So this isnt so much of a hack but technically you could improve the picks with a motor or a magnet. I made a stainless steel pick with magnetic side on reverse that worked well with the bass guitar. I am going to try foam stickies I have tried the felt guitar pick and it is not for me. I also have a hammerJammer and I had to repaint it. I dont like the design it gets in the way of my guitar strumming and I think I might break it. It is not worth 100 dollars but maybe if you were a studio musician you might want to record a riff with it once or twice. I dont suggest it for live musicians it will probably not be able to keep up or last a gig.