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Old 12-11-2020, 12:36 PM
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When I first fell into the pick business (I started making picks only for myself in 2015, then friends started asking me for one -- argh!), I was amazed that NONE of the major high-end boutique pick manufacturers made picks below 1.0 mm. I mean, no one.

They still don't.



That was way back in 2015, folks. More than five years later, we've shipped thousands of thin, high-performance guitar picks all over the world -- and we're STILL the only ones doing it. Go figure.

Meet Charmed Life Picks. If we're new to you, I'm a full-time English professor who got sucked into making picks for my friends, then started a company when they wouldn't stop annoying me.

When I founded the company, I had two goals:

1) We would NEVER charge for shipping, ever;
2) I would never make picks just to make money. I would only make picks that I personally would use in recording or performance.

We're one of only two guitar pick companies making picks out of genuine DuPont Vespel Polyimide. Except that the other folks stop at 1.0 mm on triangles and .90 mm on teardrops, while we go lower -- much lower. In fact the Vespel triangle pictured below -- at a mere .75 mm -- is the #1 selling triangle in our company. Play it against any other .75 mm pick you can get your hands on and watch it blow it into the weeds. Sorry, it's not even a fair fight.



Why don't other vendors use Vespel? Very simple. It's not profitable. Vespel is the single most expensive plastic on the planet -- you have to be very careful not lose your shorts and put yourself out of business. It took us years to figure it out.

Remember, I never built this company to make money. I built it on performance. Don't get me wrong, the money had to come, and it has -- at least enough to keep our lights on and the doors open -- but that was never the goal. It was performance. Think Porsche. Think Ferrari. Think Rolex.

I'm proud to say we've earned the buzz, the glowing reviews, and the strong following, by an unsparing approach to performance and quality. It's one of the reasons that more than 50% of our orders every month are from returning customers.

In addition to Vespel, we also offer the world's best casein picks too, like the gorgeous artisan flame casein tri below.

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Old 12-30-2020, 12:49 AM
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Our very popular clf-90sb -- .90 mm Vespel polyimide teardrop, with speed bevels.

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Old 12-30-2020, 12:12 PM
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Just so I'm clear, I have to buy two to get this deal?
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Old 12-31-2020, 02:34 PM
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This stuff is SOOOOO good.

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Old 12-31-2020, 02:43 PM
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Welcome back, DuPont Vespel. We've missed you.

You've heard about this materai for a long time but never played it.

Or you lost your old one.

Or you want another.

Any way you cut it, there's a reason this stuff has such a revered reputation in the pick industry. Yes, it really is THAT GOOD.

And while you're at it, don't forget to visit our Blem and B-Stock page, where we have more than twenty models at discounts from 20-35%. Our blems are super clean and play just like new. Save a bundle on a world-class pick.

OUR BLEM STORE: https://www.charmedlifepicks.com/promos

Happy New Year!
Scott & Rhonda






Oh, the stories we could tell....

It has been a long, circuitous, twisting journey, but beginning today -- after almost a years' absence -- we are re-introducing our very popular Charmed Life Brown Series. These picks are machined (not injection-molded) from a legendary stock material -- genuine DuPont Vespel polyimide thermoset plastic -- which, last time I checked, is still the most expensive plastic on the planet. This time around we'll have extra goodies, like speed bevels on most models:




OUR ONLINE STORE: https://www.charmedlifepicks.com/online-store


It's amazing stuff -- amazingly, ridiculously absurdly overpriced stuff. Very few are brave or stupid enough to venture into these exhorbitant waters, but we're just stupid enough to do it -- again. we've been working with this material for five years now and have figured out a way to make a nickel (but not much more than a nickel) out of it. It's an awesome material, and we're thrilled to welcome it back into the CLP family.




OUR ONLINE STORE: https://www.charmedlifepicks.com/online-store

It has been almost a year since the line came off our website, so it will take us a while to ramp up production again. However, we DO have a number of picks on the shelf that we haven't had a chance to display on our website. We will eventually be offering speed bevels, grip holes, and a number of other features as the line grows. If you're looking for something you don't see on the site, please email us directly at charmedlifepicks @ gmail and we'll get back to you.

THIN PICKS: We call ourselves the "thin pick specialists." We service a largely-ignored demographic -- the millions of guitarists who play picks under 1.0 mm. For example, the model pictured above, the clt-75, is the thinnest high-performance triangle in the industry. At a mere .75 mm thick, it will wipe the floor with anything out there and not even break a sweat. It is the most popular triangle in our company.



In teardrops, we go all the way down to .60 mm. (I don't have this model up on the website yet. Been too slammed. Write me if interested.)

More to follow.

Thanks for Reading.
Scott & Rhonda
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Old 01-01-2021, 12:22 PM
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Thanks to everyone for a great 2020. Wait till you see what we have in store for 2021.

Happy New Year,
Scott & Rhonda Memmer
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Old 01-18-2021, 07:46 PM
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Have finally recovered from filling all our December orders. Whew!

Happy New Year everyone. Our online store is finally reopened.

Scott Memmer
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Old 01-20-2021, 09:26 PM
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Our brown series Vespel .75 mm large triangle is the #1 selling triangle in our company -- so much so that we blew through every one we had for Christmas.
However, we have good stock on an almost identical model, the clst-75ss, which is only about one millimeter smaller. These go out that door at $34.50, and we pay shipping right to that door:



You can order that model here: https://www.charmedlifepicks.com/product-page/clst-75ss

We also have excellent Vespel teardrops, with speed bevels included, .90 mm or 1.0 mm, for only $33.95 (again, free shipping included),


https://www.charmedlifepicks.com/pro...teardrop-90-mm

And don't forget to stroll around our Blem Blowout Page, where we have incredible deals, like this 1.15 mm tortoise casein triangle with grip holes for less than $20.00. https://www.charmedlifepicks.com/promos

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Old 01-22-2021, 06:26 PM
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We're finally going to have a dribble of thicke Vespel picks hitting next week. These will be both teardrops and tris in the 1.25-1.50 mm range. I might have a couple tris at 2.0 mm. Not a lot. A few.

Be Well,
Scott
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Old 01-29-2021, 03:42 PM
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This is the identical material used by ---- ---- and we are the only other company in the world in production with this brown stuff, DuPont Vespel, the most expensive plastic on the planet. And yet we're still able to save you a substantial amount of money. We have this model in either .90 or 1.0 mm thickness for only $33.95, and that includes FREE SHIPPING.



OUR ONLINE STORE: https://www.charmedlifepicks.com/online-store

Remember that we NEVER charge for shipping -- never. In fact we consider it a personal insult to bait-and-switch an unsuspecting customer who buys a pick only to go to checkout and get slammed for $4.50. Really? For something that doesn't weigh anything? What kind of people do that? Well, we're not that kind of people.

OUR ONLINE STORE: https://www.charmedlifepicks.com/online-store

Another one of our hottest sellers is a small triangle Vespel polyimide pick at .75 mm. Trust me, you've never played a triangle this good under 1.0 mm. Be prepared for it to dust the floor with every other pick you own.



If you're looking for something you don't see on the site, we probably have it on the shelf. Please email us directly at charmedlifepicks @ gmail and we'll get back to you post haste.

THIN PICKS: We call ourselves the "thin pick specialists." We service a almost entirely ignored demographic in the high-performance pick marketplace -- the millions of guitarists who play picks under 1.0 mm.

In Vespel teardrops, we go all the way down to .60 mm. Yeah, these rock too.

More to come.

Thanks for Reading.
Scott & Rhonda
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Will you be restocking CLT-75? I'd like to order two more, as I'm working on an acoustic CD, and, well...

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We're finally going to have a dribble of thickness Vespel picks hitting next week. These will be both teardrops and tris in the 1.25-1.50 mm range. I might have a couple tris at 2.0 mm. Not a lot. A few.

Be Well,
Scott
Will these be on the site? Ordered a pair of casein blems today to try out. Thinner than my EMLs and looking forward to having another tool in the kit.

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Old 01-30-2021, 05:57 PM
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Will these be on the site? Ordered a pair of casein blend today to try out. Thinner than my EMLs and looking forward to having another tool in the kit.
Hi, thanks so much for your interest and support. On the thicker Vespels, I usually don't put small quantities on the site. Please PM me for waiting list.

Thanks Again,
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Stupid autocorrect. Blend is now more accurately rendered "blems" and I'll sit tight with these for the moment. New instrument coming next week, and it'll take a minute to figure out who pairs best. But good to know on the small quantities for future reference.
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Stupid autocorrect. Blend is now more accurately rendered "blems" and I'll sit tight with these for the moment. New instrument coming next week, and it'll take a minute to figure out who pairs best. But good to know on the small quantities for future reference.
Of course. Whatever is best on your end. Vespel is scary stuff to work on, and so dang expensive, so we walk before we run. We'll be acquiring some more machinery by the end of this year that will reduce our cost per and allow us to slowly increase production.

Anyone else wouldn't like to be the waiting list for fatter Vespel picks, both teardrops and triangles, please email me directly at charmedlifepicks @ gmail.

Take Care,
Scott
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