In our previous post, we highlighted just a few of the testimonials and reviews that people have given us about our unique guitar picks, the Talon. People talk about how they’ll never use a different pick again, because of the precise tone control that the talon picks have to offer. The variety of textures you can experience with three unique blends, coming with four textures in each Talon line, is remarkable. When you consider the fact that you are able to flip this electric guitar pick 90 degrees to go to the traditional guitar pick mode, trying out the Talon for a very reasonable price becomes more and more of a no-brainer.

The Talon represents more than just a slight tweak on the current way of doing things. It’s much more than that. While other guitar picks might try to sell you on their brand name (they might make great guitars or amps, but with picks, they are out of their element) or their pretty pattern, but in the end there is only one thick guitar pick that can offer as much control and flexibility. The Talon blends affordability and performance. The sonic changes you are able to achieve with just a small purchase are amazing to think about, especially when you consider the hundreds and thousands many people pay on amps and pedals for a specific sound. And while we aren’t claiming this pick will allow you to sell your Tremolo pedal, it certainly unlocks an untapped arena of tone.

This One Goes Out To The Newbies

Speaking of guitar pedals and amps, we should probably get to today’s post. This one is especially dedicated towards people just learning their instruments – the beginners. There is no shame in being a beginner, in fact guitar novices should be both proud and excited! Learning something new is hard and usually, at times, frustrating. That’s just part of the territory of learning a new skill. So hang in there during the difficult times, and hopefully this post will help you complete your arsenal of guitar gear. Read on if you are interested in picking up a few tricks of the trade when it comes to selecting good amps, tuners, pedals, and you guessed it…awesome guitar picks!


A common pitfall that many beginning guitarists fall into is that they don’t care about being perfectly in tune enough. Or, perhaps more accurately, they care but can’t tell when they get out of tune. This can be remedied by having a good teacher consistently remind you to tune between songs (older electric guitars have the proclivity to drop out of tune during almost every song.

Now, you should learn to tune your guitar yourself, without a tuner. But if you are playing a gig or just want to accelerate the process, buying a tuning pedal is a seamless way to tune without having to unplug your cable and vice versa. Most any tuning pedal you pick up will be reliable – there isn’t too much variety in quality to worry about. If you aren’t playing shows and don’t feel like lugging around a pedal, you could either buy a hand-held tuner, or look into one of the many tuning apps for your smartphone that are on the market today.

Effects And Pedals

Effect pedals can range dramatically in price – and quality. But in this field, like many others, opinions really are like bellybuttons. And what skilled guitarist deems as a “quality” sound from a distortion pedal, for instance, may sound like utter trash to another perfectly competent musician. The issue becomes a matter of preference based on style and genre. But there is still a difference between good and bad within each style. For example, a funk guitarist is going to recommend a completely separate array of gear when compared to a metalhead.

Our recommendation to you is to figure out what kind of music you like. If you already know what you want your sound to be, all the better! Simply find one of your favorite musicians and go online to do a bit of research about what kind of effects he uses. Sometimes it can be difficult to discern which effects are being used, especially if your musician of choice has a multi-effects pedal. In that case, you might need to find a forum where a fan(atic) who knows everything there is to know about your guitar hero, so they can give you roughly 20 times more information than you were looking for. At least they meant well.

Now, if you are completely clueless about where to start, start looking into pedals with some of the following effects: distortion, compression, fuzz, tremolo, chorus, delay, vibrato, overdrive, wah-wah, phase-shifter. Again, you can combine these types of effects into a multi-effects pedal, but that typically reduces the overall quality of each effect, while being less expensive, traditionally speaking. But hey, that’s just like, our opinion, man.


If you are a beginner, we would recommend you not breaking the piggy bank on a really nice amp until you are sure that you are wanting to continue playing guitar. That doesn’t mean you have to play on the worst amp you could possibly find, but perhaps it’s not yet time to buy a tube amp just yet (the highest quality, least reliable, most expensive amps). A better bet is to go with a solid state combo amplifier. Peavey Auditions and Fender Frontman 10Gs are two examples of inexpensive, but decent, combo practice amps.

Talon Guitar Picks Online

Talon is where to buy guitar picks. Whether you are looking for an acoustic guitar pick, a thick guitar pick for electrics, or just a reliable, non-slip guitar pick, Talon picks are what you should try out. Coming in Light, Medium, or Heavy, with four different thicknesses in each package, the ability to hone in on the exact sound you are looking for has never been easier. Well, actually, it’s never existed before. With our patented design, you can strike upon the strings, rather than across them. Find your own unique sound with the perfect balance of bite and release. Prepare for flight with the Talon.