Where You Stash Your Pick....or Wish You Hadn't

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  1. TwangyWhammy

    TwangyWhammy Friend of Leo's

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    Before I ditched my picks for good, I keep them hidden away from every other guitarist who always turns up at practice wandering around borrowing one - claiming they'd lost theirs... EVERY single time we rehearse!!! :mad:

    You know who YOU are! Ya lazy pick bludgers o_O



    Oh, I've gone 'pick-free' for nearly 10 years now. :)
     
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  2. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Nice work & great detail this stuff appears to be made from some of "stone " it usually means a plaster sand mix kind of like sandy cast dogs but much smoother and obviously lighter than concrete, when I airbrushed 3-D models the casters used a product called Hydro-cal as the medium and it would mix up like plaster but would set in a very short time.
     
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    I use empty hair gum metal boxes. Just let them have another life in the guitar case....

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    Yes it seems like my wife said Cap'n crunch. She was the catering manager at the venue and Bob wandered into the kitchen and asked her for some cereal. She sat him down right there in the kitchen and he was really quite personable with the staff. This was the 1999 tour with Phil Lesh and Friends. She got to eat dinner with Phil and his wife. While she's met dozens of performers, she usually doesn't get to mingle that much, but this tour had their own food prep staff and her people were only there supporting them.
     
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  5. Paul Jenkin

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    I keep a selection (*) in a few old plastic 35mm film canisters and stash them in guitar gig bags / cases.

    * I haven't decided whether I like / play better with medium, heavy or extra-heavy gauge. I don't like too light or bendy, though....
     
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  6. strat54

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    Yes, I still use the Hydro-Cal for sculpture and small wall art pieces from time to time. I just don't put them outside since rain does not treat them well over time:(. It sounds like you are into some of the things that my wife and I do. Here is a page I put together of some of the things we have done in the past. We are always wanting to be creative and I now find myself wanting to carve more guitars that actually depict a theme or have a story to tell:). If I could do EXACTLY what I wanted to everyday, ALL DAY it would be: 4 hours of drawing, painting and sculpting, 1 hour noodling on the guitar and then 4 more hours of creative work finishing the day with 2 or more hours of guitar HOPEFULLY, with other folks that play guitar and somebody should be able to play better than me in the group:);). Of course, this is just day dreaming so I guess I should be thankful for how my reality actually is at this time in my life and be surprised when one day is better than the next:). I hope I haven't rambled on too much here. This site just seems like a good place to do show and tell though:):):). I actually have a great dog face that would work well as a mascot for the Bad Dog Cafe. I would show it but I may want to first consider carving it into a "Bad Dog" guitar theme:). Anyhow, it is great to talk (type) to you. Portfolio 3 (1).jpg
     
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  7. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I keep a few in the pick pocket of my jeans. I have little metal boxes that I stash them in as well as scattered randomly around the bedroom where I practice.
     
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  8. kidmo

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    never ask a naked guitar player where he keeps his picks, jus sayin
     
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  9. radiocaster

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    I have several pick boxes, but they hold pick collections, which is mostly stuff I don't play and a few spares.

    Two in my wallet, they've seen more guitar shops and band practices than all the others combined.

    And a couple on top of my amps and cabs.
     
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    I had a friend who, while holding it in his teeth, inhaled a pick accidentally. He had to be rushed to the emergency room. He lived, but, I'm a fingerpicker to this day....

    I come from an acoustic background. 3 or 4 years ago, I just got fed up with picks on electrics. I put it down (it's still there, on the DVD shelf) and bareknuckle the blues in my quest for world domination.
     
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    With the dust and the fluff in the darkest recesses of gloom under the sofa usually.
     
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  12. Anode100

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    Back right-hand jeans pocket.

    Or in my teeth.

    Usually Jazz 3's for me, or a Dava control pick (nickel tip for shiny top end) - which I find too big after years of Jazz 3's...

    Violin bows, on the other hand, are too 'spendy' to be left lying around the house.
     
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    Clench tightly!!!
     
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    Pants, bathroom counter, washing machine, guitar case... they're everywhere!
     
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    I keep some in my pocket, one stuck on each guitar, a few in each case, one or two on each amp and I’m usually chewing on one most of the time. One day I’m going to swallow a pick, not sure how I’ll handle that but in 28 years I’ve been lucky enough not to yet.
     
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    every string instrument has a pick stuck in the strings, and i keep extra in my pockets and the case for my pedalboard.
     
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    The drain trap of the washing machine? I know I have at least one in there now.
     
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