Billy Gibbons Signature Model Guitar Pick by V-PICKS was designed with and for Billy Gibbons in the V-PICKS shop here in Nashville.
If you are a ZZ Top fan or if you know one, then check this out! Billy Gibbons now plays the V-PICKS Tradition Lite Ghost Rim guitar pick! It sports Billy’s likeness that his tech Elwood Francis drew for him. We leave it unbuffed on the edges (Ghost Rim) for that snap, growl and attitude.
I do want to say a couple of words about this man. One time we were having lunch together. He noticed two people at another table that recognized him but did not want to interrupt his lunch. He excused himself, walked across the room, handed each of them a ZZ Top key ring, shook their hands and then came back to finish his meal. THAT is just one of the many reasons he is still on top! He is one of the coolest guys I know. When you talk to Billy, he listens to every word you say. He then reacts to every word you say. He is a real, kind, smart, caring person.View full product details
1 3/16″ tip to tip –
Ghost Rim –
Legendary guitarist, Ed King, an original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, co-wrote the hit song “Sweet Home Alabama” And, it’s his voice you can hear counting off the tune before launching into his famous Stratocaster riff.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee 2006.
Ed has played with sea shells for over 30 years now. He has recently retired them and has chosen this V-Pick to play exclusively. It is a great honor to present to you and the world his new model…
If you are a Lynyrd Skynyrd or Ed King fan, you will want one of these! You may want two. One to play with and the other to save and collect. I know I am going to put a few of them away for myself, for sure.
Ed King was VERY influential in my playing and career. Not only was his work instrumental in helping to shape my style and sound,
Ed has chosen this very model as his favorite V-Pick. I guess I got it right! I cannot tell you how much this means to me to have Ed in our corner playing V-Picks. Not only is he a fine guitarist and brilliant song writer, he is also a sweetheart of a guy.
So, again, it gives me great pleasure to present to you the Ed King V-PICK Signature Model.View full product details
1 1/8″ wide –
1 3/16″ long –
Billy Gibbons plays this model. This is the Ghost Rim Version for that Ghostly Whisper.
The Ghost Rim model V-Pick is an option of manufacture that gives you a wonderful, unique, and very musical “ghostly whisper” to your pick attack. It can be used to tame down a very aggressive attack and yet, if you change your technique just a bit, you can get that cool Brian May, Ed King, Billy Gibbons effect and sound! It can deliver a hush effect much like a violin bow, or bark like you are using a coin as a plectrum. If you do not like the chirp a thick pick can sometime make, then the Ghost Rim option is for YOU!
First we take extra time to expertly and masterfully grind the pick. We have this method down to an art. This is not easy and takes years to learn to do it correctly. So much care is taken because the pick does not go thru the last stage of flame buffing. The flame can hide a multitude of sins, so we have to make sure these are precisely made to our exacting specifications. I first started making picks like this in 1980. V-PICKS are the FIRST and ORIGINAL company to make this product available to you. We invented this idea of making picks and we excel above all the rest in doing so. All of my personal picks have been Ghost Rim or “unbuffed” picks. The Tradition series was born out of requests by some of our artists asking for a guitar pick shaped like what they have been used to playing for the last 40 years. This is it! For all of you old dogs out there, you will LOVE this pick. More volume, better tone, and you will not drop this guitar pick! It will cling to your fingers when your body temperature warms it up. NO MORE DROPPED PICKS!!! The Lite is 1.5mm. No flex at all. Great for electric or acoustic playing. Lead or rhythms. Also a great mandolin pick. Once you play this pick, you will realize you have been leaving a lot of sound inside your instrument. So if you want a pick that is like your Fender Extra Heavy on Steroids, this is the pick for you! It really packs a punch!View full product details