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#1
They're the little creature that whisk your pick away when you drop it. This is by far the worst I've ever been struck.



A-That is my computer, where I've been attempting to record all day.
B-That is my guitar, which I've been using to attempt to record.
C-That is my pick holder, which was attached to the back of my headstock.
Line D-My guitar hasn't been past this line all day, and I've been swapping picks.
Paco-That is my black lab/husky mix, Paco.

This is the first time they're come this near. I'll admit that I'm a bit shaken.

What's the worst the Pit has ever been struck by the gnomes?

IMPORTANT EDIT 5/8/11

Oh... Oh God.... They've increased forces.... Nothing is safe.... NOTHING!

I had probably 15 picks in an Altoids container. They're gone. Every last one of them. And the little f*ckers took the container with them.... Who knows how many little Gnomes are now sleeping in my precious Pick Holder...

I REPEAT, NOWHERE, NOBODY IS SAFE!

These things are becoming an epidemic! I'm about to evacuate my family and fumigate the house...


Please, God, Be aware...
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#5
They have yet to steal my stainless steel pick. I need to get a spare, because I love it so much, and Im afraid I'll lose it during a gig and get ****ed up.
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#7
I do an expressive dance whenever I enter a room with a guitar; it supposedly wards them off and so far I haven't been struck victim.
#9
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They have yet to steal my stainless steel pick. I need to get a spare, because I love it so much, and Im afraid I'll lose it during a gig and get ****ed up.



THIS SO MUCH. I'm never going back to plastic. Lucky for me, I keep one on the guitar and one in my wallet for impromptu-just-got-handed-a-guitar-I-have-to-play-something needs.
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#10
I bought about 30 picks at one time, they are grouped into small sealed bags containing about 10 each.

I only ever got to use 5 before EVERY OTHER ONE WAS TAKEN FROM ME!

These bastards are able to take BAGS of these things now, they are only getting stronger!

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#11
i found where the pick gnomes stash all my picks
and a capo
under my washing mashine i found like 20 picks and an old capo i thought was lost forever.also found a quarter maybe they were confused cause i used it as a pick?
#12
where i take guitar lessons, its like a 6x6ish room (give or take) and we've each dropped a few picks over the yaer and i half i've takin lessons and still haven't found them yet. By the way there are only 2 chairs and a piano
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#13
*insert witty remark here* i like your dog...
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#14
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Why thank you. And no, I have yet to be high. Until next week.

It may be just the METAL WRITING of your dog, Paco, the fact that you DID NOT CROSS THAT LINE, and that you named your dog Paco. But that's my favourite OP in at least a week. Maybe a year?
#15
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THIS SO MUCH. I'm never going back to plastic. Lucky for me, I keep one on the guitar and one in my wallet for impromptu-just-got-handed-a-guitar-I-have-to-play-something needs.

I've lost it a few times, but always ended up finding it. I think it might be too heavy for the gnomes to carry for long periods of time(its really thick).
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#17
This made me laugh, glad to know I'm not the only victim. I use the wallet trick too, that way I'm never without a pick. All of my other picks seem to fall prey to those damn gnomes though. -_-
#19
I keep all my pics in an old Eclipse Big-E container, and those little buggers can't carry the whole thing off. However, if i leave the lid open, i will lose up to 5 at a time
#21
Picture looks like evidence to a crime scene, suggesting the murder of a dog.


Hmm...
Paco was sitting in a computer chair(A) when the assassin approaced from behind (line D) and murdered him with a guitar string (from article B)

The assiliant then fled the scene and dropped what seems to be a pickholder (C).


Under further investigation it appears to me the dog was on UG, possibly the Hot Chicks thread in The Pit.
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#22
Why are you guys giving out where you keep your picks? They could be reading this and tempting their next big move.
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#23
they used to get mine all the time, now I keep my picks in a prescription medicine bottle, child locks do wonders.
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When I saw that, I thought of musical notes.... my elementary school teachers taught them as "tee-tees" "ta-tas" and a bunch of other nonsense....
#24
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I'm Jewish, the pick gnomes always return my picks.



You're about to convert a lot of guitarists in this world. I hope you ain't lyin'!

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#26
My house is immune to pick gnomes, but the moment I go to someone's house, BAM! I lose my pick.
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#27
Pick gnomes usually steal celluloid picks, purely for the fact that they burn them to power the gnomian civilization. They occasionally steal nylon on other picks because they can't tell the difference. But they generally don't steal steel or metal picks, because they know they don't burn.

Also, gnomes can't open Altoids tins.

TS, that is an astounding photo. It brings us one step closer to catching the gnomes...

*Puts on cap, inhales from pipe*
#28
I've been using the same pick for about a year and a half now, but when I had a lot of picks the bastards struck nearly every day.
What are you dense?
Are you retarded or something?
Who the hell do you think I am?
I'm the goddamn Batman.

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#29
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You're about to convert a lot of guitarists in this world. I hope you ain't lyin'!

Being Jewish is a lot more complex than going, "I think I'll become a Jew." Just read the first four books of the Bible sometime, man. Then tackle the rest of them. I'm a type of Messianic Jew to clarify, btw.
#30
Am I the only guitarist that believes that pick gnomes are fictional and that picks actually have built in microchips that allow them to run away and hide?
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#31
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Am I the only guitarist that believes that pick gnomes are fictional and that picks actually have built in microchips that allow them to run away and hide?


Whoa now, let's not get irrational, that's just crazy.
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#32
I once dropped on at my feet and couldn't find it. I eventually found it several months later on the other side of the room underneath some crap. I wtfed.
#33
Sometimes I can find them if I lift up my mattress.
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#34
I keep mine in a container next my amp and stuff. They only take about 2 a month or when I only have 1 of a certain pick I like they'll steal it
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#35
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I keep mine in a container next my amp and stuff. They only take about 2 a month or when I only have 1 of a certain pick I like they'll steal it


I hate that, I'm always getting some crazy wierd picks from some ma n pa guitar store dow n the street, and I can never keep them for more than a few days! they never really take any of the free ones I get from guitar center though, I have a ton of those just sitting out in the open...

I once had a pick stolen when i was sitting in the middle of my very large bed, not near any of the edges, so it shouldn't have been able t o drop off. And nothing else was on the bed either, except my sheets, and a small blanket (I think they were hiding in there) I still haven't found that pick...
#36
A day after i got my gemstone pick i vanished sadly i could not find it so i went to get me another one and they were sold out
#37
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Being Jewish is a lot more complex than going, "I think I'll become a Jew." Just read the first four books of the Bible sometime, man. Then tackle the rest of them. I'm a type of Messianic Jew to clarify, btw.


Messianic juadism is considered christianity, you are not jewish, but lets not turn this to a religion debate.
I lost 3 of my favorite Jazz III picks to those stupid gnomes, I have like 10 useless ones in a bag why couldnt they take them!
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#38
It's not gnomes.
Gnomes are helpful creatures, often doing work for poor shoemakers while they sleep, I suspect that what we have here is a form of specialised species of gremlin.
#39
I suspect it's the work of internet trolls, they need to make money somehow to pay for internet connections.
#40
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