The V-Pick Insanity Guitar Pick!!!

Discussion in 'Builder's & Retailer's Forum' started by V-Picks, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. V-Picks

    V-Picks Member

    Messages:
    3,316
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2005
    Location:
    Nashville USA
    First of all, this is not just a sales post. It is one, of course, but there is more to this post than that.

    I have been playing for the last two days with a V-Pick that I made a couple of weeks ago. It has been sitting here on my desk but I have not really paid much attention to it. Until yesterday. It is the Insanity. 9.75mm thick. That is almost 1/2"!!! It is just nuts! I made this one a bit different than I usually do. It has much pointier corners than the usual Insanity. They are usually made with corners like the Big Fattie but I decided to put Psycho corners on this one. I was asked to do it by a customer and I decided to make one for me.

    Anyway, I picked it up yesterday and cannot put it down! It is incredibly fast, first of all. It sounds like you are hitting the strings as hard as you can, but I'm not doing so. I am actually playing a lot lighter than normal. Believe it or not, it is a very articulate pick. Very exact. It also makes an incredible rythym pick. Who would have guessed.

    But the reason I cannot put it down is because I can see my playing technique progressing the past two days. No joke! Not a sales pitch! I have been playing much more relaxed, even more so than with my favorite V-Pick Large Rounded. My right hand feels like it can do anything. Actually, for some reason, this pick has put my right hand in sync more with my left hand. Not as much of a timing problem as I usually have. That is what I see mostly. I also like the slap effect it puts on the strings. This is probably what has made my hand so relaxed. Just the fact that I don't have to hit as hard to get that spank sound that I learned to love while playing my share of country in the 90's.

    I am going to try this out when I play tomorrow with the band. I THINK it will be a good live pick but I am not sure. It may just turn out to be a practice pick, intended to make my playing better. I will soon find out. And if that is the case, I will just keep it here and use it for any and all of my practicing. I have heard of picks like this before but have never tried a practice pick.

    I think this pick could be a good work-out tool. Much like putting weights on your ankles when running. I honestly do see myself doing things I could not do before. I am going to play this thing for a couple of weeks and see. It was a bugger getting used to. It took me about 10 minutes or so. But once I got the idea and feel of the pick, I was going for it.

    I will let you know what I think about it live tomorrow. I am sure the guys will laugh at me for using it but what the heck.

    Vinni
     
  2. jda

    jda Member

    Messages:
    1,615
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2002
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area
  3. V-Picks

    V-Picks Member

    Messages:
    3,316
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2005
    Location:
    Nashville USA
    Yeah, you're right! Here's some pick porn for ya.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. james russell

    james russell Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,232
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2006
    Location:
    Northern CA
  5. reentune

    reentune Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,486
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2003
    Location:
    The Foot of the Mountain
    I'm always ready to try your picks, Vinni.
    The more varied ones, the better.
    Every time I play a new V-Pick version I'm blown away, while at the same time I like all the other ones even more too.
    Weird, huh?
     
  6. james russell

    james russell Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,232
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2006
    Location:
    Northern CA
    Okay Vinni, How much, and how soon are they available.

    Nevermind, I found them on your site.

    James
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2008
  7. jazzandmetal?

    jazzandmetal? Supporting Member

    Messages:
    8,666
    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    I have one, and it is indeed insane!
     
  8. muddy

    muddy Member

    Messages:
    5,719
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2003
    Location:
    nyc
    my god, it looks like a padded bicycle seat!


    ml
     
  9. jda

    jda Member

    Messages:
    1,615
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2002
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Holy Toledo. Are these available?
     
  10. V-Picks

    V-Picks Member

    Messages:
    3,316
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2005
    Location:
    Nashville USA
    :rotflmao
     
  11. cvansickle

    cvansickle Supporting Member

    Messages:
    10,939
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA USA
    Looks like something I sat on after I had a certain surgery!

    That's a darn big pick, ain't it? And I thought the Diamond was a thickster.
     
  12. Shredcow

    Shredcow Member

    Messages:
    834
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Location:
    Singapore!
    I agree with this. I have several psychos and my picking technique has definitely improved.
     
  13. V-Picks

    V-Picks Member

    Messages:
    3,316
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2005
    Location:
    Nashville USA
    I used my Insanity on Sunday. The action was just too fast for me. I wanted to play everything fast!!! Way ahead of the beat. So I grabbed my Large Rounded and finished the day with that.

    So, for me, the Insanity is a GREAT practice pick that did improve my playing with all the practicing I did with it. However, I prefer the Large Rounded for gigging. I am one that adheres to the saying "Just because you can play fast, it does not mean you should do so all the time".

    I found that I really stretched out and played things more expressively at the gig. I found playing was much more effortlessly. I do believe it was from practicing with that Insanity.

    Vinni
     
  14. Litsa

    Litsa Member

    Messages:
    211
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Vinni,

    I hope I am not hijacking your thread, but what about the Biggie Fattie....Ya think a petitte girl like me would benefit from it...I jump from the DIAMOND and then to my Large Rounded.....I dig the diamond a lot but I think the Biggie Fattie would be better because I like bigger picks...

    Any thoughts??? No matter what I decieded I know I'll dig whatever I order from you....I LOVE em ALL!!!
     
  15. V-Picks

    V-Picks Member

    Messages:
    3,316
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2005
    Location:
    Nashville USA
    Either the Big Fattie or the Psycho. The only difference is the psycho has pointed corners.

    My answer is yes. I think the Big Fattie makes a great practice pick as well as a fantastic gigging pick. Not as extreme, of course as the Instanity. :D I do think, however, it would open up anyones playing to a different dimension, IF they would give it a go for just a bit.

    Did you see Marc Cooper talk about the Big Fattie on the video shot of us at NAMM? It is on the front page of our website.

    Vinni
     
  16. Litsa

    Litsa Member

    Messages:
    211
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Oooh, I'll check out Marc's Video on your website... I'l more than likely the plug and will order a Big Fattie and also try a Psycho pick....

    Thanks again Vinni!
     
  17. dorfmeister

    dorfmeister Member

    Messages:
    3,718
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    Recently received an Insanity with Psycho corners. The corners are not a whole lot sharper than on the big fatties and my colossal but it does have a bit of a different feel than those.

    I like it.

    I am not sure if it will replace the big fattie as my favorite v-pick but it is making me wonder if I should try a psycho.
     
  18. BluesForDan

    BluesForDan Member

    Messages:
    7,049
    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Location:
    NH
    that thing on the right, isn't that one of the lenses from my glasses? :confused:
     
  19. V-Picks

    V-Picks Member

    Messages:
    3,316
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2005
    Location:
    Nashville USA
    Looks like a coke bottle bottom to me....
     
  20. Litsa

    Litsa Member

    Messages:
    211
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Well, I am going to order today...I LOVE THEM THICK PICKS and as much as I want to order both Pshcyo and Big Fattie....I'll go witht he BIG FATTIE!!!!

    I can always order the phscyo latter on!!!!! Okay, on lunch time.....I'll do the order....

    Thanks Vinni!!!
     

Share This Page