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    Default RIP Jim Dunlop

    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    I am holding a Jim Dunlop pick as I type. There have been a number of famous men from Scotland with the name Dunlop. John Boyd Dunlop who invented the pneumatic tyre and his name became a famous brand known throughout the world- I have a Dunlopillo mattress! Likewise, Jim Dunlop is also known worldwide through his music accessories and I have to admit I only buy two types of picks- one for mandolin and the other for guitar- both being Jim Dunlop!

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    There are probably very few musicians that have been around stringed instruments for a few years that haven't used a Dunlop product. Most of us have probably taken it for granted. This is one of my favorites and the modification I made for use on the mandolin.
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    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Few musicians have not used a Dunlop product is right! I have half a gross of my favorite in my case even as I write and one in my pocket!
    Great loss to the string music world!
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    Default Re: RIP Jim Dunlop

    Well I sure hope he passed along the secret to Primetone picks so I can replace the ones I keep losing.

    He sure did build a well-deserved good name for himself and his products.
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    I use a Jim Dunlop all the time for tenor banjo, I used to use them on mandolin but not now, I have got dozens of them, end of an era.

    RIP Jim.

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    I don't use Dunlop picks any more, but I have a few MXR pedals I love, and my mandolin capos are Dunlop too. He contributed greatly to the guitar (and stringed instrument) community.
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    A sad loss and a massive influence. Vale Jim.
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    RIP, Mr Dunlop, and thanks for all the great products (I've got Dunlop stuff in every instrument case).
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    If we’re allowed to mention it, like many others, once upon a time I had a Jim Dunlop capo - the sort with a nylon strap and a lever which fitted between a set of savage looking prongs the main purpose which seemed to be to put your guitar out of tune - thank heaven for the Shubb.

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    RIP Mr. Dunlop, and thanks for making affordable stuff for everyday folks. I still use his Ultex .88 triangle for my go to acoustic guitar picks. Cheap, and last forever. And yes Mike, I too modified a string winder for the mando with some epoxy back in the day. I think yours looks nicer, but mine worked.
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