Hello there, back again with another cool review for you! This time we will be looking at a speciality guitar pick, V-Picks Screamer. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you are already aware that I do care about guitar picks and have been exclusively using Chicken Picks guitar picks since 2013. But from time to time, I switch back to regular, very standard and cheap guitar picks to see if I am still having the same sensation.
I usually end up playing with my Chicken Picks no matter what. While browsing the speciality guitar picks category, I came across V-Picks and wanted to have a go! I had already known the V-Picks brand for a long time but never had the chance to try one.
For those who have never heard of V-Picks company, here’s a quick introduction. V-Picks is a family company based in Nashville, USA. It’s a pretty small company owned by Vinni Smith (thus the name V-Picks!).
V-Picks offers many types of guitar picks and stands out as being pretty thick in comparison to cheap, disposable guitar picks. On their website, some of the guitar picks listed on their online shop have “a unique blend of acrylic” in product descriptions. So I assume these are made of acrylic which is a kind of plastic commonly used in many products as well as guitar picks.
As the form of the V-Picks Screamer is identical to Chicken Picks Bermuda series guitar picks, I thought I could prepare a test video along with this article. To be honest, this guitar pick form is not my favourite at all. Even with my favourite guitar pick brand, Chicken Picks, I tend not to use Bermuda picks. Out of all Chicken Picks models, my favourites are Badazz 3.2mm and surely Shredder 3.6mm.
Check out my Chicken Picks guitar picks review here
I don’t know about you but the way I hold the pick sometimes makes the tips of that triangle sink into my finger joint and it may be annoying. But of course, this is a very personal thing, you may like this form or maybe this is already your favourite guitar pick design.
Having said that, I enjoyed playing both V-Picks and Chicken Picks Bermuda 2.1 and 2.7mm.
V-Picks Screamer Review
To be honest, V-Picks feel almost the same as Chicken Picks Bermuda 2.7mm. However, the timbre and resonance of the materials are definitely different. I believe this makes some feel different when it comes to how pick attacks feel.
I think V-Picks Screamer has more or less the same thickness as Bermuda 2.7mm, however, it looks thicker when compared side by side. According to their product description, Screamer should be around 2.70 – 2.85mm in thickness.
The material used for making V-Picks is definitely lighter or less dense than the material used for Chicken Picks. In order to provide you with in-depth insights into what I am talking about, I have prepared a short and sweet comparison video featuring V-Picks Screamer, Chicken Picks Bermuda 2.1mm and 2.7mm guitar picks.
In this video, you will find a simple drop test that shows clearly the timbre and resonance of the materials used in making these picks. You will also find an acoustic comparison where I captured the acoustic sound of my Epiphone SG Custom Ebony with my Canon ESO M200 camera microphone.
I also wanted to play with all picks using my ENGL E570 tube preamp on the clean channel as well as the lead I channel on classic mode.
Overall, I can easily justify its price tag which is identical to Chicken Picks. However, if you ask me whether V-Picks Screamer may replace my Chicken Picks, I would say no! But I still want to feature this great company here on my blog as they price their products reasonably and they are affordable for most people.
When it comes to speciality guitar picks, the most difficult part is to be able to justify the pricing. Some companies charge (not to blame or look down on any company) a lot of money but you end up with a sensation you have already experienced with cheaper guitar picks.
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For these reasons, I see no excuse not to try V-Picks at least once! I hope you have enjoyed this article and found my review helpful! Thanks for visiting my blog and supporting me so far! I will hopefully see you in the next review here!