Post by guitarpickcollection on Mar 29, 2014 12:33:25 GMT -5
I just got signed up and wanted to say hello. I make artisan guitar picks from antique metal and coins, and will be hosting a booth at Bonnaroo this year. Just wanted to meet and greet with some Roo'sters that may have some input on what I should expect as a vendor this year.
I also wanted to give away a few of my picks to the board members. So I suppose that every person on the 25th reply to this conversation will get one of these awesome Tennessee coin guitar picks mailed to them from Master Artisan Guitar Picks here in Nashville. The TN coin pick is very similar to a 1mm Dunlop Jazz III (if you're familiar with that style of pick). They sound and play awesome.
Thanks guys for helping me out find my way around the Roo this year!
Are you guys just doing picks or other things too? What's the going rate range?
We're going to have a huge assortment of handcrafted guitar picks made from coins and other antique metals, wood and bone. Going to have firebranded bamboo guitar slides and these awesome "Tennessee Canjos" (aka the Spamjo)! It's basically a one-string acoustic dulcimer. Google "Spamjo" or go to www.Spamjo.com for some awesome videos.
Do people actually use metal picks? I never have (and usually use a flimsy plastic one). But, those look VERY cool.
I get asked that question all the time. The short answer is "of course". Jazz and blues players in the early 1900's used silver quarters as plectrums because of the increased volume and tone when playing on acoustic instruments (a silvertone!). Electric guitarists such as Brian May of Queen and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Topp have played with coin picks their entire careers. Quality artisan metal picks change the sound of your guitar and add dynamic tones not achievable with any plastic pick (<--- sales pitch funtimes).
I should have plenty of guitars at my booth for people that want to take them for a test drive.
AND - I can't wait to give some picks away to people on this Roo forum!
Post by fromthebark on Apr 7, 2014 17:09:27 GMT -5
I have a stone pick and I love it for certain applications. I like the sound of metal too for certain stuff but hate playing with a coin, always wanted a coin that was actually shaped like a pick. Awesome, dude.
Post by guitarpickcollection on Apr 8, 2014 8:15:56 GMT -5
Here are a few of the different styles of picks we'll have on hand at the Bonnaroo booth this year. Solid brass 2mm on the left, WWII era poured aluminum 1mm, hammered brass 1.5mm, early 1900's silver brass .7mm on the right.
Also, the third post down from this one gets a free Tennessee coin guitar pick mailed to them (25th post).
Post by fromthebark on Apr 11, 2014 22:54:04 GMT -5
Been patiently waiting for 2 more people to post on this thread so I can get one of these fantastic looking pics for like 4 days now... and.. nothing! If you want to twist your guidelines a little for someone who will certainly appreciate it and put it to good use.. look no further! otherwise.. I'll delete this post and keep waiting!