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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-07-2007, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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What do you use when you don't have a pick?

Hey guys, im not sure if this is the correct place to post this thread, but please move it if its not.

I wanted to know what others use to play guitar if the dont have a pick handy.

ive tried using my fingers, but that sucks.

ive also tried making little "paper picks" out of cardboard or worksheets i find lying around in school.

what do you guys do?
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I chicken pick
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what do you guys do?
Put a dime in my pocket and run to the music store

I've got so many old picks laying around I don't really have to worry about it. Plus I could always pull one of my Vai *light without heat* off the wall (if worse came to worse) I remember in an emergency situation I used a matchbook cover and it worked okay. (except for sweeping / AH)

Nothing works as good as a real plectrum
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Put a dime in my pocket and run to the music store

I've got so many old picks laying around I don't really have to worry about it. Plus I could always pull one of my Vai *light without heat* off the wall (if worse came to worse) I remember in an emergency situation I used a matchbook cover and it worked okay. (except for sweeping / AH)

Nothing works as good as a real plectrum
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I have so many picks laying around here, it would be next to impossible to not have one on hand. Hell, I take 2-3 in my back pocket when I go out shopping, or on trips, in case there's a guitar shop.
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The bones of my enemies.

usually guitar stores around here have pics in stock, so not having one isnt much of an issue
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if you cant make it to the music store for some reason, cut a piece off of an old library card or old id or something credit card like plastic. (assuming you can find scissors)
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(assuming you can find scissors)
Or more importantly, being able to operate them correctly
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Coin...
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Someone else's pic?
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My wallet has a zipped pocket for that very reason. I go nowhere without a pick.
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Fingers
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naaa i cant get my hands on scissors at school mcuisc department either
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Re: What do you use when you don't have a pick?

If I'm at school and I need to play the guitar, a quarter usually does the trick for me. Not the best, but doable.

Other than that, I have LOADS of picks, and I might order some more (Herdim dimpled picks to get the Edge's sound).
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