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post Oct 3 2013, 04:47 PM
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Hmmm. Pimp my axe. Sounds like a reality show in the making. smile.gif Next we will be adding several tv's and hydraulics. laugh.gif

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Look what I have coming in the mail! biggrin.gif I can hardly wait! Thanks to Vonhotch for helping me pimp my axe. cool.gif

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laugh.gif The plastic rings always bug me for some reason. I have been making these for my guitars, and I like to give the edge some file work inspired by the kind of thing you would find on the spine of some custom knives.


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Thanks to a Facebook photo I've seen today, I finally understood what these are laugh.gif Great work!


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post Oct 4 2013, 04:00 AM
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QUOTE (vonhotch @ Oct 3 2013, 07:47 AM) *
Hmmm. Pimp my axe. Sounds like a reality show in the making. smile.gif Next we will be adding several tv's and hydraulics. laugh.gif



laugh.gif The plastic rings always bug me for some reason. I have been making these for my guitars, and I like to give the edge some file work inspired by the kind of thing you would find on the spine of some custom knives.

laugh.gif Hydraulics!? Thats all I need is for my guitar to bounce ,east LA lowrider style! cool.gif
I'll post some pics when I get those rings installed. wink.gif

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post Oct 4 2013, 08:33 AM
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QUOTE (vonhotch @ Oct 3 2013, 03:47 PM) *
Hmmm. Pimp my axe. Sounds like a reality show in the making. smile.gif Next we will be adding several tv's and hydraulics. laugh.gif



laugh.gif The plastic rings always bug me for some reason. I have been making these for my guitars, and I like to give the edge some file work inspired by the kind of thing you would find on the spine of some custom knives.


Oh my god! You are making knives????? biggrin.gif biggrin.gif You are my hero mate! You are the closest thing to a swordsmith that I know!


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post Oct 4 2013, 02:09 PM
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Unfortunately this is not my knife. I have been wanting to try my hand at knife making for a few years now, I have a piece of steel with patterns all laid out and waiting to be cut. The funny thing is, it has foiled every attempt I have made to cut it so far. It's not even hardened yet! When I finally got a band saw it took the teeth right off the blade. laugh.gif Guess I need to invest in a better blade. smile.gif

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Oh my god! You are making knives????? biggrin.gif biggrin.gif You are my hero mate! You are the closest thing to a swordsmith that I know!


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laugh.gif Hydraulics!? Thats all I need is for my guitar to bounce ,east LA lowrider style! cool.gif
I'll post some pics when I get those rings installed. wink.gif


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post Oct 5 2013, 12:31 PM
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Ah mate! I would be so thrilled to see how you make a blade and a knife eventually - uh oh, I remembered - there's this awesome documentary which you must see:



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post Oct 9 2013, 01:45 AM
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I enjoyed that Documentary quite a bit! I'd seen it already and thought it was fascinating smile.gif That guy builds one of these special Viking Swords and it's pretty darn amazing!!

But I really popped in to share some awesome VONHOTCH PICKS!! I just got these!!! Some new OCTAVIOUS Sizes smile.gif One is very thin and has a very sharp spiff sound, one is REALLY BIG and sounds VERY HEAVY smile.gif Love em!!


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post Oct 9 2013, 08:18 AM
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Can't wait to get the new ones Von has sent to me! Mine are not going to be so chunky as that Octavious tho biggrin.gif


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post Oct 9 2013, 11:18 AM
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Update: I'm still using these picks and no other every day! Love the names of these picks...I Have the full set: The Octavius,The Invader, The Flying Dutchman


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post Oct 9 2013, 04:05 PM
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That's awesome. I love that kind of stuff. Taking a raw material like iron and actually making the steel you are gonna use. That is amazing. I love idea of the +Ulfberh+t They don't know who was making them, but it's amazing to this day. I would love to do something like that someday. I have no desire or need to be famous or remembered, but I would love to create something so amazing that is.

It also gave me an AWESOME idea for you. wink.gif
QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 5 2013, 11:31 AM) *
Ah mate! I would be so thrilled to see how you make a blade and a knife eventually - uh oh, I remembered - there's this awesome documentary which you must see:


That thick one is about 5mm of pure madness. smile.gif It's got an oblong hole too, to fit Todd's thumb better. It's also a good picture to see the new markings so people can tell the difference in alloy. 2 dots is 2024 3 dots is 7075. Adds a bit of character I think. smile.gif

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I enjoyed that Documentary quite a bit! I'd seen it already and thought it was fascinating smile.gif That guy builds one of these special Viking Swords and it's pretty darn amazing!!

But I really popped in to share some awesome VONHOTCH PICKS!! I just got these!!! Some new OCTAVIOUS Sizes smile.gif One is very thin and has a very sharp spiff sound, one is REALLY BIG and sounds VERY HEAVY smile.gif Love em!!


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Here are all three sizes, thin, med, crazy bada**

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Thanks for the update. smile.gif Do you have a favorite yet? I wanted the names to be cool an memorable. Todd get's some credit again for helping choose some. smile.gif

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Update: I'm still using these picks and no other every day! Love the names of these picks...I Have the full set: The Octavius,The Invader, The Flying Dutchman



And speaking of names I have made this new pick. It is gonna be my signature pick. smile.gif A little smaller than the Invader, white, 2024, and lotsa holes smile.gif Still working on a name for it.


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post Oct 9 2013, 07:08 PM
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QUOTE (vonhotch @ Oct 9 2013, 05:05 PM) *
Thanks for the update. smile.gif Do you have a favorite yet? I wanted the names to be cool an memorable. Todd get's some credit again for helping choose some. smile.gif


I think the Flying Dutchman will probably be the one I use the most. It sits in my fingers more naturally than the the others. The Octavius and The Invader are slightly longer 28/mm than a Jazz III 25mm that I am more used to. The Invader is a fraction shorter 24 mm and also less round edged for a snugger fit. I also like the way it is 3 sided..I can pick it up without looking or spinning it around and I'm ready instantly. smile.gif However, I still like other two because they make me play slightly differently with that extra couple of mm in the fingers..they slightly change the dynamic which in turn changes my playing....that's good in my opinion. cool.gif
The new pick looks good!...If its a signature one surely it will have to be a VH1!

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post Oct 10 2013, 02:51 AM
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I gotta say I still love the PROTOTYPE!! I would really love a Black Powder Version in the new metal about the same size of the prototype with maybe a bit more like the BIG octavious in terms of the cut of the bevel/point. Would that be Possible?


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QUOTE (vonhotch @ Oct 9 2013, 11:05 AM) *
That's awesome. I love that kind of stuff. Taking a raw material like iron and actually making the steel you are gonna use. That is amazing. I love idea of the +Ulfberh+t They don't know who was making them, but it's amazing to this day. I would love to do something like that someday. I have no desire or need to be famous or remembered, but I would love to create something so amazing that is.

It also gave me an AWESOME idea for you. wink.gif


That thick one is about 5mm of pure madness. smile.gif It's got an oblong hole too, to fit Todd's thumb better. It's also a good picture to see the new markings so people can tell the difference in alloy. 2 dots is 2024 3 dots is 7075. Adds a bit of character I think. smile.gif



Thanks for the update. smile.gif Do you have a favorite yet? I wanted the names to be cool an memorable. Todd get's some credit again for helping choose some. smile.gif




And speaking of names I have made this new pick. It is gonna be my signature pick. smile.gif A little smaller than the Invader, white, 2024, and lotsa holes smile.gif Still working on a name for it.



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post Oct 10 2013, 02:25 PM
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laugh.gif VH1.

That's what I like about the Dutchman also. You would probably like the new pick I am working on it is almost exactly the size of a Jazz III. I like small picks, the smaller the better, I might even shrink it down a bit more.

QUOTE (Headbanger @ Oct 9 2013, 06:08 PM) *
I think the Flying Dutchman will probably be the one I use the most. It sits in my fingers more naturally than the the others. The Octavius and The Invader are slightly longer 28/mm than a Jazz III 25mm that I am more used to. The Invader is a fraction shorter 24 mm and also less round edged for a snugger fit. I also like the way it is 3 sided..I can pick it up without looking or spinning it around and I'm ready instantly. smile.gif However, I still like other two because they make me play slightly differently with that extra couple of mm in the fingers..they slightly change the dynamic which in turn changes my playing....that's good in my opinion. cool.gif
The new pick looks good!...If its a signature one surely it will have to be a VH1!


Sure thing. Just have to remember the exact blend of magic I used on that one. Was before I had set patterns. Somehow that one came out extra special. smile.gif

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Oct 10 2013, 01:51 AM) *
I gotta say I still love the PROTOTYPE!! I would really love a Black Powder Version in the new metal about the same size of the prototype with maybe a bit more like the BIG octavious in terms of the cut of the bevel/point. Would that be Possible?


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post Oct 11 2013, 09:20 AM
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I think that marking the picks in respect to the alloy used is a great idea - I know how frustrated I was when I wanted to tell you which one I liked best and I simply couldn't because I didn't know which one was which laugh.gif


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post Oct 11 2013, 04:22 PM
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As you can see in this pic, I received my Von Hotch pics and I have fallen in love with them. This is the feedback that I have given to the creator:

"Hi mate, I took some days because I wanted to see if my first impression was real but now I can confirm that I've fallen in love with your picks!
I can get a more precise picking and also a brighter tone, which gives even more definition at higher speeds.
I feel more comfortable with the normal shape, because I think it's much more versatile. I can get the precision that I get with Dunlop Tortext Sharp but feels good for rhythm and Cirse stuff. So I can go from Shredding to punk rock songs easily without problem. Compared to the picks that I'm used to, it's a bit smaller but I think that I can get used to it soon. I've already used it on Cirse's rehearsals, at the studio and will surely use it this Saturday at a gig.
The sharp model is incredible for fast playing. You really have to pick strongly and the result is like a machine gun. So it's cool to have one of these for this type of uses. Just as an alternative for me."

I will be using this pics tomorrow at a festival in which plays bands like Aerosmith, Whitesnake, Buckcherry and many more! smile.gif


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post Oct 11 2013, 04:35 PM
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QUOTE (vonhotch @ Oct 9 2013, 07:05 AM) *
And speaking of names I have made this new pick. It is gonna be my signature pick. smile.gif A little smaller than the Invader, white, 2024, and lotsa holes smile.gif Still working on a name for it.


What!? The VH Special!? I am gonna need 2 of those, they're small. laugh.gif
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post Oct 12 2013, 08:23 AM
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Hehe - Gabe, I see that you are slowly getting bewitched wink.gif I was in the same situation as you in the beginning - 'I will use them as an alternative' but somehow, I am only using them now laugh.gif


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post Oct 12 2013, 03:13 PM
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QUOTE (vonhotch @ Oct 10 2013, 02:25 PM) *
laugh.gif VH1.

That's what I like about the Dutchman also. You would probably like the new pick I am working on it is almost exactly the size of a Jazz III. I like small picks, the smaller the better, I might even shrink it down a bit more.



Sure thing. Just have to remember the exact blend of magic I used on that one. Was before I had set patterns. Somehow that one came out extra special. smile.gif
is there any thing that you can patent with these things
you need to if you haven't already
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post Oct 13 2013, 01:03 PM
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Might be the alloys used? The shapes are popular and have been used a long time since. I think it's difficult to patent them, but let's brainstor some ideas and help the man smile.gif


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post Oct 14 2013, 02:32 PM
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Recommended by 4 out of 5 THRASH METAL GURU'S. I think the 5th was a dentist. laugh.gif Thanks Gab!

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 11 2013, 03:22 PM) *
As you can see in this pic, I received my Von Hotch pics and I have fallen in love with them. This is the feedback that I have given to the creator:

"Hi mate, I took some days because I wanted to see if my first impression was real but now I can confirm that I've fallen in love with your picks!
I can get a more precise picking and also a brighter tone, which gives even more definition at higher speeds.
I feel more comfortable with the normal shape, because I think it's much more versatile. I can get the precision that I get with Dunlop Tortext Sharp but feels good for rhythm and Cirse stuff. So I can go from Shredding to punk rock songs easily without problem. Compared to the picks that I'm used to, it's a bit smaller but I think that I can get used to it soon. I've already used it on Cirse's rehearsals, at the studio and will surely use it this Saturday at a gig.
The sharp model is incredible for fast playing. You really have to pick strongly and the result is like a machine gun. So it's cool to have one of these for this type of uses. Just as an alternative for me."

I will be using this pics tomorrow at a festival in which plays bands like Aerosmith, Whitesnake, Buckcherry and many more! smile.gif


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The smaller they are the easier to loose then you will have to buy more. Muah ha ha. laugh.gif
QUOTE (AK Rich @ Oct 11 2013, 03:35 PM) *
What!? The VH Special!? I am gonna need 2 of those, they're small. laugh.gif


Hmm. Good thought. Maybe some patented grip hole technology? I will have to look into it a bit. I like to think that some of the magic comes from the fact that they are all a little bit different due to the nature of being made by hand and not carved out in some CNC machine.
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is there any thing that you can patent with these things
you need to if you haven't already



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QUOTE (vonhotch @ Oct 14 2013, 05:32 AM) *
The smaller they are the easier to loose then you will have to buy more. Muah ha ha. laugh.gif


Ha! Yeah, I am guilty of losing the first one I got from you. But now when I am done using them , I put them back into the nice little individual mini ziplock you send them in. biggrin.gif

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