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Mister_Riff
post Jun 25 2010, 07:04 AM
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Hi GMC,

Just wanted to share this vid with you guys. It's how to sharpen your guitar picks using your carpet. blink.gif (I know it sounds crazy)

I've used this trick on a lot of old plectrums (I use dunlops .73 mm) which had lost all of their sharpness and now they're as good as new. So it's actually a huge money-saver.

Sharpen your guitar picks

Also be sure to check out his other vids wink.gif


P.s. I'm sorry but I couldn't embed this vid



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post Jun 25 2010, 07:19 AM
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Ahah, funny and useful indeed ! Too bad I have no carpet at home... smile.gif


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post Jun 25 2010, 08:57 AM
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Holy **** this works perfectly! This little trick will save me a lot of money (I have an average of 4 dull picks/rehearsal)


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post Jun 25 2010, 11:01 AM
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That is a cool trick indeed. biggrin.gif
Too bad I have no carpet, but I think it will work with sandpaper too.
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post Jun 25 2010, 04:45 PM
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wow! nice tip!


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post Jun 25 2010, 04:59 PM
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That's so awesome!

Makes me wonder how long ones carpet will last though smile.gif


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post Jun 25 2010, 05:28 PM
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wow! I wonder if this works with acrylic v-picks....


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post Jun 25 2010, 07:23 PM
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I use this already, learnt it when learning pick scraping, it's great if you do a lot of pick scrapes to repair. Melts it smooth with friction too!


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post Jun 25 2010, 07:44 PM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Jun 25 2010, 06:28 PM) *
wow! I wonder if this works with acrylic v-picks....


On the V-Pick website, he tells us to use a knife to sharpen it when it becomes dull smile.gif It takes a little getting used it, but works great smile.gif
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post Jun 25 2010, 09:14 PM
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I always sharpen my picks, even when they are new. Gives a fine point and adds control, great tip!

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post Jun 25 2010, 10:52 PM
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QUOTE (Sollesnes @ Jun 25 2010, 01:44 PM) *
On the V-Pick website, he tells us to use a knife to sharpen it when it becomes dull smile.gif It takes a little getting used it, but works great smile.gif


yike, i'm afraid of that....i might mess it up. but heck...i have many of those picks!


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post Jun 26 2010, 12:00 AM
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hahah.....

I see a GMC funny....

It's like your friend walks into your room. He looks at your floor and exclaims, "What happened to your carpet?!" (The carpet is all frayed and messed up)
You reply with, "oh, just sharpening my picks."

haha... biggrin.gif i thought of that when my dad told me to be sure not to snag the carpet. I does work after all with vpicks... COOL!


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post Jun 26 2010, 10:00 AM
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The cool thing is that it DOESN'T mess up the carpet! Not at all!


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post Jun 26 2010, 10:16 AM
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Really cool huh laugh.gif

Somehow makes me wonder if there are other "tricks" like this around ....

Keep on sharpening those picks! tongue.gif


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post Jun 26 2010, 02:31 PM
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yeah, I also do this, but I use a stone... smile.gif


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post Jun 26 2010, 11:07 PM
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QUOTE (Lian Gerbino @ Jun 26 2010, 08:31 AM) *
yeah, I also do this, but I use a stone... smile.gif


MUH-HA-HA! I'm the metalmaster, Lian Gerbino, and I sharpen my picks with stone! mad.gif

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I sharpened many of my picks - even the ones I didn't use anymore! happy.gif


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post Jun 26 2010, 11:47 PM
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I never knew about this carpet trick smile.gif Hopefully it won't shred the carpet of "over sharpening" smile.gif


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post Jun 27 2010, 02:14 AM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Jun 25 2010, 04:00 PM) *
hahah.....

I see a GMC funny....

It's like your friend walks into your room. He looks at your floor and exclaims, "What happened to your carpet?!" (The carpet is all frayed and messed up)
You reply with, "oh, just sharpening my picks."

haha... biggrin.gif i thought of that when my dad told me to be sure not to snag the carpet. I does work after all with vpicks... COOL!


haha. totally. or she walks in to the hubby sharpening his pick just as the carpet catches on fire!


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post Jun 27 2010, 03:15 AM
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Hhaha, yeah, one day someone will come into my room, and see black arced holes on the carpet and ask "what's that", and I will say "you don't want to know" laugh.gif

jsut kidding, nice tip, I used to sharpen my picks all the time, now I play with anything, I don't really care smile.gif


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post Jun 27 2010, 04:22 AM
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Mum: It's good to see you finally cleaning the carpet.
Aaron: Yeah, it was getting too dirty to sharpen my pick!
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