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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-25-2004, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Vai's headstock pick holder

Does anybody know what Vai uses on his headstock to hold up to 5 picks. If anybody knows please tell what it is and where I can get on for my Jem. Thanks.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-26-2004, 10:40 AM
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Why, do you drop a lot of picks when you play gigs?

I leave one or two on top of my amp, and have a few extras in my pocket. I've never had any problems... Sure, I could do what Vai does, but if it ain't broke...

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 02:52 AM
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Looks cooler to snatch a pick off your headstock or git-body than digging in your pants pocket. I know, I dig in my pants pocket (for picks, mind you) because there's nothing I could do to look cool anyway.
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I usually keep two or three pciks taped to the headstock in that style. It works well.
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On my guitar with locking nuts, I usually keep a pick or two tucked in the strings strings behind the nut. Works great, and I don't have to put tape on my DNA
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-28-2004, 03:10 PM
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I keep my "main pick" in the same place you're talking about, but it's nice to have some backup.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-28-2004, 09:22 PM
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I often tuck a couple in the strings at the headstock also. I have mic stand pickholders and I also like the spring-loaded Dunlop pick "dispenser" also. A couple of my guitars has one on the back of the headstock. The down-side to those is that when it gets empty, it may rattle soe with the vibrations from playing (cotton might help that but I haven't tried that yet).

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