The YouTube

May 5, 2020

Hufschmid Anvil Review

This time on the YouTube I take a hearty swing at the Hufschmid Anvil, a 5mm acrylic plectrum with infinite power and a curiously tender side. Have a watch to find out how I got on with this slab of Toan!

April 21, 2020

Interview with Dave Martone

It was quite the day when I posted for the first time in the Player’s Pick Podcast Facebook group (thanks Chrys!), and I was asked by a gentleman called Gareth about Frock Picks. He told me that the only player he’d ever seen using them was one Dave Martone, a Canadian guitarist of some serious repute.

With a complete lack of information on Frock on the internet, I decided to reach out to Dave and see if he fancied giving me a bit of information on these, and following his unexpected video response, one thing led to another and he agreed to this interview. Big thanks to Dave for his time, his perseverance with the technical problems, and for his candour, which was refreshing.

Check out Dave’s extensive work with the likes of Satriani, Jennifer Batten, Stu Hamm, Billy Sheehan and more at

April 20, 2020

Livestream – Fret Talk/Pedalboards Of Doom

In an event for the ages, I guested on the Fret Talk Podcast with Pedalboards Of Doom and Budget Pedal Chap on YouTube/Facebook with an hour and a half-long livestream the other night. If you’d like to see the whole thing, it is above, and make sure that you go and follow Pedalboards Of Doom @pedalboardsofdoom and BPC @budgetpedalchap on Instagram!

We talked about the community, the importance of picks, materials, and I offered a starters’ guide to the Plectroverse. Big thanks to the guys for having me on, and I imagine we’ll be having a chat in the future.

April 12, 2020

My Collection As Of 11 4 20

A short assessment of my collection, which takes up a lot more of the lounge floor than it used it.

April 7, 2020

Top 5 of the First Quarter – 2020

What picks have given me the goodening in the first months of 2020? Find out in this handy video guide as I chuck them all at The Stick with cleans only, so you get to hear their character a little more clearly.

March 27, 2020

Face Off! – Jim Dunlop John Petrucci Trinity and Jeff Loomis Sharp

It’s a brand new video, and this time around I’m taking on the Jim Dunlop John Petrucci Trinity and Jeff Loomis Sharp. Both of these Ultex picks are pretty lethal, but only one can win. Watch on to find out!

March 24, 2020

What Are Sustainable Picks?

In today’s YouTube video I talk about Sustainable Picks, with work from Stone Age, Tree Picks, Rombo, Pigtrum, The Original Coin Guitar Pick Company and more. Check it out below!

March 6, 2020

Birmingham Guitar Show Report

This week I return to YouTube with this report on the Birmingham Guitar Show, which was a blast. New video next week too!

February 7, 2020

Interview with Nadz of Arcanum Plectra

Here it be – my interview with old friend and quality pick maker Nadz of Arcanum Plectra. HR!’s second live interview, I was thrilled to have him come over for a chat about his work. If you’d like to check it out, head over to @arcanumplectra on Facebook/Instagram, or here:

January 19, 2020

Enter The Rep

Returning to YouTube after a couple of weeks break, I thought it would be a good idea to re-introduce the Rep in its new format. Featuring picks from Jim Dunlop, Purple Plectrums, Stone Age, BHL, V Picks and Metapixs, it’s a simple portrayal of what I do here, and sets a precedent for the rest of the year. I’m trying to make the videos more concise, with better camera work and more pointed content, and if there’s anything you’d like to see, please let me know.