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Peegoo

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Sep 5th, 2017 02:33 PM        

A State Dept pal of mine returned yesterday from a trip to Japan. Today she handed me a little bag from a shop and I instantly recognized the Yamano Music logo. Yamano is THE guitar mecca in Japan. Last time I was in Tokyo was in the early 1990s. <br /> <br /> Inside the bag were a few really cool guitar picks. I like the doggie pick. The Greco pick in the bag looks and feels like real bekko (turtle shell, still legal there). I don't collect picks...I use 'em. So these will get used :o)



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Sep 5th, 2017 04:32 PM        

I'm all in favor of protecting endangered animals, but I do miss real tortoise shell picks. Nothing else seems to have the same crisp snap. And the pick in your picture had better be real tortoise shell -- that price translates to $11.92 at today's exchange rate(!)<br /> <br /> Also like the unmistakable Shiba Inu on the doggie pick -- cool fox-like little mutts.



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Sep 5th, 2017 05:18 PM        

Yeah, I figure it's real. It is very thin, yet quite stiff. I have a few vintage D'Andrea mandolin picks made of tort shell and they are similar.<br /> <br /> My bitter half has already claimed the dog pick. She gave it a try on her Seagull S6 cedar. Plenty of bark!



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Sep 5th, 2017 05:22 PM        

I didn't have my reading glasses on and honestly thought Peegoo had a serious gripe with the Japanese.



Gaukdawg



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Sep 5th, 2017 06:03 PM        

I still have a bunch of picks bought while stationed in Japan. Lots of different shapes and materials.<br /> <br /> I don't know if Peegoo meant bitter or better half......



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Sep 5th, 2017 08:13 PM        

"I don't know if Peegoo meant bitter or better half......"<br /> <br /> It *could* have been a Freudian slip, but...<br />



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Sep 5th, 2017 08:40 PM        

Doge pick would be best pick.<br /> <br /> It'd go with my P-bass.<br /> <br />



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Sep 5th, 2017 10:30 PM        

I have that same dog on my mouse pad at work, except it has a few modifications...



reverendrob

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Sep 6th, 2017 01:59 AM        

I went for basic, classic.<br /> <br /> Although it *is* a Mexican P bass.



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Sep 6th, 2017 07:39 PM        

Ay chee-WAA-waa!



FunkyKikuchiyo



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Sep 13th, 2017 11:32 PM        

Thought this thread was about bachi, the plectrum used to play a shamisen.



Just Play



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Sep 18th, 2017 05:03 PM        

Back in the day while working at Sunn, a friend was the regional rep for Aria. He gave me a couple of boxes of Aria medium picks. They are close to a Fender Medium, but not really. The Aria have a little more flex and just a complete different feel. I have never touched an exact duplicate of these picks. I am fortunate to still have a life long supply.



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Sep 18th, 2017 05:58 PM        

Funky, the very cool thing about the shamisen bachi is you can use it to scrape ice off the windshield when you're loading out from the gig :o)



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