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Old 10-02-2012, 11:22 AM   #1
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Alternative plectrum you can make!

Ok, so you can't find your usual pick (aka plectrum). But you are in a house (yours, your neighbors, your drummer's studio) and presumably they have food (bread specifically). Ask to borrow the little clip thingee that keeps the bag closed.

I have a couple of breadclips in my office for lunch time acoustic jams. Just take your scissors or a sharp blade, and trim one of the corners to a suitable plectrum shape. They are a tad smaller than a typical pick, but in a pinch (like when you are camping and all your picks fall out of your case!) they work fine.

And they are free.

And you can make grill cheese sandwiches for the band if you get the munchies between sets
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:39 AM   #2
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Yup, they've come in handy a few times.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:18 PM   #3
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thanks for the affirmation! Now I know I am not (too) crazy...
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:42 PM   #4
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Pretty common use for them, i bet next to holding the bag closed. They're good in a bind, but crappy picks really
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:18 PM   #5
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Wait, you're telling me these square picks were used to hold a bag of bread closed.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:39 PM   #6
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Haha, there are all kinds of alternatives to guitar picks out there man. Billy Gibbons used a peso as a pick for the longest time
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:30 PM   #7
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i always seem to have a pick on me
i think theres at least one pick in all my pantspockets

but ive seen some of my other freinds use this as replacement picks
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:48 PM   #8
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Credit Cards (or the like) cut into triangles do the trick too. The raised numbers add grip.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:38 PM   #9
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Credit Cards (or the like) cut into triangles do the trick too. The raised numbers add grip.


yeah, cause if i don't have a pick handy and need one i'll just hack up a credit card. who needs money!
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:01 PM   #10
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yeah, cause if i don't have a pick handy and need one i'll just hack up a credit card. who needs money!


My bank just sent me a new debit card, which means I can rid my wallet of the old one.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:12 PM   #11
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Someone got me a pick punch for a present a while ago. It has a premade pick shape and you just stick a plastic piece in and it cuts them for you to shape. I have yet to find something thick enough though
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:37 PM   #12
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Someone got me a pick punch for a present a while ago. It has a premade pick shape and you just stick a plastic piece in and it cuts them for you to shape. I have yet to find something thick enough though


http://www.pickpunch.com/newredacsh.html
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:39 PM   #13
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Oh nice!! Last I checked the thickest they had was like .6 or something. .8 is as flimsy as I would go. I might order some..
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:10 PM   #14
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I have a handy little keyring that has the Gibson logo on it that holds picks. It's been a lifesaver quite a few times. I also used to have a pick with a hole drilled in it on a cheap necklace chain that I never took off. The only "downside" to the keyring is that my picks are so damn thick that it only holds about 2

Here's a link to something pretty similar:
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Perri-s...596-i1567522.gc

I can't find the Gibson one so far, which makes me sad.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:09 PM   #15
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Bread clips have always been my goto thing when I can't find a pick.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:11 PM   #16
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:53 PM   #17
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Good God. Does nobody else have a big bag of picks they have experimented with that will, in a pinch, be accessible and functional?
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:15 PM   #18
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Sometimes you aren't at home when you want to play a guitar and your bag of picks is miles away. In such instances a bread clip is normally the best thing that you are going to be able to lay your hands on.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:04 AM   #19
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Fingerstyle

edit: It seems every time I go through security at work and have to empty the change from my pockets for the metal detector, I have several picks in there too. I can't believe I'm the only one to always have some.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:18 AM   #20
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The pick goblin takes them.
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