In the eternal quest for the perfect tone, musicians have explored countless avenues, and pursuing the ultimate sound has always been at the core. For over a century, the pinnacle of tonal excellence was meticulously carved from the shells of endangered Hawksbill sea turtles, commonly known as tortoise shell. This material was favoured by top-stringed instrument players for its exceptional tonal qualities. However, due to the endangerment of the species, the production of these picks ceased.
But the relentless pursuit of tone has finally reached its destination! It's time to unveil the true potential of your instrument's sound. At ToneSlabs, we've unlocked the long-guarded secrets of that natural material. In fact, our unique combination of hardness, rigidity, density, innovative design, and top-tier bevel techniques surpasses the tonal quality of traditional tortoise shell picks. Your pick, your "slab," is the vital link between the musician and the instrument, holding the key to volume, clarity, and note separation – the holy grail of discerning musicians.
ToneSlabs takes the power of this tonal essence and the responsibility it carries very seriously. Co-founders David Welch and Multi-Grammy nominated artist Frank Solivan have dedicated decades to performing, searching, tinkering, and experimenting for the perfect pick that produces the ultimate tone. Their meticulous attention to detail, combined with the finest materials and proprietary Compound Bevels, positions ToneSlabs as the premier pick in the world of plectrums.
Our picks are meticulously crafted from carefully selected polyamide-imide materials, often used in aerospace applications to replace metallic alloys. Their low friction coefficient enables lightning-fast playing, while their high erosion resistance ensures they can endure the demanding nature of stringed instrument play. Beyond the superior material, our pick design includes a precision-engineered bevel. Despite its thickness compared to industry standards, our pick plays as effortlessly as a thin one, offering the control and consistency of a thicker pick.
Acoustic Centre offers free shipping on all new itemsto most locations within Australia on all orders over $99, excluding Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland. Used items have a flat rate shipping fee of $59 within our usual shipping locations. We also offer competitive Express shipping options at checkout.
Customers located in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland recieve free shipping on all accessory orders over $99, but will incur a flat rate instrument or large item shipping charge of $179 (or $299 for Express shipping).
Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.
All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.
The Acoustic Centre ships goods Australia-wide, however at this time we are unable to accept international orders.
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