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Old 06-29-2009, 03:06 AM   #1
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Sharpening Guitar Picks

Hey guys, I've never really attempted sharpening a pick, and my current black Jazz III is getting a little dull. What are some good ways to go about sharpening it up a bit?
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:08 AM   #2
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Buy a new one, it's far easier!
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:08 AM   #3
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The only way I know of is using sand paper.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:09 AM   #4
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Light it on fire. That makes the sound more br00tal too.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:10 AM   #5
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Buy a new one, it's far easier!


I find Jazz IIIs to not be particularly sharp in the first place, but I love the feel of them overall. I have some new ones in the little bag still.

I also can't find my sandpaper...
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:12 AM   #6
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Then buy sandpaper and use a new one in the meantime.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:17 AM   #7
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:25 AM   #8
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Sharpening picks.. that's something I've never heard of lol, I'd just get a new one?
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:26 AM   #9
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:32 AM   #10
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Buy A New One, They're Like a $1
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:55 AM   #11
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exactly this except without a capital letter for each word.
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exactly this except without a capital letter for each word.


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Old 06-29-2009, 05:02 AM   #13
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this


must......resist......temptation.....to...agre.... .**** it.

+1 to this guy, he knows his ****
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:05 AM   #14
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must......resist......temptation.....to...agre.... .**** it.

+1 to this guy, he knows his ****


lol yeah, this guy knows what's up!
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:38 AM   #15
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Sometimes, the local guitar store only has Jazz IIIs in round tip, so I can understand your pains.

Sandpaper would work best, I think. I've used super fine grit with good success. If you've got a smooth file around, that could work. A bastard or coarse file would probably eat the pick up.
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:41 AM   #16
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either buy new pick or sand paper, or both
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:59 AM   #17
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either buy new pick or sand paper, or both


Looks like both is what it will be.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:43 AM   #18
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this can be done with ease! All you have to do is drag your pick across some carpet (short is preferable) and it works like a dream
I do it all the time so i don't have to keep money from going out the door
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:50 AM   #19
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Huge necro-bump.

Who sharpens picks anyway?
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:35 PM   #20
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The tortex pics sharpen up nice if you rub them fast on carpet. Cleans all the edges and they feel new.
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