Vendor New Product Announcement : Pickaso Guitar Bow

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Jonathan Shenhav, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. Jonathan Shenhav

    Jonathan Shenhav Vendor

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    Hello GearPage members!

    My name is Jonathan and I'm the Founder of the Pickaso Guitar bow.

    An Innovative Guitar Bow that allows you to bow your Acoustic guitar, in a creative and magical way.
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    Why We made it?

    Inspired By The legendary Guitarist - Jimmy page,

    Who use to play with a bow, on his electric guitar.
    I really like that, it was pure magic.
    I used to play with a regular bow on my electric and acoustic guitar.
    And really liked the combination of the acoustic and the bow. It was my favorite.

    The problem?

    It was impossible to play the inner strings, and I wanted to have more possibilities,
    Rather than just having the option to play all the strings or only the E’s.

    I thought a lot about how can I solve this issue, and I came up with the Idea to use the sound-hole as the solution.

    So...

    We took the regular bow and squeezed it into a 6 inch Bow, Double sided hair with tension mechanism built in. Super slim. And we called it - Pickaso Guitar bow.

    When I played with it on the guitar for the first time, it was pure magic. It opened up for me a whole world of new sound and possibilities of the guitar.

    And now you can have it too.

    Now you can play on any string-

    Individually, on one string,

    Or two strings together.


    No batteries needed, no plugs.

    Only Pocket-size affect that you can take with you anywhere, and add some creativity.

    That's a really exciting moment for us.

    We launched our website two months ago and there is a lot of great response from guitarists and even fiddles

    We offer PRE ORDERS for the Christmas this year in a limited edition.
    (Only 200 units left)
    + FREE SHIPPING in the USA +


    You’re welcome to visit us at:

    www.pickasobow.com

    Also in our social media:

    Facebook | instagram | twitter | YouTube

    I would love to hear your thoughts here guys!
    AMA
     
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  2. Vhailor

    Vhailor Supporting Member

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    Bought one.

    Looks like fun!

    Q#1: Will my credit card be charged now, or when the order ships?
    Q#2: Do these need rosin, like Jimbows? (Ah, it says. Does require rosin but comes with.)
     
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  3. Jonathan Shenhav

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    Hi Vhailor!

    Thank you very much!
    And welcome to the band! ;)

    #1: We do charge it when the order has placed.
    #2 : yes. The rosin helps to produce the sound.

    Let me know if you have anymore questions or requests.
    we have Facebook live messenger chat at our website.
    Also here’s my personal email:
    Jonathan@pickasobow.com
     
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    Couldn’t get the video to play more than :22 seconds, oh well.
     
  5. Sigmund Floyd

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    Doesn’t work for electric? Maybe the strings are too close to each other?
     
  6. Jonathan Shenhav

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    @Pickasobow especially designed for acoustic guitars. It can work on another instruments that have sound hole or radius bridge, like violin / cello etc.
    (Some violinists told me that they actually prefer the pickasobow for rhythmic play )

    but for electric guitar, there is no advantage to the pickaso bow over regular bow. If there is more than 3-4cm from the strings to the body you may be able to produce one/two (together) short note. Which is quite cool .
     
  7. Jonathan Shenhav

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    You can see the video at our website / YouTube channel, perhaps it will work better there
    (link at the top)

    Would appreciate if you share your thoughts about it
     
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  8. jquanmusic

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    This looks super cool. I'll be getting one eventually. Couple of questions.

    Does it come with rosin on it already?
    Does it ship with rosin?
    Does the rosin leave any residue on the guitar strings?
    Please have detailed instructions on how to apply the rosin. Me dumby guitarist.

    Thanks. Cool idea.
     
  9. tanee

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    Hey, this is kind of cool!

    But.. $59.00.. I might have to pass.
     
  10. Jonathan Shenhav

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    Thank you for your comment, I really appreciate that.

    A. Every Pickaso Guitar bow include one unit of rosin. (Rosin last for about a year)
    B. The bow hair comes clean without rosin on it. You will need to apply the rosin.
    C. The strings should be cleaned after each play. Because the rosin remains on them. You don’t have to clean the bow hair from the rosin.
    The upside - is that the strings are always clean :)

    we soon upload a video guide that explains how to apply the rosin on the bow (and how to play etc.) . Meanwhile, you can check youtube videos how to apply rosin to bow :

    2:24 - 3:20
     
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  11. Jonathan Shenhav

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    Hi!
    Thank you! Appreciate that ,and also your honesty.
    it took me about 4 years from the idea to the product. We really wanted to come up with a high quality product, with good materials, So it will last for years.
    We tried to make it affordable as we can.
     
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  12. jquanmusic

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    keep in mind a decent/lower quality violin bow is $300
     
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    The price seems fine. Entry level mass-produced violin bows can be a bit cheaper. Higher-end bows can easily cost 100X. Of course, they're larger. ;)
     
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    The price seems reasonable to me. My bigger concern would be general wear and tear on the strings and the hassle of cleaning the rosin off for normal playing. I'm shocked by how good it sounds though, really impressive.
     
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    This will be great for violin players too. I think the problem on guitar will be always when you need to change string with the bow. But actually, this might be resolved if guitars are made with a radius bridge similar to a violin.
     
  16. tanee

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    Sure, but I'm not going to buy a Strymon pedal to plug into my Tuba anytime soon either.
     
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  17. tanee

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    I can't speak of this specific product but I do have quite a bit of experience with a regular violin bow on guitar. If you wipe down your strings and guitar after playing every time there isn't that much of an issue. Strings may wear at quicker, but not by much. If however, you don't regularly clean your guitar and strings (guilty) it can become a problem and is hard to clean after build up.
     
  18. jquanmusic

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    I finger pick. Am I going to notice the residue on my fingers/nails?
     
  19. tanee

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    Well shoot, I feel like I derailed this thread. Sorry Pickaso dudes!

    There are a lot of variables here to give you a clear answer. Will you be cleaning the strings in between using a bow and finger picking? You will definitely notice it in this scenario if no. I'm sure it depends on how much rosin you use with your bow as well. I think if you religiously clean the strings, possibly using a cleaner, after each use it might not be a problem. Depending on string age it might build up over time. From personal experience, the more I use a bow in combination with older strings, I tend to notice the "stickiness" more when fingerpicking. I tend to not change strings very often though, so that may be part of the problem.
     
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  20. InkblotNebula

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    For electric guitar purpose, I'm not sure it matters that much. I had a $60 cello bow for a few years. It did led zep imitations just fine.

    This thing is really neat though, I was expecting another ebow knockoff. Way more portable and easy to use than a normal bow. Doesn't look as cool though. :p
     
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