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Old 10-18-2020, 07:26 AM
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Does anyone else glue picks together to make a multiple tipped picks?

I take usually three thin picks and use super glue. I set them off a bit from each other to make a sort of serrated looking edge. The result is a pick that strikes three times for every stroke giving my guitar a very chimey sound



Does anyone else do this or did I invent the next big thing in guitar picks?

Here's a comparison, first is a normal pick, second is the Tri-Pick - what do you think can you hear the difference?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaRCbApbLw8
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Old 10-18-2020, 08:56 AM
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No, but I stick a magnet in them.

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Old 10-18-2020, 09:06 AM
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I'm still working on one pick at a time.
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Old 10-18-2020, 09:14 AM
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Me and a buddy tried this years ago but, we were young and goofy not very focused and our results were not all the "musical", ha ha. Somehow we failed.

I was just reading a little blurb about a company that makes a 5-layer pick. But I forget who that is. And these are done to come out as a normal "one layer, one tip" pick, not the multi-tips like yours.

Yours looks and sounds cool.

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Old 10-18-2020, 11:36 AM
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I thought the OP would talk about something like the Oreo cookie thing that the Fender F grip picks use, where three thin picks are fused together in the same orientation, but with the top and bottom layers being slightly smaller or the edged rounded over to give the final effect for this three layer pick of a slightly larger rounded edge almost verging on a tiny symmetrical bevel.

I find this an interesting idea. In practice the alignment of the three layers in the Fender F Grip picks is not spot on, which isn't ideal for the concept. The picks are 1.5 thick in the center, but thinner at the edges and even though I think the three layers are the same materials one could imagine all kind of pick geek ideas to try layering unlike materials.
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Old 10-18-2020, 11:42 AM
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I fiddled with this Years ago with not-so consistent results. I use the Dunlop shark fin style picks and they produce a similar effect. $0.02
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Old 10-18-2020, 01:02 PM
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There is a pick that I like that has thin coat of rubber on both sides of the pick but not extending to the pointed end. The rubber ends just short of the pointed end leaving the plastic exposed for picking but if one wants to you can easily include the rubber coated part in your picking which then dampens the sound a bit. Nice to use both depending on the song style.
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Old 10-18-2020, 01:10 PM
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That must be a flatpicker's nightmare .

I've never tried that before but I am a little intrigued. Does it give the guitar more of the sense of reverb? I think it's a great little experiment that I'll try at some point.
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Old 10-18-2020, 01:25 PM
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So happy to see people like yourself experimenting like this. I am a big time experimenter myself.
Very fun results you achieved.
All that matters is this works for you. Keep on experimenting!
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Old 10-18-2020, 02:29 PM
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There was a production pick that came out many years ago that was sort of like that. I couldn't find a picture (google image search is musically illiterate) but it had a thick top which held five pick blades, shaped like

v V V V v

except the tops of the Vs were at the same height, so the blades got longer and then shorter again.

It was advertised to make your 6-string guitar sound like a 12-string.

It didn't.
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There was a production pick that came out many years ago that was sort of like that. I couldn't find a picture (google image search is musically illiterate) but it had a thick top which held five pick blades, shaped like

v V V V v

except the tops of the Vs were at the same height, so the blades got longer and then shorter again.

It was advertised to make your 6-string guitar sound like a 12-string.

It didn't.
There was also this Jellifish pick that came out in the mid-2000s. Interesting, but did not achieve advertised results.

https://www.amazon.com/Jellifish-Cho...ct_top?ie=UTF8
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Ahh yes, the 'Trice Pick' ... or my favorite, 'The Hammeroid'.
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Old 10-19-2020, 03:12 AM
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I reported a similar experiment a couple of years ago:

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=463689

I still have a couple of my 'multipicks', and from time to time I still try one thinking 'Oh, that's interesting'. Then five minutes later it goes back in the tin...
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Old 10-19-2020, 05:52 AM
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Use to use two at a time to create a poor mans 12 string kind of timbre.
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Old 10-19-2020, 08:17 AM
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There was also this Jellifish pick that came out in the mid-2000s. Interesting, but did not achieve advertised results.

https://www.amazon.com/Jellifish-Cho...ct_top?ie=UTF8
Wow I've never seen this 1 any idea where one might find such an oddity for sale?
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