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Disappearing plectrums.

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posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 07:33 AM
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Now if you were missing DRUMS that would be news , but as we all know drummers are not noted for there cerebral
qualities , being a drummer myself , I have forgotten what this post is about




posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 07:35 AM
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Brian May the bubble permed guitarist from queen uses a sixpence ! Allegedly !
An old coin from the days before decimilization !

Thats the completely useless fact for today !
For tomorrows completely useless fact of today look out tomorrow ................ !



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posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 07:39 AM
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Cool, I've used pennies etc in the past, you get a nice effect from metallic objects, it's always fun to experiment.

The effect from using a coin is nice but it does damage the string really quickly and they tend to break after prologned use. Kinda like brian may, though - wouldn't cite him as an influence but he's undeniably a great guitarist.



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 07:43 AM
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Also, his first guitar was made out of his Grannies old fireplace ! Allegedly !
Shoit ! Just given away tomorrows interesting fact of today !




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posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 07:54 AM
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I make my own picks out of mayo and peanut butter jar lids. My hands are slippery and I tend to have regular picks slip out so I make my pics slightly larger than regular ones. I cut the shape on the band saw, file the edges, file the flats to thin it down, and then I sand with 220 grit to clean up and thin more and follow with 600 wet sanding. I end up with picks that nobody else wants, but are perfect for me.

Maybe the ghost of Jimmy Hendrix is stealing your picks, but if you make one out of every mayo and peanut butter jar that you come across, you will soon have so many that if Jimmy takes one now and again you will still have plenty more without having to buy any.

You should research the pick preferences of famous dead guitarists to see which, if any, preferred your brand and size of pick.



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 08:00 AM
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I see, narrow down the list of ghosts who would be perpertrating this heinous crime ! Like it !
At least the ghost of Jimi Hendrix hasn't stolen his tongue or teeth ! That wudda been worse still !



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 08:02 AM
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This happens to me all the time.

I wonder if you have ever had the other phenomenon where a plectrum turns up suddenly that you have no recollection of ever buying or with a brand / logo on it that you have never even heard of?
The last time I picked my guitar up the only plectrum I could find was a tiny very thick tortoise shell one that I would have never bought in a million years


I think all of us need to invest in one of these

Never ending plectrums and a great way to manage your debts by cutting up your credit cards
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posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 08:02 AM
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Originally posted by ProRipp
When in writing, the plural of plectrum is PLECTRA !

Now everyone go back and edit theyre posts !!!!


I just call them picks. But I am an old rock and roller, not a classical or jazz guy.



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 08:03 AM
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Credit cards make lousy picks. I have tried that and rejected it.



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 08:09 AM
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I was always losing tortoise shell plecs, was it a Fender ? It's mine !!!!!





posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 08:22 AM
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Originally posted by ProRipp
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I was always losing tortoise shell plecs, was it a Fender ? It's mine !!!!!




I would send it back but it's subsequently vanished, I can only assume it's now living with another bewildered guitarist



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 08:28 AM
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It'll be that Eric Clapton, he was always a theivin' basturd, slow hand my a rse !







Allegedly I might add !
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posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 12:58 PM
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posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 04:32 PM
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Ha ha you beat me to it !!!!
Belter !






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