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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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End time: 2017-12-18 01:57:06

Lot of 3 (three) ICE PIX Metal Flexx Copper Guitar Picks

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End time: 2017-12-14 05:32:51

Vintage Lot of 8 Fender/Gibson Guitar Picks

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End time: 2017-12-11 15:24:04

Lot 100pcs Acoustic Electric Guitar Picks 0.71mm Plectrums Musical Instrument

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End time: 2017-12-12 05:08:18

82 Assorted guitar picks lot FENDER DUNLOP CLAYTON ZAGER CACTUS picks Wegdies +

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End time: 2017-12-18 00:33:27

100 Pack Medium Heavy Thin Guitar Pick Assorted Gauges Plastic Lot For Picks

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End time: 2017-12-18 08:00:18

5 quantity * Alice rubber guitar pick holder US seller lot of 5

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End time: 2017-12-13 17:59:40

Minions Despicable Me Guitar Picks Lot of 10 .46 mm US Seller Electric New

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End time: 2017-12-12 04:19:32

100Pcs 0.71mm Band Guitar Picks Plectrums Led Zeppelin / ACDC / Beatles / Queen

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End time: 2017-12-16 15:14:04

4 (FOUR) Dave Grisman DAWG Guitar picks Mandolin Blues Jazz 1.50mm plecs

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End time: 2017-12-12 21:55:02

V-Picks Screamer/Acoustic Handmade Custom Guitar Pick

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End time: 2017-12-11 18:45:31

Full Color Custom Personalized Photo GUITAR PICK Dog Tag Picture Pendant

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End time: 2017-12-14 13:13:29

Geek Guitar Picks 16 Cool Custom Unique Luxury Metal Pocket Case Gift Musician

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End time: 2017-12-17 15:53:17

F you Middle Finger Custom Guitar Pick

USD 0.99 (1 Bid) | Buy It Now
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Pick Geek Guitar Picks 51 Cool Custom Plectrums F Your Electric coustic

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End time: 2017-12-15 11:38:02

Music in my vein - Custom Guitar Pick - Customize your own Guitar Pick

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End time: 2017-12-18 00:50:53

Full Color Custom Imprint Guitar Pick (10pcs, double-sided, different images)

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End time: 2017-12-16 02:19:06

Pick-a-Palooza Guitar Pick Pack Custom Strips For Your Guitar Pick Maker - Gr...

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End time: 2017-12-11 16:22:58

Custom Guitar Pick - Customize your own Guitar Pick - Weathered Finish

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End time: 2017-12-18 00:44:12

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 Guitar Recorded Versions Tab Book NEW!

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: ZZ Top - Guitar Anthology Songbook Sheet Music Song Book

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ZZ Top Guitar Pack: Includes ZZ Top Guitar Anthology Book and ZZ Top Guitar P...

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NEW Zz Top Guitar Anthology Gtr Tab

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ZZ Top Guitar Anthology Sheet Music Guitar Tablature NEW 000690589

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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 Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Plus & 59 PICKUP SET Humbucker Pickups Black

USD 159.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-12-18 03:39:15

Open Box Seymour Duncan SH-PG1B Pearly Gates Bridge Humbucker Pickup Nickel

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End time: 2017-12-15 21:31:26

Open Box Seymour Duncan SH-PG1N Pearly Gates Neck Humbucker Pickup Zebra

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Open Box Seymour Duncan SH-PG1B Pearly Gates Bridge Humbucker Pickup Zebra

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End time: 2017-12-15 21:51:23

Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates bridge pickup White PGP1BL

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End time: 2017-12-17 01:49:11

Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Humbucker  Never Used 100% Perfect Condition SH-PG1

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End time: 2017-12-15 17:00:53

SEYMOUR DUNCAN pearly gates bridge

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Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Humbucker Pickup Set Nickel Cover

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End time: 2017-12-16 07:15:17

Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Humbucker Pickup Set Nickel Cover LN

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Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Humbucker Pickup

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End time: 2017-12-14 23:47:31