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Postby Teddy Dupont » Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:52 am

As a further act of contrition for my appallingly insensitive behaviour and for the delectation of all you plectra aficionados, below are just a few of these fascinating objects from my own extensive collection.
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Postby Thrip » Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:14 pm

Teddy Dupont wrote:below are just a few of these fascinating objects from my own extensive collection.

Etruscan, 6th Century BC if I'm not mistaken?
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Postby Rene » Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:20 pm

Congratulations Teddy, you've got it. DIY is the only truly authentic plectrum. Make them for your friends, they'll love it. Swap them, collect or trade them. Broken plastic chunks are a great material, coconut is fun. Perspex is easy. Don't kill tortoises - butcher Victorian furniture or jewellery instead if you must.
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Postby burpuleez » Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:22 pm

Thanks for the info and advocacy on my behalf. As a newbie I expected to get cuffed around a little. The plectrum issue really doesn't come up much outside this style of playing. I have realized that the picks I have preferred to use are not suitable for this music. It's a basic question, to be sure, but one I'd never needed to ask before. This forum is great- I get a lot from it.
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Postby just the bass player » Tue Sep 05, 2006 4:37 pm

Why not just create a sticky at the beginning of this part of the forum, and have it link to the advice in the Playing section?
When I first found this site, I found this information to be invaluable.
Or, just write a sticky stating that most players use: Argentine strings, a Wegen pick, something aproximating a Selmer style guitar, and recommed that they find the Playing section.
When you're a beginner, you haven't a clue about these things.

By the way, thank you for the vast amount of excellent advice that has been shared.
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