Pick Review

manufacturer: Jellifish date: 06/29/2007 category: Guitar Effects
Jellifish: Pick
Like the capo and slide, the Jellifish Pick is a mechanical tool for your stringed instrument.
 Sound: 2.5
 Overall Impression: 2.5
 Reliability & Durability: 3.5
 Ease of Use: 2.5
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reviews (2) 14 comments vote for this gear:
overall: 4.5
Pick Reviewed by: punkman_123, on april 11, 2005
5 of 7 people found this review helpful

Price paid: $ 11.4

Purchased from: My Music Megastore

Ease of Use: The Jellifish Pick is supposed to use little metal wires to produce a different sound. Unfortunately, it also produces a scratchy noise as they rub against the strings. There is a brief pamphlet on how to use the Pick to produce different sounds but it didn't seem to help at all. // 4

Sound: It can be used on all types of guitars, but sounds best on distorted electric as it hides the awful overpowering scratching. By just sitting down and messing around a bit you'll occasionally get a note that sounds OK but overall, it doesn't sound good. // 4

Reliability & Durability: The wires can sometimes get a bit bent but that doesn't effect the sound much. I wouldn't use it on a gig at all, the bad sounds out-weigh the good. // 6

Overall Impression: This product is bad. Definately not worth the 15 bucks you'll pay for it. I don't know what sound they were trying to achieve when they manufactured these things but the sound they did achieve is a scratchy, annoying one. I wouldn't buy another one if it were stolen, because they're simply a waste of money. It is unique, I'll give them that. But it really doesn't do enough to compensate for 15 dollars. // 4

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overall: 1
Pick Reviewed by: unregistered, on june 29, 2007
0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Price paid: $ 9.99

Purchased from: Lanham Music

Ease of Use: 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. // 1

Sound: 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. // 1

Reliability & Durability: 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! // 1

Overall Impression: 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. // 1

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