Adub
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#1
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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I don't even play guitar.
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#2
Yup, they've come in handy a few times.
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Adub
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#3
thanks for the affirmation! Now I know I am not (too) crazy...
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Tempoe
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#4
Pretty common use for them, i bet next to holding the bag closed. They're good in a bind, but crappy picks really
FenderBender72
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#5
Wait, you're telling me these square picks were used to hold a bag of bread closed.

dash-rendar
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#6
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
supersac
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#7
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
667
The Neighbor of the Beast
Join date: Jun 2008
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#8
Credit Cards (or the like) cut into triangles do the trick too. The raised numbers add grip.
greeny23
This is me now!
Join date: Aug 2007
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#9
Quote by 667
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!
FenderBender72
The Bearded Warrior
Join date: Sep 2012
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#10
Quote by greeny23
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.

mespinos
Hamer time
Join date: Dec 2008
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#11
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
/rig
Arby911
Finding the Pattern
Join date: Jul 2010
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#12
Quote by mespinos
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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Blktiger0
The Name's Devon! ;)
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#14
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-Leather-Guitar-Pick-Key-Chain-103654596-i1567522.gc

I can't find the Gibson one so far, which makes me sad.
Cathbard
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#15
Bread clips have always been my goto thing when I can't find a pick.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
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Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


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Vulcan
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#17
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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Republic Tricone resonator
1958 National lap steel
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Cathbard
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#18
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.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


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Vulcan
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#19
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.
Partscaster
National ResoLectric
Fessenden SD-10 pedal steel
Eastman AR605e
Republic Tricone resonator
1958 National lap steel
Eastman El Rey 1
Godin ACS SA ltd. ed.
3 Monkeys Orangutan head & 2x12 cab
Swart STR Tweed
Last edited by Vulcan at Oct 3, 2012,
Cathbard
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#20
The pick goblin takes them.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


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Viban
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#21
I keep a variety pack's worth of picks in the change-pocket of my jeans. I don't like to be caught un-prepared, I'm surprised I"m the only one.
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Cathbard
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#22
Well actually, this is my keyring:

Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
Vulcan
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166 IQ
#23
No roach clip?
Partscaster
National ResoLectric
Fessenden SD-10 pedal steel
Eastman AR605e
Republic Tricone resonator
1958 National lap steel
Eastman El Rey 1
Godin ACS SA ltd. ed.
3 Monkeys Orangutan head & 2x12 cab
Swart STR Tweed
Cathbard
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#24
Unnecessary. I'm a guitarist, I have callouses.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
Vulcan
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Join date: Feb 2007
166 IQ
#25
Partscaster
National ResoLectric
Fessenden SD-10 pedal steel
Eastman AR605e
Republic Tricone resonator
1958 National lap steel
Eastman El Rey 1
Godin ACS SA ltd. ed.
3 Monkeys Orangutan head & 2x12 cab
Swart STR Tweed
Viban
UG's resident bum
Join date: Nov 2011
1,669 IQ
#26
couldn't help but notice what appears to be ford key on your chain there cath. What do you drive?
Quote by R45VT
Bastards.
Cathbard
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#27
Quote by Viban
couldn't help but notice what appears to be ford key on your chain there cath. What do you drive?

Aussie Ford EF Falcon. (Fairmont actually. That's an optioned out Falcon)
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
Last edited by Cathbard at Oct 3, 2012,
cdr_salamander
or simply Nick
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#28
Let's make a separate thread for Cath's keychain.
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Cathbard
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#29
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
667
The Neighbor of the Beast
Join date: Jun 2008
930 IQ
#30
Quote by greeny23
yeah, cause if i don't have a pick handy and need one i'll just hack up a credit card. who needs money!


I always have one too many credit cards anyway. I do myself a favor by tearing them up. Expired cards, supermarket coupon cards, frequent flyer cards, insurance cards, etc work just as well.