Making World-Class Plectrums Since 2003
Red Bear Trading Company
has been making fine hand-crafted guitar picks since 2003.
- Our picks have become world-renowned for the feel, tone and performance they offer.
- Red Bear's Original line of flat picks provide smooth string attack and release - literally gliding off the strings without effort.
- Players of all styles agree, ours are simply the best guitar picks available today.
The Extra Heavy Gauge "Picker's Choice" on Saturday, August 10, 2019 has ended. Please check back for details on the next "Picker's Choice".
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For more information on all styles and options please visit our Flatpicks Page
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Red Bear Trading is pleased to introduce the latest addition to our family of Endorsing Artists, Stephen Gibb.
"I’ve been searching for the “perfect” guitar pick for many years now, for so long that I became doubtful and ultimately frustrated. I was so confounded that I finally had to accept that it did not exist. So I gave up...until one day I thought, let me give these here Red Bears a shot and alas! My quest was over! The pick of destiny is in my hand! Now I can focus on making music. It’s such a blessing once you find the right tools for the job. Thanks Red bear!"
Stephen Gibb has been an active member of several Internationally acclaimed Heavy Metal bands in the last 20 years. Notably as a bass player in Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society and as a Guitarist for Nikki Sixx’s band 58, Crowbar, Kingdom of Sorrow, JASTA, & South Florida's own Saigon Kick. He is also a solo artist (singer/songwriter/producer) currently writing & recording new artists and new music of his own as well as co-writing, recording and touring the world as a member of Barry Gibb's band. He also co wrote several songs with his father Barry that appeared on Barbra Streisands "Guilty Pleasures" album in '05 (Certified Gold in the U.S.A & Platinum in the U.K.). He is the primary co-writer with Barry on his latest release entitled “in the now’”(Columbia records). He has also written songs for Ricky Skaggs and Bonnie Tyler to name a few. Currently endorsed by Gibson Guitars, Taylor Guitars, D'Addario Strings, Red Bear Picks, Fishman, Jim Dunlop accessories, Klotz Cables, Lewitt Microphones.
Stephen Gibb uses our "Big Jazzer" in heavy gauge gauge with grips and a right-hand bevel.
Red Bear Originals
Our picks are made from Galalith also referred to as Milk Stone or Avoriolina (Ivory imitation). This natural product is made from the hardening of casein, the protein of milk which is a “polymerized animal protein”. Using this material for flat picks delivers an organic feel imitating the warm tone and feel of real shell from the Hawksbill Turtle which is now a protected species. Many people who have tried our picks cannot tell them apart from the real thing. Our picks may be copied, but never equaled! DO NOT be fooled by the imitators. Red Bear Trading Company IS THE original manufacturer of these fine picks.
For information about the Guthrie Govan pick please follow this link.
Red Bear Thumb Picks
Red Bear makes two style of thumb picks – the Bear Claw© which is made from our Tuff Tone material and the “Original” which is made from our traditional original material. Simply click this link to order or go to our Thumb Picks page for more information.
Red Bear Tuff-Tones
These picks are a less expensive alternative to our standard line. They deliver great tone while possessing unbeatable strength and warp-resistance. They require absolutely no special care. Keep them in your pocket, wash them, toss them around - nothing hurts them.
This material is offered in a buff color and in two gauges which are specific to the Tuff-Tone line: Medium (1.25mm) and Extra Heavy (1.80mm).