For those of you that have gripped/textured picks, you know ALL about that gross "finger cheese" (skin cells, food, dirt, etc.) gets built up between the ridges.

That greases up the picks and makes the grip almost useless.

How do you get rid of it?
A toothbrush. Make sure you label it something like "Pick Brush" and keep it with your guitar stuff so no one uses it by accident.

I don't use an old toothbrush because I think that's gross. But here's what you do:

1. Go to a sink.

2. Turn the water on and wet the pick. Not the brush.

3. SCRUB the grip of the pick. Both sides.

4. Let the pick dry before using it again.

And just like that, your picks are like good as new. Figured I'd let you all know since the "finger cheese" build up in the pick grip is pretty gross anyway, and I'm pretty sure no one would want to use a nasty pick with your "finger cheese."
Last edited by r0ckth3d34n at Jul 23, 2009,
what the hell are you talking about?
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Uhh... My picks just wear out, and the rubber coating fades away.

I don't know what you're talking about.
He means dead skin that comes off from your fingers after a long time.

Thanks, I guess.
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By the time I have that much grease on my pick, it would've already been scraped outta shape from playing...
how long do you use a pick for that you have that much "finger cheese" on it? You must have the greatest picks in the world that they last that long. I go through one every 2 weeks or less
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mmm, finger cheese... Is that like limburger?
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Wtf kind if picks do you use that manage to build up **** in the crevices?
I prefer Brie... It's my favourite finger cheese.
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Every time I try to pick it up like falling sand,
As fast as I pick it up,
it runs away through my clutching hands.
There's nothing else I can really do...
Hot damn. You guys either use ****ty picks or you spend all of your time strumming your picks against something, not necessarily your guitar either I guess. heh, I could make a dirty limerick about this.
I never break picks. Lol.
I lose them before I break them. I'm a fan of nylons...

Currently using Frostbytes (1.22 mm) and Brains (0.53 mm).

Finger cheese is the weird term of my guitar teacher... he snickers whenever he says it... creepy... i know...
that doesn't happen to my picks, it happens to my fretboard.
I need to buy some 0000 steel wool and some lemon oil.
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i got hungry for pizza.....

and my fretboard has "finger cheeze" on it but im going to buy a cleaner for it..
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It happens to my fretboard, too. I do the lemon oil and polish my frets with some really light steel wool. I try to get as much as the fret and fretboard as possible, but for some reason I'm afraid I'll scratch my marvelous rosewood fretboard...
None of my Big Stubby's have that, I'm not sure what you're talking about.

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I have cheese all over my fretboard, it needs to be cleaned...
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I do... but it still gets there.

I must have very loose skin cells on my thumb and forefinger.

Hmmm... I didn't think I'd be so alone...
picks are ridiculously cheap, at any given time i have like 50+ laying around. i'd rather use a new one than stand over a sink and brush it
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a UGer named rock the dean
wanted all of his picks to be clean
he scrubbed off the cheese
as quick as you please
but the description turned everyone green
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a UGer named rock the dean
wanted all of his picks to be clean
he scrubbed off the cheese
as quick as you please
but the description turned everyone green

Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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There is some finger oil on my picks maybe but no finger 'cheese'. This reminds me of that thread where the guy called it finger poo.
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its finger poo!
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