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Offline David Tomkins

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« on: April 29, 2005, 07:12:52 AM »
i would love matching picks/plectrums for my parker.  i would do them myself but some companies won't print a registered logo/trademark.

how about it parker,custom picks with the parker logo on one side, the outline of the guitar on the other.  in colours that match the colours of the guitars.  if other forum members would like this as well, post a reply. (see if we get more success than the 7 string poll!!)
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2005, 08:29:43 AM »
Hey it isn't my intent to be a nay sayer but do you use the same pick I do? [?]

As a novelty considering how cheap picks are it would be fun to have one [:o)] but I would not wear it out because I probably wouldn't use it. It would be nice piece of case candy.[:D]

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Offline David Tomkins

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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2005, 09:12:42 AM »
Quote
Originally posted by 908ssp

Hey it isn't my intent to be a nay sayer but do you use the same pick I do? [?]

yes, i do.  what a coincidence!![:)]

i am sure different gauges would pose no problem.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2005, 03:06:44 PM »
hmm, i only use cool brain textured picks at this time.  maybe parker could make a carbon/glass epoxy pick that would never wear out.  [:p] jk

hey, i'll try just about anything if it has to do with guitar, though! [:D]

p.s. if parker would make a seven string, i'd be so happy, i'd buy a gross of parker picks!
 

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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2005, 12:37:18 AM »
That is actually a real cool Idea. If you could get the carbon glass thin enough that it had a little flexability like a dunlop nylon .73 but have strength and not chip like plastic pics. I would totaly try that. even if it was a $2 pick. I use herco flex 50 pics right now but a parker pick with similar texture would be wicked!

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Offline 908ssp

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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2005, 08:45:15 AM »
Do you like these? [?]

They are on Ebay [;)]



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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2005, 12:35:55 PM »
do you have more?  there are only two there.  also, it doesn't say anything about the dimensions. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20831&item=7319686623&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

kinda pricey, must be rare
 

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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2005, 03:58:50 PM »
They aren't mine I just posted this because you guys were interested. Looks like this person collects or sells lots of picks. I don't use a pick like that I use Dunlop Stubby 3.0mm it is a tiny purple tear drop thing. [;)]

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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2005, 01:02:59 AM »
i play 'cool brain' cat-tongue textured picks 1.14mm.  they are almost impossible to drop during a show.  a parker pick would probably end up in my 'do-not-play' pick collection with all of the weird picks people have given me over the years.
 

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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2005, 10:20:40 AM »
but you have to admit parker carbonglass composite pick would be worth trying. anyone can get a printing company to print $550 picks for about $220.
 Its the experimental never been made before picks we all want!

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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2005, 12:53:00 AM »
agreed!  give me the epoxy and i'll try to doctor blade cast them on thin picks.  now you really got me wondering why we couldn't try it.  if it worked out, maybe i could get a job at parker, heehee [}:)]
 

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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2005, 09:32:16 AM »
Actually there are carbon and carbon graphite picks on the market they are even on eBay. [;)]

Carbon is not that good a material for abrasion resistance. It is the stiffest of all the fabrics but not the best. Glass has more impact resistance and Kevlar has more abrasion and cutting resistance. [8D]

I can't see what value a carbon pick is except that it would look cool and I am up for that. I bet I own more carbon fiber then anyone on this board. It is a little off subject but here is a picture of my carbon fiber Ducati. I built this you can find a lot more info on my web site.



Yes that has a carbon fiber frame and carbon bodywork and carbon wheels .......[^]

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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2005, 06:06:53 PM »
that's an awesome-looking bike!  how much does it weigh?

i've used carbon picks before and they actually out-last plasic picks, but they seem to bring out the upper partials more.  the trick would be to use the composite material with carbon and glass, like the fretboards.  i think it'd be worth a try.  it could even sell for upwards of $10.  have you seen the 'jellyfish' pick?  that thing is a piece of junk and each one costs $10!

for now, i'll just use my 'cool brain' texture 1.14 mm plasic picks.  if i post that one more time, cool out to give me a nickle lol jk.  they really are nice picks though!
 

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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2005, 06:17:10 PM »
342lbs wet no gas [8D]

I haven't tried that Jellyfish pick did see and ad for it. I guess I won't bother. [;)]

I haven't tried any carbon picks. The ones I saw on eBay were just graphite you couldn't see any carbon. If your carbon pick lasted longer then plastic I wonder what binder they were using. Epoxy or polyester wouldn't last. I replaced the back panels on my Flys with a solid carbon fiber cover. I guess I should get a picture. Looks cool doesn't do anything and weighs as much as the plastic. [;)]

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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2005, 10:02:33 PM »
graphite is an alleotrope of carbon.  is it not the kind used in the fly?

to be honest with you, i think the graphite picks are coated or something.  when you drop them on a flat surface, it makes a metallic 'ting' if it lands on one side and a plastic 'clunk' if it lands on the other side.  i've seen other carbon picks that were held together somehow with some sort of nylon.

how does poly vinyl alcohol (pva) hold up with carbon?  i know it does an awesome job with some ceramic materials.

i think the jellyfish is way trumped up!  i do like e-bow though.

i don't know much, but isn't that not much less than usual weight for a ducati?  is the engine entirely steel?  i'm sure you wouldn't want it to be too light, though.  how light would be too light?