For Fans of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine
Jack Kohler has not received any gifts yet
I recently had a Red Bear pick and it broke while I was playing (I may have owned the pick for a year, but it was not abused or exclusively used), I contacted Dave Skowron of Red Bear Trading Co., Ltd. and inquired if this is was unusual. He got defensive and appeared annoyed that I did not recognize that the pick was a consumable and said, "Right on the web page it says all this Jack". Oh yes, he offered to receive the pick and evaluate the breakage after he makes this clear, "But you didn't buy your pick from me. I wonder why you are even asking me since you bought it from somebody else. Let me ask you this, Jack, how long did you expect it to last? A lifetime? ". Oh Please, this guy represents Red Bear Trading Co., I for one don't appreciate this type of condescending customer service. I don't plan on buying another Red Bear Pick anytime soon.
Here's a close up of the headstock which shows the new logo Preston started using when he moved his shop in 1984, to Bend, Oregon.