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“Pick” your battles!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by graybeard65, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. graybeard65

    graybeard65 Tele-Meister

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    Once I discovered metal picks and the different tones produced by different metals, I was hooked - my favorite is a silver 1913 quarter (USD) but I had an idea that has proven to have merit.

    It has been my practice for many years to carry a medallion in my pocket, both as a reminder of my journey, and a talisman to remind me where my head needs to be if I want to continue my journey on the path I’ve chosen.

    “What would happen,” I wondered, “if I asked the guy that made my pick to fashion a pick out of one of my medallions?”

    the resulting picks (I sent him a few) are fantastic - they feel good to me, sound good to my ears, and I like having one in my hands while I play.



    Playing guitar and sharing it with friends can’t happen if you’re dead, too drunk to play, or in jail -

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    grateful to be here and playing!
     

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  2. Muinarc

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    Those look wonderful, how thick are they?
     
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  3. DekeDog

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    My wife fashioned a pick the size and shape of a Jazz III out of silver clay. After it was kilned, the pick is pure silver. I really like everything about it except the noise made when it hits the strings. The pick is in the center in this pic.

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  4. blowtorch

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    My best friend back in college used to play quarters with his AA token/medallion/coin thingy
     
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  5. graybeard65

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    We all work the program differently, and if that was how your friend found what he or she needed, maybe that helped someone else find what they needed. Thanks for sharing ~
     
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  6. graybeard65

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    They’re thicker than a dime, and maybe not quite as thick as a quarter.

    They’re just slightly larger than a standard pick, and ever so slightly thicker than the heavy that I have here.
     
  7. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I've always loved the idea of metal picks (string wear aside) but never found a tone I liked using them
     
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    nojazzhere Doctor of Teleocity

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    Brian May is an incredible guitarist, but there are times I hear the "harshness" of the English sixpence he uses as a pick......and find it unpleasant. I like a fairly thick plastic pick (1.26mm) but it still has some "flex", and doesn't have that metallic sound of a coin or metal disc.
     
  9. GoldDeluxe5E3

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    I use a Fred Flintstone Heavy:
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  10. blowtorch

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    Yeah BFG supposedly uses a peso
     
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    nojazzhere Doctor of Teleocity

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    I take it you play rock music?
     
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    Since the '70's (bc)
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  14. stormsedge

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    Nice, I purchased some metal picks a while back...the small one is a Brian May replica. And I had to have the one with the sailing ship on it because ship.


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    I have a few of these...
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    THAT is flippin' cool!!
     
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    I'd heard the same thing, but in a rig rundown his 20-year guitar tech stated that he'd never seen him do that, at least not in his live shows. The tech was quick to point out that he only handled BFG's live rig, and had no idea what he used (or didn't use) in the studio...and you never know with Billy what's legit, and what is a tall Tejas tale...
     
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    What are they known as? I'm a little intrigued
     
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    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    I like metal picks too. I have a number made of different coins and a few of the Dava metal tips. While I generally still like some others I use them when I'm just noodling around at home.
     
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    Looks like these little gadgets here:
    https://www.davapick.com/
     
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