Product Type: Dunlop guitars and bass guitars
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Simple Yet Brilliant
Jim Dunlop Guitar Pick Holder
Member Name: andyoz
Jim Dunlop Guitar Pick Holder
Advantages: Cheap, Very Handy
One of the most annoying things for any guitarist is when your pick falls down into your guitar. Then it's a real pain to try and shake it out and retrieve it, even more so if your sat in front of a crowd of people waiting for you to play something. This problem occurs because of where people, including myself, often leave their pick. I always used to simply wedge it between the strings at the top of the guitar. I have been told that this does not do the strings any good but I've never seen any adverse effects so I just do it anyway. The problem comes though when it slips out of the strings, down the neck and into the guitar itself. So what to do about this problem?
Well the answer is pretty simple. You buy a Jim Dunlop Guitar Pick Holder. I first discovered these when I spotted one on a friends guitar. He was whipping out a few different picks from the back of his guitar and I was confused as to where they were magically appearing from. So he showed me his now gizmo. He had seen them in the music show and thought they seemed like a good idea.
So the idea behind these is very simple. This is a spring loaded device that stores guitar picks. You can fit around 6 picks into the little device and I have never had a pick that does not fit. Even the smaller ones stay in place and don't fall out. The fact is that quite often it's nice to have a variety of different picks, not just for show but also with different thicknesses. This is because a thin pick will make a very different sound on a guitar than a thick pick. So for different songs often guitarists like to use different picks.
A clever feature of the guitar pick holder is that is has a sticky back. Hence you can easily attach it to your guitar in any desired position. One slight issue may be that it leaves behind a sticky residue if you decide to remove the pick holder, however I have not removed mine yet so I don't know if this would be an issue or not really. It does stick pretty well and stays in place, so you should not have to worry about it randomly dropping off and losing all your picks.
It's very easy to use. You simply slide your pick into place and then the springs hold the pick or picks in position. It comes in a fairly non descript dark colour which is a good thing really as you don't want it to stand out to much on your guitar. Price wise it's a real bargain. I paid a few pounds for mine in a music shop but I just had a quick look around online and there were a few places offering it for just £1, so this really is something that anyone can afford.
Overall I really can't recommend this product enough. Picks are something that are very easy to lose, I must have gone through hundreds over the years, but this simple little device keeps them safe and handy. Storing up to six picks means that you have a nice variety on hand wherever you take your guitar. This product should last you for a long time and at such a cheap price it really is wonderful value. There is simply no reason I can think of why anyone who owns a guitar and uses a pick would not have one of these! Go and get yourself one today.
Summary: A Great Product