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?

Lot of Guitar Picks

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Lot of 24 Celluloid Guitar Picks - Light 0.60mm - Skulls / Camouflage Graphics!

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100 BLACK Standard Plastic Guitar Picks MEDIUM .73mm Bulk Wholesale Lot

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Handmade Guitar Pick Lot of 50+ Custom Recycled Hand Cut Ukulele Picks Custom

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RARE 1920-30's LOT 4 GUITAR PICKS GIBSON ARCHED MADOLIN CELLULOID FRENCH IVORY

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Assortment of vintage guitar picks fender and different ones LOT of all

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National Finger Picks Patent Pending 2pc Lot

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100 WHITE Standard Plastic Guitar Picks MEDIUM .73mm Bulk Wholesale Lot

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Adamas Graphite Guitar Picks Lot of 9 Rare

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Guitar Picks Lot of 100 Recycled Upcycled HUGE Random Lot of 100 Fr*e Ship

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Handmade Guitar Pick Lot of 50+ Custom Recycled Hand Cut Ukulele Picks Custom

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New! V-Picks Ruby Red Medium Pointed 2.75mm Custom Guitar PickĀ 

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

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

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Personalized Customized Logo guitar picks 20

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The Original Guitar Pick Punch Make Custom Picks DIY Tool Homemade

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

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PUNISHER SKULL CUSTOM BAD ASS GUITAR PICK

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Gibson Guitar Picks -1980's Custom Art Historic Plus 3 Awesome Bonus Picks

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Vintage Guitar Pick Picks 1960's Custom Kraft Small Triangle - D'A Shape # 356

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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!

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

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BEST OF 48 ZZ TOP ROCK GUITAR TABS TABLATURE SONG BOOK ANTHOLOGY SOFTWARE CD

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Artist Songbooks: ZZ Top - Guitar Anthology (2003, Paperback)

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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:

USA Fender Strat Duncan Pearly Gates Texas Special Pickups Lone Star Pickguard

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Seymour Duncan TBPG-1b Pearly Gates Bridge Guitar Humbucker Pickup GOLD - USED

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Duncan Pearly Gates Humbucker Pickup Set, Nickel+Les Paul Wiring Harness Long

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920D Custom Loaded Pickguard Duncan Pearly Gates Black 11102-45-B, 11102-49-B HH

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Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Pearly Gates Humbucker PAF Neck Bridge Aged Nickel

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Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Pearly Gates Bridge Single Coil Humbucker pickup

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Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Humbucker Guitar Pickup Set Black/Cream Zebra

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Seymour Duncan 59NRP Pearly Gates Plus PGP1BL Fender Big Apple Strat

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Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Bridge black SH-PG1b 11102-49-b

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920D Loaded Pickguard Duncan Pearly Gates Cream/White

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