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Alaskan Fly Guy
Posted 2005-12-29 10:01 AM (#124490)
Subject: OT - Ivory Picks


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I have heard quite a bit about the different materials for guitar picks and was wondering how many of you have used ivory guitar picks and what do you think about them. I've got a few ivory scraps and was thinking about shaping a couple and seeing how they compare to the regular plastic ones.
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Waskel
Posted 2005-12-29 10:08 AM (#124491 - in reply to #124490)
Subject: Re: OT - Ivory Picks



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Wouldn't ivory be too brittle?
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Alaskan Fly Guy
Posted 2005-12-29 10:28 AM (#124492 - in reply to #124490)
Subject: Re: OT - Ivory Picks


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There are some online stores that sell them. I called and asked the same question and they said most people prefer the 1.0 to 1.5 thickness' and seem to last forever! Way thicker than anything I have used up to this point.
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Waskel
Posted 2005-12-29 10:58 AM (#124493 - in reply to #124490)
Subject: Re: OT - Ivory Picks



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Yikes. That would be like using a Necco.
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Jeff W.
Posted 2005-12-29 11:18 AM (#124494 - in reply to #124490)
Subject: Re: OT - Ivory Picks


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it might be interesting to make them in the mold of the Stubby.



I've come to appreciate thick picks...

(I said, "PICKS"!)
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cliff
Posted 2005-12-29 11:36 AM (#124495 - in reply to #124490)
Subject: Re: OT - Ivory Picks


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We had a member here a while ago (from the Keys) who was selling picks made of lignum vitae.
I bought one, and it was pretty cool (tho it added a bit of a dark, "woody" tone). Touted to be virtually "indestructable". I broke it.
(Though I must admit, I foolishly did it by using it in a pinch to tighten a microphone clip.)

I was then made a gift (by Master Templeman) of a genuine tortoise-shell pick. Touted to be virtually "indestructable".

. . . let's just say that I'm NOT the person to have expensive, exotic, "indestructable" picks :rolleyes:
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BruDeV
Posted 2005-12-29 6:41 PM (#124496 - in reply to #124490)
Subject: Re: OT - Ivory Picks


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I really like Clayton ultem picks.

http://www.steveclayton.com/ultem.html

Dunlop makes similar picks.

http://www.jimdunlop.com/products/picks/products/ultex/
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Beal
Posted 2005-12-30 7:37 AM (#124497 - in reply to #124490)
Subject: Re: OT - Ivory Picks



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The thick picks are used alot in Gypsey music. There is something to a thick pick. I'll buy one from you if you ever get around to doing it. I think the stubby is about the right choice but maybe the standard shape would work as well?
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Alaskan Fly Guy
Posted 2005-12-31 12:44 PM (#124498 - in reply to #124490)
Subject: Re: OT - Ivory Picks


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I hadn't planned on making these for sale. Just to use myself or give as gifts. I completed the first one in the regular shape and it turned out very nice. I am going to work on a couple of the Stubby shaped ones today. The one I have completed sure has a woody sound to it. Very mellow. I'll give Ya an update with the other shapes later...
Happy and Safe Holidays to all my friends on the OFC!
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stephent28
Posted 2005-12-31 1:21 PM (#124499 - in reply to #124490)
Subject: Re: OT - Ivory Picks



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AFG, if there are any leftovers or rejects, I would love to get in line to get one after CWK2.
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