As the de-facto lead guitarist, er mando-man, Kang bounces between his Ron Oates Custom 5-string Octave Mandolin or Walker Electric 5-string Octave Mandolin. To amplify his custom 5-strings, he cranks up a Two-Rock Custom Reverb and Groove Tubes D75 Power Amp through a Bogner 2x12 cab. His two-board setup boasts a DigiTech XP100 Whammy Wah, a Electro-Harmonix Micro Metal Muff, a Electro-Harmonix Micro POG, a Electro-Harmonix Micro Synth, a Electro-Harmonix Q-Tron, a Line 6 DL4, a Keeley Phaser, a Fulltone Full-Drive 2, a Keeley-modded Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer, a Keeley Katana Clean Boost, a Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner, a Maxon Compressor, a Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, a Roland GR-33 Guitar Synth, a TC Electronic G-Force, a Sarno Music Solutions Steel Guitar Black Box, and the boxes are powered by a Voodoo Lab Ground Control and a Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+. And his uses various Elixir strings and Fender Extra Heavy picks.more
this picks are great for starters, they never blend so every note or chord you stroke is secure, the only problem is that, if you have sweaty hands like mine they will easily rotate between your fingers.
I began playing guitar is 1979. I started out using Fender Tortoise Guitar Picks. I experimented with the Thin, Medium, Heavy, and Extra Heavy. I gravitated towards the Fender Extra Heavy Pick as it just seemed and felt right to me. I owned and played a Gibson Les Paul Custom and a Fender Stratocaster two of the greatest guitars every made. I fell in love with GHS Boomer .10-.46 Guitar Strings along with the Fender Extra Heavy Picks. On my way home from College I used to stop at a small but very well stocked mom & pop local music store to buy my Fender Extra Heavy's and GHS Boomers. I would get 3 sets of strings for $10.00 and picks were 2 for a quarter. So for around $11.00 and change I would arrive home with 3 sets of Boomers and 8 Fender Tortoise Extra Heavy Picks. I saw in one of my guitar magazines that Eric Clapton used Fender Extra Heavy's so this really cemented my commitment to these specific guitar picks. Back in the day, as far as I knew, the Fender Extra Heavy's were only offered in Tortoise. That was fine by me as I absolutely love that Classic Tortoise appearance. Back in the 1980's the Fender Stratocaster was king. It truly was "Strat-O-Mania". Everyone owned and played a Strat. I found the Fender Extra Heavy's to be especially great for the Strat. I owned and played a Fender AVRI '62 Stratocaster Fiesta Red for years but when the "all new ownership" of Fender Musical Instruments Company announced the Fender "American Standard" Stratocaster I just knew I had to have one. I called the music store every week until they finally told me the new Strat's were in stock. I headed right over and selected a new Strat with Case in a beautiful Gun Metal Blue finish with a Maple Neck for the unbelievable price of $350.00. I played that Strat everyday for many years always with a Fender Tortoise Extra Heavy Guitar Pick and that's the way I have been playing to this very day Tuesday December 31, 2019. Long live the Fender Extra Heavy!
I learned playing guitar as a kid starting out with these and I never looked back. Over the years, I've tried others but nothing, in my humble opinion, nothing beats these Fender extra heavy picks.