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C. Whitney Guitars
Dragon’s Heart Guitar Picks
PROS: Unique, durable and works for plenty of playing styles (shredders welcome).
CONS: Slightly pricey for an individual pick.
PRICE: appx $9/each
Guitar picks have come a long way. The “standard” in the beginning was the Fender 351 style. Since then people have used various shapes and materials to create a new feel for a new generation. C Whitney’s Dragon’s Heart Picks are certainly something new, both in shape and feel.
At 2.5MM thick these are pretty beefy (think Dunlop Jazz), but each edge is beveled; one half of the “back” of the pick looks like a heart, and the other half extends to a sharp point. The “Original” model pick we checked out is made of polyamide-imide with 12% graphite content. It’s lightweight, and seems to resist wear very well (they claim up to 1,000 hours of use before serious wear becomes a problem).
Using it like a standard pick is pretty easy, even for players used to standard medium weight picks. The beveled edge offers plenty of attack and the heart “half” is great for rhythm styles, while the “horn” side offers up hyper accurate attack for both shred masters and jazz boppers. Comparing it to other picks, it’s somewhat a hybrid of a Fender 351 and a Jim Dunlop Jazz III (the Big Stubby version). It’s unique, and at a street price of $9.00 it’s not cheap, but it does cover a lot of options in a single pick. Plus if you dig it, it should last for ages.
Made from a carefully selected polyamide-imide
12% graphite content
Ultra fast playing surface
Lasts 1000 hours
For more info and to order, head to http://www.dragonsheartguitarpicks.com