the closest you'll get in feel and tone to genuine tortoiseshell. They come in packs of 18 and offer the best value quality plectrums you'll find anywhere - even on the internet. Gold Pearl come in conventional teardrop (used by many acoustic and electric players) and wedge shapes which are favoured by many jazz players.

CLASSIC CELLULOID - GOLD PEARL

 TEARDROP

 0.7mm 0.9mm


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RokPik
Graphite

Developed for the electric guitarist with a percussive style. Robust black graphite stands up to plenty of wear and tear. .

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The F-1 Pick

Conventional plectrums come in all shapes and sizes but the common feature of all of them is that they are more or less flat. They need to be held tightly and the sweatier your hand the more firmly they have to be held. After playing for a couple of hours your strumming/picking hand can be tense and tired and there are times when your plectrum just goes flying through the air.

Now there is a solution - thanks to Big Rock Engineering, the innovative Californian company who developed the F-1 pick and the X-1 suspension system.

 

3600 Rotating View of the F-1...............................How to use the F-1.......................
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The F-1 is an ergonomic adaptation of the standard plectrum. Looking a bit like a mini taco, it is comfortable and easy to grip and it doesn't slip out of your hand. Your hand stays relaxed, you can play longer and with greater freedom of movement. Chances are your string picking will become more accurate as well. The F-1 is highly recommended for beginner and intermediate guitarists who want to improve their playing technique with the minimum of effort. There are seasoned professionals who are committed users as well.
If you are interested in finding out a bit more about the F-1 and another new development (the X-1 Suspension Kit) why not visit www.f1pick.com. And if you have back copies of Guitarist magazine , you might want to read Gadget Guru's comments - page 146, September 2000 Issue. "One of my favourite and most recent gadget acquisitions......They are still not all that common in the UK. But give it time and you'll have a job avoiding them........what a smart idea these are.." Gadget Guru.

 Available in right and left-handed versions.

But the Big Question is: "Can The F-1 Guitar Pick Make You A Better Player?"

Head of the Jazz Guitar Program at the University of Colorado, Professor Paul Musso: "The F-1 pick has increased my jazz right hand technique and accuracy as well as my overall tone. It should be a required tool for all beginning guitarists, it takes the guess work and mystery out of achieving proper right hand picking technique. The F-1 is excellent for guitarists of all levels: the novice, amateur, college players and professionals."

X-1 Support System

 

For the guitarist who just can't give up the pick he has been using for years but wants improved, effortless grip and more accurate picking, the X-1 plectrum support system may be the answer. The system comprises ultra sticky pads which bond your plectrum to the support saddle which can be gripped by your thumb or it can be rested on your first finger. Sounds complicated? It is actually very simple. Watch the animation to see how it works.

How to use the X-1

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X-1 Step-By-Step Assembly Instructions

  Step 1

Peel one adhesive block from the X-1 white Multipad Backing Strip.

Step 2

Apply the Multipad to the blank or back side of the X-1 following the ridge or crown.

Step 3

Peel the white covering from the bottom of the Multipad.

Step 4

 After deciding on the thumb or finger position (see below), gently attach the X-1 to your pick.

Step 5

IMPORTANT!

When you first attach the X-1 to your pick, don't press it down. Hold it as gently as you can while making certain that it's in the correct position. Once you are sure, press down firmly and you're ready to rock. Don't worry if you make a mistake. You can muscle the X-1 around until it's comfortable.

 

Suggested Mounting Positions
Step by Step Instructions

X-1 RHYTHM

The Mount is on the Top
or
Thumb Position

 

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  X-1 LEAD

The Mount is on the Bottom
or
Index Finger Position

With the pick facing you and the tip pointing up, place the X-1 across the bottom, or butt end of the pick, with the thin (foot) side of the X-1 pointing to the 6 O'Clock position, relative to the tip. Place it as close as you can to the edge of the pick without slipping off of the back. If the foot goes over the edge, you can bend it under until it stays on the surface of the pick. When you are satisfied with the positioning, press it down. You can still muscle it around, squash or flatten it until your finger feels comfortable and not squeezed. Playing will make it self-adjust.

 With the pick facing you and the tip pointing up, place the X-1 across the bottom, or butt end of the pick, with the thin (foot) side of the X-1 in about the 3 or 4 O'clock position, relative to the tip. See how it feels when you have it positioned on your index finger and check for correct playing angle. If the foot goes over the edge, you can bend it under until it stays on the surface of the pick. When you are satisfied with the positioning, press it down. You can still muscle it around, squash or flatten it until your finger feels comfortable and not squeezed. The general foot positioning of between 3 and 4 O'clock seems to be about the correct angle for most players. Playing will make it self-adjust.

Should you want to change the X-1 position after it has been firmly attached to the pick, simply peel it off, scrape the adhesive away and repeat the process.