I hope I don’t lose this pick

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  1. Greg_L

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    I also accumulate picks. I don't think I've ever actually bought guitar picks. Not kidding. Never paid for a guitar pick. I do lose a bunch, but they get replenished tenfold.
     
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    Has anyone mentioned where to look when yer out of picks, the washer & dryer? Never fails.
     
  3. Preacher

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    I thought we were talking about this pick...


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    I just have a little dish-type lid I keep on top of my amp. Pretty sure I swiped it from some tin one of my dad's watches came in when I was just starting out. I just make sure to always put my picks back when I'm done playing and have had the same 10 or so picks for a number of years now.
     
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    I have an idea for a pick caddy. It would be a little pocket doo-hickey thing which would fasten to the front of your strap and hold picks, slide, capo for easy grab and go.

    Someone take the idea & run with it.
     
  6. Wildcard_35

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    I usually have a couple in the coin pocket of my jeans. If I'm wearing pants without a coin pocket, I have a few tucked into my wallet. I'm always dipping into that, so sometimes I forget to replenish. If that happens, I play with my fingers. It kind of works.
     
  7. ddewerd

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    I go through a pick about once every year or two! Seriously.

    I use nylon Dunlop picks, so they never break.

    Each of my guitars has a pick stuck in the strings, except my Tele, which has is wedged under the pickguard (it's formed a nice little pocket after 45 years of doing this)

    I keep a spare pick in my wallet, but rarely ever need it.

    I dunno, maybe I'm OCD or something, but I just don't lose them.

    Cheers,
    Doug
     
  8. Paul in Colorado

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    I have a small tin of picks for back up in my daypack as the main ones are in my "pick pocket." I use several different ones for electric, acoustic, bass and mandolin and need to have them on hand at all times.
     
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    I play finger style. If I lose a pick it’s more than just a sliver of plastic. :eek:
     
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    Whoah. Very Zen-like.

    P.S. Last time I was in GC, i bought a packet of picks (Dunlaps?) with a grip even though i thought it was kind of gimmicky. Now I completely dig them. Whenever I find one lying around under the sofa or in my pants pocket, I smile like I just got good news.
     
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    Would it be possible to make one into an earring?
     
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    The grip is my preference, losing feeling in my fingers, i can't keep a grip on slick picks. I've even used a hot nail or paper clip to put indentations on slick picks but nothing beats the built in grips. The punch-out picks i get at concerts are never right, too thick and no grips.
     
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    Is it a Pick-Up truck...sorry.
    I'll get my coat.
     
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    I get free pick packs ( like 5-6 picks in a clear plastic pack) with every string purchase from JustStrings.com-

    The picks happen to be pretty much identical to the Fender Medium teardrop picks I use, so I put an 'emergency pick pack' inside every gig bag, guitar case, one in my car, and my Man-purse!
     
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    LOSE, loose = not tight.
     
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    I've started selling these little plastic molded pick holders for this reason (velcro'd right beside my fender ear plugs) ... It's just been tossed around to a few friend groups at this point. But I may be looking to make more. I think they look a little more sophisticated and a little less "worship"-py than those (often dented) aluminum Altoid's mint tins everyone seems to have on their board...
     

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