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I wanted to share a really cool and convenient way to keep your picks. I picked this up at Wal-Mart in the fishing section:

 

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/plano-double-sided-utility-box/pid-12139?N=272574547

 

It is the perfect size for picks. Also, what I did to keep it organized, was to cut out the description of the pick from the pick's packaging and place it on the bottom of each tray.

 

I also bought some storage bins at Wal-Mart to keep my strings, pedals, cords, etc, organized.

 

~Peace

 

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v370/bic4jesus/Pick1.jpg

 

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v370/bic4jesus/Storage.jpg

"Treat your wife with honor, respect, and understanding as you live together so that you can pray effectively as husband and wife." 1 Peter 3:7

 

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Behind my storage bin is my "Welcome Home Daddy" sign my wife and daughter made when I returned from Iraq. :)

"Treat your wife with honor, respect, and understanding as you live together so that you can pray effectively as husband and wife." 1 Peter 3:7

 

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I wanted to share a really cool and convenient way to keep your picks. I picked this up at Wal-Mart in the fishing section:

 

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/plano-double-sided-utility-box/pid-12139?N=272574547

 

It is the perfect size for picks. Also, what I did to keep it organized, was to cut out the description of the pick from the pick's packaging and place it on the bottom of each tray.

 

I also bought some storage bins at Wal-Mart to keep my strings, pedals, cords, etc, organized.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v370/bic4jesus/Pick1.jpg

 

~Peace

 

Cool! Being a fingerstyle player- no matter the style or sound, elctric or acoustic- I only have two or three specific picks that I hold onto for sentimental reasons, so they stay in the bottom of the re-assigned red plastic tube with a hinged lid that I keep a bell-brass Harris Slide in; the tube used to serve as an M&M's Minis container, which my friends' Daughter gave me to keep my slide in when sje was a little girl. :)

 

Behind my storage bin is my "Welcome Home Daddy" sign my wife and daughter made when I returned from Iraq. :)

 

Also very cool! :):cool:

 

 

I was given an Ogio "The Executive" Locker Bag that a friend was apparently throwing out due to some wear and tear; it's loaded with pouches and compartments, and is easily hands-down far and away the best damn gig-bag I've ever had!

 

I've managed to put all manner of tools, cables, accessories, packs of strings, guitar-straps, pedals, spare batteries and power-supplies, manuals, roadmaps, set-lists, notes, Sharpie markers, plug/jack adapters, full-sized headphones, a mini-mixer, and related gear in it.

 

I'm so organized, prepared and loaded for bear now it isn't funny. Oh, and it doubles as an acoustic shield to place about 8" in front of my speaker so that I can get away with cranking my amp harder! :D:thu::cool:

 

Mine looks somewhat like those shown in the following two photos, only black with tanned leather trim and reinforcement pieces, with a shoulder-strap and handle:

 

______ http://c667745.r45.cf2.rackcdn.com/47730a7c70feb84537e9583922028.jpg

 

______ http://www.luggagepoint.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/3/6/36501_400_400_locker_bag_detail_500.jpg

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Nice gig bag there! That gives me the idea to use my flight bag as a gig bag- when needed. This one is similar to mine. But, mine doesn't go into a backpack:

 

http://www.sportys.com/PilotShop/product/19512

 

 

 

 

"Treat your wife with honor, respect, and understanding as you live together so that you can pray effectively as husband and wife." 1 Peter 3:7

 

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Tackle boxes and toolboxes are great for storing parts, and hey, even tools! I find that old laptop bags make decent pedalboard or multi-fx gig bags, and you can find them in any thrift store/Goodwill. I keep my pick collection in a box that I think was made for beaders, got it in a Michael's for $3 or less.

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I use Cool picks which cost a buck a piece. I thought they were expensive for a piece of plastic. I bought about 5 or so and put them in the strings of at least 5 of my guitars about 5 years ago. They are still working for me today. So I really don't need a storage container, but I think it's still a cool idea for those that use a lot of different picks...
Take care, Larryz
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My picks are in an old Altoids container.

 

...except for the six that stay in a Velcro-secured pocket in my wallet.

 

+1 on the Altoids tin. Every one of my guitar cases has an Altoids tin full of picks.

 

@Larryz - I tried a couple of the Cool Picks, but I've moved on to V Picks, a while back. A cheap V Pick will cost as much as a cheap set of electric strings, the most expensive is up there with a good set of Bass strings, or a cheap OD pedal. Once you get used to them, it's hard to go back . . .

"Monsters are real, and Ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win." Stephen King

 

http://www.novparolo.com

 

https://thewinstonpsmithproject.bandcamp.com

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My picks are in an old Altoids container.

 

...except for the six that stay in a Velcro-secured pocket in my wallet.

 

Yeah... I also have a couple in my wallet because you never know when you are going to come across a guitar that you want to play!

"Treat your wife with honor, respect, and understanding as you live together so that you can pray effectively as husband and wife." 1 Peter 3:7

 

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You'd be surprised ( or not) how many picks fit into the little kit box in my guitar's cases. Both finger picks and flats. and an old pitch pipe, a small capo, harmonica, Boss tuner, cleaning rag, tuning key wrench.

 

But a tackle box seems like a great idea for the more accessorized, serious musician. They actually have many uses. My wife uses one to help organize her plethora of pierced earrings, and another for organizing threads and needles and bobbers for her sewing machine.

Whitefang

I started out with NOTHING...and I still have most of it left!
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Hardware and hobby stores are also a treasure trove of storage systems for stuff like picks, cables and the like.

 

Thrift stores and yard sales can be pretty good sources for stuff like that too.

Always remember that you�re unique. Just like everyone else.

 

 

 

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I wanted to share a really cool and convenient way to keep your picks. I picked this up at Wal-Mart in the fishing section:

 

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/plano-double-sided-utility-box/pid-12139?N=272574547

 

It is the perfect size for picks. Also, what I did to keep it organized, was to cut out the description of the pick from the pick's packaging and place it on the bottom of each tray.

 

I also bought some storage bins at Wal-Mart to keep my strings, pedals, cords, etc, organized.

 

~Peace

 

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v370/bic4jesus/Pick1.jpg

 

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v370/bic4jesus/Storage.jpg

 

i too use a small organizer for my pick collection. though my main storage for larger items is my workbench.

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My picks are in an old Altoids container.

 

...except for the six that stay in a Velcro-secured pocket in my wallet.

 

i always have at least 5 main picks that move from one pair of jeans to the next like my wallet. change on the right , picks on the left. as long as i have my pants on i have a pick.

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My picks are in an old Altoids container.

 

...except for the six that stay in a Velcro-secured pocket in my wallet.

 

i always have at least 5 main picks that move from one pair of jeans to the next like my wallet. change on the right , picks on the left. as long as i have my pants on i have a pick.

 

I should get in that habit. But I'd miss the amused looks on the faces of cashiers when I rummage through a few guitar picks amongst the other change I dig out of my pocket at the check out.

Whitefang

I started out with NOTHING...and I still have most of it left!
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I have several small woven coin bags-I think most countries in the world make them but the materials differ-and one is all I need to keep my picks. The main bag is usually stored in the pocket of my acoustic guitar case. Just in case (haha I made a funny) something happens to it I have several others assigned to each guitar case. Separating the picks by type-no. Too much work.

Some of my picks are expensive-one is custom made, not to open that can of worms here but I believe in good picks. If all of them are in one box-well if something happens to that box...it`s a problem.

Same old surprises, brand new cliches-

 

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