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Hufschmid Guitars Tivar Drops Guitar Picks Review

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Hufschmid Guitars Tivar Drops Guitar Picks Review

This review was submitted by Guitar Jar contributor: Robert Hayter

I’ll start off as normal with a blatant plug for my good friend Patrick – http://hufschmidguitars.bigcartel.com/ – follow that link and spend a few Euro’s and obtain what I consider to be some of the nicest and wear friendly picks I’ve ever used.

…Patrick Hufschmid is pushing the boundaries of guitar picks…

A while ago Patrick started using a new hi-tech material called Tivar, it is an amazing type of material, so read on πŸ˜‰

Features:

The Drops are pointed with a fat body, tapering to the point, a stubby rear that quickly curves to make the rear of the pick, much like the standard Drops, however it has a little more width at the body whilst depth and length stay the same and give a nice point.

Ease of Use:

Now, I wasn’t really sure what to expect with this material, it’s grippy and very waxy feeling, super comfortable and ideal for anyone with RSI or Carpel Tunnel (where you don’t need to grip so tightly with these).

Comfortable, undroppable and great for anyone whom suffers muscle fatigue with plectrums, it’s a winning situation.

Sound Quality:

Now, this is where my biggest surprise happened, they have an almost muted softened attack, beautiful cleans and a bluesy almost woody tone, utterly tremendous.

However attack a bit harder and the pick responds by giving that clarity of attack only a super stiff pick can, the material is self-lubricating and as such glides across the strings with barely any effort.

Attack the strings with the pick slightly tilted and you get a much mellower almost laid back sound, they really are very, very tonally useable.

Reliability:

This was a shock, after 2 hours of playing hard, and really quite honestly trying to find fault and destroy the pick, really hitting the strings with all the aggression of Slayer fighting Slipknot and it’s not even showing a single mark.

I’m both stunned and speechless. Patrick might have found the most awesome material in Tivar, I love it already.

Overall Rating:

I will summarize quickly and without fancifulness; it’s a great material, almost perfectly suited to guitar picks.

There is little in the way of comparison with other boutique plectrum makers, this is quite literally a product for the person that wants the very best and useable products.

Patrick Hufschmid is pushing the boundaries of guitar picks, making a product I think we will all be seeing a lot more of.

I’m extremely interested in seeing what the Ketron material is like once there is more available.

This review was submitted by Guitar Jar contributor: Robert Hayter

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