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ID:	200997How do you store your picks? Iíve got a few (25+). Gillette razor cartridge repurposed looks so classy!
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    Since you asked, Birdseye maple, Big Leaf maple burl

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    I have two picks, both Blue Chip TAD40-1R. I use the same pick on mandolin, octave mandolin, and acoustic guitar. so it's just these two. They're kind of expensive, so I developed a method not to lose them.

    At home, one always stays in the small accessory pocket inside my Pegasus case. The other sits in a small, shallow glass jar on a table next to the chair in our practice room. That's the one that gets daily use (I don't store my mandolin in the case, it's always out on a stand).

    When packing for a trip to a gig or a session, that pick in the practice room joins the one in the mandolin case so I have a primary and a backup Back home, one pick from the case goes back to the practice room. I rotate which one so they both get used about equally.

    I've had just these two picks for the last 6 years. I lost one Blue Chip before that, and I realized it was because I didn't have a regular routine for handling and storage. So I developed one and stick to it, every time. I do keep a cheap pick of some kind in my wallet just in case, but haven't had to rely on it yet.

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    A friend made me a small thing like a change purse to keep my picks in. Fits easily in the case pocket.

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    It has been discussed before......

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/t...89733-pick-box
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    This is what I use. I make them out of deer skin so nice and soft.
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    There are so many options these days. Matt your idea is really good! I love it.
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    Had a cork coin purse I used to carry in my pocket 'til all the cork wore off it.

    Now it's an Altoids tin box; I carry a you-know-what-load of picks around, so now I rattle when I walk.

    My other picks are in a little "roll-top" box my daughter made me, laser-etched with my avatar. When I lose one from my pocket store, I pull one out of the box.

    I also have, with the picks, some safety pins for "wardrobe emergencies" (yeah, those happen), and a few dollar coins, also for emergencies. Ya never know...
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    Pops1, Nice job on the pic pouch. Looks pretty cool.

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    For extra picks, I use an Altoids mint container.
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    I like the little boxes that Gum dental brushes come in.

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    I have one of these for my main case. Seems strangely appropriate.
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    I have one little zip pouch that has the picks I use across mandolin, cittern and guitar, plus the capo I use for cittern and guitar. There's another little pouch of B-list picks too, but these are the ones in current use.

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    I keep a few picks in each of my mandolin cases. Those are the ones I use, most of the time. I also have an emergency pick in a tiny leather case attached to my key ring. However, for the two dozen or so picks that I keep, but don't much care for, I store in a plastic hearing aid box from Oticon. It's small, clicks when closed so that it won't pop open and sits next to my comfy chair, just in case I get curious why I dislike those picks so much.
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    I’ve been carrying mine in an old “O” size hunting case watch case for thirty years and since it’s on a chain it’s pretty hard to lose!
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    I have an old pressed glass box like the one in the picture that belonged to my mother as a child. At home I keep several picks in it and a tuner battery or two. It's not a travel solution but it has sentimental value and works well for keeping picks in one place. I usually keep a pick or two in my case for travel.

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    I've been using this plastic clamshell case I found for years now. I think it used to hold some kind of gage. Anyway, it's made of very tough durable plastic, snaps closed quite securely and fits nicely in a case or a pocket.


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    This came with catnip filled toy fish. Cats loved it. I like this because it's large enough to hold all the picks I need and it's a little weird.
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    My pick case surprisingly has room for more picks!? I need (not really)more boutique picks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMatt View Post
    My pick case surprisingly has room for more picks!? I need (not really)more boutique picks!
    Clever logic. Yes. I have more room in my closet for mandolins... yikes.
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    This came with catnip filled toy fish. Cats loved it. I like this because it's large enough to hold all the picks I need and it's a little weird.
    Yes, all the picks I need. I guess I need all of them, despite only ever choosing the same three. I could run across two other mandolin players who also need three picks.
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    I've used Altoids tins.

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    Steel, Band aide boxes , (old) Kodak film reel boxes , etc.
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