Winspear Picks 2017

Discussion in 'Dealers & Group Buys' started by Winspear, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. ZombieLloyd

    ZombieLloyd Not one 7 string

    Messages:
    370
    Likes Received:
    115
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2015
    Location:
    North Wales, UK
    Just got my bloodstained bone pick. It looks pretty cool, it looks a lot more realistic than I'd imagined it would, honestly. The new logo design helps gripping the pick a lot, as I said to Winspear, he should make this new logo permanent. And it looks awesome in the red colour. The back of the pick is sort of sticky, in a good way that makes it feel like it's not going to slip at all, which is a real problem with me. Unfortunately, there's just a tiny chip on the top side of mine, but I can't feel it and it's in a place that wouldn't ever affect playability. Speaking of playability, I haven't actually gotten to use it yet since I'm at work, but it's pretty unique looking and it's my first bone pick so I might not even use it, just have it around because it looks cool. It's about half as thick as the Shiv I ordered when I'd first heard of these picks and I'll definitely be getting a custom Shiv pick with this thickness soon.

    EDIT: I've just tried the bone pick on my guitar, it gives a brighter, bitey tone to my sound compared to my other Winspear picks. If he brings these out again next year, I'm definitely ordering more.
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2017
  2. ixlramp

    ixlramp SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,144
    Likes Received:
    812
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2007
    Location:
    UK
    I know that Tom cannot reply here, i will contact him directly but i am looking for some user input first.

    Conventional pick grip causes me pain in the base of my thumb so i use a different grip. I pinch a pick between the tip of my thumb and the pad / tip of my first finger, such that the pick is at 90 degrees to my thumb, hand and arm. Due to this i have 2 small points of contact in the centre of each side of the pick and am therefore very fussy about what goes on at those points, that is exactly where the 'W' logo is (i assume it is on one side only?).

    I can see the logo is slightly recessed but i'm not sure how recessed it is, it's essential for me that the logo does not protrude above the flat surface of the pick, does it? Even better would be the logo being significantly recessed such that it creates a textured depression in the pick to act as a 'grip feature'.

    Anyway one way or another i will be trying out a thick Shuriken. I have tried 4.1mm V Picks and 6mm Gravity Picks, both triangular, but those are from the USA.
     
  3. LeviathanKiller

    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

    Messages:
    1,425
    Likes Received:
    717
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Location:
    Deep Southeast
    You can pry the logo out actually. Done it. Feels great. It does ever so slightly protrude otherwise.
     
  4. ixlramp

    ixlramp SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,144
    Likes Received:
    812
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2007
    Location:
    UK
    A sinister black envelope has appeared!
    Oh wow this packaging and presentation ...

    Very quick first impression of this big Bloodline Shuriken:
    The V-Picks Dimension 4.1mm, Gravity Picks Stealth XL 6mm and TimberTones Star Tones black horn all have shallow angle bevels that make them 'catch' on a string a little, which also causes a little too much string excursion. This Winspear pick has steeper 45 degree bevels so passes over a string very nicely. This will certainly be one of my favourite picks.

    I also have to mention the stunningly good customer service and responsiveness to emails.
     
    Winspear likes this.
  5. oracles

    oracles Australian in Canada

    Messages:
    1,908
    Likes Received:
    1,067
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Has anyone else become a total convert to the Fountainhead sig picks, or is it just me that fell totally in love with them? Since I got them a few months back, I haven't touched anything else. I underestimated what a difference the tapered thickness would make, but damn am I a convert now.
     
  6. stevexc

    stevexc Contributor

    Messages:
    3,122
    Likes Received:
    580
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Location:
    Edmonton, AB
    Haven't tried the Fountainhead ones, but have played many of his other similarly tapered picks. I almost can't play normal picks anymore.

    I'm a believer, alright.
     
    coffeeflush likes this.
  7. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear Vendor

    Messages:
    10,903
    Likes Received:
    1,490
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Location:
    Southend-on-Sea, Essex, U.K
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I'm back :D Just want to say thanks for the above discussion and support whilst I was away!
     
  8. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear Vendor

    Messages:
    10,903
    Likes Received:
    1,490
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Location:
    Southend-on-Sea, Essex, U.K
    AxeHappy and LeviathanKiller like this.
  9. LeviathanKiller

    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

    Messages:
    1,425
    Likes Received:
    717
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Location:
    Deep Southeast
    Your balanced sets are awesome!
    Too bad I get killed on shipping. I'll wait until I can get together a big enough order.
     
    Winspear likes this.
  10. ZombieLloyd

    ZombieLloyd Not one 7 string

    Messages:
    370
    Likes Received:
    115
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2015
    Location:
    North Wales, UK
    Are your cables a permanent addition now? Every time I've wanted a cable and had the money, they were never available.
     
  11. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear Vendor

    Messages:
    10,903
    Likes Received:
    1,490
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Location:
    Southend-on-Sea, Essex, U.K
    Yes!
    That's interesting though, could you elaborate in case there has been an error I've been unaware of? I launched them last October and as far as I'm aware they have been constantly available since (aside from the previous 2 months of entire website shut-down). Unless you mean my preorder dates when things get busy? May be worth noting that cables ordered without picks (or a very small number of picks) generally skip the preorder queue :D
     
  12. Drew

    Drew Forum MVP

    Messages:
    27,613
    Likes Received:
    2,988
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2004
    Location:
    Somerville, MA
    Just placed an order for a bunch of different picks, after a Facebook buddy started raving about these a while back - excited to check them out!
     
    Winspear likes this.
  13. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

    Messages:
    26,047
    Likes Received:
    4,761
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Out there, somewhere
    I require some Stealth Shiv minis... I got the Shiv assortment a while ago and they are a bit longer than I like since I am used to Jazz IIIs but otherwise really cool.
     
    Winspear likes this.
  14. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear Vendor

    Messages:
    10,903
    Likes Received:
    1,490
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Location:
    Southend-on-Sea, Essex, U.K
    Thanks both! :D
    No problem - if you place an order you can leave a note in the cart for me to size them down , no issue at all ! :) 3mm taper may be nicer than 4mm at that size, up to you.
     
  15. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

    Messages:
    26,047
    Likes Received:
    4,761
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Out there, somewhere
    Awesome :yesway:
     
  16. ZombieLloyd

    ZombieLloyd Not one 7 string

    Messages:
    370
    Likes Received:
    115
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2015
    Location:
    North Wales, UK
    Yeah, it was the pre order dates.
     
    Winspear likes this.
  17. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

    Messages:
    26,047
    Likes Received:
    4,761
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Out there, somewhere
    Ordered. I did ask to have them thinned to 3mm as well :yesway:

    I did use the "add note" in the cart but not seeing anything on any of the documentation for the order...
     
  18. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear Vendor

    Messages:
    10,903
    Likes Received:
    1,490
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Location:
    Southend-on-Sea, Essex, U.K
    All good, I see it :) Thanks a lot!
     
    technomancer likes this.
  19. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear Vendor

    Messages:
    10,903
    Likes Received:
    1,490
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Location:
    Southend-on-Sea, Essex, U.K
    [​IMG]

    Gildan T-Shirt with Halloween edition Winspear print :D
    This is a pre-order for Halloween shipment.
    Preorder closes Monday 1st October for shirts to go to print!
    Customers ordering this shirt will receive a discount code and combined shipping for upcoming Halloween guitar picks if you wish to purchase them.
    https://www.winspearinstrumental.com/products/halloween-merch-pre-order

    Thanks!
     

Share This Page