Price paid: $ 9.99
Purchased from: Lanham Music
Sound — 1
When following the instructions the sound produces about the same effect as listening to a couple of alleycats mating, very irritating. If I heard a guitarist using one of these my immediate inclination would be to douse him or her with cold water in the hopes the guitarist would relocate out of my hearing.
Overall Impression — 1
The only kind of music I can imagine this being useful for would be someone trying to recreate the punk sound of the late 1970s. I can't imagine anyone stealing one of these. I actually threw mine away finally, this was a complete waste of money. My consolation is that I only wasted $10.00 on this instead of $15 like the first reviewer.
Reliability & Durability — 1
The tines are prone to breakage if not stored in a container. If one is trying to get a mechanical chorus type effect, one could accomplish the same function more cheaply by offsetting two picks and supergluing them together with a small cardboard shim between them to create spacing. This is totally unreliable, and the price Jellifish charges for these should make them subject to fraud and deceptive marketing charges. Would I use it on a gig without backup? I wouldn't use it on a gig, period!
Ease of Use — 1
It is not easy to get a good sound out of this. The manual is a little 3" x 5" sheet of paper, in other words, non-existent. Jellifish directs purchasers to it's website for "detailed instructions." The detailed instructions are .mpg film clips with minimal audio/video quality. Following the instructions on that sheet of paper yields an annoyingly scratchy sound reminiscent of rubbing the flat of a knife blade on the strings.