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?

34 Lot Vintage Guitar Picks Assortment

USD 6.78 (2 Bids) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-20 02:00:39

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

USD 5.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-20 01:57:06

Guitar Pick Lot 100+ pcs w/ Collectible Red Stratocaster Ornament

USD 0.99 (1 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-21 02:40:08

Dunlop Tortex 6 Pack Guitar Pick - Green 88 mm Standard Medium Bulk Lot Jim

USD 3.39 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-24 23:11:02

Lots of 100pcs Matte Clear Transparent Acoustic Electric Guitar Picks Plectrums

USD 7.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-19 22:05:26

Guitar Pick Lot 60+ w/ Rare Dia de los Muertos Pick Card and Fender Sticker

USD 0.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-21 02:36:50

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

USD 9.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-25 15:07:05

Lot Of 2 Vintage Guitar Picks DAKOTA MOON PHAJJA

USD 2.87 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-23 01:59:46

6 guitar picks (lot 193)

USD 4.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-23 18:33:05

Vintage Guitar Picks Lot 36+ Music Stores Medium Gauge Collector Quality V-36

USD 14.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-21 07:18:34


Fender Custom Shop Guitar Picks Thin Medium Heavy Stratocaster Tele - Set of 12

USD 29.98 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-23 17:00:29

Fidis Custom Hand-Crafted Wood Guitar Pick (Plectrum)

USD / 2.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-22 16:18:04

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

USD 39.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-24 13:34:56

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

USD 14.18 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-25 03:08:01

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

USD 9.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-26 20:14:51

Personalized Small Sterling Silver Guitar Pick Hand Stamped Custom

USD 17.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-20 20:58:14

100 Custom Personalised Guitar Picks ~ Plectrums Print one side

USD 41.90 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-26 14:04:47

Pick Geek Guitar Picks, 101 Cool Custom Picks (Plectrums) For Your Electric, Aco

USD 29.76 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-25 18:46:49

Fender Custom Shop 1990's Abalone Heavy Guitar Picks 6 Total

USD 25.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-25 13:11:56

BOGO Special The Simpsons PikCard Custom Guitar Picks (4 picks per card) a

USD 3.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-26 18:52:21

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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End time: 2017-08-25 22:57:14

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

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End time: 2017-08-22 12:31:20

ZZ Top – Guitar Anthology

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End time: 2017-08-20 23:05:28

USED (GD) ZZ Top - Guitar Anthology (Guitar Recorded Versions) by ZZ Top

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End time: 2017-08-21 08:04:15

Hal Leonard ZZ Top Anthology Guitar Tab Songbook

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End time: 2017-08-25 22:47:06

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:

Duncan Pearly Gates Humbucker Pickup Set, Nickel+ES335-50 Wiring Harness

USD 259.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-25 11:57:11

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

USD 259.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-25 11:57:10

Seymour Duncan SHPG-1n Pearly Gates Neck Guitar Humbucker Pickup Zebra - NEW

USD 105.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-24 20:35:56

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

USD 279.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-22 20:48:11

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

USD 325.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-24 13:02:16

Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Neck Pickup B/W Zebra

USD / 57.79 (8 Bids) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-21 19:26:57

Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Trembucker B/W Zebra

USD / 25.00 (1 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-21 19:23:30

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

USD 219.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-22 21:01:51

NEW Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Bridge & Neck Pickup Set Nickel 11108-49-NC

USD 239.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-21 14:19:38

SEYMOUR DUNCAN PEARLY GATES HUMBUCKER SET ZEBRA

USD 199.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-08-20 22:03:57