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Todd Simpson
post Jun 7 2013, 04:32 AM
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Our very own VONHOTCH is a Luthier!!! Who knew? He made me this custom guitar pick out of ALUMINUM and I"m just A FREAKING MAZED by it.

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1.)Never Needs sharpening
2.)Holes to help grip
3.)Shape like a jazz III so it's familiar, nice and pointy. smile.gif
4.)(BEST OF ALL) It literall glides between strings.

I'll be using it for this weekends VIDEO CHATS as i haven't put it down since I got it. I'm a big fan of trying new picks and this one is really cool. I hope he makes more and I hope he makes one thats a tad bigger!! More to follow.

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Cosmin Lupu
post Jun 7 2013, 01:44 PM
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Hey this looks lovely! How does it feel - isn't it twangy on the strings somehow?


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post Jun 7 2013, 02:46 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 7 2013, 12:44 PM) *
Hey this looks lovely! How does it feel - isn't it twangy on the strings somehow?

I personally don't think they sound twangy at all. That is what you would think using a metal pick, but I think they actually have a very clear tone. Especially on lower strings. I tried a stainless steel pick a long time ago, and that had more of a metallic sound too it, and it really chewed up my strings. Aluminum is softer than the steel of the strings so it will not eat them up, and I think that's why it doesn't have as harsh a metallic tone.


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post Jun 7 2013, 08:57 PM
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Zero Twang. With a bit of gain it sounds monstrous. Adds a bit of bite and metallic crunch (but not over the top like a couple of other metal/brass picks I've tried) that makes power chords sound HUGE and makes leads more articulate. So far it's darn amazing smile.gif


QUOTE (vonhotch @ Jun 7 2013, 09:46 AM) *
I personally don't think they sound twangy at all. That is what you would think using a metal pick, but I think they actually have a very clear tone. Especially on lower strings. I tried a stainless steel pick a long time ago, and that had more of a metallic sound too it, and it really chewed up my strings. Aluminum is softer than the steel of the strings so it will not eat them up, and I think that's why it doesn't have as harsh a metallic tone.



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post Jun 7 2013, 11:44 PM
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Wou!! I want to see it in action! Good job Vonhotch! You are very multifaceted!


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post Jun 8 2013, 09:35 AM
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Alright V-man! I want one! What do I have to do? biggrin.gif I currently play with the Dunlop John Petrucci signature pics so I'd like something similar to those regarding the shape and dimension smile.gif


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post Jun 8 2013, 06:07 PM
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That would be a good size smile.gif I'm wanting one that's about the size of a Vpick switchblade. These are really spiff. I'll be using it in this weekends chat if you want to hear one smile.gif

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 8 2013, 04:35 AM) *
Alright V-man! I want one! What do I have to do? biggrin.gif I currently play with the Dunlop John Petrucci signature pics so I'd like something similar to those regarding the shape and dimension smile.gif



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post Jun 8 2013, 06:43 PM
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Amazing! biggrin.gif I want one too cool.gif


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post Jun 8 2013, 08:12 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jun 7 2013, 10:44 PM) *
Wou!! I want to see it in action! Good job Vonhotch! You are very multifaceted!

Ha ha. We have a saying here. "Jack of all trades, master of none." Never had much money so if I wanted something cool had to learn to make or do it myself. I owe my father for that!

QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 8 2013, 08:35 AM) *
Alright V-man! I want one! What do I have to do? biggrin.gif I currently play with the Dunlop John Petrucci signature pics so I'd like something similar to those regarding the shape and dimension smile.gif

I am trying to get a site set up for online orders so I guess for the moment, I guess for now we will have to do it through PM. I will send you a PM in a few minutes!!!! smile.gif

QUOTE (sammetal92 @ Jun 8 2013, 05:43 PM) *
Amazing! biggrin.gif I want one too cool.gif

I will send you a PM in a few minutes!!

Thanks guys. I am starting out asking $20 each. Here is some pics of some renderings of basic styles I am currently working with. I can pretty much make them into any dimensions you want but they are about 1/8" thick. I will be experimenting with thinner material shortly, but this is what Todd's and the ones in the pictures are. smile.gif And for now if anybody else is interested you can post here or send me a PM.

These are renderings actual grip holes may vary a bit these are partly for a 3d printing project I am also working on to be able to offer other materials a bit cheaper.

These are a couple I have made and are currently using.


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post Jun 8 2013, 09:50 PM
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They look sweet biggrin.gif and the one on the right in the second picture looks insanely killer biggrin.gif


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post Jun 9 2013, 12:13 AM
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QUOTE (sammetal92 @ Jun 8 2013, 08:50 PM) *
They look sweet biggrin.gif and the one on the right in the second picture looks insanely killer biggrin.gif

Thanks. That pick is the one I am using most right now. smile.gif


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post Jun 9 2013, 01:20 PM
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Hey man! I got yer message biggrin.gif Thank you! Will reply asap!


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post Jun 9 2013, 06:03 PM
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Make way for the next Jim Dunlop! Those look like some killer picks man, great idea!


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post Jun 9 2013, 07:56 PM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Jun 9 2013, 05:03 PM) *
Make way for the next Jim Dunlop! Those look like some killer picks man, great idea!

Thanks Rich, it was just something I thought I would try one morning and then tease Todd with it at video chat because I know how he likes custom picks. I am really pleased and surprised how much I like them myself, for just a spur of the moment idea.


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post Jun 9 2013, 08:31 PM
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Way cool! Both my guitar and engineering geek sides are intrigued, haha. Love the 3D renderings.

If you do decide to go properly commercial with it and would like a bit of a write-up (I'd love to talk geeky things like design choices for materials, ergonomics, aesthetics etc), I'd love to feature it on Six-String Samurai smile.gif


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post Jun 9 2013, 10:15 PM
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QUOTE (SixStringSamurai @ Jun 9 2013, 07:31 PM) *
Way cool! Both my guitar and engineering geek sides are intrigued, haha. Love the 3D renderings.

If you do decide to go properly commercial with it and would like a bit of a write-up (I'd love to talk geeky things like design choices for materials, ergonomics, aesthetics etc), I'd love to feature it on Six-String Samurai smile.gif

This is very cool. I am sorry that I had not checked out your website sooner. Looks great. I'm always interested in the that "geeky" stuff too. I will talk to you soon. smile.gif Thanks for you interest.


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post Jun 9 2013, 10:55 PM
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I"ve been using the Prototype that VON sent me and it's way spiff smile.gif I"ve used in in the last two video chat sessions so folks could hear it for themselvs. I"ll be using it next weekend to. Stop by if you guys want to hear one live smile.gif



QUOTE (vonhotch @ Jun 9 2013, 05:15 PM) *
This is very cool. I am sorry that I had not checked out your website sooner. Looks great. I'm always interested in the that "geeky" stuff too. I will talk to you soon. smile.gif Thanks for you interest.



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post Jun 10 2013, 08:49 AM
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Once mine arrives, I will give it to my band mates to try it out and if they like it too, maybe we will place more orders biggrin.gif

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post Jun 10 2013, 09:24 AM
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Todd are you finding it heats up and burns you when you play at speed? tongue.gif


Von They look really cool.


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post Jun 10 2013, 01:42 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 10 2013, 07:49 AM) *
Once mine arrives, I will give it to my band mates to try it out and if they like it too, maybe we will place more orders biggrin.gif


Cool! I am excited to hear what you guys think. smile.gif

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Todd are you finding it heats up and burns you when you play at speed? tongue.gif


Von They look really cool.


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