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Jellifish Jellifish Plectrum Effect

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The Jellifish guitar plectrum is for guitarists on the lookout for new sonic textures.The Jellifish”referred to as a plectrum effect”resembles a guit...Click To Read More About This Product

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A non-electric effect that will help you discover new and exciting sounds!

The Jellifish guitar plectrum is for guitarists on the lookout for new sonic textures.The Jellifish”referred to as a plectrum effect”resembles a guitar pick, but consists of a handle with 18 articulated tines that form a beveled edge. The tines are precise lengths of compression-wound composite wire made on a continuous winding machine.

When held correctly the tines make string contact in succession with your guitar strings. Applying the Jellifish plectrum actuates lingering transients and increased high-frequency sound energy. Jellifish is designed for applying sweep picking, alternate picking, and circular picking techniques. Each picking technique using the Jellifish on your guitar produces a slightly different timbre.

Chorus (sweep picking) with the Jellifish resembles the sound of a chorus pedal or a 12-string guitar. The sound of Jellifish Pluck (alternate picking) is often compared to a hammered dulcimer. Bow (circular picking) produces a bowed instrument effect.

You can use your Jellifish guitar plectrum on steel stringed acoustics, nylon-stringed, or electric guitars.


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2.8

(based on 62 reviews)

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Jellifish review

I've been using the Jellifish for about 3 years. I first purchased one out of curiosity after seeing the Demo videos on the manufacturer's website.I've used it for most strummed parts when playing live...Read complete review

I've been using the Jellifish for about 3 years. I first purchased one out of curiosity after seeing the Demo videos on the manufacturer's website.I've used it for most strummed parts when playing live since. It cuts through the mix a little more clearly, especially if your bass player uses a 5 string. There is definitely a technique "learning curve" that you'll need to get through in order to reap the real benefits of it. If you strum too hard, you'll not reap these benefits. In recording, I swear by this unit. I'll typically record an acoustic track with a single condenser mic set up in front of the acoustic at about 18-24 inches away from the 12th fret, and I'll record the performance while using a regular medium lite pick. Then I'll record the same performance, playing exactly the same way I played the "picked" performance, but I'll use the jellifish. When played back, I'll pan the "picked" performance to one side, and the "jellifish" performance to the other. This yields a very open, multi-dimensional acoustic performance. I use Elixr strings (even though Jellifish does not recommend it) and I still yield beautiful results.Give it a try, and give it some time, experimenting with technique.

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interesting sounds, HOWEVER

This pick is ONLY TO BE USED WITH MIKED ACOUSTIC GUITARS. it responds terribly to pickups. I used it with my strat, and found i was hearing weird noise. I stroked the jellifish...Read complete review

This pick is ONLY TO BE USED WITH MIKED ACOUSTIC GUITARS. it responds terribly to pickups. I used it with my strat, and found i was hearing weird noise. I stroked the jellifish with my finger while holding it near my guitar, and to my dismay, I could hear the pick being stroked through my amp. The jellifish is made out of guitar strings, so pickups hear it just like it hears normal guitar strings. I also used this pick on my acoustic outfitted with a seymour duncan acoustic tube pickup, and I heard a -clipping-like distortion whenever i used the jellifish near the pickup. this pickup, like what many people have liked it to, sounds like a hack saw on your strings. maybe thats what you want, but i didn't. also being that they're WOUND guitar strings in the jellifish, there is lots of scratching that i don't like to hear. the plastic has cracked in about 12 places on mine...i wonder how its still held together... overall, not the most pleasant sound, but could be useful for different sounds in the studio.

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4.0

THE REAL REVIEW...not bad of and idea...

By sledge viper

from berkeley california

The concept is very cool, and rather effective however why they chose ribbed "tines" instead of flat wound beats me. Still if you use it very lightly and hold the pick at a certain angle so that the ribbed tines don't get caught up in the strings then it's ok. All in all, it's worth it, just be patient with your experimentation. Maybe one day they'll make variation with different "tine" gauges; one can only hope.

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1.0

Very bad quality

By Michael-vYf98

from Arkansas

I bought one out of curiosity. At first I thought it was a good pick, but after playing for a while I found out otherwise. It started to unravel and bend so I would have to cut the strings off. I do not recommend buying this pick.

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3.0

interesting sounds, HOWEVER

By hells.saints

from SE Michigan

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This pick is ONLY TO BE USED WITH MIKED ACOUSTIC GUITARS. it responds terribly to pickups. I used it with my strat, and found i was hearing weird noise. I stroked the jellifish with my finger while holding it near my guitar, and to my dismay, I could hear the pick being stroked through my amp. The jellifish is made out of guitar strings, so pickups hear it just like it hears normal guitar strings. I also used this pick on my acoustic outfitted with a seymour duncan acoustic tube pickup, and I heard a -clipping-like distortion whenever i used the jellifish near the pickup. this pickup, like what many people have liked it to, sounds like a hack saw on your strings. maybe thats what you want, but i didn't. also being that they're WOUND guitar strings in the jellifish, there is lots of scratching that i don't like to hear. the plastic has cracked in about 12 places on mine...i wonder how its still held together... overall, not the most pleasant sound, but could be useful for different sounds in the studio.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Jellyfish

By guitarcg

from Richmond IL.

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I got this pick thinking that it would make my guitar sound a bit cooler but it made it sound worse. The quality isn't that great either because those peices fo metal fall of.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

get 2

By tjmo

from VA

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If you plan to get one of these, get 2 so after you break the first one you can be more careful with the senond one. These are not meant to be played rough. It was just wierd using this because the strumming is so much different. and the tines, all they are are a bunch of little electric "D" strings. If you play just a little rough a tine will bend then you will have to take it off. I would highly recommend against it. If you want a better tone, get a new guitar.

 
3.0

Meh...

By Jimmy Sudekum

from Nashville, TN

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The Jellifish "Chorus Guitar Pick" boasts three different effects: Chorus!, Pluck! and Bow!. I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Holy crap! A pick that can make a guitar sound like a cello? There's no way!"Well. You're right. There is no way. This pick's effects prove to be as superfluous as the exclamation points following their names. The pick itself has 20 rods that are supposed to give its user the power to "emulate [a] 12-string & resonator guitar, dulcimer and cello." However, all this pick ultimately does is emulate the tinny sound of playing with a coin (penny, quarter, euro, you pick... But I prefer the [50 cent] euro). So, basically, spare yourself the $ and use a dime.

 
1.0

Don't waste your money

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I thought it would be an easy, cheap way to get a new tone. It's not. Don't waste your money. A stiff pick or a quarter will do everything this will do. (and for alot less money)

 
4.0

Jellifish review

By Tony Flying Squirrel

from Puyallup, Wa

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I've been using the Jellifish for about 3 years. I first purchased one out of curiosity after seeing the Demo videos on the manufacturer's website.I've used it for most strummed parts when playing live since. It cuts through the mix a little more clearly, especially if your bass player uses a 5 string. There is definitely a technique "learning curve" that you'll need to get through in order to reap the real benefits of it. If you strum too hard, you'll not reap these benefits. In recording, I swear by this unit. I'll typically record an acoustic track with a single condenser mic set up in front of the acoustic at about 18-24 inches away from the 12th fret, and I'll record the performance while using a regular medium lite pick. Then I'll record the same performance, playing exactly the same way I played the "picked" performance, but I'll use the jellifish. When played back, I'll pan the "picked" performance to one side, and the "jellifish" performance to the other. This yields a very open, multi-dimensional acoustic performance. I use Elixr strings (even though Jellifish does not recommend it) and I still yield beautiful results.Give it a try, and give it some time, experimenting with technique.

 
1.0

Back to the drawing board

By Trevor Hulse

from Early, TX

This little jellifish is, by far, the worst pick ever made. I don't recommend this pick to anyone. It sounds terrible. I wouldn't be caught dead using it in public. The tines break off and bend within the first few times you use it, and it makes a grinding sound when you pluck the strings. The only reason you should bye this pick is if you absolutely love the way it looks.

 
5.0

Great songwrtting tool...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I was trying to find a unique sound and I found it with the jellifish. I can get sounds out of it that I can't get with a regular pick. I don't write entire songs using it, just those special chops where I need to differentiate tones. It does take a little practice to get those techniques, but once you get them you'll have a new tool for life. I love it and recommend it to ALL serious musicians and songwritters.

 
2.0

Not worth the money

By Doc-3VaV6

from Texas

The manufacturers claims of sound versatiity this item is advertised to produced are grossly exaggerated. Within the first ten minutes of use, one of the first tine had broken off. The next time around, two more broke off. I decided to quit using it and just keep it in my guitar case as a reminder not to buy gimmicky stuff like this.

 
1.0

wow....pathetic

By guitarlegend22-9jbNf

from VA

when i recieved this, i aqs so excited to hear a difference. i took one strum and bam...i knew i just got screwed. it is the worst pick ever....it has a cool look tho. but its not worth it...

 
1.0

Don't buy before trying

By Scott O-b2Uch

from Davie, FL

Don't expect to get this, pull it out of the package, read the instructions, brush it across your strings, and get any type of pleasant sound. Maybe it's true that with proper instruction, it is useful; but I'm in with the many that just haven't figured it out. I use medium Elixers on my Taylor, and I'd NEVER use this on that guitar. I'm sure the coating would be stratched off immediately; and I'd be afraid of hurting the guitar. My 12 string Martin doesn't need any "effects", and my other guitars... all I can say is I've tried, and I've only gotten crappy sounds. I've loaned it to a friend to try. When I get it back, assuming he doesn't damage it, I'll sell it. If you want to try it without paying full price.

 
5.0

Very Cool!

By Vader-LVvGX

from Center, TX

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This is the tool to own! Whether you play acoustic or electric, you should buy this pick! The effects this pick creates are genuine. I am a professional, I KNOW what I'm talking about. If you are have problems with it, its YOUR OWN fault! Trust me, I own the thing. So if your looking for new sonic possibilities, buy this pick!

 
5.0

JELLYfish

By Brian-2XRDy

from New York, NY

This thing is cool. I can't go back to using a regular pick anymore it just sounds terrible compared to the jellyfish. there are very few bad things about this. You cannot go too hard or you will break the prongs on the pick. It doesn't sound very good with a distorded sound on and the price is a bit much for one pick. Other than that I recommend it for acoustic. players.

 
1.0

If it sounds to good to be true......

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

looks cool, but terrible grating sound no matter what you do. Miked and or with a pickup the sound is nothing to be caught in public with. Overpriced underachieving, this jellifish should be sent back to Davy Jones' locker.

 
4.0

Pick on this!

By VictorGut1-xI0WS

from Newport Beach, Ca

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I could not believe the difference this pick made in my playing. I sold my twelve string guitars because of the sonic similarity. This is the accessory I have been dreaming of---I wait at the door for my recording deal to come in the mail!

 
2.0

for that price, and that effect...no

By grandmasterwayne

from earth

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ok. first lets talk about what the ads say it does. they say you can get mad effects from this little thing, and you never need another effects pedal (for chorus), or a twelve string guitar again!:):):). ok, so thats not true, but it did do a little bit of difference on my guitar, it didnt sound like a twelve string, at all. it kinda softened the sound a bit,like with a pick, you can tell that the pick is plucking the string. you can just hear it. well, this thing doesnt pluck so loudly. thats about all ive heard. for the money this isnt a great pick

 
5.0

From the Horse's Mouth

By Robb Hendrickson

from Chicago

This is the inventor of the Jellifish. Don't believe the "haters" below...go to our website and check-out the videos and MP3s, etc. at www.jellifish.com/guru. The product does *EVERYTHING* we say that it does. Some people just don't have the technical skil to use the product; it's not for everyone. Also, please come to a local guitar show and check-out the Jellifish first-hand; we always have clinicians to demonstrate the product who will teach you the different techniques. The Jellifish is *NOT* a guitar pick. It looks similar and you hold it similar, but that's where the similarities end. We would not have won an Editor's Pick award from Guitar Player magazine if it didn't live-up to the claims. Ditto w/ History Channel/Modern Marvels award. Read the interview with Richard Fortus of Guns 'N Roses. 'Nuff said.

 
5.0

Strange but awesome.

By Chuck da Duck

from New Orleans, LA

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When you first get it, you will think it looks kinda cheap. After using for about ten minutes or so, you will find it will be one of your favorite picks. p.s.: Sounds AWESOME on muted notes and percussive hits.

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