SarahCohen2010
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#1
Anybody tried making plectrums at home with a 'pick punch'?

eg: donotbuythis.com/pickmaster-guitar-pick-maker

(copy and paste as I can't post links for some reason)

Im always losing the darned things but can't imagine that making them from credit cards would be as good as the real thing? But if it stops being having to buy them all the time then it could be great!

Any one got one? Good or novelty?
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It's a punch... As long as it cuts the proper shape then the determinant factor in the quality of the result is what you cut it out of...
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No. I have one, the edges came out rough and it became blunt very quickly.
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Quote by tubetime86
It's a punch... As long as it cuts the proper shape then the determinant factor in the quality of the result is what you cut it out of...


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I love my pick punch. I use polycarbonate sheets to make my picks out of and I lose em before they wear out
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I have one, but I prefer sharper picks, so I never use what it makes. I used blank CD's and my other guitar player liked them though.
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I thought about getting one. Even if you sand the edges, are the picks any better?

depends on what you cut them out of.
You realize it just cuts a shape right?
It doesn't add magic to make what it cuts out better for picks.
If you use it with a credit card, it's still gonna feel like you're playing with a credit card.

On it's own, it's not better or worse than other picks, because how can it be?
It just cuts a pick shape
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667
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#9
Train yourself to store your pick with the guitar after you are done with it....


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#10
If you cut tortillas with it, then bake them, you'll have pick-shaped tortilla chips!
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#11
You could also make them out of Donkeys using a Donkey Punch.
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You could also make them out of Donkeys using a Donkey Punch.

Link?
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#13
I must be an anomaly. I put them on top of my amp when I'm done playing. I think I still have a bag with the ones I used in college 15 years ago.

also, the OP looks suspiciously like a shill for that website.
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I'll have about a dozen fresh ones cut before a show and I usually finish the show fingerpicking
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Quote by black_box
I must be an anomaly. I put them on top of my amp when I'm done playing. I think I still have a bag with the ones I used in college 15 years ago.

also, the OP looks suspiciously like a shill for that website.


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#16
I like Dunlop Tortex .6 (orange) for acoustic, and the little black 1.14 for electric. V-picks are great too, but I still go back to my 1.14.

I doubt a little puncher dealio can beat those.
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#17
+1 on the tortex, I also use the orange for acoustic but go for the green .88 for electric, 1.14 is a bit much for me

But I'd never get the same sound from anything I could punch out
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#18
I use 3mm dunlop big stubby's. I bought the pack back when I played bass which was atleast 5 years ago. When I started playing regular electric I kept using them, and now its all I can play with. Anyway, I lost every pick very quickly except for one. And now a few years later, I still have that one pick and its all I use.
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