X Pick - No Magic, Just Science!
The Multi Effect Guitar & Bass Pick - Learn to Play the Guitar without Touching the Strings! And much more .... Futuristically Evolutionary
The X-Pick is a Galactic Pick, made entirely of Neodymium, which thanks to its extremely calibrated magnetism, can perform fantastic techniques on your instrument! If it sounds too good to be true, if it sounds magical, weird, extravagant and upsetting, well, GET READY TO BE CHARMED DEAR MUSICIANS AROUND THE WORLD!
The most important thing to know is that the mechanics with which the X-Pick works, is the same that makes our electric instruments work! Magnetism and electromagnetism! This means, that we are offered a thousand other ways to travel the sound, in the most natural way possible for an electric instrument!
Once you try it, you will see that it is a truly indispensable component, which must not be substituted for your usual picks! No, not necessarily! Taking advantage of its magnetism once again, you keep it attached to the guitar, and you will only use it when you want to do something spectacular!
- Size of 24 mm x 25 mm
- Thickness of 2 mm
- Tip with 60 Degrees (Diametral Position)
- Tip with 90 Degrees (Axial Position)
- Perfectly Rounded Sides to work as a Slide
- Back Sides Cut for the realization of Many Innovative Techniques
It is made with material named Neodymium, from the category of Rare Earth Permanent Magnets, that is chemically composed with NdFeB (Neodymium-Iron-Boron)
It have a coating named Ni-Cu-Ni or Ni-Cu-Ni-Epoxy or Ni-Cu-Ni-Gold, that is, a Nickel-Copper-Nickel composition and a final layer of Epoxy Resin or of Gold, to give more grip in contact with the fingers, as well as for protection from wear.
It has an Axial Magnetization, which has the two polarities above and below the magnet, to be able to work on any type of Pickup; there are no other magnets in the world with these characteristics, and a lot of research has been done to achieve this patent.
In this way, you can interact in the electromagnetic field of the pickups, only through the tip of the pick, having the power of a neodymium magnet, but all concentrated on the small sides of the tip.
Since it is very difficult to explain how the magnetic fields of the X-Pick work, we have created a video specifically to show them in action, with iron powder, which allows us to view them both statically and dynamically! Good Vision!
And here are the MAGNIFICENT OFFERS that we have reserved only for IndieGogo users:
- The X-Pick - The Only Multi Effect Guitar & Bass Pick, made entirely of Neodymium, is equipped with a Protective Case made for High-Value Coins:
- in fact it has a Transparent Rubber Interior, which locks the pick in the right position;
- the External Container in Transparent Plastic, made to the millimeter, which guarantees Ultra Protection;
- and the Transparent Plastic Display Stand is also included, to keep this marvel on display!
With 3 Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns behind us, two on Kickstarter, and one on Indiegogo, we are well aware of the great commitment it takes to end it all in style! We have already done it, and we will do it even better for all of you! Such an idea is destined for great things, and we will do our best to make it grow more and more!
And now ... Check out the SPECIAL OFFERS:
1 x X PICK - SILVER - TIME!
- ONLY NOW on INDIEGOGO
- 1 x SILVER EDITION (NiCuNi)
- 1 x Protective Case
- 1 x Exhibitor
- 34% DISCOUNT
- SAVE 19€ (20,57$) on List Price: 55€
LIMITED TIME OFFER for the beautiful: - SILVER EDITION (NiCuNi) - This True INFINITY GEM, which you can keep for yourself, or to make the BEST GIFT a musician can have!
1 x X PICK - SILVER, BLACK, GOLDEN
- ONLY NOW on INDIEGOGO
- 1 x X Pick Silver, Black or Golden Edition
- 1 x Protective Case
- 1 x Exhibitor
- 18% DISCOUNT
- SAVE 10€ (10,84$) on List Price 55€
We have created 3 different Perks for 1 x X-Pick, so you can choose the version you like the most between: - SILVER EDITION (NiCuNi) - BLACK EDITION (Glossy Black Epoxy) - GOLDEN EDITION (lacquered with REAL GOLD) - The Pick with which to leave Everyone Speechless and to create harmonies "Never Heard Before" with a Guitar or Bass!
3 x X PICK - THE COLLECTION
With the Collection, you pay 1 X-Pick only 33€
- ONLY NOW on INDIEGOGO
- 1 x SILVER EDITION (NiCuNi)
- 1 x BLACK EDITION (Glossy Black Epoxy)
- 1 x GOLDEN EDITION (Lacq. REAL GOLD)
- 3 x Protective Cases
- 3 x Exhibitors
- 39% DISCOUNT
- SAVE 65€ (70,34$) on List Price 165€
THE COMPLETE COLLECTION of all 3 Version of the X-Pick! Put your Style on Display! - One X-Pick to rule them all, One X-Pick to find them, One X-Pick to bring them all and in the darkness bind them! - Become ... The LORD of the X-PICKS!
6 x X PICK - 2 COLLECTIONS
With 2 Collection, you pay 1 X-Pick only 32€
- ONLY NOW on INDIEGOGO
- 2 x SILVER EDITION (NiCuNi)
- 2 x BLACK EDITION (Glossy Black Epoxy)
- 2 x GOLDEN EDITION (Lacq. REAL GOLD)
- 6 x Protective Cases
- 6 x Exhibitors
- 41% DISCOUNT
- SAVE 138€ (147,79$) on List Price 330€
2 x COMPLETE COLLECTION of all Versions of the X-Pick! - Put your Style on Display, 2 Times; at home and in the rehearsal room! Or are you 2 friends who want a Complete Collection each? Great, don't take them separately, take advantage of this offer! The elder X-Pick, the X-Pick of invisibility, and the resurrection X-Pick, which together create a MASTER of MUSIC!
+ Anyone who selects one of these rewards will automatically have their name entered on the website - www.xpick.org - (already under construction), as an integral part of supporting the creation of this super innovative item!
+ Within the Rewards, ADD-ONs are available:
- X-Pick - SILVER EDITION + 0€ SHIP
- X-Pick - BLACK EDITION + 0€ SHIP
- X-Pick - GOLDEN EDITION + 0€ SHIP
In this way, you will have the possibility to add up to 3 different versions, with 0 € of additional shipping, so that you can take any number, even 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9
Considering that it is not technically possible to engrave a logo in high definition on material such as neodymium, we will create an UHD stickers, and thus we will come out of anonymity! And this thing, we have made sure to make it part of the normal amount of the funding!
THE BLACK EDITION
UNLOCKED ON KICKSTARTER!
With Glossy Black Epoxy Coating!
THE GOLDEN EDITION
UNLOCKED ON KICKSTARTER!
With REAL GOLD COATING! Yes, you got it right! REAL GOLD! Guys, this is the latest milestone! Having achieved this goal, the X Pick will OFFICIALLY become THE COOLEST AND FUNCTIONAL PICK THAT EXISTS, COMING FROM THE FUTURE!
Shipping with Customs Broker and Tracking Number, to receive constant updates on the position of your X Pick! The IATA Regulations for the transport of magnetic material on airplanes are very strict, and involve a price increase not only on weight, but on the increase of the magnetic flux, which can interfere with the flight instruments! And it is for this reason that we have relied on a Customs Broker like SHIPPYPRO, who manages this whole situation at the lowest possible cost!
The Expeditions are scheduled for December 2022! GUYS, DECEMBER IS ALREADY HERE! There is nothing more beautiful than seeing the faces of our loved ones light up when they receive a UNIQUE AND SUPER COOL GIFT! And don't forget that the gift also includes ... THE FUTURE!
The Expeditions BEFORE Christmas, are made for you to win the prize of BEST GIFT OF THE YEAR in your family or among your friends! Have fun all together in the Christmas holidays, to understand how it works!
And now, LET'S SEE EVERYTHING YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DO FROM DECEMBER with YOUR X PICK! ARE YOU READY?
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Speaking of the techniques that can be achieved with this pick, we can divide them into 2 broad categories:
- 1 - TECHNIQUES ON THE STRINGS
- 2 - DISTANCE TECHNIQUES
and distance techniques can be further divided into other 2 categories, based on the type of magnetic interaction with the pickups:
- 2a - SLAP TECHNIQUES on Magnetic Fields
- 2b - MODULATION TECHNIQUES of Magnetic Fields
We made one of the heaviest GIF in the world, to clarify these distinctions, we hope you appreciate:
2 distinct Tutorials have been created, which will accompany us in the new world of this pick. If you have already seen the entire video, and you want to see some demonstrations in particular, we have divided it entirely into Chapters, for an easier consultation of the techniques we will talk about.
- E.VIOLIN - SUSTAINER - OCTAVER - SLIDE -TAPPICK - POWERFUL PICK ATTACK
For an object as the X-Pick, we obviously haven't done a regular Tutorial! We wanted to do Something Very Special for all of you, surrounding everything with a Science Fiction Story invented and set in the Future, where we will fight the Terminator machines with the Bass and the Guitar, through the innovative techniques of the X-Pick! We really hope you like it! And good vision!
We have created and made available, freely downloadable, the Continuum of the Guitar Fretboard, printable and applicable on all guitars, with 22 and 24 frets, because with this pick, you will gain more than an octave on each string of playable notes!
The links for the Download of the Additional Guitar FretBoard, can be found in the description of the Tutorial N.1 on YouTube! And remember to subscribe to the channel and click on the bell to not miss all the live shows, updates and insights on the fantastic techniques of this Pick!
When using the X-Pick, and in particular with this type of technique, the more you press on the string, the more it will not play! When I approach the string with the side part of the pick, the string will be affected by the magnetism, so you should not press it, but rub it as gently as possible, letting the magnetic fields act which will attract the string and make it vibrate automatically!
The method is the same as for the Electric Violin, just gently rub the pick on the note, but in a completely different way; that is, almost trembling on the string with an imperceptible amplitude, as seen in the video; because more gain you put into it, the more you will have to limit the rubbing on the string to have a clean and infinite sound!
The attraction that the X-Pick has with the strings, allows it to create a nice full-bodied sound just by sliding, so it is able to play out-of-scale notes with great power!
It is obviously possible to use it as a SLIDE, but with the right hand, finally leaving the left free to put chords! And this is also one of the reasons that give the futuristic shape of this pick, because:
- from the rounded side part, it is possible to be able to take 3 strings simultaneously,
- with the back of the pick you can take 2 strings,
- while with the sides cut, it is possible to take them individually, to be much more precise when playing with these techniques when performing whole scales with passages on all the strings, to avoid obstructions in the passages.
Create with the X-Pick another wonderful new technique capable of taking all the tapped notes we want, even out of scale, with the same power and crystallinity as when we take them on the fretboard!
Technique discovered during the Kickstarter campaign, by a previous supporter of ours! Mr. Teemu Paavolainen uses the X-Pick as a capo on the first 3 strings thanks to its magnetism and dynamically moves it while playing, to change the basses or chords!
POWERFUL PICK ATTACK
Each pick of ferrous material has a very powerful attack, but when you bring the X-Pick close to the string, magnetism will be activated which will attract the string to the pick, adding to your strength!
We have just seen why the X-Pick has one of the most powerful attacks there is, but if we do a scale of the attack intensity of all the picks in the world, we find the X-Pick both on the higher intensity side and also on the lower intensity one!
HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?
Because thanks to the magnetic fields you can play a note or a chord without the presence of an attack, that is, without touching the guitar! Basically just slap the pickup's electromagnetic fields, with the pick's magnetic fields, while playing chords or a scale, and make the strings vibrate! So, let's go down the stairs to meet the INNOVATIVE DISTANCE TECHNIQUES!
The most captivating and fun techniques of this Extraordinary Pick! Let's think about it! With this object, you can start playing guitar or bass: IN 3 DIMENSIONS! Do you know the transition from normal cinema to 3d cinema? Here you are! With the X-Pick, we will benefit from the same concept with our instruments, thanks to the magnetism and electromagnetism that interact with each other!
Because, in fact, we will be able to ADD ANOTHER AXIS OF CONTROL that in this specific case, gives us the possibility to adjust the intensity of the picking, the volume and the rhythm, only based on the distance and on the position we have with the pickups! And how cool is this thing?
And here is the Second Tutorial, the MOST MAGICAL ONE, which deals with examining in detail this type of interactions; as in the previous one, we decided to publish a continuation of the Sci-Fi story intertwined with the tutorial, as a second part. Good vision!
As we said in the initial scheme, we can divide distance techniques into 2 other categories, based on the type of magnetic interaction:
- HYPER - wich includes: PICKING (Single Notes or Chords), TRILL, SCRATCH, WAH, DELAY - In the case of the Hyper techniques, we SLAP the electromagnetic fields from the outside of the electromagnetic bubble of the pickups;
- MAGNETIC FIELDS - were we find: TREMOLO, REVERSE, WHISTLE CONTROL, BRUSHES EFFECT - In the Magnetic Fields techniques, we introduce ourselves into the electromagnetic field and MODULATE it from the inside.
These techniques are really fantastic and very scenic and if you want to leave everyone speechless, learn to use them as soon as possible, before they all do!
HYPER PICKING - Single Notes
The X-Pick is an electromagnetic switch for the frequencies of the pickups, and that is, it gives you the possibility to interact at the speed of light, giving the sound sensation of a powerful pick! Obviously, all this talk is also addressed to bassist friends! At the sound level, it will feel like you are hitting the Guitar or Bass with a pick, when in reality you are just slapping the electromagnetic fields!
HYPER PICKING - Chords
Everything we have said, is also valid for chords; just do a little exercise and it will come spontaneously!
Start making trills: the first hit you give it with the note of the left hand and the others with the X-Pick.
Another gem: It is also possible to scratch remotely on the guitar or bass, to simulate the palmuting embellishments!
The fact of not having an attack, gives us the possibility to control the timing of the sound like an electronic processor, in order to have the most controlled and modifiable delay that exists! Because in this way we can accelerate it, slow it down, syncopate it, alternate it, without even having to adapt to the standard type of delay sounds, because it will work with any sound we want!
Another spectacular thing, which we have only recently realized, is that we can compare this pick, even to a Remote Control of a Touch Wah style effect, or of an Auto Wah, (or with a Gate)! FROM NOW, YOU CAN CONTROL THE WAH, WITHOUT TOUCHING THE GUITAR!
There are also many other effects that can be achieved with this pick, but they have a slightly different mechanics, because in this case, the electromagnetic field is not slapped from the outside, but we insert ourselves inside it and modulate it!
Put simply, we position the pick near the chosen pickup, so as to be inside its electromagnetic bubble: at this point, as with the previous techniques, we plug the chord or the single note, and simultaneously, we begin to move or tremble! In this way it is possible to create the TREMOLO, which simulates a guitar lever, excellent especially for those guitars that do not have the lever!
It is also possible to create a Reverse Effect on single notes or on chords: The magnetic fields must be cut between the strings, at a minimum distance; it is important not to insert too much gain, to avoid too much confusion of magnetic fields.
And if we also explore the experimental side: you know when the guitar is brought close to the amplifier to make it scream? With the X-Pick, you can create, command or modify that whistle!
Only through magnetic field interaction: Approach a pickup, with very little gain or presence, and create the rhythm by moving on one string, and you can make the rolls, passing on all the strings!
For all that this pick is capable of, it would be better to compare it to a guitar effects pedal, or a lightsaber! But in reality, it has the shape of a pick, the handling of a pick, it is called X-Pick! So we have to compare it to a pick ... and this happens:
- After the SHOW of all the KNOWN TECHNIQUES that are possible thanks to this object
- After the PARADE of all the UNKNOWN TECHNIQUES that have been CREATED and MADE AVAILABLE to ALL MUSICIANS from NOW and FOREVER, thanks to the X-Pick
- After making this pick also highly collectible, considering its STYLE and the 3 EXCLUSIVE VERSIONS ...
... we can only ask you to JUDGE BY YOURSELF, if it is worth funding and growing such an idea. WE, we will also put our soul; to YOU, we ask only a little help!
Thank you so much for your attention and for the support!
Nowadays, we have seen and heard them in all colors, do you agree? For this reason, just being excellent musicians is not enough; you also have to make a show, amaze people with new and never heard things, and well, what better object than the X-Pick to create curiosity and amazement in your audience!
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The X Pick Staff