Fretfunk is an up and coming guitar accessory company out of England. They sent me two items to check out; The Strap Mounted Pick Holder and The Guitar Dust Mop. Currently the company sells most of their products on Amazon.uk as well as other online retaliers, but hey, let’s get on with the show.
The Fretfunk Guitar Dust Mop is genius. I mainly play Fenders and right under the strings where the pickups meet the pickguard there is always the unreachable plethora of dirt, dust and dead skin. It’s there doing no harm other than mocking you, repeating “Haha you can’t get me!” Welp dust, the jokes now on you! The Guitar Dust Mop easily reaches where your fingers or standard polishing cloth can’t. It also works great up top on your headstock. No more poking your fingers on the ends of the strings trying to wedge a cloth or paper towel under there. Here are some shots of the Guitar Dust Mop in action;
Next up is the Guitar Strap Pick Holder and well you guessed it, it does exactly what it says it does! It can load up to 6 picks in the holder and then you can clip the holder right onto any normal guitar strap. Defining normal, I tried it out on thick leather straps and a cheaper budget 2” nylon guitar strap and either worked just fine. I prefered only loading 5 picks at once on the holder, because well it was much easier that way. I also want to add your picks should be similar thicknesses. I ran into some problems when loading thin and extra heavy picks together, but odds are you have a pick of choice and this doesn’t matter.
Once I was locked and loaded I performed the, using highly scientific terms; Shake Test, where I attached the Guitar Strap Pick Holder onto the strap and then played the guitar while awkwardly trying to shake the holder or picks off. Like a champion bull rider, the Guitar Strap Pick Holder earned its title. A great accessory that unlike mic stand pick holders, this puts your picks right at your side.
Price: Approx. $5