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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:30 pm 
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Look at these! I didn't see where they were for sale though.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:37 am 
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I'm pretty much speechless, but will mention that the thumb pick is on backwards. Must be a model, not a real picker.

Where in the world did you.....oh, never mind.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:33 am 
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A handful of these could look awesome:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:58 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:18 pm 
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Nanohedron wrote:
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Aren't we talking guitar picks rather than nose picks :party:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:58 am 
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I cut my own picks from those plastic quart containers you get with Chinese food takeout. They work like a standard light guage guitar pick. The built in curve adds a new dimention to my picking style. I also drop them less. Dont forget to order egg rolls... Bob.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:06 pm 
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For the mandolin I mostly use a CT-55 bluechip. Gets a bit slippery with sweat but it's worth it.

When I play tenor banjo I use these...http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/stubby

I only have a 1mm and 2mm but I'd probably prefer somewhere in between. Has a nice snap quality. They can also get quite slippery but I think I'm going to try drilling some holes into the recess to give it some grip.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:26 pm 
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For the mandolin I mostly use a CT-55 bluechip. Gets a bit slippery with sweat but it's worth it.

When I play tenor banjo I use these...http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/stubby

I only have a 1mm and 2mm but I'd probably prefer somewhere in between. Has a nice snap quality. They can also get quite slippery but I think I'm going to try drilling some holes into the recess to give it some grip.



A few spots of Plasti-Dip on each side can do wonders. Just apply it with the tip of a toothpick and let it dry. :thumbsup:

http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip

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Maybe I'm just lucky, or I have sticky fingers :-) But I've never had a problem holding onto picks. Even with vigorous and sweaty playing, in hot rooms or under stage lights. Tortex (Delrin), celluloid, nylon, Stubbies (Lexan), and now V-picks (acrylic). They all seem to want to stay put for me. Sure, now and then one goes a-flying, or right into the sound hole. Then I just open the trap door in the back, or put the guitar on my pick extraction centrifuge.

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I have a pick holder on my mic stand loaded with half a dozen picks. If I lose my grip I just fling the pick and grab another. Some nights the picks are like autumn leaves around my feet.

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I've settled on very thin nylon picks because they can be bent a bit and don't slide out of my hand, plus I like them the best. When I first started playing guitar, plastic picks slipped right out of my hands and I tried all kinds of homemade things, glueing sandpaper strips included. They didn't work.

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Hmm...I think I found the perfect tool for this thread:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e91b/

Pre-approved MBNA credit card picks, anyone? :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:11 pm 
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Yeah, we talked about that quite a few pages ago. We would need comments on the best materials, I would like a practically brittle very thin celluloid. I think.

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Tonehole wrote:
Nanohedron wrote:
A handful of these could look awesome:

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Aren't we talking guitar picks rather than nose picks :party:

That idea has me shuddering so much, that I still can't answer it.

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I got some aluminium ones and some plastic tortoiseshell ones from Planet waves.

The metal ones can mould to fit each finger, but the still come off.

The plastic Planet Waves ones stay on, but nip the finger pad - it can be quite sore!

Overall I'm not liking using picks at all.


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