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Hufschmid Guitars – White & Crystal Drop Plectrums

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Hufschmid Guitars – White & Crystal Drop Plectrums

This review was submitted by Guitar Jar contributor: Robert Hayter

A few months back, a friend and luthier Patrick Hufschmid posted a link to a “PHD Drop”. I was intrigued enough to spend a few quid on something different, a chunky pointed plectrum that was also “grippy”.

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

Hufschmid White and Crystal Drop PlectrumsI’ll start off purely with a blatant plug: http://hufschmidguitars.bigcartel.com/ – follow that link, spend a few Euros’ and obtain what I consider to be some of the nicest and wear friendly picks I’ve ever used.

Features:

The Drops are pointed with a fat body, tapering to the pick point, a stubby rear that quickly curves to make the rear of the pick.

Ease of Use:

It goes without saying a pick has to be easy to hold, check, also it helps if they are grippy so you don’t drop them onstage, check, so how is it they are so slippery over the strings as well, the shape make them a joy to use as they glide over the strings effortlessly.

Sound Quality:

I didn’t expect much difference tonally, however both the White and Crystal drops sound different, the Crystal is brighter than the white drop and also sounds amazing with an acoustic, the white drop is more mellow, giving an almost bluesy sound, of course whip it against the strings a little bit harder and they turn into a hard edged rock tone, biting and clear at the same time.

Reliability:

Well, I’ve had them for months now, I see very little wear from them at all, definitely not enough that my eyes notice, I can’t say they are un-droppable or indestructible, but I have yet to drop one, and for the average gigging guitarist or bass player I double you’ll wear them out on tour.

Overall Rating:

I tried them on a long shot, and it paid off big time, I found my perfect pick, it’s quite possible it is yours too, take a punt and grab a couple, I’m sure you won’t regret it.

Patrick Hufschmid is pushing the boundaries of guitar picks, making a product I think we will all be seeing a lot more off, I need to place another order, I need a Distressed and Tivar Drop next.

This review was submitted by Guitar Jar contributor: Robert Hayter

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