This Marine Designed a Better Guitar Pick

There’s not much you can do to improve on a guitar pick, right? After all, what more can you do with a vaguely triangular piece of plastic?

Guitar player just perked up.  “Make them last longer!” they’re yelling. “They keep chipping and cracking!”

Enter Corey Whitney, an ex-Marine living in Dallas.  He was frustrated by the quality of the guitar picks he bought so he began to experiment with different polymers.  He’s now come up with a plectrum that will last 1,000 hours of playing–or more.

Read up on Corey at The Dallas Morning News.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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