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    Great Idea! Count me in!

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    Got Sampler 2 today. Stunned at the number of picks in there!

    I'll be working my way through them over the next week or so. Thanks!

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    Caleb, count me in

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    Count me in!
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    Pick Sampler recipient list updates!

    Sampler I

    Chris Daniels - Current holder of Sampler #1. Shipping this week.
    Em Tee
    KBack

    Sampler II

    spud3 - Current holder of Sampler #2
    Eric C.
    Jim1hays

    These are great community resources that allow pickers to try picks they might never have the opportunity to otherwise. Here's a reminder of the house rules to keep them moving along and allow us to track a sampler in case it goes missing:

    Please try to keep your sampler no longer than 2 to 3 weeks.
    Please do not remove a pick from the sampler. If you like it, buy one.
    Adding new picks in encouraged.
    Current holder will contact next in line for address and phone number when they receive the sampler.
    Holder will send notification via PM or text when the sampler is on the way.
    New recipient should post in this thread when they receive the sampler.

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    Default Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    And just exactly how many picks are in these samplers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanN View Post
    And just exactly how many picks are in these samplers?
    Lots...
    I use heavy picks for Bluegrass pickin, and there were a dozen nice ones to try that fit my style of pick. There are many dozens of guitar style lighter picks.
    Chris probably has a count.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanN View Post
    And just exactly how many picks are in these samplers?
    Sampler 2 has dozens. Lots are just regular guitar picks, so it has been a quick process to narrow it down to the 8 or 10 that are really getting my attention. Liking the Wegen and JT's a lot, plus found a couple that I didn't think would work well. I'll probably buy one or two of each of my favorites and then I can give them a long-term drive test.

    I should be ready to ship to the next member by Monday or so. Chris, do I send the package back to you or contact the next person directly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spud3 View Post
    Sampler 2 has dozens. Lots are just regular guitar picks, so it has been a quick process to narrow it down to the 8 or 10 that are really getting my attention. Liking the Wegen and JT's a lot, plus found a couple that I didn't think would work well. I'll probably buy one or two of each of my favorites and then I can give them a long-term drive test.

    I should be ready to ship to the next member by Monday or so. Chris, do I send the package back to you or contact the next person directly?
    To save Chris the trouble of explaining...you PM the next member on the list, and get their address, send it, notify this thread of its departure, the next member updates the thread of receipt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanN View Post
    And just exactly how many picks are in these samplers?
    Alan! Haven't talked to you in what...days?

    Sampler #1 has well over a hundred, with at least 90 unique picks in the lot. I haven't completed an updated inventory yet but here's the full list from my last review a few months ago plus two known additions. Duplicates are listed with an x and a number (e.g. x2):

    1. PLEC USA Andrea 1.5 (triangle)
    2. Jim Dunlop 204 (small, thick, black, very round tips)
    3. Jim Dunlop 207 (black, thick)
    4. Jim Dunlop 208 (Black thick)
    5. BlueChip TPR-50
    6. BlueChip CT-55
    7. John Pearse Fast Turtles Medium 2.5mm - New addition
    8. Gravity Gold Tripp Standard 1.5 -New addition
    9. Dawg
    10. Golden Gate
    11. Acoustic Music Works
    12. Jim Dunlop (manually sanded?) – big, triangular, dark brown
    13. V-Pick Medium R - missing
    14. V-Pick Red-colored (Triangle, very thick)
    15. V-Pick Large ULP - missing
    16. V-Pick (Thick, white pearl colored)
    17. Gravity Striker XL 3
    18. Chicken picks 2.1 Triangle (White)
    19. Chicken Picks 2.2 (White)
    20. Dunlop Tortex 1.5
    21. Wegen Black Triangle - missing
    22. Wegen White triangle with round edges
    23. Wegen Regular shape white
    24. Ultra Cool Heavy 1.0 mm, black rectangle
    25. Unknown, pointed, Blue, 1.5 mm, with grip dots
    26. Jim Dunlop Big Stubby 1.0
    27. Jim Dunlop Stubby Triangle 1.5
    28. Dunlop max-grip 1.14
    29. Dunlop max-Grip 1.0
    30. Dunlop Primetone 1.5 Triangle (grip)
    31. Dunlop Primetone 1.0 (grip)
    32. Dunlop Primetone 1.3 round edges
    33. Dunlop Primetone 1.4 triangle
    34. White and Hard - unnamed
    35. Nylpro 1.4 green (D’addario)
    36. Planet Waves x-heavy triangle 1.25
    37. Fender Med metallic
    38. Cool Heavy 1.0
    39. Jim Dunlop Nylon .73
    40. Cool heavy 1.0
    41. Dunlop Tortex .50
    42. Dunlop Gator .71
    43. Prodigy Klassikh M (Greek Bouzouki Plectrum)
    44. Prodigy Laikh M (Greek Bouzouki Plectrum)
    45. Timber Tones Resin ‘Moondance’
    46. Timber Tones Macassar Ebony
    47. Timber Tones Horn ‘Starfish’
    48. Gravity Striker Standard 1.5mm (‘Master Finish’ edge)
    49. Gravity Axis Standard 1.5mm (polished edge)
    50. Gravity Axis Standard 3mm (polished edge)
    51. V-Pick Lite Medium Round
    52. V-Pick Large Round
    53. Clayton Acetal Standard 1.52mm
    54. Jim Dunlop Americana Tri Pick Round 1.5mm x3
    55. Clifford Essex ‘Mandolin 100’ rounded horn 1mm
    56. Clifford Essex ‘Buffy’ horn 2mm
    57. Snark Neo Tortoise heavy 1.07mm x3
    58. Dogal Flexible
    59. Dogal Medium
    60. Dogal Heavy
    61. Hawk SB
    62. Pickboy Classic Pearl .75
    63. Fender 346 Triangle Heavy - x 4
    64. Dunlop Tortex .73 (yellow) - x 4
    65. Clayton Duraplex Delrin Rounded Triangle 1.14 mm- x 4
    66. D'Andrea 358 Teardrop Celluloid Jazz Shell Heavy - x4
    67. Dunlop Stubby Triangle 3.0
    68. Orbit Zero Gravity .6
    69. Brain 1.0 - x 2
    70. Dunlop Primetone Rounded with grip 1.5
    71. Dunlop Primetone Rounded with grip 1.3
    72. Dunlop Primetone triangle 1.5
    73. Striped wooden
    74. Authentic Hendrix heavy - x 5
    75. Dunlop Max-grip 1.5
    76. Buffalo ? triangle
    77. Gibson triangle medium
    78. Unknown small very pointed and thick black - x 3
    79. Dunlop Ultex 1.0
    80. Dunlop Ultex 1.3
    81. Dunlop Tortex 1.0
    82. Clayton triangle 1.0
    83. D'Andrea standard heavy
    84. Earnie Ball Brad Paisley
    85. darrylicshon.com pink
    86. Fidis Tamboti (wood)
    87. Fidis Stratford Hall Plantation Cherry (wood)
    88. Fidis striped (unknown wood)
    89. Fidis Persimmon (wood)
    90. Fidis Timborana (wood) - arrived broken

    Sampler #2 is approaching the same volume. Here's my inventory from October 2016 when it was only a month old, but as of July 2017 it was reported as containing 102 picks:

    1. Bluechip CT55
    2. Wegen M200
    3. Wegen TF140
    4. Wegen Bluegrass (black)
    5. Wegen Bluegrass (white)
    6. 1.5mm D'Andrea ProPlec
    7. .50mm D'Andrea Deltrex triangle
    8. Dawg
    9. Golden Gate
    10. V-Pick Lite Large Pointed
    11. V-Pick Jazz Mando
    12. V-Pick Lite Medium rounded triangle
    13. Hand shaped/buffed Apatius x6
    14. 1.4mm Dunlop Primetone 512P triangle with grip
    15. 1.5mm Dunlop Primetone 514P semi-round with grip
    16. 1.3mm Dunlop Primetone 515P semi-round
    17. Dunlop Jazz III Eric Johnson signature
    18. 2.0mm Dunlop Yngvie Malmstein signature
    19. 3.0mm Big Stubby (one with a worn tip for a nice rounded profile) x2
    20. 1.5mm Dunlop Tortex standard x2
    21. 1.5mm Dunlop Gator Grip
    22. 2.0mm Dunlop Tortex standard
    23. 1.0mm Dunlop Max-Grip
    24. .60mm Dunlop Nylon
    25. Thick Dunlop 207
    26. 1.52mm Clayton triangle
    27. Medium Ibanez Steve Vai signature
    28. Heavy unmarked (buffalo?) horn triangles x4
    29. Heavy Fender standard in various colors x7
    30. Medium Fender triangle
    31. Medium 'Big Dog' standard
    32. Medium pink standard
    33. Thin white triangle (worn)
    34. Thin red nylon pointed triangle
    35. Thin 'Nick Cowan' standard

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    Quote Originally Posted by spud3 View Post
    Liking the Wegen and JT's a lot, plus found a couple that I didn't think would work well. I'll probably buy one or two of each of my favorites and then I can give them a long-term drive test.
    Sampler 2 sold me on the JT's. When I had it, there were no large triangle Jt's in it though, has that been resolved? Anyway, they make the large triangles and I really dig them for times I want a thinner but stiff pick for brightness.

    Wegens (1.2 & 1.4) and the JT Pix have been my recent all around favorites.
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    Sampler 2 is on its way to Eric. Thanks for keeping this going - it was great to try out all the different picks.

    I ended up buying some Wegens, some Dunlop Primetones and will be ordering some JT's soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Daniels View Post
    Pick Sampler recipient list updates!

    Sampler I

    Chris Daniels - Current holder of Sampler #1. Shipping this week.
    Em Tee
    KBack

    Sampler II

    spud3 - Current holder of Sampler #2
    Eric C.
    Jim1hays

    These are great community resources that allow pickers to try picks they might never have the opportunity to otherwise. Here's a reminder of the house rules to keep them moving along and allow us to track a sampler in case it goes missing:

    Please try to keep your sampler no longer than 2 to 3 weeks.
    Please do not remove a pick from the sampler. If you like it, buy one.
    Adding new picks in encouraged.
    Current holder will contact next in line for address and phone number when they receive the sampler.
    Holder will send notification via PM or text when the sampler is on the way.
    New recipient should post in this thread when they receive the sampler.

    C.
    I still have not received this package.

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    I received the package today.

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    Eric, you should have received the Sampler 2 by now. Has it made it there?

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    I would like to be added to the sampler list.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spud3 View Post
    Eric, you should have received the Sampler 2 by now. Has it made it there?
    Yep
    Kentucky KM950 and loving it.

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    I'd like to join the list. W. James Johnson 17 st charles place asheville nc 28801. thanks, James

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    Just a PSA. Please don't post your address directly on the forum. This is especially true if your name can be gathered from your account name. Identity fraud is becoming quite common place. Please take appropriate precautions.

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    Id like to add myself to the list
    How exactly do I do that. Do I pm somebody?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrneil2 View Post
    Id like to add myself to the list
    How exactly do I do that. Do I pm somebody?
    Posting in this thread is enough. I'll update the recipient lists and post soon.

    For the newcomers, here are the expanded house rules:

    • Requests to be added to a recipient list can be made in this thread (preferred) or via PM to me. No need to post address.

    • Brand new user accounts are requested to continue posting to the Cafe to establish credibility in being a recipient when their time comes. MIA accounts are subject to being skipped.

    • I will try to honor requests for a specific sampler list but otherwise one will be assigned. They are both great so you won't be missing out either way!

    • You will be contacted by current holder sometime before sampler is shipped to you to confirm address and phone number. These are needed for contact info to hunt down a sampler in case it goes missing.

    • Please try to keep your sampler no longer than 2 to 3 weeks.

    • Please do not remove a pick from the sampler. If you like it, buy one.

    • Adding new picks in encouraged.

    • Current holder will contact next in line for address and phone number sometime after they receive the sampler.

    • Holder will confirm recipient address via phone call/text (preferred) or PM before shipping sampler.

    • Holder will notify recipient when sampler had been shipped. Please provide tracking if available.

    • New recipient should post in this thread when they receive the sampler.


    It may seem like a lot of nit picky rules but these samplers are tremendous and unprecedented resources built by the Mandolin Cafe forum community. For the cost of postage (usually $4 to $8) you can experience hundreds of dollars worth of picks, many you would never have the chance to try, and we want to make sure they continue to be passed around.

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    As a recent recipient of Sampler 2, I'd like to echo what Chris said - this was a great way to try out a huge array of picks for very little cost. Being fairly new to mandolin, I had no idea the difference that one pick would make vs. another in terms of playability and tone. I was able to narrow down what worked best for me quickly, and ended up with three different picks that I'll be giving a longer term road test.

    And a big thanks to Chris for keeping this going, and all the players before me who contributed samples and kept the train moving. What a great community!

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    Pack 1 was sent to kback this morning. This was an awesome experience and helped me finally find the right pick for me. Thank y'all!

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    Pick Samplers recipient list update for December 2017

    Sampler I

    KBack - Current holder of Sampler #1
    dadsaster
    W. James Johnson

    Sampler II

    Eric C. - Current holder of Sampler #2
    Jim1hays
    mrneil2

    C.
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    Flatiron 1N Pancake - Not just for breakfast
    Kentucky KM-270 - Not just for whisky
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    Lanikai LB6-S Banjolele (tuned GDAE) - Plinky and the brain

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    Hey everyone,

    Just an update, Sample 1 still has not made it. The USPS has slow to a snails pace round here, I don’t have a delivery date, their just saying its delayed in transit. I will send another update when it arrives.

    I’ll be on the look out for a postman pickin’ a mandolin

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