Pick Gauges

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  1. LDS

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    How is this possible? Most guitarists can be in an 8x8x8 bare room, no furnishing, no windows, nothing - and the odds are 95% that they'll still lose a pick...
     
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    I used to have this problem when I just bought a couple of loose picks at a time. As soon as I bought my first bulk pack, I stopped losing them! Honestly, I haven't lost more than a couple in the last four years. I have no idea why, but it's true.
     
  3. Raiyn

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    I bought a Dunlop sampler pack a while ago. I used some of the real light gauge ones as spacers on the cats' collars to keep the license and info tags separated.

    Of course our girl cat got a pink one.
     
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    Yeah I know. I'm not normal. Just ask my family. When I do lose a pick I can usually find it inside my acoustic.
     
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    I used to light picks on fire and see how long we could hold them.

    Nevermind...
     
  6. Chubbles

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    I keep a few guitar store brand picks in my wallet. They fall out all the time.
     
  7. sazista

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    The problem with quarters is well, they're worth 25 cents and when you need the change, there goes your quarter. Using quarters in Chile is easier because i can't spend them here. I mostly use 500 peso coins which are slightly bigger than US quarters. they are great for heavy music too: just lighten the grip and let them roll! they are wonderful for playing slower, bluesy solos that get colored with a tinge of serated harmonics. I think i may have to drill holes in them to keep them out of currency circulation. Really, there aren't any other coin pickers in this lot? I'm all alone?
     
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  8. SG standard

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    Picks or it didn't happen...

    :smile:
     
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  9. rotorhead

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    I dunno how to follow up on that one lol. You win :D
     
  10. Raiyn

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    The celluloid Fender picks make excellent "emergency" fire tinder. As do Doritos.
     
  11. rotorhead

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    And ping pong balls
     
  12. Raiyn

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    I find picks easier to carry in my wallet than ping pong balls....

    :p


    Snarky comment aside, you're absolutely right. Celluloid is the reason the film industry was so dangerous back in the day.
     
  13. Gahr

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    When I grew up there were two cinemas in my home town. One of them burned down because of a spontaneous combustion in an office where they kept nitrate celluloid movie reels.
     
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    Bingo.
     
  15. Biddlin

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    Same stuff your Gibson is painted with.
     
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  16. DCCable

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    How about a mahogany pick?
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    Too dark and muddy. For snap you need maple. Let the tonewood pick war begin!
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    The bevels in this one are so much better, too...

    Is that a one piece or three piece? I can't see any lines.
     
  19. Biddlin

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    Best of all possible tonewoods pick.
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    Bubinga!
     
  20. rotorhead

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    That top one is obviously a Chinese copy.

    BTW, do picks have guitar guards?
     
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