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+ Guitar Pick Lot #1 From Studio Variety Of Styles Gauges Brands Music Store

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Guitar Picks Purple Lot of 10

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

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Blank White Guitar Picks Lot of 10 1.0 mm Medium Acoustic Electric US Seller New

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End time: 2017-07-02 06:12:34

Lot of 5 Dunlop U.S.A. Guitar Picks Ranging in Size From .60mm - 1.14mm

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Minions Despicable Me Guitar Picks Lot of 10 .71 mm US Seller Electric New

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Assorted Alice Guitar Picks Lot of 10 .71 mm Acoustic Electric US Seller New

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Lot 12 guitar picks-Gibson, Wild Horse Saloon, Hard Rock Cafe, Dunlop

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Guitar Pick Lot METALLICA Y&T NIGHT DEMON KISS stage used QUEENSRYCHE MOTORHEAD

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ROSEWOOD GUITAR PICKS LOT OF 10 FREE S/H

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6 Brand New Custom Personalized Engraved Guitar Picks

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25 New Custom Personalized Engraved Guitar Picks

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Ten (10) New Custom Personalized Engraved Guitar Picks

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

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End time: 2017-07-04 19:17:41

24pcs Custom Acoustic Electric Guitar Celluloid Picks Plectrums 0.71mm New

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Custom Engraved Personalized Stainless Steel Guitar Pick Necklace Free Engraving

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50 Custom Personalized Engraved Guitar Picks ~Brand New ~ Your Design!!

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12 FENDER MOJO OIL CUSTOM SHOP GUITAR PICKS 351TYPE IN BLACK MEDIUM NEW

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End time: 2017-07-04 14:31:40

Pick Geek Cube - 32 Assorted Cool Custom Guitar Picks for your Electric, or Bass

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End time: 2017-07-01 18:11:56

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

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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!

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ZZ TOP - GUITAR ANTHOLOGY (PAPERBACK) NEW

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ZZ TOP STYLE MP3 ROCK GUITAR BACKING JAM TRACKS CD LIBRARY ANTHOLOGY

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ZZ Top - Guitar Anthology by JR. Ra Martinez Paperback Book (English)

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

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ZZ Top Guitar Pack: Includes ZZ Top Guitar Anthology Book and ZZ Top Guitar Play

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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 Bridge & Neck Pickup Set Nickel 11108-49-NC

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Pearly Gates Trembucker White Seymour Duncan

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Duncan Pearly Gates Humbucker Pickup Set, Black + Page Les Paul Wiring Harness

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Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Pearly Gates Humbucker Pickup Set Light Aged Gold

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Seymour Duncan SH-5 Custom & SHPG-1n Pearly Gates Humbucker Pickup Set Black

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Duncan Pearly Gates Humbucker Pickup Set, Zebra + Page Les Paul Wiring Harness

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Seymour Duncan TB-PG Pearly Gates Trembucker Pickup ZEBRA New with Warranty

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End time: 2017-07-05 01:02:43

920D Loaded Pickguard Duncan Pearly Gates Cream/White

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Duncan Pearly Gates Humbucker Pickup Set, White + Page Les Paul Wiring Harness

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Loaded 1HB Strat Pickguard, Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Trembucker Black/Black

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End time: 2017-07-03 21:01:33