Fender Sterling Silver Pick, wow.

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Randy99CL, Feb 19, 2021 at 3:08 PM.

  1. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    Albuquerque
    Fender just sent out another ad for their Sterling Silver pick.
    Sterling Silver Guitar Pick | Lifestyle (fender.com)

    Amazing, made in Switzerland from 5 gms of 92.5% silver. Only $60 (or 4 payments of $15, LOL).
    It would be fun to collect one but I wouldn't play guitar with it. What if it sounded amazing and you couldn't go back to plastic???
     
  2. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Age:
    56
    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Brian May uses a sixpence coin, so I am guessing Fender's new pick would impart a very similar sound.

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  3. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
    I've used aluminum picks on occasion, it definitely brings the attack to the fore & if you're striking at an angle you can hear the zing of the scratch against the windings. Just be careful w/ the finish, you can relic a new guitar pretty quick w/ a metal pick IME :oops:
     
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  4. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Gretschie

    319
    Sep 11, 2020
    California, USA
    Yeah, they made a commemorative six pence with his face instead of the Queen's which I thought was awesome. I tried using a quarter, and a dime to try it out, and, uh, it didn't really work out. Because there isn't a point, it changes the whole way you play.
     
  5. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    Albuquerque
    Actually I could see grinding/sanding a quarter and trying that. Shape it like a normal pick and smooth the edge so it wouldn't catch.
    And it's only 25 cents instead of 60 dollars! Probably last longer too.
     
  6. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Gretschie

    319
    Sep 11, 2020
    California, USA
    Yeah, I was debating that. Then I picked up my pick and returned to normal.
     
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  7. Taco Cat

    Taco Cat Electromatic

    43
    Oct 30, 2020
    Utah
    I've got a pick made from a quarter that I bought a few years back. Every now and then I'll use it for fun, but in the end it's just too small for my fingers. Most of the time it just lives on my desk as something to fidget with during the day.

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  8. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    Albuquerque
    I think I'll pass on the whole idea of a metal pick.
    I like heavy picks of all materials and they work great for me. Right now I'm using some Martin 1.0mm blue ones that were only $12.57 for 6 dozen on sale, LOL. And the one I'm using now has lasted over a month.

    I don't really need to use something that is guaranteed to gouge the plastic if you hit the PG.
     
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  9. larryr

    larryr Synchromatic

    558
    Mar 6, 2012
    Camarillo, Ca.
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    The Franklin Mint will cut you a guitar pick out of the state quarter of your choice. Sort of a cool novelty
     
  10. r0de0

    r0de0 Synchromatic

    580
    Jul 7, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Cool. I have a Stainless Steel one:

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  11. Shock

    Shock Electromatic

    78
    Sep 7, 2020
    Minnesota
    I have used a quarter in a bind before. It works.
     
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  12. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Gretschie

    319
    Sep 11, 2020
    California, USA
    That's actually really cool
     
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  13. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Billy Gibbons uses a Mexican peso coin.

    I bought a pick on eBay made from a 1963 Quarter (my birth year.) Don't use it much, but it's cool. 90% silver, 10% copper. (Quarters post 1964 are 92% copper and 8% nickel. It costs 11 cents to make a quarter. So kids, don't melt down your quarters to make money. :D)
     
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  14. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Gretschie

    319
    Sep 11, 2020
    California, USA
    Yeah, works in a bind, just not my preferred method, ya know?
     
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  15. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Sorry, that's a 64 not the 63. Oh well. I'm a year younger that way! :D
     
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  16. I’m kind of heavy handed with my picks. I tend to use what some call heavy. Blue chips, red bear, and a few gypsy jazz picks. I look at the guitars I have that come with pickgaurd, I can see the lines in them from the picks. I can only imagine what they would look like with a metal pick.
     
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  17. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    Throw that out to the crowd and watch them riot!
     
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  18. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    I think Blue Chip picks are more expensive on a weight basis.
     
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