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  • #16
    When I got home, no postman. I wasn't sure if wee would get a USPS delivery from fed postal workers Scotty or Frank.

    We had a chick postal work for a long time she was nice, not exactly hot, but nice works for me.

    Scotty is awesome, Frank is a dick.

    So no pick yet, and so much for VIP.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by DeepEnd View Post
      I tried horn picks earlier this year but they were too thick and not flexible enough. I sold them on eBay at a loss. I like nylon picks like Dunlop .73mm and Dava Control Picks.

      Those look like a good idea. I've seen them for years, but never tried them.
      Originally posted by MrKnobs
      God, that's beautiful man! And they say romance is dead!

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      • DeepEnd
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        I bought mine form a local (St. Louis) shop called Music Folk. You can find packs of 5 or 6 for $3-5 online. Cool picks and way cheaper that some.
        Last edited by DeepEnd; 09-14-2017, 06:45 PM.

    • #18
      Originally posted by Mikeo View Post
      Should be here in a few days.


      Faster pickin, smoother chordin, better tones.


      I didn't go with any custom engraving this time around, but next time I will spare no expense.

      I'll let you know how I likes or dislikes down the road.

      Could be here as early as Thursday.

      Laser etched mammoth bone.
      It's the closest shaped like a Fender 351


      Plastic is out, mammoth is in. Mr Robinson was wrong.










      you just slowed the simmering want more nice instruments desire, Mikeo...go to Parkway, lol

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      • #19
        No pick today, so much for that.
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        • #20
          Originally posted by Mikeo View Post
          Should be here in a few days.


          Faster pickin, smoother chordin, better tones.


          I didn't go with any custom engraving this time around, but next time I will spare no expense.

          I'll let you know how I likes or dislikes down the road.

          Could be here as early as Thursday.

          Laser etched mammoth bone.
          It's the closest shaped like a Fender 351


          Plastic is out, mammoth is in. Mr Robinson was wrong.












          Mikeo, I used to work at a plastic molding shop, near Route 128 (The "technology" highway) was a very fun job. I was the inspector/ quality engineer. Made stuff for Polaroid, Gillette...medical device parts. I "learned" industrial statistics,..control charts...I actually (maybe) know what it means to be "out of control +/- 3 "standard deviations" from the "mean"...maybe.
          I've never used fossilized mammoth ivory, for anything, as far as I know. I do have a "cheap" A style mando. Oldest kids baby mama smashed the back of it, "El Kabong" stle. I fixed it with black "luthiers tape"
          ' and some shellac,,,still works, great, gives it "character" , has a "tale" to tell now


          little biotch : lol

          always something


          for me


          they do look pretty awesome I wonder about he "brittleness" and flexibility, the wear and tear on the strings. scratching the top of your really nice thing


          olo
          fml



          ok
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          • #21
            The highend pick is here. I have been messing around with it for a few minutes.
            The TD 40 is very familiar territory. Physically if almost feels like a Fender 351 heavy pick. I have pretty much used Fender 351 mediums, over the past 4 decades, but have been using a 350 heavy in recent years. Both the mediums and heavy work depending on what attack I want on the strings. I like heavy picks on the mandolin, I seem to get a nicer bite and have more control.

            The Blue Chip is very nice, a touch smoother and slicker than a Fender.

            Now with that being said you can buy a gross of Fender Medium 351 pick and have money left over for a coffee or two, as long as it's not at Starbucks.

            It's nice, now where'd I put that pick again. Oh there it is.

            On that note I had a show last night, and I have another show tonight and tomorrow. I don't gig that much anymore, unless it's for fortune or fame. The Gretsch TN sounded amazing. I was really happy my pedal board set up and choices, through a Fender PPRI. I think there was about 100 or so folks at last nights gig. There should be about 5000 folks at tonight's show. Ok maybe 2000, as we go on early.

            I'm just the guitar player on this one.


            So time will tell if the Blue Chip is all that and a bag of chips, but it's slick.



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            • #22
              Got to get you one of these

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              • #23
                Originally posted by TheForkWigger View Post
                Got to get you one of these


                I don't think that would be my thing.

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                • #24
                  Originally posted by TheForkWigger View Post
                  Got to get you one of these

                  Does that make it sound like a 12 string?
                  Originally posted by MrKnobs
                  God, that's beautiful man! And they say romance is dead!

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                  • #25
                    Originally posted by Cornholio Farquarth III View Post

                    Does that make it sound like a 12 string?

                    I don't know, but I already haz a 12 electric.

                    Mine is in Jet Glo

                    In many ways they are the Cadillac of the 12 string tone.




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                    • #26
                      Originally posted by DeepEnd View Post
                      I tried horn picks earlier this year but they were too thick and not flexible enough. I sold them on eBay at a loss. I like nylon picks like Dunlop .73mm and Dava Control Picks.

                      I've tried those, and they are OK


                      I ended up just using medium Cactus picks so I don't drop them as often.
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                      Free your mind, and your ass will follow~G. Clinton
                      The guitar is all very well John, but you'll never make a living out of it~ Aunt Mimi Lennon

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                      • #27
                        Originally posted by Cornholio Farquarth III View Post

                        Does that make it sound like a 12 string?
                        I tried one years ago, it can do cool stuff, but I can't
                        It's not a lie if you believe it~ Art Vandalay
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                        • #28
                          Originally posted by Mikeo View Post
                          I don't know, but I already haz a 12 electric.

                          Mine is in Jet Glo

                          In many ways they are the Cadillac of the 12 string tone.



                          Mine is Midnight Blue.

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                          • #29
                            Originally posted by Mikeo View Post
                            I don't know, but I already haz a 12 electric.

                            Mine is in Jet Glo

                            In many ways they are the Cadillac of the 12 string tone. . . .
                            Actually, for a good many of us this is the Cadillac of 12-string tone:



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                            • #30
                              Originally posted by isaac42 View Post
                              Mine is Midnight Blue.

                              What do the fish think when you play for them? You wonder what goes on in their minds. Do they do synchronized swimming or something to emulate dancing?
                              Originally posted by MrKnobs
                              God, that's beautiful man! And they say romance is dead!

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