Heart Pick

The primary lower edge has a shape closest to a regular pick and produces both tone and attack that are more conventional than the other two edges. It is designed to support both strumming and lead work.

It glided smoothly across the strings and played as easily as a thinner pick while offering the control and precision of a thicker pick. I found I could break my habit of holding a pick close to it’s contact edge.

It rolls easily over the strings. The sharp edge is designed for fast lead work. It encourages an aggressive attack and generates bright tones.

If you are a guitar player looking for a plectrum that allows you to play as fast as possible, then this Original guitar pick by Dragon's Heart is definitely for you. It is produced from the highest grade polyamide material with an added 12% of graphite. This makes it a very quick guitar pick.

It has tree playing edges and is very thick – approximately 2.5mm. The pick is designed to be versatile. Each of the three playing edges is designed to support a different picking style. Image Dr Rina Ariga Image caption An almost complete ring of muscle fibres in a normal heart (yellow on the left) is broken or missing in a heart with HCM because of fibre disarray Currently, calculating a patient's risk is based on the thickness of their heart wall, their family history, plus any unexplained collapses and abnormal heart rhythms. The condition is the top cause of sudden cardiac death in young people.

These picks maintain the original Dragons Heart tri-tip shape and gauge of 2.5mm. They are however made from thermoplastic and will last around 300 hours of playing. You can get the Faux guitar picks in an option of 4 different colors. These colors include gold, red, white and black.

Each makes a big difference to tone, attack and feel. The rounded edge produces warm tones with a soft attack, ideal for strumming.

And it is said that 10,000 hours will make you an expert at something as well so by the time you are killing it like your heroes you will only have used 10 picks, maybe even less! Now I think that is incredible. Coming in at 2.5mm the Dragon’s heart Pick is A LOT thicker than most conventional picks but it’s specially designed beveled edge makes it play like a thinner pick with the control of a thicker pick.

Dragon's Heart is the best guitar pick made for all genres of music. Last Longer, Play Faster, Solid Grip, Improves Playability.

In fact, it was a joy to use. Key to its usability is the bevelled edge. Dr Cox said the key to identifying those at risk in the general population was through cardiac screening "using the cost effective and non-invasive ECG [electrocardiogram] test".

Image Getty Images Image caption Fabrice Muamba collapsed while playing for Bolton Wanderers in 2012 Scientists say a new scan technique could identify people at risk of collapsing and dying suddenly from a hidden heart condition. The thickness is intimidating at first I’ll admit. I didn’t think playing with a pointy quarter would be much good but I was wrong!

However, they are more versatile and last a lot longer than your average pick. Edges on my Dunlop Tortex picks begin to round off after a few hours of playing, so I buy lots of them.

Over the years, I have experimented with countless varieties in an attempt to find one that really suits me, but I have never been completely satisfied with any pick I’ve tried. So when I was contacted by Corey W. Bell and asked if I’d to review his Dragon’s Heart Guitar Picks I visited the Dragon’s Heart website to find out more. I was interested, but not overwhelmed with excitement.

I didn’t think a pick could influence your playing so much but I was wrong, the Dragon’s Heart Pick allows you effortless speed and precision in your playing. The hardened pick differs to the Original and the GT in that it has 30% glass but it maintains the same gauge (2.5mm), shape and Polyamide material as the two above. This particular pick also has a brighter tone in comparison to the GT and the Original. So if you want a plectrum that cuts through a mix, especially on bass guitar.

If you don't already know, a beveled edge improves friction from guitar pick to string. Thus, allowing you to play faster with minimal fatigue.

This results in an easy playing guitar pick with endless possibilities and capabilities. This can easily be attributed to their innovative tri-tip design.

The picks looked weird, seemed way too thick and were made from a core material I’d never heard of. How wrong can you be? The first time I used one was something of a revelation. The GT guitar pick looks similar if not identical to the original as they are made from the same material, have the same gauge and shape.

I love the Dragon’s heart Picks, I think they are great picks and with the 1000+ hour durability it could be the last pick you buy this year! And with how much this pick improves your playing, this is the closest we are ever going to get to Tenacious D’s pick of destiny! I cannot recommend them enough. There are however quite a few different shape options available. You can get these picks in the original Dragon's Heart tri-shape in a regular size or a large size which has 10% more surface area.

For years I have used 0.75mm picks, because I don’t like the blunt attack you get from a thick edge. However, I tend to hold 0.75mm picks very close to the bottom contact edge to reduce flexibility a little. The bevelled edge of the Dragon’s Heart enabled me to vary the thickness of the point of contact as I played.

That is why guitarists who play lead or shred tend to opt for plectrums with a beveled edge. In fact, due to this these picks move considerably less in your hands which means you're able to play easier. With less impact on your hand getting tired.

As a core material, he felt that polyamide-imide offered the best overall performance. Polyamide-imide is often used in aerospace applications as a replacement for metallic alloys. The guitar pick has three different edges which each have a different feel. The gauge of the Original pick is 2.5mm. Lastly, like most plectrums from this brand, they're made with a beveled edge.

100% Made in USA. At $10, Dragon’s Heart picks are not the most expensive on the market, but they are not cheap either.

The three varieties of Dragon’s Heart pick are similar in colour, though not identical. While playing in dimly lit venues or under stage lighting it may be difficult to distinguish one variety of Dragon’s Heart pick from another. Dragon’s Heart Guitar Picks might want to consider colour coding Pure, Original and Hardened, or etching a different letter on the back of each variety. Guitar picks have a significant impact on tone and playability, but their importance is often overlooked. They come in a bewildering array of shapes, sizes and materials.

Most guitar picks can achieve this time and use. However, they will not look like the same guitar pick by the end of it. But, with these picks, they only start wearing after 300 hours of play. Which is crazy to think considering the fact that most picks made from synthetic materials start to show wear after one or two strums. This Faux range of guitar picks is a relatively new release by Dragon's Heart.

Then I'd recommend giving this one a shot. Made from 100% polyamide-imide, the Pure has no additives. It is designed to offer a classic softness, producing a warmer tone compared with the other Dragon’s Heart picks. The Pure is ideal for players of varied styles and will endure up to 1200 hours of play before erosion begins to impact playability. A couple of features you’ll notice immediately are the unusual shape and thickness of a Dragon’s Heart pick.

The carefully beveled edges make it feel like you are playing with a much thinner pick. Meanwhile, the thickness of the Dragon’s heart Picks provides great grip and control as well as providing enough durability that this pick can last through more than 1000 hours.

I can’t imagine that I’ll get through more than one or two Dragon’s Heart picks a year. The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, scanned 50 patients with HCM and 30 healthy volunteers and were able to see "disarray" in living patients with the heart condition that had previously only been found in patients after sudden cardiac death.

However, don't be fooled by their looks as there are a few differences that make the GT different. Instead of graphite-like, the original, the GT has 30% carbon fiber which makes it last 1400 hours as opposed to 1000 hours like the original. The GT pick is also a bit more lubricated making it slightly faster than the original. Corey W. Bell considered hundreds of different material variations in the development of Dragon’s Heart Guitar Picks. He evaluated friction coefficient, erosion resistance, tensile strength, flexibility and production process requirements.

This pick will suit shredders. It’s a minor point, and obviously a personal preference, but if I were to change anything about the design it would be pick length. Dragon’s Heart picks are a millimetre or two shorter than the picks I normally use. I don’t have large hands or thick fingers, but I’d like a little extra added to pick length. While playing, I found it easy to flip the pick round and use one of the three different edges.