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Sep 5th, 2017 02:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A State Dept pal of mine returned yesterday from a trip to Japan. Today she handed me a little bag from a shop and I instantly recognized the Yamano Music logo. Yamano is THE guitar mecca in Japan. Last time I was in Tokyo was in the early 1990s.

Inside the bag were a few really cool guitar picks. I like the doggie pick. The Greco pick in the bag looks and feels like real bekko (turtle shell, still legal there). I don't collect picks...I use 'em. So these will get used :o)

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Te 52

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Sep 5th, 2017 04:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm all in favor of protecting endangered animals, but I do miss real tortoise shell picks. Nothing else seems to have the same crisp snap. And the pick in your picture had better be real tortoise shell -- that price translates to $11.92 at today's exchange rate(!)

Also like the unmistakable Shiba Inu on the doggie pick -- cool fox-like little mutts.

(This message was last edited by Te 52 at 06:33 PM, Sep 5th, 2017)

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Sep 5th, 2017 05:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, I figure it's real. It is very thin, yet quite stiff. I have a few vintage D'Andrea mandolin picks made of tort shell and they are similar.

My bitter half has already claimed the dog pick. She gave it a try on her Seagull S6 cedar. Plenty of bark!

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Sep 5th, 2017 05:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I didn't have my reading glasses on and honestly thought Peegoo had a serious gripe with the Japanese.

Gaukdawg

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Sep 5th, 2017 06:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I still have a bunch of picks bought while stationed in Japan. Lots of different shapes and materials.

I don't know if Peegoo meant bitter or better half......

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Sep 5th, 2017 08:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I don't know if Peegoo meant bitter or better half......"

It *could* have been a Freudian slip, but...


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Sep 5th, 2017 08:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Doge pick would be best pick.

It'd go with my P-bass.

When a problem comes along, you must wowe it.

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Sep 5th, 2017 10:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have that same dog on my mouse pad at work, except it has a few modifications...

this!

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Sep 6th, 2017 01:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I went for basic, classic.

Although it *is* a Mexican P bass.

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Sep 6th, 2017 07:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ay chee-WAA-waa!

FunkyKikuchiyo

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Sep 13th, 2017 11:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thought this thread was about bachi, the plectrum used to play a shamisen.

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Sep 18th, 2017 05:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Back in the day while working at Sunn, a friend was the regional rep for Aria. He gave me a couple of boxes of Aria medium picks. They are close to a Fender Medium, but not really. The Aria have a little more flex and just a complete different feel. I have never touched an exact duplicate of these picks. I am fortunate to still have a life long supply.

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Sep 18th, 2017 05:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Funky, the very cool thing about the shamisen bachi is you can use it to scrape ice off the windshield when you're loading out from the gig :o)

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