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Guitar Pickin'

Postby blucartoon182 » Wed Dec 10, 2003 6:35 pm

I think I'd be an awesome acoustic guitar player except for one thing. I have to stop playing every two minutes, flip my acoustic guitar over, and try to shake the plastic pick out of the hole so I can resume playing.

I tried growing my thumbnail real long and carving it into the shape of a pick, but outside of fellow musicians it scared a lot of people, made it difficult to wear gloves, and every time I went to scratch an itch by my eye I had to go to the emergency room.

Any other suggestions?
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RE: Guitar Pickin'

Postby littleboyblue » Wed Dec 10, 2003 6:59 pm

Try a thumbpick. Just slips over your thumb and you don't have to try so hard to hold on to it.
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RE: Guitar Pickin'

Postby boz » Wed Dec 10, 2003 7:01 pm

Hey Jason,
Is that pick slippin through your fingers? If so they make picks with textured surfaces so ya can hang on better. I use a pick called "The Brain" (.60mm) their made by Cool Picks. I get em through the catalog.
A good one is Elderly (elderly.com). Not to expensive. Buy em by the dozen ya won't be sorry.
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RE: Guitar Pickin'

Postby blucartoon182 » Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:46 pm

thumbpicks -- I use to buy the thumbpicks but I could only find the plastic ones in my area, and they usually broke in half after some heavy strumming where the pick met the thumb holder.

textured picks sound like an idea.

I thought of getting that "gorilla snot"? Anyone use that? Some kind of glue?
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RE: Guitar Pickin'

Postby boz » Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:14 pm

Thumbs down on the glue.
As far as the snot goes,
get in touch with Rico.
Last report was he had a few gallons to spare...
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RE: Guitar Pickin'

Postby ricochet » Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:19 pm

I might take up a second job refilling the half-shells at an oyster bar.
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RE: Guitar Pickin'

Postby david » Thu Dec 11, 2003 1:56 pm

Thanks Rico, you just made my morning... You could have gone all day without saying that.

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RE: Guitar Pickin'

Postby ricochet » Thu Dec 11, 2003 5:02 pm

Mucus is inspirational, isn't it?
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RE: Guitar Pickin'

Postby bluesmcgoo » Thu Dec 11, 2003 6:03 pm

>Mucus is inspirational, isn't it?

Only if a statue of the Virgin Mary gets a runny nose.
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RE: Guitar Pickin'

Postby allanlummox » Fri Dec 12, 2003 3:00 am

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Dec-11-03 AT 10:01 PM (EST)]Interestingly, they make a product for this very purpose- sticking guitar pics to fingies- called Gorilla Snot.

http://www.gorillasnot.com/

But I recommend practicing enough to have fingies that know better than to drop pics into sound holes...
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RE: Guitar Pickin'

Postby straightblues » Sun Jan 25, 2004 4:01 pm

Stop picking over the sound hole. Pick closer to the bridge or fret board. You would be amazed at how different the guitar can sound depending on where you pick it.
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RE: Guitar Pickin'

Postby rustyslide » Sun Jan 25, 2004 5:03 pm

could also just ditch the picks all together and play with bare fingers.


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RE: Guitar Pickin'

Postby thalo blues boy » Thu Jun 24, 2004 3:50 am

Yo! Try "Star Picks"...Regular flat picks (H-M-L gauge) that have a 1/4" diam.
HOLE in the top half of the pick, so your skin touches skin instead of plastic. I bought a dozen through Musician'sfriend.com, then decided to just use my thumb and fingers for picking as the thumb nail can create various effects from short stacatto notes to muted sounds.(?) Later, James
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punch a hole in your pick

Postby slickcat » Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:46 pm

I got a paper hole puncher....you know, the one that looks like a pair of pliers. Center that baby in the middle of a standard pick and squeeze really hard. A pick with a punched hole sticks better n glue.
Try It!!
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RE: punch a hole in your pick

Postby ricochet » Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:54 pm

Or, you could get "Snarling Dog Brain Picks with Cat Tongue Grip," like I did. Hard to drop one of those sandpaper-tongue feeling things. And who could resist a name like that?

I like the hole punch idea, though!
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