Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: I'm trying to find out what Pick I bought 8 years ago

  1. #1

    Default I'm trying to find out what Pick I bought 8 years ago

    I bought this pick and it ended up being too thick although the bevels are nice.

    I might have bought it from Elderly music where I was stocking up on picks and strings.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_3171.jpg 
Views:	70 
Size:	375.0 KB 
ID:	162702

  2. #2
    Gibson F5L Gibson A5L
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    1,836
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: I'm trying to find out what Pick I bought 8 years ago

    I would guess a Red Bear brand pick. It is possible that it is natural Tortoise but not likely. R/
    I love hanging out with mandolin nerds . . . . . Thanks peeps ...

  3. #3
    Registered User Timbofood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Kalamazoo, MI.
    Posts
    6,222

    Default Re: I'm trying to find out what Pick I bought 8 years ago

    It’s MINE!
    Timothy F. Lewis
    "If brains was lard, that boy couldn't grease a very big skillet" J.D. Clampett

  4. #4

    Default Re: I'm trying to find out what Pick I bought 8 years ago

    Timbo... do you want it back?

  5. #5
    Registered User Eric Platt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    St. Paul, MN
    Posts
    462

    Default Re: I'm trying to find out what Pick I bought 8 years ago

    Agree. Looks like a Red Bear.
    1910 Gibson A, 1929 Gibson A Jr., 2018 Eastman MDO-305, 2018 Big Muddy MW-0, ca. 2000 Breedlove Cascade
    http://ericplatt.weebly.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/LauluAika/

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    atlanta ga
    Posts
    452

    Default Re: I'm trying to find out what Pick I bought 8 years ago

    Definitely. Red Bear Large Triangle Extra-Heavy. (Pre-logo)

  7. #7
    Martin Stillion mrmando's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    11,529

    Default Re: I'm trying to find out what Pick I bought 8 years ago

    Yes, but is it a dog-person, decaffeinated, gluten-free, Westminster Catechism Red Bear Large Triangle Extra-Heavy, or a cat-person, regular, contains wheat and soy, Missouri Synod of 1853 Red Bear Large Triangle Extra-Heavy?
    Emando.com: More than you wanted to know about electric mandolins.

    Notorious: My Celtic CD--listen & buy!

    Donaldson Wood Thormahlen Andersen Old Wave Bacorn Yanuziello Fender National Gibson Franke Fuchs Aceto Three Hungry Pit Bulls

  8. The following members say thank you to mrmando for this post:


  9. #8
    Registered User Chris Bowsman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Springfield, Ohio
    Posts
    714

    Default Re: I'm trying to find out what Pick I bought 8 years ago

    Red Bear picks were available through Elderly?

  10. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    atlanta ga
    Posts
    452

    Default Re: I'm trying to find out what Pick I bought 8 years ago

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Bowsman View Post
    Red Bear picks were available through Elderly?

    Yes. But they were originally called "Tor-Tis". Or, rather, "New Tor-Tis".
    This differentiated them from the old Tor-Tis, which was nothing more than cut up Greven pickguards. I think the company started the RedBear name to make a clean delineation between those and the new milk-protein based organic picks.

  11. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to barry For This Useful Post:


  12. #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    atlanta ga
    Posts
    452

    Default Re: I'm trying to find out what Pick I bought 8 years ago

    Here ya go. I found this one in my pick collection.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	834AC292-4382-4AC2-AD29-56478C1BEC3D.jpg 
Views:	21 
Size:	192.8 KB 
ID:	162743

  13. #11
    Moderator MikeEdgerton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    40.191N -74.2W
    Posts
    20,836

    Default Re: I'm trying to find out what Pick I bought 8 years ago

    Do you know how many cows had to be milked to make those picks?
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

  14. The following members say thank you to MikeEdgerton for this post:


  15. #12
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    S.W. Wisconsin
    Posts
    4,069

    Default Re: I'm trying to find out what Pick I bought 8 years ago

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    Do you know how many cows had to be milked to make those picks?
    Only one per pick, put she had to give chocolate milk.
    THE WORLD IS A BETTER PLACE JUST FOR YOUR SMILE!

  16. #13

    Default Re: I'm trying to find out what Pick I bought 8 years ago

    Quote Originally Posted by barry View Post
    Yes. But they were originally called "Tor-Tis". Or, rather, "New Tor-Tis".
    This differentiated them from the old Tor-Tis, which was nothing more than cut up Greven pickguards. I think the company started the RedBear name to make a clean delineation between those and the new milk-protein based organic picks.
    I think Barry hit the nail on the head, it is a Red Bear pick and was bought from Elderly or First Quality Music Supply, both which I have been dealing with over the years. I send the pick image to Red Bear and they also confirmed that it is one of their first picks made (perhaps 15 years ago). I have only been playing mandolin for 17 years so this makes sense. I looked a little deeper into my music box and found the original packaging which also confirms the New Tortis name and Red Bear web site address. I took another picture of all these and will be trying to sell this if anybody is interested. Nice piece of history.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_3213.jpg 
Views:	28 
Size:	493.3 KB 
ID:	162823

  17. #14

    Default Re: I'm trying to find out what Pick I bought 8 years ago

    I just needed to update this thread with some new info, it looks like I bought two red bear picks years ago and had another little plastic bag with the label, "Gypsy Jazzer" which would be the pick originally shown. I also found the "Tri-Tip Medium" which I'll try to use once again for mandolin playing. Anyone looking for a Gypsy Jazzer pick, let me know.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_3233.jpg 
Views:	15 
Size:	381.4 KB 
ID:	162888

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •