I lost my pick

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  1. CephasG

    CephasG Senior Stratmaster

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    What am I doing wrong???? I have been using one pick (fender medium) for over 5 years now. Sits on my music stand. Use it every single day.
     
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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You color coordinate based on temperature? I'm impressed
     
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    Otisblove Senior Stratmaster

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    Where did you have it last?
     
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  5. LordOfPudding

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    Picks make great cat toys...
    Check under the couch....and in the heater vents in the floor.
     
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    bchaffin72 The Wizard next door................ Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Personally, I rely on a high tech, state-of-the-art plectrum organization system......................................


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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Have you stopped to consider it might have run away from home?
     
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  8. Hugh

    Hugh Got Punch ? Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I know where it is but you are not getting it back. It's inside my Epi Olympic.

    You ever try to shake a pick out of an archtop ?

    I'm glad you understand :D
     
  9. Hugh

    Hugh Got Punch ? Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Well, No wonder. Nobody wants to steal a worn-out pick !
     
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    Doesn't everyone???o_O
     
  11. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I just opened my Bert Weedon Play In A Day book and out dropped a plectrum. I suppose I'm lucky that the kids put the book away...
     
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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    I found suppository behind my ear the other day. Must mean some bum's got my pencil.
     
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    I wish I'd lost a pick. Months ago I got a freebie tuner, the sort that clips on the headstock. Had no use for it so put it somewhere 'safe'. Could really use it now. Can't find it. I'm rapidly coming to the opinion that 'safe' equals leave it lying around wherever it lands 'cos it'll still be there every time you go back. put it away and it's gone forever..................................................problem gets worse with age. Any ideas? Tried all the obvious places and a lot of the out and out stupid ones. It's not down the back of the couch or in the fridge. Got it about two months ago so I've changed my underpants at least twice since then so I won't find it there. Driving me nuts.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thank you Dan Leno. I thought you was dead....
     
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    He is, but his humour must be kept alive! He died in 1904....................did they have suppositories then?
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You should know... :p
     
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    I payed $7 for 100 picks...and I don't even use them. LOL! What is wrong with me.
     
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    I have about 4000 of your picks that keep showing up with your name on them. I think I'm going to melt them down and make a kaleidoscope pickguard out of them.
     
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    Hee hee!
     
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    I lost an orange tortex down between the F&G (middle octave) on my(then brand spanking new) Kurzweil pc3k88. The G then would not fully depress, and I thought I was screwed. To say I was worried would be a massive understatement, as the instrument was about 2 weeks old and the key mechanism is not for the feint of heart to disassemble (I had done this to my previous pc3x for cleaning).
    Fortunately for me, when I did mess with tapping the surrounding keys a little, it dropped below the key register, i lifted the keyboard from the rear and it slid forward under the keys and into the keyboards 'shell'.
    I lifted the front and could hear it sliding around on the base sheetmetal , so I 'assumed' (yes you can see where this is going) it was under all the electronics and on the bottom sheetmetal shell. (except it wasn't)
    So I took of the service escutcheon plate (where you access/install upgrade ROMS's etc) and using one of my tiny flexible head borescopes, had a poke around inside, only to find it wedged between a ribbon cable and pcb. I was somewhat anxious at this point.
    Bit the bullet and with a few slightly more well positioned and somewhat 'violent' shakes and it fell free, sliding to the opposite end of the keyboard.

    45 minutes later and after several failed 'strategic manoeuvre' attempts I finally had the plectrum within fingers grasp at the service escutcheon.
    Having already put double sided tape on my index finger due to previous failed retrieval attempts I was rewarded finally with a successful retrieve.

    All guitar-related materials now have a 6' kurzweil quarantine boundary in the room. I wonder why you say...

    All I can say is, the poor bugger that owns my Hammond B3 now is going to find about 2 dozen when it gets opened up for it's next service... whenever that might be (in 30 years time?) because I'm certain I've lost at least that over the decade and a half I owned it and none of them ever gave any problem.

    Win some, Lose some.