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Apr-22-2004, 8:30pm
Has anyone ever used mother of pearl for a pick? What was the result?

Apr-22-2004, 9:09pm
No but I had a new nut made from pearl and my tech guy said that when he uses pearl it has a tendency to crack and break when making the nut so I am would think a pick made of it would break up rather easily but if you try/make one let us know the result. I really like the extra tone I got from my pearl nut on the open strings. The nut has been on about a year and still looks OK. but a pick maybe a different story.

Apr-22-2004, 10:10pm
I found this big thick antique button that probably came off a coat. It is made of Mother of Pearl. I am thinking about carving it up to make a pick. I am experimenting with different picks and materials since the picks I used to use doenst sound that good on my new mandolin. I'll let you know how it works if I do it