Year’s End 2019
Face Off! Jim Dunlop 351 and Flow Series 0.88mm
Top 5 (or 6) Jazz XL Alternatives
This week’s video concerns the greatest shape in the HR! book, the Jazz XL. Pioneered by Jim Dunlop and a glorious item, the Jazz XL is my personal favourite, and although this video could have been many, many minutes long, I’ve kept it a sensible length to give you guys a relatively concise approach to […]
A Short History Of The Rep (pt. 1)
To paraphrase Jennifer Lopez, it’s important to remember where you came from, so in this week’s video, I go back to my roots and give an account of where I’ve been. If you’ve got questions, ask them. The Plectroverse is ours, and so we share it with each other.
On Form And Function
When you think of a plectrum and its shape, the most likely silhouette that comes to mind is that of the teardrop 351, or perhaps the Jazz III. That combination of wide shoulders and a tapered tip has come to define the pick in the eyes of many, both musicians and non-musicians alike. There’s nothing […]
Top 5 Unusual Picks
It’s YouTube time, and this week I’m taking a look at unusual picks, odd shapes and smashing activity in general. With plectrums from Depic, Purple Plectrums, Howling Monkey, Winspear and Riki Le Plectrier, it’s a rollercoaster of dramatic magnificence, so check it out below!
Interview With Vinyl & Coffee
In my very first interview, I have a right old chat with the irrepressible Tom Kuppens of Vinyl & Coffee. Tom is a great man for picks, and has been a supporter of HR! since the early days, so it was a genuine pleasure to be approached by him for an interview about the blog. […]
The Science – Part 6: Delrin
It’s a New YouTube Video Day, and that means it’s time for The Science! This week I talk a good yarn about Delrin, where it came from and how wonderful it is. Check out the video below.
Review – Plectrums Handcrafted True Blood
One of my favourite things about HR! is the joy in seeing a company come in out of left field and do well. I count myself very fortunate to have been around when makers like Woodland Cast and Stone Age were beginning their journeys, and so it has been with John Brown of Plectrums Handcrafted. […]