Craziest pick you have ever seen

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Mustafa Umut Sa, Dec 7, 2007.

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  1. Mustafa Umut Sa

    Mustafa Umut Sa

    Oct 20, 2007
    Hey Dudes ,

    post here your craziest guitar pick picture plus ideas:hyper:
  2. basey

    basey Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    San Antonio, Texas
    This is the craziest one:bassist:

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  3. p-nut95


    May 27, 2007

    YES!!! THE PICK OF DESTINY!! what a great movie, i love jack black:hyper:
  4. locolobo85

    locolobo85 Guest

    Nov 13, 2007
    North Carolina, USA
    The Pick of Destiny of course. What else is there to say?
  5. T-Bird

    T-Bird Guest

  6. T2W

    T2W Guest

    Feb 24, 2007
    Montreal, Canada.
    *** is that !?
  7. RWP


    Jul 1, 2006
    You should start!
  8. Yvarg

    Yvarg Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Lake Forest, CA
    The only interesting pick I've ever thought to be cool was this massive thick plexiglass one my bass teacher was playing guitar with once. He said it gave him a fatter tone.
  9. pilotjones


    Nov 8, 2001
    When I started playing bass, I read that Chris squire used a large coin as a pick. So I took a half dollar and cut it into a triangular pick shape.

    It didn't make me play or sound like Chris Squire. Could never figure out why.
  10. Blacimbla

    Blacimbla Guest

    Aug 6, 2006
    Barre, Vermont
    My friend used to use this weird foam rubber pick. Not only was it enormous and hard to play with, but it sounded like utter crap. I guess the idea was to emulate a fingerstyle sound, but it sure didn't work.
  11. The thread should be closed now. The Pick of Destiny wins hands down!!!
  12. treebranch13

    treebranch13 Guest

    Oct 31, 2007
    you can get some crazy stone picks.
  13. MNbassist

    MNbassist Guest

    Sep 12, 2006
    Long Island, New York
    Picks shouldnt be spoken about in the Low End. Real Bass players use their fingers.
  14. uh oh.....:bag:
  15. Cerb

    Cerb Guest

    Sep 27, 2004
    Luthier's Corner? Why?
  16. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Mar 6, 2005
    My ex and I both had picks given to us by a guy in Tok who made specially for us out of fossilized ivory with a tiny gold nugget on them back in '91 or so.

    No idea if she's still got hers but I lost mine in my friends driveway last winter.
  17. pilotjones


    Nov 8, 2001
    Agreed, should be moved to Misc.
    And cut the BS arguing. Real bass players respect users, and usefulness, of all techniques.
  18. casualmadness

    casualmadness Man About Town

    Dec 15, 2005

    As for pics...I personally don't use them therefore I don't know of any crazy ones. But my grandad always played acoutsic guitar when I was a kid. He died when I was a teenager and was bed ridden sick for at least ten years or so. So I really only got ot hear him play for a few years. But he was a butcher/farmer who played guitar in his spare time. He always cut his picks out of plastic milk bottles when they were emptied. I honestly don't think that he even knew about buying picks. He told me once that he played with his fingers for probably twenty years when he was growing up. He said that he decided one day to cut a piece of plastic from a milk bottle and try that. He said it gave him a lot more control and he liked the tone better. So he did that until he died. I remember his blues/bluegrass sounding really good.
    But yeah, I guess a piece of plastic cut from a milk bottle qould qualify as a pretty crazy pic.
    But the pic of doom is probably still the chamipon. :bassist:
  19. My husband who's a drummer but occasionally plays guitar uses these..
    4 picks in a plastic credit card style thing that he puts in his wallet so he can just 'pop' one out when he needs it.
  20. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Oregon, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
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