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Welcome To The Plectroverse!

Welcome To The Plectroverse!

By The Plectroverse
Welcome to the Plectroverse, the podcast of Heavy Repping, front page for plectrums on the internet! If you've got even a passing musical interest, this is where you can find out about the picks used to make music from all over the world, and from different periods of time. With interviews, articles and in-depth pieces, Heavy Repping will bring the Plectroverse to you. For more information, visit, or follow on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook @heavyrepping.
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Interview - James Romanov of Northern Ghost

Welcome To The Plectroverse!

Interview - Jon Lucca of Leaf Picks/Twig Case Co.
Richlite-loving, phone-case-makin' quality human Jon Lucca of Leaf Picks joins your man for the heavy chat. A very excellent time indeed, so if you're not following Leaf, sort it out! @leafpicks
August 12, 2022
Interview - James Romanov of Northern Ghost
The cornerstone of kawaii in the pick scene, James of Northern Ghost finally comes on the podcast. About to celebrate the first anniversary of the shop, James talks bone, the beauty of picks and the brilliance of collecting in this fabulous interview. Check out Northern Ghost in the HR! Shop at!
February 18, 2022
Interview - Liam - Crow's Customs
A home-grown maker with a supreme style and tremendous beard, Liam is finally here! I've been keen to get him on the cast for ages, so this was the beans. Find Liam at the HR! shop, and give him a follow on the Gram immediate. Crow's Customs Shop @crows.customs HR! Site
December 03, 2021
Interview - Rick & Andrew of Honey Picks/Apple City Hobbies
The Calhoun brothers make it to the cast to talk lasers, the community, and the scent of burning hair. Mmmmm! Find Honey Picks in the HR! Shop
September 17, 2021
Interview - John Gregson (Dreamworks Prince Of Egypt/Session)
Multi-instrumentalist and Tap-quoting oud player John Gregson takes time out from his pit gig on Dreamworks' Prince Of Egypt to talk picks, dexterity, Meshuggah, and the importance of the plectrum toolkit. Watch Tim Rose's interview with John here: Check out the Prince Of Egypt music here: John's work with the London Show Choir at Abbey Road: Follow John on Instagram @johngregsonguitar - big thanks to John for coming on! Next time I sit down with Rick and Andrew from Honey Picks/Apple City Hobbies, so stay tuned.
August 13, 2021
Interview - Ben Smith (Smith & Brewer)
The impeccably thumbpick-equipped Ben Smith joins me for a chat about the beauty of folk, nail maintenance and the importance of hefty plectrums. Follow Ben @bensmithguitar on Instagram, and check out his duo at Follow DaveDave Picks, who make Ben's signature thumbpick, at @davedavepicks, and get your own in the shop!
July 09, 2021
Interview - Chrys Johnson of Player's Pick Podcast/Keisel Guitars
Long-time supporter of the Rep and all-round top dog, Chrys Johnson returns in audio form to talk picks, prowess, and the excellence of community. Follow Player's Pick Podcast here and give him the big follow!
June 04, 2021
Interview - Jack from Jaketto Picks
HR! sits down with the resin-loving magician Jack from Jaketto Picks to talk leg-fires, community spirit, and pest control.  Follow: @jakettopicks WWW:  Heavy Repping Homepage: Follow: @heavyrepping
May 23, 2021
ASMR Episode 1 - Essence Of The Pick
In a first, HR tries its hand at ASMR. More of these to follow, as it was very enjoyable to do.
May 02, 2021
Interview - Nadz from Arcanum Plectra
The podcast has returned! I sat down for a chat with Nadz of Arcanum Plectra to talk tabletop gaming, massive picks, and the joy of community.  Check out Arcanum in the HR! shop: Socials: @arcanumplectra  Next time round I'll be talking to Chrys Johnson of Keisel/Player's Pick Podcast, so get your bell on for that.  Rep Hard, Rep Heavy!
April 16, 2021
Interview - Chris from Dragon Picks
A top guy with some incredible picks, Chris was kind enough to join me in the Plectroverse, and also joins the HR! shop, launching 8th of March 2021. Inspiration, materials, and the importance of community are the order of the day, not to mention the importance of the Sandwich King. Follow Chris @dragonpicks !
March 03, 2021
Interview - Lawrence Chaventre (Collector)
A great chap with a grand collection, linguist Lawrence Chaventre kindly came on the show to talk giant picks, community spirit, grip technique and the questionable joy of being left-handed.  Follow everyone mentioned in this episode: Lawrence: @l_chaventre BHL: @bhl_guitar Zwart: @zwart_plectrums Fice: @ficepicks Schecter: @schecterguitarsofficial The Music Linguist: @the_m_linguist Hit up and for more magic from the Plectroverse!
February 10, 2021
Episode 7: France - The Guitar Pick's First Great Innovators
Written by Joe Macey, published here by Heavy Repping.
December 15, 2020
Episode 6: An Introduction To Vintage Picks by Joe Macey - Full Audiobook
Written by collector Joe Macey, this audiobook is the original article without edits. Covering everything from the oldest known pick in the Cristofaro to the impressed logo era, Joe takes you through mosaics, company logos, grips, a history of Fender and Gibson and more. Please visit for the full text article, or for the entire series in video form. Huge thanks to Joe for the opportunity to record this piece, and for his continued support.
September 25, 2020
Episode 5: The Plexicon - Jim Dunlop Tortex 351 0.88mm
A close-up look at the Tortex 88, one of the most popular picks in history. Thanks to @picksofthepast on Instagram for supplying me with this plectrum. For more information, including an interview with Fredrik of the aforementioned channel, visit, and find us on YouTube.
June 23, 2020
Episode 4: Interview - Matt Halliday of Stone Age Picks
I sit down with Matt over Zoom and talk prices, ghosts, origins, ascending, craft and solar power. Check out his work at!
June 11, 2020
Episode Three: The Plexicon - Rock Hard Plasma
HR! takes a good look at the history of the Rock Hard Plasma, talking NASA, thin-film physics, PhDs, gravel and steel. For more information, visit, and follow on Instagram @heavyrepping, or sign up to the mailing list at
May 20, 2020
Episode Two: Interview with Paul Holcomb from Bog Street
After some tech difficulties and a rescheduling, Heavy Repping sits down with Paul Holcomb, head honcho of Bog Street, to talk origins, development, what it's like dealing with the internet, and the perils of injection molding. To find out more, visit, and to watch this episode, visit
May 18, 2020
Episode One - The Plexicon:Dava Control Pick
In this episode of The Plexicon, HR! takes a closer look at the Dava Control Pick, a modern classic that has perpetuated for 24 years.
May 13, 2020
May 13, 2020
May 13, 2020