Here is a guidline to the various plectrum shapes you will find on this website, the 'drop' outline is based on a standard pick, the drop is typically approx 8-9mm thick in its center unless specified in the description. The ANVIL plectrums are approx 10mm thick unless specified in descriptions. All the picks I build are listed on this website, I do not build 'made to measure' plectrums, the flat 'Green Alien HufGlow' and 'Acrylic' picks are 3mm thick, the 'Aqua Blue HufGlow' is 5mm thick.
Here is a list of materials I am currently using or have been using in the past. It is almost impossible to recommend a material considering that we are all unique, have very different playing techniques and ways of using a pick, this really comes down to personal preference and experimenting, my plectrums are not bound to a specific music style. The price of a plectrum is based on the material cost, time and labour, the more expensive, the more durable.
The hard surface non porous materials offer a very big attack when hitting the strings:
- -Cell Cast Acrylic
- -Cell Cast Cross-Linked Acrylic
- -Alien Green HufGlow
- -Aqua Blue HufGlow (this material is porous)
The fibers are porous materials and offer a softer tough when hitting the strings, if you are experiencing a 'click sound' when playing a hard surface material, this might be your materials of choice:
- -NATURAL HUFTECH
- -Engeneering regenerated green UHMWPE
- -Engineering virgin blue UHMWPE
- -GREY HUFTECH
- -RED HUFTRON
- -GREEN HUFLON
Economy of motion + more playing strength = less playing effort!
'By reducing the initial application of force, the‘Hufschmid 'Drop' and 'ANVIL’ plectrum design naturally reduces playing effort. Combined with the decreased amplitude required to traverse the strings and a more relaxed grip as a result of the shape and thickness, this unique plectrum design helps to improve picking precision and optimizes applied strength, helping the player to minimize wasted energy and motion.
The unique design of the Hufschmid 'Drop', 'ANVIL’ and 'ERGO ANVIL' offers a better bio-mechanical grip to the player who finds his picking hand to be more relaxed while enjoying an overall improved playing sensation due to its improved ergonomics.'
The 'ANVIL plectrum' is a much thicker pick which is specifically designed for players suffering from articular and muscular pain (please read the users reviews which can be found in the 'testimonials page'), this giant pick helps release muscle tension and actually plays amazingly great if you are an adventurous player looking for something radical and different!
Many thanks to the scientists from the 'Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne' for their precious help! The 'Drop', 'Attack Drop' and 'ANVIL' plectrum designs are my own original creations and are protected by copyright.
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