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What's behind all this?

Although it might not look like it at first glance, all Pigtrum picks are made of renewable, plant-derived raw material. Basically, they are plastic plectrums without any conventional plastic.

You can choose between three fabulous designs, each in three gorgeous colours. In addition, each pick is available in two different materials:

  • Super Eco is harder and more resistant to abrasion than wooden picks and it has a differentiated, overtone-rich sound. Additionally, it is biodegradable, so you can simply throw away this environmentally friendly alternative with your organic waste after it eventually wears down.
  • Extra Resistant on the other hand, has a slightly warmer tone colour. It is slightly flexible depending on the gauge/model as well as particularly resistant to abrasion and durable – perfect, if you are used to strum or pick with a lot of force.

For the sake of the environment and to meet your high quality standards, all products carry the "Made in Germany" label. Both the raw material and the picks themselves are manufactured in Germany in modern, energy-saving plants.

Absolutely no conventional plastic is used in the production process. Unlike wooden plectrums, Pigtrum picks are made from biopolymers rather than tropical wood, as well as vegetable waxes and fibers. The main ingredient is lignin, a so-called "waste" substance which accumulates by the millions of tons during wood pulp production every year and often simply gets burned. Instead, I prefer to use it for making my picks.

Pigtrum picks thus protect the environment and are also physiologically harmless. Theoretically, you could even use them as cutlery due to the fact that the used materials are approved to get in contact with foods. All my picks are free of conventional plastic, petroleum, heavy metals or the like.

Choose Pigtrum picks and do your bit to make the world a little better.

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About Me

My name is Tibor and I run this shop. A longtime guitarist, I eventually got tired of throwing away picks when their tips had worn out so much that they couldn’t accurately hit the strings anymore. Depending on your style of play and the material, this can take anywhere from a few days to several months. Even filing used picks down to extend their use, I never got rid of the bad feeling that comes from wasting tons of plastic on a disposable article year after year.

Unfortunately, other materials could not convince me: picks made of wood have less "attack" and wear off very quickly, metal picks sound too sharp to my ears and have a very energy-intensive production process. After a long test phase, I was finally able to combine the advantages of plastic picks with my demands for high environmental compatibility. Not a single gram of conventional plastic is needed for production and, in contrast to tropical wood picks, Pigtrum picks mainly consist of harmless biopolymers.

In addition to this shop I run a small YouTube channel called "T-Bore". Along with my music and tutorials, you’re able to check out a couple Pigtrum videos there as well.