Poll: Is the pic band a good idea or not?
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View poll results: Is the pic band a good idea or not?
Yes
1 2%
No
38 63%
Could fix somethings to make it better.
21 35%
Voters: 60.
#1
Ok, so I was on MySpace, and randomly came across this add for something called a "Pic Band." To see what it is, look at the picture I am providing below.
Now this sort of looks like it could be handy to me because it bugs the crap out of me when I drop my pick.
But, this thing looks like it would probably be really uncomfortable, and wouldn't it get in the way when you are trying to palm mute?
it also looks like it could touch some strings and mute them on their own..
Now, I think its a good idea, but those pick's and the little connecting plastic strap look like the could be really uncomfortable and annoying..

but discuss the good and bad things about this thing.. im really curious to see what people think of it.

Last edited by FloppyPancake01 at Aug 5, 2009,
#4
yes, saves you dropping picks
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#6
Innovative idea. Poorly executed.
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#9
Wouldnt the strap rub against the strings and stop them from ringing as well?
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#10
bad idea..itll just get in the way.......just do what the rest of us do and pick them up!! lazy!!
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#11
Why not just use one of those pics that go over your thumb.

You know, the ones banjo players used.

Problem solved without any strap needed.

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#12
No, it will mute the strings and make palm muting harder.

If you want more grip on your pick try heating a knife and then carving little "grip" lines horizontal in it. But not on the tip, just where your finger is, this will dramatically increase grip
#13
Thats as useful as anne frank's drumkit.
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#14
the epitome of stupidity
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#15
Dropping picks is a problem a lot of times for people. That looks like it could be an idea but besides the design flaws of getting in the way of palm muting, hitting strings, and such, I have another thing that would get in the way... picking it back up. Yes, thats right. When you drop it, you will have to fiddle around trying to grab it and get it in proper position in your fingers. If you just grab another from your mic stand you can get it in position a lot easier because you dont have a band connected to it and you dont have to try and grab the hanging pick from your wrist.

This was something I saw that seemed more efficient for the problem: http://www.guitarcenter.com/ZeroGravity-Orbit-Guitar-Pick-110100-i1123480.gc

The Mic Stand pick holder: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Wedgie-Mic-Stand-Pick-Holder-429042-i1134908.gc

You actually see tons of bands using mic stand pick holders. I could also think of someone attaching one of those normal pick holders to the back of the headstock somewhere with string or something. I'm assuming any adhesive would damage the coating/paint. Hmm...I might think of making a pick holder you can attach to the headstock or somewhere without the use of adhesive or attaching to the strings...
#16
A much easier solution would be not to invest a lot of money in expensive picks. Then you would have no reason to save them because they didn't cost a lot of money to begin with. /sarcasm

I mean honestly, I only have one pick I hang on to - but Dimebag threw it off the stage in '96 and my now deceased father caught it and gave it to me. Any other pick isn't worth saving.
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#18
This is like communisim.

Good idea, but it just doesn't work in practice
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#20
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This was something I saw that seemed more efficient for the problem: http://www.guitarcenter.com/ZeroGravity-Orbit-Guitar-Pick-110100-i1123480.gc

The Mic Stand pick holder: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Wedgie-Mic-Stand-Pick-Holder-429042-i1134908.gc

You actually see tons of bands using mic stand pick holders. I could also think of someone attaching one of those normal pick holders to the back of the headstock somewhere with string or something. I'm assuming any adhesive would damage the coating/paint. Hmm...I might think of making a pick holder you can attach to the headstock or somewhere without the use of adhesive or attaching to the strings...


Those Mic Stand holders are great, can be life saving when you're gigging, never have troubles of dropping picks myself though. But other guitarist of my band can't gig without them, drops them all the time
#21
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#22
Just drop the picks freely...
If you're playing a gig you're bound to have more . . .unless you aren't a douche like me who likes to throw them after use.


#25
I personally would just flat out get a pick holder, but if they really wanted to design it better, they could make it so the strap that the band the pick is attached to is retractable.
The strap could retract into a padded housing either just on the bottom portion of the palm or on the back of the wrist and go through some kind of customized apparatus. Just throwing ideas out there......
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#26
looks like it would just get in the way, and even if it didn't it looks retarded
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