#1
Bah,I'm trying to make a pick from CD(I know it's not really good to use CDs as pick material) but I'm having a hard time trying to cut it out using a penknife.I wanted to use a saw but I don't want the CD to break.What can I use so that the sides of the CD doesn't break?
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#2
tree pruner, wire clipper.

but i think it'll be sharp and wreck your strings.
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#6
just use a razorblade and be careful. its hard for me to find a pick i like and i loose em too fast to keep em so i usually play with whatever i can find or make. i know people say using certain stuff will hurt your strings but i regularly play with quarters and even razorblades and they hold up fine.u can actually get some awesome tones out of wierd picks, especially stuff made of different kinds of metal
#7
Quote by jj1565
tree pruner, wire clipper.

but i think it'll be sharp and wreck your strings.

Wouldn't a tree pruner crack the sides of the CD?


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Is there any reason why you can't just buy picks?

Too poor.And I just wanna spend some time.
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#8
Quote by Broken-pick
Wouldn't a tree pruner crack the sides of the CD?


Too poor.And I just wanna spend some time.

You understand that picks are like, what, 3 for $1?
#9
What about scoring it with a razor?

Or filing it down if you've got so much free time?
#10
everything cracks the sides of a cd. which is why i said it'll be sharp.

even filing that material, seems a little silly.

if you're really that broke, ill send you some. serious.
Jenneh

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#11
Haha,no.I just thought it's pretty fun to DIY picks.I've got loads on my amp.
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#12
haha ok pwew, i thought your name broken - pick was true life there.

good luck.
Jenneh

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#13
My friend made a bunch of pics out of old hotel cards... like the kind you slide to open room doors and stuff. They felt pretty good - almost like Tortex. They weren't too thick, either, but certianly not too thin either.
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#14
you might have to bring out the chainsaw for this job.
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#15
A suggest a hacksaw with a very fine toothed blade. My dad has one, but I'm not sure what exactly it's called or where to get one.
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#16
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just use a razorblade and be careful. its hard for me to find a pick i like and i loose em too fast to keep em so i usually play with whatever i can find or make. i know people say using certain stuff will hurt your strings but i regularly play with quarters and even razorblades and they hold up fine.u can actually get some awesome tones out of wierd picks, especially stuff made of different kinds of metal
At that point I beleive your main concern might be of your fingers and not your strings.
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#17
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At that point I beleive your main concern might be of your fingers and not your strings.


Damn, not to mention damage to the finish if you accidentally hit the body while picking....

I think using razor blades is a stupid idea man...

For one, if you get cut, you probably even wouldn't feel it until blood was spilling all over your axe,

two, that's just f*cking retarded....

and three, that's just f*cking retarded....
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#18
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Damn, not to mention damage to the finish if you accidentally hit the body while picking....

I think using razor blades is a stupid idea man...

For one, if you get cut, you probably even wouldn't feel it until blood was spilling all over your axe,

two, that's just f*cking retarded....

and three, that's just f*cking retarded....



1.I don't play sloppy enough to scratch the finish
2.Razorblades have a rolled metal side
3.If nicking yourself while playing is a concern don't hold the sharp end

regardless it works, i do it sounds great.if you still have to use safety scissors in school probably not for you
#19
Quote by The Breeze843
1.I don't play sloppy enough to scratch the finish
2.Razorblades have a rolled metal side
3.If nicking yourself while playing is a concern don't hold the sharp end

regardless it works, i do it sounds great.if you still have to use safety scissors in school probably not for you


You could try to eat soup with a steak knife too...

Or while you're at it, brush your teeth with a wire brush. I'm sure that would get them REALLY clean.

And to be honest, the safety scissors are for people that don't have enough common sense to know that the above ideas aren't good ones...

But hey, as long as it works for you and you're not dropping them where I walk, then more power to you....
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#20
Just use a quarter or some coin or something.
You actually GAIN money from using them.
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#22
Haha,don't ask why did I choose the name broken-pick.

Oh yeah,I found another way to cut the picks,with wire cutters.Works pretty well,just that I have to sand it a LOT
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Last edited by Broken-pick at Jun 4, 2008,
#23
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What about scoring it with a razor?
word.

Score it with a razor to break it into a basic shape (Leave material for finishing), then sand it to the proper size.

May a belt sander be your friend or I do not envy you of the task you set yourself.
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