Stone Age Picks

Discussion in 'Accessories [BG]' started by fourstringdrums, Feb 8, 2018.

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  1. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Massachusetts
  2. Chicory Blue

    Chicory Blue Secretly Queen of the Moon

    I mean, if you’re into agate.

    And picks.

    --^@

    Edit:
    (Who am I kidding? I bought a blue one before I even hit “reply.”)
     
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  3. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    Last edited: Feb 20, 2018
  4. Chicory Blue

    Chicory Blue Secretly Queen of the Moon

    Got my pick in the mail today, nearly two months later. Jeez.

    I wanna be mad but I actually kind of love it. It’s thick and heavy and feels good to hold. I’ve never been comfortable using a pick before but this is one I could get used to.

    I wonder if I can find one in lapis...

    --^@
     
  5. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    Not lapis,but blue Agate.Timber Tones Agate Tone Guitar Pick Blue Agate - Single Pick | eBay
    Blue Agate.jpg
     
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  6. Chicory Blue

    Chicory Blue Secretly Queen of the Moon

  7. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    I met a guy who had a pick made out of some kidn of ancient Mastedon bone / tusk / fossil.
    It sounded really good on bass but I can't find the source; anybody seen these?
     
  8. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Tacoma WA
    In the early 80's, the "Mind" pick was a stone pick pretty much identical to those.
    They were $5 a piece and advertised as "unbreakable".
    After I broke a third one (all in a relatively short time), I gave up.
     
  9. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    My TimberTones are 4.7mm.
    So there will be no breakage!(See pic #3)
     
  10. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Tacoma WA
    Don't count on it.
    The Minds were quite thick.
    Probably in the range you state or more.
    I was in a heavy Rock band back then and used a pick 95% of the time,
    but even I was surprised I broke them.
    I'd get 3-6 weeks out of one.
    I don't know if they were agate, but they looked exactly like yours.
     
  11. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    In order for me to break one,I'd really have to try.
    I'm more restrained in my pick use.
    Think Anthony Jackson.
     
  12. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Tacoma WA
    I should qualify...
    I wasn't an abnormally hard picker.
    I think the problem of fatigue was, the stone can't flex like a typical nylon pick.
    So the build up of stress/fatigue for the stone is it can't flex to relieve it.
    Breakage becomes the only option.