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Jazz III and Galalith plectrums (Hufschmid Guitars - Assorted plectrums)

By Darpan Suthar, 19/11/2019
I had ordered 25 JazzIII and his new Galalith plectrum, he also included an exclusive handmade Hufschmid string muter as a surprise gift! I am blown away by his generosity, kindness and the level of detail he puts in his work with "NO compromise", anything you order from Patrick is always the best of the best, mark my words!

For me personally, I love his JazzIII plectrums, they're the best (all of his plectrums are, but that's my personal favorite). New Galalith plectrum is amazing too, love the look and feel of it, not to forget - the excellent craftsmanship and the level of detail on those wonderful plectrums! I've said this before in my previous review but once again and always, Patrick is not only an excellent Luther and artisan, but also very generous, kind and awesome as a person!

As always, I am a proud owner of Hufschmid plectrums and always be! None of the other branded plectrums comes close to it. Thank you Patrick.
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HUFSCHMID POLYSULFONE PLECTRUMS (Hufschmid Guitars - Assorted Hufschmid Plectrums)

By Sal Tine, 16/09/2019
I wanted to take a minute to write a review of the Hufschmid plectrums, specifically made from the material POLYSULFONE. I am a HUGE fan of the work of Patrick Hufschmid, I own a fair amount of guitars created by him and I also own MANY of his hand made plectrums. I was intrigued when I read about the material POLYSULFONE, being an enthusiast of the United States space program.
I decided to place an order for one and having many other plectrums of different materials, I was partial to the mega jazz shape. I received my package in LESS than 10 days from my order date!! That is to me, EXCELLENT customer service... the package was a small yellow bubble envelope, sealed with a red wax seal, imprinted with the Hufschmid logo! Talk about presentation!!! AWESOME!
I excitedly opened the package and to my surprise found not only my mega jazz polysulfone plectrum in a small bag accompanied by a sleek business card, I also found a Hufschmid pendant!!! Patrick included a FREE circular, antique nickel finish pendant with my order. I was floored by the entire parcel, and Patrick's generosity. Enough about the parcel, onto the plectrum...
The plectrum is a wonderful transparent golden color, and is hand cut, shaped, and polished to perfection. I enjoy the high gloss finishes the most. I know Patrick spends a great deal of time creating these small works of art, and it shows. The thickness is a bit over 11mm, and is extremely comfortable between the thumb and forefinger. The tip is perfectly shaped and does not "hang up" while moving from string to string, the motion is fluid and effortless. There was no "getting used to it" period, I was comfortable and felt "at home" instantly. The attack is defined and pronounced, and I felt much less fatigue in my picking hand while using it. This prompted me to order the same material in 3 other shapes which I like, the ANVIL XL, the MINI ANVIL XL, and the ERGO ANVIL... I love them all. The tip on the ANVIL XL is more pointed than the others, for players who prefer a "sharper point". My favorite shape is a toss up between the ERGO ANVIL and the MEGA JAZZ, the ERGO sits back in my fingers and the rear of the plectrum rests against the base of my forefinger, and I have noticed increased control using this shape. My picking hand is more relaxed and I feel no more cramping at all. I also noticed an improvement in my picking technique, and my speed and accuracy have improved. I recommend these plectrums to anyone who may be experiencing any pick hand discomfort, anyone who wants to improve their speed and accuracy, or to any player who may be looking for "something different"...
I must also mention that to me it is a wonderful thing that I am supporting an independent artisan, a person who imagines and creates these incredible plectrums and guitars... I choose to no longer support huge multimillion dollar corporations who don't really care about their quality, or customers, and in most instances what they are offering was made by machines. Hufschmid, HAND MADE WITH SKILL AND PASSION!!!
Pictured are the MINI ANVIL XL, the MEGA JAZZ, the ANVIL XL, and the ERGO ANVIL, all handcrafted of polysulfone!!!! AWESOME!! Also pictured is the NEW solid brass HUFSCHMID LOGO PENDANT.... I LOVE THIS PENDANT, so I had to include it in the pictures!!
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METAL (but not only) (Hufschmid Guitars - Iron Mask)

By julamarre0, 07/05/2019
This is the first Hufschmid metal pick, made from a Zinc-based alloy, ERGO shape (square top, pointy bottom, as you can see in the pictures bellow). 2mm thick, plus a nice 3D logo, which doesn’t annoy at all, improving the general grip. The pick is beautiful, with an elegant finish and a hand-polished point. It is quite bigger than a standard Dunlop (see picture) but doesn’t feel huge in the hand.

The shape may surprise at first glance, but it is actually very ergonomic : the large surface allows any kind of grip (academic, three fingers…). Without being heavy, it has a great presence in the hand, and the angles prevent it from spinning, which is much appreciated.

You know a metal pick won’t fit anyone : the material is unbending, it has a really bright and powerful attack… You can feel like you are fighting it! But I got used very fast to this one, it requires less effort in the right hand, allowing some rest to the whole arm. The metallic attack adds a characteristic “twang“ that is able to unleash any flat sounding guitar! After some days of intensive use, it starts to bevel nicely according to your attack angle, and the comfort instantly increases. Remember that metal requires some use to get comfortable, but it gives it a unique feel. You can see those bevels on my personal pick bellow.

The metal guitarist will obviously like it if he is looking for more power and some brightness to cut through the mix, but this pick can also make wonders for country music, as well as funk, or with any musician, guitarist or bassist, willing to explore.

I made a short video where I play it with a Hufschmid headless guitar : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qry5f7XAq8c


Since 2009, Patrick Hufschmid has been proposing hand made picks, which are mostly made of highest quality plastic materials (space-grade acrylic, UHMWPE, polysulfone, etc.), coming in different shapes to fit anyone’s tastes, and rather thick (3mm to 10mm) in order to reduce the right hand tenses, for a better playability.

You can find clear descriptions on the dedicated website : https://plectrum.ch

As a musician, I play in many different esthetic fields (metal, pop, jazz, rock, funk…). I use a lot of different pick shapes, thicknesses, points, materials… But for my personal comfort, I never go over 2,5mm. I have always loved the sounds you can get with a metal pick, so I was more than enthusiast when I heard about this one!

The price might seem a little high, but it is a very solid, sturdy and time proof tool, while being also very beautiful, and opening new sonic possibilities. Very happy with it.
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