I hope I don’t lose this pick

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  1. LunarSlingShot

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    Finished my 12 hour trip and realized I only have one pick on me...hope I don’t lose it but it is inevitable.

    Am I the only one who can’t keep track of a pick?
     
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    I have them everywhere. I buy a hundred or so every year and just scatter them around, in each room, the car, at work...etc.
    The dryer seems to manufacture them whenever I do laundry.
     
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    The audience can be a great resource. I once saw a guitarist step up to the mic and ask "hey, anybody got a guitar pick?" In the time it took me & my friends to ridicule the guy for not having a pick (at a paying gig that we weren't playing), there were at least 3 responses. But, he had to let the guy sit in on a song or two...
     
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    The picks i never use, i'll never lose. :(
     
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    I buy picks all the time.
    At least once a month.
    I have a lot, too.
    Lots are “it’ll do” picks.
    I currently buy/lose about a dozen a month of favorites.
    I use a pick pouch on my key ring.
    It holds about 5.
    I can drop/misplace about that many in a busy gig week.
    I am a little clumsy/arthritic/myopic in my dotage.
    No biggie.
     
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    Totally a pick loser here too. I can take half a dozen to go play with and come home with none. Happened many a time. Sometimes I come home and empty my pockets and find strange picks that belonged to other people too, so I guess they're the pick losers on those days. Kinda like losing and exchanging lighters back when I smoked. I go through tons, and have to pick up a bag of 'em every couple of months.

    Having said that, I finally I got myself a leather pickholder keychain a few years back. Haven't found myself without a pick since I got it. Key is that it is my backup - I don't ever plan on using picks out of it. When I go out and play I always try to remember to bring my usual supply. Then if I screw that up I got the keychain holder.

    Here's what I have. Highly recommend:

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  7. rich815

    rich815 Friend of Leo's

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    I always have three or four with a few coins in my right pants pocket.
     
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    You know, this would make a great topic for a song.
     
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    Somehow if I have a dozen picks I'll lose them all within a week, but if I have only one I'll hold onto it for months.
     
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    I keep a supply in my guitarcase but find I wear the point off mostly.
     
  11. RodeoTex

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    Fender picks are about $7 per dozen or $15 for 12 dozen. Easy choice.
     
  12. Deeve

    Deeve Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    And there sits the pick punch and the product from about 50 credit cards, gift cards, promo-debits and other raw material - and I mostly play w/ my thumb & index nail...
    It just ain't fair is it?
    The pick punch was a well-intentioned gift from BIL.
    (shrugging)
    Peace - Deeve
     
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    I always make sure I have at least 3 in my pocket at all times. Sometimes it may be weeks between playing, but I got picks in my pocket...LOL!
     
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    Not me. You know that little pocket on blue jeans that was originally designed for a pocket watch?
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    Well, I actually did carry a pocket watch back in the '70s (never did like wearing a wrist watch), but I digress. For decades now I've used that pocket as my designated...wait for it..."pick pocket." :rolleyes::twisted: I always have a half dozen picks in there. So if I'm at a gig, I don't have to worry about forgetting or losing picks. For that, my memory lapse would have to be much more serious, as in forgetting to wear pants! Hasn't happened yet, hope it doesn't come to that. It'd be bad for business; nobody would pay to see that show! :eek:

    Plus, at gigs, I have picks in my gig bag and in my guitar cases. And at home, I've got hundreds. A few are store bought, but most are picks I've punched out myself. Several years ago my wife put a "Pick Punch" in my Christmas stocking, thinking it would be a fun gag gift that I'd use a time or two at best. She was wrong. I haven't bought a pick in years; I make my own. No expired credit/debit/gift card is safe around me. I have even used my wife's expired driver's license. So I have punched out my wife's face, but there's no need to notify the authorities. :twisted:

    A while back, my wife was doing some remodeling at work, and she brought home some samplers of laminate material for countertops. (See the second and third pics below.) I was able to punch 12 pics out of each sampler, so I've got like 100 of them. That laminate material is just shy of being 1mm thick, and it's very stiff. To me, that's a good thing. They last forever. I probably already have enough of them to last the rest of my life.
    Picks personally punched - 3.jpg
    Potential picks, laminate samplers -2.jpg
    Picks personally punched from laminate.jpg


    At home, it's never a problem finding a pic. I keep them in bean dip containers.
    Pick tins.jpg
     
  15. Chunkocaster

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    I'm ok using fingers now for nearly everything. I try to use a pick now and then so I don't suck at using one if needed.

    I bought a few nice picks a while ago but they disappeared. All I can find is the crappy ones which make it less tempting to use them.

    I like the red jazz 3's but being a tight ass I ordered a bunch of fake ones from ebay china and they are ridiculously bad feeling and sounding. Super glossy, slippery red hard plastic with jim Dunlop jazz 3 stamped on them.
    Avoid like the plague of just get them and leave them around for the pick thieves. Once they steal one they won't be back for more.
     
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    I always say there are 2 things that I know i will loose (picks and ink pens) so I always have plenty
     
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    I like Fender picks but if you go here......

    http://intunegp.com/products-customates-guitar-picks/custom-shop-products

    ......you can get 100 custom printed guitar picks in any style, texture, thickness or color for $35. They have coupons from time to time for 15% off or more. I play medium jazz picks with texture. They have templates for all shapes and sizes. It’s fun.

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    I was vacuuming my truck recently after a trip to the beach and I found about two dozen picks under the driver's seat.

    This tells me two things:
    1) I have a lot of picks falling out of my pockets
    2) The people I usually pay to clean my vehicle do a ****ty job.
     
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  19. Alamo

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    Rikky don't lose that pick
    it's the only one you own
    You might feel better
    When you get the whole box from home ♪
     
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    I WISH I could lose picks. All those picks the rest of you lose end up at my house. I have a couple of bowls of them around my work bench and I include a small bag of about 30 with most guitars I sell, and I go through a LOT of guitars. I think I've bought picks maybe 3 times in the last 20 years.
     
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