Category Archives: diy guitar

Make Your Own Guitar Picks

Ever wanted to make your own guitar picks? Looks like it’s pretty easy to do with a little time, some imagination, and some household throwaway items. I was surprised how inventive people can be. The Makezine had an article on making your own credit card guitar picks that was pretty cool. How much easier could it be, you just trace an existing pick – and then cut them out!

Check out this Flickr photo pool of homemade guitar picks! This guy has been using every imaginable including cardboard, cd’s, aluminum, plastic packaging, and the lid of a laptop!

Here’s a YouTube video of a guy making his own clear guitar pick:

The only disadvantage I can see to all this is the fact that you have to sand the edges of your homemade picks with an emery board before using – and that seems a bit tedious. I am personally pretty attached to my Fender Medium Tortoise shell picks, and I can go through one every couple days. I prefer buying my guitar picks in a bulk lot – so I don’t have to buy any again for quite awhile?

100pcs Acoustic Electric Guitar Picks Plectrum Various 6 Thickness +Pick Box Lot

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Lot of 100Pcs Thin 0.46mm Guitar Picks Plectrums Celluloid For Acoustic Guitar

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Dunlop Tortex 6 Pack Guitar Pick - Blue 1.0 mm Standard Medium Bulk Lot Pic Jim

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Lot of 100Pcs Thin 0.46mm Guitar Picks Plectrums Celluloid For Acoustic Guitar

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Seven Kings Tattoo Chicks Guitar Picks ANNE LINDFJELD Lot of 6 G-Poly Plectrums

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Lot of 100Pcs Thin 0.46mm Guitar Picks Plectrums Celluloid For Acoustic Guitar

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200 Lot Guitar Picks:Fender,Dunlop,Fred Kelly's Slick Pick,Bumble Bee,Johnson...

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Dunlop Nylon 6 Pack Guitar Pick - Grey 73 mm Standard Medium Bulk Lot Pic Jim

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vintage guitar picks Fender D'Andrea shell used lot of 11

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Customize Services 100pcs 0.46/0 .71/ 1.0mm Exclusive Own Logo Guitar Picks

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Fidis Custom Hand-Crafted Wood Guitar Pick (Plectrum)

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F you Middle Finger Custom Guitar Pick

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Pick Geek Guitar Picks - 16 Cool Custom Guitar Picks for your Electric, or Bass

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96 Pcs Personalized Custom Guitar Picks for Parties Weddings ea. 1"

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200pcs Acoustic Electric Guitar Bass Picks Plectrums Custom Mix Colors 0.71mm US

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Guitar Pick Punch - Create Custom Guitar Picks in Seconds. Includes 10 Rock & Ro

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Personalized Small Sterling Silver Guitar Pick Hand Stamped Custom

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Personalized Add Own Text Guitar and Bass Pick Custom Customizable Gift BRASS

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Guitar Pick Punch - Create Custom Guitar Picks In Seconds. Includes 10 Rock & 50

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Billy Gibbons – ZZ Top Lesson

The ZZ Top Guitar Lesson post I made on this blog is one of the most visited pages to date. I can understand why, ZZ top has tons of songs that guitarists of all ages want to learn. It’s kind of like “Iron Man”, every guitar player has to learn “Tush” don’t they? Last year I finally bought a ZZ Top Guitar Tab book Anthology – just so I could learn all the riffs that I hadn’t figured out over the years. This is one of the only guitar books I’ve purchased in the last decade, and it was worth every penny!

Hal Leonard ZZ Top Anthology Guitar Tab Songbook

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Zz Top - Guitar Anthology

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Hal Leonard - ZZ Top Guitar Anthology Book and ZZ Top Guitar Play-Along Instr...

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ZZ Top Guitar Anthology Tab Sheet Music Chords Lyrics 25 Rock Songs Book NEW

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ZZ Top – Guitar Anthology

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Hal Leonard ZZ Top Anthology Guitar Tab Songbook

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Zz Top - Guitar Anthology

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Billy Gibbons has such a unique blues sound, and his tasty licks and riffs are in some of my all time favorite songs – like “LaGrange”, “Waiting for the Bus”, “Tube Snake Boogie”, and “Just Got Paid”. I’ve read that he has played his ’59 Les Paul on every single record to date, and he named it “Pearly Gates” for it’s heavenly blues sound.

Seymour Duncan has produced the “Pearly Gates” humbucker, and let me tell you – it will change your guitars sound into a blues-rock machine! I even use mine for a great Van Halen, 80’s hair metal sound. I installed a pair of Pearly Gates pickups in my Ibanez Artcore semi-hollow body guitar, and it sounds 100 times better! I got a great deal on my Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates on eBay – here are some deals listed there right now:

Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Neck Pickup Nickel

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Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Neck Humbucker Pickup SH-PG1N w/ Nickel Cover

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Fender Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates PLUS Pickup! * Rare, discontinued pickup *

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Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Bridge Pickup Made In America SH PG 1B

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SEYMOUR DUNCAN pearly gates bridge

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Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Humbucker Pickup Set Zebra

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Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Zebra Set 11108-49-z

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Seymour Duncan TB-PG-1n Pearly Gates NECK Trembucker Black/Creme Reverse Zebra

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