What all have you used as picks [plectrums] ???

Discussion in 'The ChitChat Lounge' started by pavandude, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. pavandude

    pavandude New Member

    I've been thru......
    Penpencil needles [the 1 to prod the broken lead outta the nib]
    my sister's expired SIM card [the last i used b4 flicking a .8mm pick from my friend]
    Coffee day spoon straws [no jokin.....i swear......sounded great too]
    Pen caps
    Thats all i can remember
    N ha yes......real picks n my fingers.....
  2. dawn2rock

    dawn2rock New Member

    ur nails,
  3. Evo Guy 911

    Evo Guy 911 Banned

    Well I've used
    prepaid recharge cards, and they were quite good with strumming.
    car keys.
    ........... what else can be used???
  4. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    No one used mouse buttons?

    They sound very mellow.
  5. slash_i_m

    slash_i_m Laid to Rest

    sim card a lot of times.:)
  6. .:SpY_GaMe:.

    .:SpY_GaMe:. New Member

    sim cards mob prepaid card lol
  7. the_wizard

    the_wizard Omega == God

    credit cards
    saftey pins
  8. sixstringsin

    sixstringsin ||||||

    ya -- a prepaid recharge card & one of the ends of those medicine covers
  9. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    I've never needed more than my plectrum and fingers.

    On the left hand, I've had slides, pens, coins, laserlights etc.
  10. Back in the 70's in the Uk they use to seal bread packets with a small square plastic that had a hole in the middle.

    This made a great plectrum cos the central hole made a perfect grip and was quite fexible for picking and strumming.
    Whats more the edges were bevelled and chamferd.
    I have yet to find a better substitute.

    I use to have dozens in match box cos i kept loosing my plectrum.
    Keep a look out for something similar next you go out shopping for groceries.
  11. the_wizard

    the_wizard Omega == God

    haha...yeah...I remember that. We still get those bread with the plastic sqare thing here in Mumbai.

    Never tried using it, but it wud make a great plectrum
  12. vini

    vini Repeat Offender

    good one!
    well..only fingers, pick and coin for me! :think:
  13. shak

    shak Harrr!

    you still do!! on packets of some pita breads .. but *sigh* they use bad plastic and they are very rigid ...
    the bread ones would have eben good .. dunno why they use this cheap yellow tape these days ... it loses the tack in a few days and your bread goes all stiff ...
  14. slash_i_m

    slash_i_m Laid to Rest

    wat else can u use instead of slides for the left hand.i love slide playing.cowboy kinda stuff.
  15. Subhro

    Subhro Argentina lost :"(

    a guy in our coll used 2 play the guitar wid a blade oftn (ya.. a blade).. and used 2 play it decnt enuf.. he playd all stuffs right frm Kuch Kuch Hota Hai to Sultans of Swing n Stairway 2 heaven.. :) and thn used 2 come up wid stuff like "I don kno how 2 hold a guitar" . am a drummer actually!
  16. slash_i_m

    slash_i_m Laid to Rest

    ^^Dimebag fan? :think:
  17. baldeep

    baldeep New Member

    well i guess no one has tried the metal strip on floppy discs!!!:p: i rip them off, and cut it into a plec's shape and play with it!!!sounds very nice.
    try it:beer:
  18. pavandude

    pavandude New Member

    Very good idea.....considering floppies serve us as good as indian roads and always ends up in[as] the dustbin
  19. It's a conspiracy I tell ya

    Yea I agree I gave up collectin when they started to make em rigid.

    Perhaps the manufacturers found out we were abusin thier product

    Like when Mcdonald stopped producin thier spoon/stirrers cos the junkies were using them to snort cocaine.
    Not to say I approve of such behaviour. Ha Ha.
    CrYpTiC_angel likes this.
  20. slash_i_m

    slash_i_m Laid to Rest

    guys u get titanium picks with a hole in the middle.i remember seeing it in one of the Guitar World mags.good ones.

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