Like most guitar players, I like gear, new products, and things that can improve the look, or the playability. Locking tuners are a terrific upgrade for most electric guitars. I put them on my Fender Mexican Stratocaster years ago, and when I bought a Gibson Les Paul, locking tuners were the second upgrade, after Strap-Locks. If you change your own strings on your guitar, which a lot of people do, locking tuners will make the job of changing strings much easier. Im sure there
When we put a magnet inside a guitar pick, we knew we had a good idea. This addition of a magnet provided us the ability to put our logo on the inside as well. The process is pretty simple, we take a Psycho V-Pick with a hole in the middle, and epoxy a neodymium magnet in the the middle. Its simple, but time consuming, as we attach our logo, along with whatever personal logo, or statement, (see the picture below.) Its not everyones thing, but this little leaf is embedded in e
I had the idea of putting of putting a neodymium magnet in my guitar pick in June 2019. I made 5 SVPicks, out of my favorite V-Picks, and I still have all five today. Keeping five favorite picks for over a year, was an Impossible task, as I was traveling daily, and living in hotels.
I told my wife about my discovery, and I explained all of the places on my guitar where I could put them. She had a few questions, her most important being, “will the magnet interfere
Does anyone recognize this guitar pick? If not, I'm not surprised, its called a "Stylus Pick," and its been around a long time. I stumbled upon it about ten years ago, when I was trying to develop my picking technique. I was desperate at the time, my picking sucked. My goal was a fast tremolo, and a gallop, but they were both beyond my ability at the time. I think I had already discovered the V-Pick by that time, but I was still experimenting with different models. The V-Pick
Internet marketing is huge! It’s also convenient and fast, but it’s also dangerous. When I first introduced SVPick, and started writing blogs, the response was great, and I enjoyed interacting with potential customers.
The first questions, and something my wife brought to my attention, was if a magnet imbedded in a pick would interfere with the pickups? That’s a great question, and something I want to discuss further. The short answer is no. People also asked about my
To be honest, there is no correct way to hold a pick. Paul Gilbert, Marty Friedman, just to name a couple, hold picks in their own special way. Friedman twists his wrist down, and Gilbert says he used to use three fingers to play. Who am I to say what is right, but I can suggest using as little of the pick as possible, when hitting a string. Especially with the SVP magnet Psycho, or SVP Allen Van Wert signature, its designed to make you pay attention to the pick, how you hold
SVPicks are hand made from acrylic, shipped to me, where they are magnetized, again by hand. Its a process, and it makes them more expensive than most other guitar picks. However, as Ive explained, I used to lose a lot of picks, and as I prefer a more expensive pick, I used to spend a lot of money on replacements.
Take a look at the photo below, I made the first SVPick in June 2019. I only made four, and I still have them a year later. Not only do I save money on picks, these
When I started to build this site, I found an old photo of myself and my brother. Of course, this was an impromptu photo session, depicting us playing stringed instruments. Im the kid on the right, holding a guitar, and my brother is sitting on the left holding a Banjo. If you haven't figured out why I find this picture interesting, take a closer look at both pictures. The newer picture is of my Stratocaster, a Right Hand model, and the older picture is of me, hold the guitar