Kasho Picks.

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Kasho Picks.

Post by fuzzking » Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:24 am

Maybe a bit off-topic, but I don't know weher else to post this (maybe it belongs in a nerd section):

I found a make of Picks that is absolutely tremendous:
There's a japanese company that makes  real celluloid picks, they feel very natural (kind of "soft" on the
surface, still a fantastic grip) and they have very snappy attack , creating very full tone. They are available
in a regular "Fender"-Shape. My quest for Picks has ended (and I tried them almost all) . I found them to be
so good that I immediately ordered a whole bunch. I don't know about their distribution, I happened to stumble
across them when a friend gave some to me, saying "You're into that vintage stuff, righ? I just can't play fast
enough with these.", and I found a retailer here in Germany. 

I have no affiliation with the company, I'm just very happy with these things.

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Post by zhivago » Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:57 am

sounds very interesting....do they come out in other sizes too?

I use bass guitar picks usually, you see.....
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Post by fuzzking » Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:01 am

they also come in the strangest shapes. look:

http://www.tone-toys.de/de/Kasho_Horizo ... stets.html
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Post by zhivago » Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:18 am

how odd!!  ???
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Post by fuzzking » Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:23 am

zhivago wrote: how odd!!  ???
Oddness galore ("Urrgh, Sharkfins").
I think the standard shape is the one to go for.
I am perfectly happy with it.

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Post by Ursoluno » Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:24 am

That one all the way on the left would be perfect for me.

I never use the sharp edge of the pick, anyway.

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Post by Naturality » Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:45 am

That one on the far right would be perfect for me because I alway drop mine, due to the smallness of the non-sharp edge of the pick. If that makes any sense to anyone

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Post by fuzzking » Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:53 am

Naturality wrote: That one on the far right would be perfect for me because I alway drop mine, due to the smallness of the non-sharp edge of the pick. If that makes any sense to anyone
looking back at the picture, I now know what you mean ;)
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Post by Naturality » Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:55 am

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Post by rabidhamster » Sat Dec 16, 2006 5:50 pm

arent the fender celluloid picks made from real celluloid?  they sure burn like it :D

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Post by flatfiver » Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:52 pm

rabidhamster wrote: arent the fender celluloid picks made from real celluloid?  they sure burn like it :D
Haven't tried burning one, but they are listed in Fender catalogs, etc. as celluloid.  I assume they'd call them something else if they weren't actually made from the stuff.
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Post by Webrocker » Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:45 pm

I love these picks. I'm not very picky when it comes to picks (harhar), but I instantly fell in love with the Kashos.
I use the medium thickness, classic form, picks. Not only do they look good in the purse among the change where I use to keep my picks, they "feel" right to me and go very well with my .11/.52 strings.
The sound is, hmm, I think "warm/mellow" would describe it best - the pick "attac" sound is not as pronounced as with my other picks (but this may be credited to the "medium" thickness"), and once the edge has become a bit rounder, they "glide" very well over the strings.
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