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?

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

USD 8.50 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-30 21:14:19

Vintage Lot of 4 VENTURES / MOSRITE Guitar Picks Black LOOK!

USD 3.99 (1 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 00:14:27

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

USD 8.50 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-30 21:16:54

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

USD 14.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-28 16:58:02

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

USD 9.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 15:07:05

Viintage Lot of 6 FENDER Thin Guitar Picks PRE CBS no Trademark logo

USD 2.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 00:06:11

EBONY GUITAR PICKS LOT OF 10 FREE S/H

USD 15.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-24 19:53:16

Vintage Lot of 7 FENDER Guitar Picks Pre CBS no trademark Logo larger than other

USD 2.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 00:13:27

Vintage Lot of 9 FENDER Guitar Picks Pre CBS no trademark Logo MEDIUM tear drop

USD 2.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 00:12:04

(( RARE VINTAGE EARLY 1970'S GIBSON OLD LABLE 346 GUITAR PICKS LOT

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End time: 2017-05-28 10:03:37


13 PERSONALIZED Guitar Picks, These are Custom Design guitar picks!

USD 7.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 17:07:58

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

USD 12.82 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-31 01:50:55

The Original Guitar Pick Punch Make Custom Picks DIY Tool Homemade

USD 13.50 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 23:19:27

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

USD 39.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-26 13:34:56

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

USD 9.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-28 20:14:03

Gibson Guitar Picks -1970's Custom Art Historic Plus 3 Awesome Bonus Picks

USD 9.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-28 02:02:25

PUNISHER SKULL CUSTOM BAD ASS GUITAR PICK

USD 2.25 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-31 00:01:45

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

USD 15.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 02:53:02

Gibson Guitar Picks -1970's Custom Art Historic Plus 3 Awesome Bonus Picks

USD 6.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-28 02:02:25

6 Custom Wooden Guitar Picks, Laser Engraved, Jazz 3 Style

USD 29.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 03:46:54

Billy Gibbons – ZZ Top Lesson


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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!

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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 in Black color

USD 70.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-25 18:45:14

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

USD 259.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 11:57:10

Billy Gibbons Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Pickup Set, Pink, Trem F Spaced Bridge

USD 89.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 16:34:42

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

USD 210.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-31 14:29:42

Seymour Duncan TB-PG-1n Pearly Gates NECK Trembucker Black

USD 119.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-31 16:19:18

seymour duncan pearly gates shpg1n and shpg1b no reserve

USD / 98.00 (23 Bids) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-24 23:09:20

Pearly Gates Plus & 59 PICKUPS POTS & KNOBS & SWITCH Coil Tap Custom FMT Tele

USD 179.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-29 21:30:18

Seymour Duncan SH-PG-1b Pearly Gates Bridge Humbucker Black/White

USD 119.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 15:12:39

920D Fender 72 Tele Deluxe Loaded Pickguard Duncan Pearly Gates w/Page Wiring

USD 239.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-27 21:57:25

Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Humbucker Pickup Set Nickel Covers 11108-49-NC NEW

USD 239.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-05-31 04:06:43