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    Eugene: As it happens, I've got a bunch of Ultem (in both green and black) and I'd be happy to make some custom picks for you. Feel free to PM me if you are interested.
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    Very cool, Eugene. I hope your dream comes true.
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    Arrived today: 0.8 mm and 1.00 mm in polyetherimide (Ultem). I'm eager to wrap up the day's day-job labors and give them a spin.

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    Excellent! A Eugene Braig Artist Signature Pick. Make sure you get all the kickbacks from that promotion.
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    I'll be exactly as rich as a fisheries biologist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene View Post
    I'll be exactly as rich as a fisheries biologist!
    but will be playing your scales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    but will be playing your scales.
    Ooofh.

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    So what's the verdict?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise NM View Post
    So what's the verdict?
    I love'em. This traditional large-Neapolitan profile perfectly serves how I prefer to mandolin. I love the acoustic behavior of this material (as mentioned before, I used to trim, buff, and bevel Clayton's large triangles down to a smaller version by hand). The 1.0-mm Apollo has a smoother "voice," but the 0.8-mm one is brighter and more easily loud. Time will tell how they wear, but I really expect it to be longer lasting than celluloid, which I destroy rather quickly.

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    Did you buy some of the Galli picks? These look to be a similar size and shape.

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    Yes, the Galli are patterned after traditional Neapolitan plectra of the "golden era," and the Apollo—in turn—are as well. The Galli are celluloid. I quite like their tone, form, and function, but i destroy them very quickly. I seem to wear celluloid plectra out very quickly or even to pit and chip them deeply enough that I would lose a fair amount of size to file off the damage.

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