March 21, 2015
For all you Do-It-Yourself (DIY) guitarists out there, one of my favorite inventions in the Pick-A-Palooza. With this clever punch you can make almost any reasonable plastic sheet product into a guitar pick. This makes for a good, eco-friendly operation where you can recycle things you’d normally throw out and turn them into picks. Over time, you save a lot of money as well.
Take your old credit cards, for example. Now you can recycle them into guitar picks rather than run them through a shredder – or meticulously slice them up with a scissors to make sure no one steals your CC number.
Normal everyday things you can turn into picks:
- Credit Cards
- Clear plastic packaging (you know those things that slice YOU up while you’re trying to cut them open?)
With the Pick-a-Palooza you can’t punch things like metals, but if you’re a shredder and pretty handy, you can make aluminum picks like these with a jewelers saw and a file. It takes awhile, but I made and sold quite a few of these some time ago.
I used Reel to Reel tape flanges as my source material. Today I would just buy sheet aluminum stock and go to work with a scroll saw. If you’re interested in my signature shredder picks, drop me a line and maybe I’ll make some for you. They sound really cool!