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V-Picks Chicken Picker 1.5mm Amber Guitar Pick - Single

V-Picks Chicken Picker 1.5mm Amber Guitar Pick - Single 

Vinni says:

One thing that is astounding about living in Nashville is number of GREAT guitar players living there. If you throw a rock in Nashville, you will hit a guitar player, and were not talking about a bunch of slugs either. These are some of the best pickers the world has to offer! This year at Summer NAMM almost every one of them asked for the same style pick, a small, teardrop shape that is 1.5mm thick and sounds like their fingernails. HERE IT IS! The Chicken Picker by V-PICKS. This pick is incredibly fast! That is, if you can already play incredibly fast. It sticks out the perfect length so that you can either choke up on it or just use the whole pick. It is also very comfortable to tuck in under your fingers when you finger pick. But don't let the name fool you - I have had some metal players try this puppy out and they went nuts! Again, we're talking fast action here, folks.

It's small
It's teardrop shaped
It's uber fast

And the tone is magnificent!

If you like the Jazz III, (who doesn't?), then you will LOVE the Chicken Picker!

Have you heard about the Reference DOT?  It is strategically placed on some models to give you a good reference point of where the pick is exactly in your fingers. This way you can play the same way every time. You can count on this DOT to give you consistency in your playing technique.


V-PICKS are made in Nashville, TN. The company produces over 100,000 hand-made picks per year, and supplies guitar picks to 101 countries in the world. Some models are originally cut out by laser from sheets of cast acrylic. Others start as raw materials poured into molds. Both styles are then hand ground on a bench grinder and hand trimmed with a razor knife. This creates the bevel, feel, and sound of the pick. Next, they are tempered for strength with intense high heat, much like the process done on steel and glass. Then they are buffed with high heat flame for a smooth and slick playing edge and bevel. Acrylic is the material used in crafting V-PICKS. A proprietary mixture of two different acrylics is used plus an inert material. The manufacturer states that materials and mixtures are chosen to render a strong, long wearing guitar pick that has a gripping quality which reacts to the temperature in the players fingertips. These acrylic picks are made in gauges ranging from .75mm to 11.85mm.

One of V-PICK's most recognizable endorsers is Carlos Santana. Other artists include Bill Decker, Billy Gibbons, Walter Becker, Phil Keaggy, Jorge Santana, Brad Whitford, Vernon Reid, Rick Vito, Gordon Kennedy, Derek St Holmes, Roger Fisher, Jimmy Herring, Johnny Hiland, Danny Kortchmar, SKY Dangcil, Andy Reiss, Stu Hamm and Billy Sheehan, Scott Van Zen, Neil Zaza & Joe Martinelli, CJ Whitehill.