AFTER READING THIS, YOU WILL NEVER BUY GUITAR PICKS !
Hey there guitarists,
How often do you run out of picks ?
Accepting the ugly truth that a pick is just a piece of plastic or maybe a cut out from nylon sheet, why should you spend a few bucks on them? Knowing that they will break soon.............
Here is the solution- Make your own custom translucent blue picks !!
Making picks isn't that hard and would take barely 5-6 minutes. The best part is that you can actually bend them and also have your custom pick with your band name on it ! Anyways here's how you do it !
Step 1- SELECT THE RIGHT CD (DVD)
So the first step is to select a DVD. The visual difference between a CD and a DVD is that CD's are white on their reflective side and DVD's are blue on their reflective side. So what we need is the BLUE one. In case, you're stuck-
Step 2- SEPARATE THE TRANSLUCENT LAYER
All DVD's are made of two layers - The cover and the projection layer. We want the projection or the translucent layer. To separate it, all you have to do is make a cut on its edge (circumference) and separate it out. We won't be needing the opaque plastic cover so you can throw that. And if some of that sparkly stuff is stuck on the translucent area, don't worry ! That can be used to make the FANCY ones....
I know its difficult to explain, So I guess the GIF animation should explain it all.
Step 3- TRACE OUT THE REQUIRED PICK
Now, this is easy. On the translucent CD, using a real pick and a permanent marker trace out the pick shape that you want on the CD. So trace out as many picks as you can to fully utilize the CD. Keeping the pick steady, while tracing it might be a difficult task. So I suggest, while doing this use the index finger and press the pick downwards and then trace it. Be creative and find your way to do this :)
Step 4 -CUT IT OUT !!
Simple- Use a good pair of scissors and cut out your traced picks! Do this with a steady hand and cut it cleanly in one go without stopping.
Step 5 -SAND IT
Smooth-en the edges using a sanding machine or by hand using sand paper. And you're ready to rock !! Optionally you may make your band logo or some graphic on them once you're done with sanding.
And that's it !! You can also make picks with old credit cards and Cheetos Tazos :)
I hope this works for you! If you're stuck at any step, do leave a comment and I'll get back. HAPPY PICKING :)- Cheers