V-Picks - Guitar Gear Porn

Updated: Jun 15



Whether you are a photographer, a fly fisherman, or a guitar player, every vocation comes with its own set of accessories, doo-dads, and things we don't need but surely want.


And we buy it all. It's called GAS - Gear Acquisition Syndrome.


It's fun. It's almost always something we don't need; we just want it...


Enter, V-Picks.


Everyone from Carlos Santana, to Billy Gibbons to Phil Keaggy to Clay Walker uses V-Picks.


Do you NEED V-Picks? Nope. Do you WANT V-Picks? Probably.


V-Picks' claim to fame is that they are hand-made in Nashville, TN and offer faster action, superior grip, better tone and more volume.


Now you may be thinking, "It's just a pick..." But you'd be wrong. Your choice of pick will have a big impact on your sound AND your playing. I find that I play faster, and more accurately using these pics. That would be worth almost any price to me because I am known to have more problems using a pick than most people. But that seems to have solved itself with the V-Picks.


They are made by Vinni Smith and he's been hand-crafting these picks for 40 years. He knows that the one thing guitarists do not want to happen is a dropped pick. So his picks have a built-in, non-slip technology. You can relax your picking hand and still have a good grip on the pick.


He makes picks in all shapes, sizes and thicknesses. These three criteria are heavily involved in helping you get the sound you want.


I ordered their 12-Pick - Acoustic Assortment Case.


It gives you 12 picks displayed in a nice case. It comes with:


2 Medium Pointed Ultra Lite

2 Medium Pointed Lite

2 Large Pointed Ultra Lite

2 Large Pointed Lite

1 Screamer

1 Tradition Lite

2 Tradition Ultra Lite


I wanted to sample several of the picks and find the one I like most. I seem to have settled on either the Large Pointed Lite or the Screamer. I seem to drift between the two.


Now if you're good at math, you realize I paid $5 a piece for these picks. Is that expensive? You bet. Do I regret it? No - not for one minute. I like these picks and will get my money's worth by using them every day.


I have picks I got for free, but I never use them because they never seem to fit me. So I allowed myself this extravagance. What's the harm? My guitar playing makes me happy and if I can find something (even a pick) that makes the experience more fun, why not?


HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


Post Script - If you think paying $5 a piece for a pick is silly, wait - there's more. I liked the set I bought but also wanted to try the Psycho Smokey Mountain. This is a big, fat, pick. The bigger and fatter the pick, the bigger and fatter the sound so at $15 per pick, I love this one too. And it's THREE times the money. I guess I helped change your expectations about the $5 pick now didn't I? I know, I know. I can't help myself.


You can find V-Picks on Amazon.com.




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