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Boston Guitar Pick Pouch

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Brand: Boston / Type: Guitar pick / plectrum holder

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      02.03.2012 23:52
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      Excellent.

      It's always been an issue, losing picks to the carpet, the backs of sofas, the insides of acoustic guitars! Well if you (like me) have always found this to be extremely annoying and unnecessary then you will surely love this product from Boston. It's effectively a book-shaped container for plectrums (of varying shape and size) so that not only can you keep your picks in a safe, secure place, but you can have them on show - you can collect them and use the container as a platform for choosing the particular one you wish to use at any given time.

      The thing costs around 5-7 pounds and can be purchased from many online retailers, so shop around to find the best deal possible. The container is made from a course cloth material which is hard and stiff, supporting itself and what's inside well. It looks a bit like a Filofax or something similar when closed. There is a button strap which seals the container at the centre, middle and holds it together perfectly - it's simple but effective and probably works better than if there was a zip in place instead.

      The device can hold up to 12 picks at any one time - at least that's what it seems. It can in fact hold double that amount, for each individual pouch can store up to two, one behind the other. If you're using it more for show than anything else, then you'll probably only want to put one in each pouch anyway. Plus, I doubt many people have more than 12 plectrums for functional every-day use anyway, it is a hell of a lot.
      The holder can store plectrums of any thickness, and also of 99% of shapes and styles. This is because the plectrums are entered into the pouches with their small ends first, meaning contrasting widths and lengths can be catered for with ease.

      The Book/Holder is rigid enough to be stood on its own on a desk or table which helps you to show off your collection easily.

      Overall, this thing is affordable, solves a life-long problem of mine (losing the dam picks) and allows you to show off your plectrum collection (no matter the scale/size) in a professional manner which makes you look like a true pro!
      Something all guitar enthusiasts should own, without a doubt.

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        26.06.2011 12:54
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        Excellent product

        When it comes to loosing plectrums, I am one of the worst! I can easily go through a new pack of plectrums in a day never to be seen again. And it's a shame because I like to collect a range of plectrums for both use and looks. Therefore, thanks to seeing this on dooyoo, I thought it would be an excellent idea.

        And indeed it has been. This is a perfect little storage pouch to ensure my plectrums will not go astray again. It cost me £6.99 after hunting around online which is good value for a quality product and in a few months the savings this will make me in terms of having to buy new plectrums will more than outweigh the initial cost.

        What you get for that money is a small faux leather case. On the outside it looks not too dissimilar to a personal organiser and attaches via clip button in the middle. I had a worry this would look cheap and nasty but alas it doesn't and it really does look quality. It seems to be made from a tough, resilient material and certainly in the use I have had so far opening and closing it several times open day it has proven to be nothing but a really strong device.

        It is very flexible too which means that is stores very easily and as it is not very thick at all, it is easily stored in the guitar bag. Being small and light and flexible means it is ideal for carrying around in the bag or around in your gear. But is not so small that's its easily lost. Ideal design!

        The plectrums are held in place by a ridge of bands across the middle of the device. They go about a third of the way up the plectrum meaning you can easily see which one you are choosing and also meaning that it holds the plectrums in place well. There are no issues with these falling out or opening the device to see that the plectrum have sunk to the bottom.

        It is designed to hold 12-24 depending if you double up but if forced you could squeeze some extras in there to.

        All in all this is a very useful and handy device and makes storing plectrums easy, secure and manageable!

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