It is a pretty well documented fact that I have something of a guitar pick addiction, I have tried hundreds and have them littered around my house, guitar cases, jeans pockets and probably inside the inner workings of my washing machine! When I hear about a new pick manufacturer I get a little excited, especially if they include some scientific information about their pick material.
Enter the Dragon’s Heart
Dragon’s Heart Guitar Picks are available in three variations which I’ll come to in a moment but first information about their carefully selected core material. The material used is a polyamide-imide, often used in aerospace applications as replacement for metallic alloys. It’s low friction coefficient makes it extremely fast playing. It’s high erosion resistance makes it ideal for enduring the punishment of stringed instrument play. Aside from the scientific evaluations made on many popular pick materials, various popular pick designs were also analysed.
Each pick was precision measured for string displacement, curve radii, attack angles, return stroke distance and continuous stroke distance; relative to various grip placements and playing styles. After many stages of evolution, the optimal design was precision blueprinted for injection mold mass production.
Armed with all of this scientific data the Dragon’s Heart was designed with 3 playing edges to cater for different playing styles, “The primary lower edge offers the greatest balance between speed and attack. The sharp right upper lobe offers a very aggressive attack while maintaining speed and consistency. The rounded left upper lobe was designed with fast strumming and harmonics in mind.”
Here are the 3 variations of the Dragon’s Heart Guitar Pick
Made from a carefully selected polyamide-imide, the original dragon’s heart has 12% graphite content, making it extremely fast. It’s speed is surpassed only slightly by it’s durability, One of these can endure over 1000 hours play before the edges become less than ideal. This is the best selection for speed shredding players.
With the same signature design as the original, the Pure Heart has no additives. The pure polyamide-imide has a classic softness to it’s attack whilst still offering the optimal design and desired durability (up to 1200 hours). Ideal for players who have varied styles of play or are still developing there technique.
A glass filled variation of the original. This version is the pinnacle of versatile material and our longest lasting pick period (up to 1500 hours of play). Balanced versatility for attack, lubricity, and durability the Hardened Heart is the choice for professionals that demand the most from their picks.
For more information or to purchase please head over to http://www.dragonsheartguitarpicks.com/.