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    Quote Originally Posted by pops1 View Post
    Strings or fingers, no problem about forgetting where you left it or what color the table, floor, etc. is.

    I have gone to a Wegen, so not as expensive, but I don't think I have lost a pick in decades of playing. My partner is always looking for her pick as she lays it down somewhere, it's hard to remember where that somewhere is these days. Strings or finger narrows that down a lot. Hmmm it's not in my fingers, must be in the strings.
    Unless you forget which instrument it's in. That's also happened. It's also why for more and more gigs I'm just switching back to Clayton acetal. Easier to see, and for some reason tougher to lose.
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    Unless you forget which instrument it's in. That's also happened. It's also why for more and more gigs I'm just switching back to Clayton acetal. Easier to see, and for some reason tougher to lose.
    I have my favorite pick in the strings if each instrument, along with a tuner in each case. I am too old to remember if I put in a pick or tuner. They all have a set of strings in case of a broken string, tho that is rare. There are also spare picks of various kinds in each instrument. At this stage of my life the easier the better, and I just want to be able to grab an instrument an go. I have one small case for cords, and mics, for gigs that works for any instrument. With of course spare cords.
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    I actually buy these by the dozen for $20:
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    I have 2 in every mandolin case and 1 in the watch pocket of every pair of jeans. I even leave them in through the laundry. I also have 1 or 2 stashed in my wallet. I'm never without a good pick.

    Buy yourself 2 dozen for the same price as a BlueChip and you'll not fret about losing your prized plastic again.

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    I met a man who glued a thread to his pick and clipped the other end to his sleeve. I think he was using tortoise shell.

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    I have my favorite pick in the strings if each instrument, along with a tuner in each case. I am too old to remember if I put in a pick or tuner. They all have a set of strings in case of a broken string, tho that is rare. There are also spare picks of various kinds in each instrument. At this stage of my life the easier the better, and I just want to be able to grab an instrument an go. I have one small case for cords, and mics, for gigs that works for any instrument. With of course spare cords.
    Always a good way to go. Am similar with the tuner and extra picks (and batteries). On guitar I add bridge pins and capo to the case, too. Just have too many instruments to go with a BC in the strings of each. Plus, my mood changes on what pick I like best. Oh yeah, and a cloth to wipe down instrument/strings.

    If heading out to play a few gigs or to a festival, it's more like 2 or 3 packs of strings in that case. Just one bag for mics and cables so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Platt View Post
    Always a good way to go. Am similar with the tuner and extra picks (and batteries). On guitar I add bridge pins and capo to the case, too. Just have too many instruments to go with a BC in the strings of each. Plus, my mood changes on what pick I like best. Oh yeah, and a cloth to wipe down instrument/strings.

    If heading out to play a few gigs or to a festival, it's more like 2 or 3 packs of strings in that case. Just one bag for mics and cables so far.
    Sounds like we are a lot alike, I too carry batteries. I have left BC and gone to Wegens so easier to put them in the cases. I don't play guitar out anymore so it's just the mandolins.
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    I put it in the strings of an expensive mandolin

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    Lots of good ideas/practices here. The main thing they all have in common is consistency and habit.

    I also have a small (1.5" sides) dish made of thick glass on my desk and the 3 or 4 BC picks that I have along with some Red Bears and Wegens and other kinds stay there.

    I seldom use my BC picks actually. I'm like Ivan and Colorado-al -- I prefer the Dunlop Primtone 1.3 picks (DP). I think they are made of similar type plastic and the rough, dimpled surface in the center makes them easy to hold onto.

    I keep one of DP pick in strings of all the 7 instruments I have hanging on the wall in my office. Sometimes I'll try one of the BCs (or some other pick from the pick dish) but always end up coming back to the Primetones.

    One way to make dang sure you never lose a BC is to epoxy it to your case.....
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