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#1
hi i gave my cousin 1 of my picks cos hes learning guitar, but now ive lost my main pick (its not just any pick its the bass players from Cold Chisel) and now im pickless with a performance thing due next week for school. so i kinda was wondering if anybody knows of something good i can use instead of a pick (dont say fingers or thumb) until i find it?
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#2
ummm if its in a week just buy a new pick? or do what i do...take your parents old credit cards and cut them into the shapes of picks....actually works
#3
Wha?

Not having enough picks?

..I buy them in like 72 packs.. and have like.. 3 in each pair of pants and about 5 in each room of the house.
#5
^done that before. can't be good for the strings, though.
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#6
when i was first starting out i used a coin


if you raelly are that desperate cut out an old bank card or similar...they work pretty well

or you could just go buy one....or a few if you dont want to be in this situation again
#7
My picks last me months. Just buy like a 10 back and dont use a new one till the old one is wasted.
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#9
My brother used the same pick for almost 5 years until he lost it. He had a whole bag full of picks in his case, but he would only use that one because when he finished playing he'd stick it in between the strings.
#10
haz_uk, yes actually i kinda do. anyway i dont wanna buy a new pick i play uber super dooper when i use my special pick. its a bass pick and it glows in the dark (ooo aaa lol)
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#11
so why would replacing it with something stupid be better?
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#12
mainly cos i wanna play my guitar NOW, and i have sore fingers from 1. guitar and 2. spending hours just spinning the basketball -_-
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#13
You have a week to get down to the shop and buy some more. Where's the problem?
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#14
If you like the feel of heavy bass picks, maybe try dunlop jazz's? the very thick and big stubby ones i believe. Jazz III's FTW!
#15
A knife is a pretty good substitution
make sure u use the cutting edge and strum plenty!
#16
Fingerpicking FTW!

Dude next time just buy a shit load of picks at the guitar store.
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#17
Mmmm.

You know these kind of sled thingys that are just a piece of plastic made to fit a persons ass and has a handle in the front ?

I cut out like 10 picks out of that and they are fine. If your into picks that are 1,5 and fater.
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My picks last me months. Just buy like a 10 back and dont use a new one till the old one is wasted.


it's rarely the problem of wasting one but losing them
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#21
Those bread clips that come with a loaf of bread which clips onto the bag. Comes free with every loaf of bread you buy!
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#22
Piece of paper.


Fold it once, maybe twice.
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#24
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haz_uk, yes actually i kinda do. anyway i dont wanna buy a new pick i play uber super dooper when i use my special pick. its a bass pick and it glows in the dark (ooo aaa lol)


Dude, what the ****? Then how are you going to play "uber super dooper" with a substitute? Anyway, just get a piece of plastic, cut out a triangle and shape it up by putting curves at the edges. I use those soft plastic CD cases you get with PS2 magazines.

And yeah, those bread clips work pretty good, but I don't like using them.
#28
seriously just go to the shop and buy a whole tonne of them. i always buy at least ten or twenty at a time. why would you only have two? and why is it a big deal?

am i just showing my early morning (11.18am) stupidity?
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#30
If you use a coin,make sure its a quarter...they sound pretty cool with the distortion turned up,and they fit rather nice to the hand...
And,Why did you only have 1 pick?????
#33
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seriously just go to the shop and buy a whole tonne of them.


Its not easy when you live about 60 miles from the nearestplace that sells them... even then their only open mondays, weds thurs n fridays!!!!




This is how i manage to pwn Finger picking!!

EDIT: Keeping on topic - do the bank card thing
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#34
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No-one has suggested the obvious substitute for a pick ... a penis.


That's put a mental image into my head of some guy intenting a new 3 way hybrid picking technique.
#35
I'll repeat.


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#36
I know how that is,the music shop in my town isnt even a music shop,it didnt sell anything other than a few cheesy cds,and IMITATION fender picks,and 'fender' strings...I havent been there since i told the shop owner that he didnt sell anything worth buying,then i walked out (that was the time i needed bridge pins for my friend)
Other than that the only place that ive gone for accessories/nessesites is about 60 miles,and in the next state...
#37
I know what you mean about using just the one pick I always use the same JD 75mm nylon, even after 3 years. I keep losing it and finding it again somwhere completley differnt.
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#39
Guide to getting new picks until next week:
Way A:
1_ Stop masturbating.
2_ Stand on your fcking foots.
3_ Go to the closest music shop.
Sub way A:
Take a pick, show the shop owner a knife, and go out without paying. Be ready for lots of ********* in jail.
Sub way B:
Take a pick, give the shop owner 0.5 US dollars, go home.

Way B:
1_ Go to ebay.com
2_ Search for pick packs
3_ Buy one
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