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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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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

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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.

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