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Opetholic
post Jun 3 2012, 08:41 PM
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Hey GMCers,

I have this weird attachment to my pick. It is nothing special, pretty old and worn out, not pointy anymore and has its shape deformed due to me holding it a lot. But I feel like I can't play with another pick. This morning I thought I lost it and I felt like I will never be able to play the guitar again tongue.gif But then I found it smile.gif

Do you have such an attachment to your picks, or to any other thing??

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post Jun 3 2012, 09:36 PM
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QUOTE (Opetholic @ Jun 3 2012, 07:41 PM) *
Hey GMCers,

I have this weird attachment to my pick. It is nothing special, pretty old and worn out, not pointy anymore and has its shape deformed due to me holding it a lot. But I feel like I can't play with another pick. This morning I thought I lost it and I felt like I will never be able to play the guitar again tongue.gif But then I found it smile.gif

Do you have such an attachment to your picks, or to any other thing??

Cheers,
O.


I used to have that attachment to my guitar picks. Turn that one into a necklace or something and then use others, You will always have that one near you, but the other guitar Picks will perform better.

I am severely attached to... my hands. Literally laugh.gif

I don't really do the things I used to for fear of damaging them. I stopped playing every sport, even fencing, just so I wouldn't have to worry about my hands getting injured.


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post Jun 3 2012, 11:01 PM
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I had a pick once that I really liked. It was unusual, small and about the size and thickness of a jazz 3 but it was totally black, shaped like a skull and had a white winking skull face on one side of the pick! I bought it in a music store I visited during vacation and it was my main pick for a long time. I learned so many cover songs with that pick, its crazy. The strange part is it just simply disappeared...I have an overturned seashell in my music room that I keep picks in and the skull pick was there the night before (At least I thought it was) but when I went to start practicing the next morning it was gone. I turned the house upside down looking for it, but never found it. Never been able to find a replacement either. Maybe it was a haunted skull pick........... blink.gif


shortly after this I switched to jazz 3's but I'm always wondering and looking........ unsure.gif




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post Jun 4 2012, 04:33 AM
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I'm attached to certain kinds of picks I'd say. 1.5 MM, Clayton and V-Pick Switchblade Buffed, (Vinnie at Vpicks was kind enough to make a Buffed line of Switchblades just for me. What a guy!)

But not a particular, individual pick. Pretty much any sharpened clayton 1.5 or Buffed Switchblade will do the trick for me smile.gif

Find out what you like about that pick and then either get some custom picks made, or buy one that's close. You'll love it smile.gif

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post Jun 4 2012, 09:12 AM
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I used to use my picks for ages so they would wear down. Then I would get used to playing with a worn down pick which isn't good because when I started using a new one it was weird. So now, I try to stay comfortable with factory ready picks like the Jazz III (that's right, I've gone from the Purple Tortex over to the dark side...)

I still only have one Jazz III which is the one Todd sent me, thank you Todd ! smile.gif Got to get around to buying more before I wear that down and get used to it....

QUOTE (casinostrat @ Jun 3 2012, 11:01 PM) *
I had a pick once that I really liked. It was unusual, small and about the size and thickness of a jazz 3 but it was totally black, shaped like a skull and had a white winking skull face on one side of the pick! I bought it in a music store I visited during vacation and it was my main pick for a long time. I learned so many cover songs with that pick, its crazy. The strange part is it just simply disappeared...I have an overturned seashell in my music room that I keep picks in and the skull pick was there the night before (At least I thought it was) but when I went to start practicing the next morning it was gone. I turned the house upside down looking for it, but never found it. Never been able to find a replacement either. Maybe it was a haunted skull pick........... blink.gif


shortly after this I switched to jazz 3's but I'm always wondering and looking........ unsure.gif


Ah Man !! Even I'm upset about this now....

What happened to the skull pick ? We all need to know !


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post Jun 4 2012, 09:14 AM
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I think I am going to keep my old worn out pick safe and play with it all my life tongue.gif unless it breaks or I lose it or something, then I stop guitar playing probably biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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