Stylus Pick

I got some Stylus Picks a few weeks ago and I love them! They really do dramatically increase picking speed.

Thanks for providing a great product.

- Joe Zacker

The Stylus Pick definately benefits any player, no matter what style.

- Rich Acocella, BA, Berklee College of Music

One Minute I couldn't, the next minute I could. This is magic!

- Alphonse Faggiolo, Producer/Musician

It's amazing how well the stylus works. I'm pretty fast to begin with but I was even faster with the Stylus Pick.

- Jack Grassel, Author, MONSTER CHOPS

The Stylus Pick proves to be a valuable tool. My only regret is that it wasn't around when I was learning how to play because it probably could have saved me a lot of time. If you feel that your picking could use some improvement (and whose can't?), try the Stylus Pick, it works!

- George Bien, Ph.D, CUNY

I have observed a marked increase in the speed and accuracy of my students who use the Stylus Pick. No matter what level a student is on, the Stylus Pick has increased their ability to execute shorter picking strokes with more control and less wasted motion.

- Mike Ihde, former vice-chairman, Guitar Department, Berklee College of Music

...the Stylus Pick is a cool idea...

- Bill Edwards, Author, FRETBOARD LOGIC

I really love the Stylus Pick! The tone and feel of the Stylus area of the pick is great!

- Orville Petty

I could not imagine being where I'm at without training with the Stylus Pick! Thanks for creating such a powerful and useful pick!

- Arnie Rodriguez

The more I use the Stylus Pick, the more I'm getting hooked on practicing my picking! Thanks for producing a great product! I recommend it for anyone who is serious about improving their picking!

- Walt Serafin

Theory of Operation (Excerpt from the book)

  Each guitarist has his own particular style and approach to lead playing, and we know that there is no one "right way" to pick fast. However, most  accomplished guitarists will agree that maximum alternate picking speed is achieved when playing from the very tip of the pick, to no more than the first .125" (about 1/8").The closer to the tip you play, the less resistance there is against the string; and the less energy it takes to move the pick across the string.

  The STYLUS PICK method was designed to help correct the natural tendency to "dig down" with the pick in order to avoid missing the strings.  Deep picking can result in the need to "muscle" the pick back and forth across the string. Doing this at increased tempos while attempting to play a note with the left hand for each stroke may make you seem like you're playing fast, but may also lead to some bad habits which may limit your endurance and articulation.

The STYLUS PICK focuses on this through its unique design. The 360 degree conical tip is suspended by the support cone, which protrudes from each side of the pick body. The widest point where the two cones meet is the threshold. When the string rises ABOVE the threshold due to excessive digging, you go nowhere, because the support cone will pull the pick all the way down, and stop the stroke. When the string remains BELOW the threshold, you go everywhere, because the STYLUS PICK will roll over the strings without getting stuck, despite slight errors in depth gauging and subtle differences in upstroke / downstroke inertia.