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The Seven Best/Worst "Found Object" Guitar Picks

Here's another interesting video from the gang over at Gear Gods. The premise is, you've shown up at a gig—but you've forgotten all your guitar picks. Apparently, no one else in the band—or in the audience (or sound crew)—has a pick, and there are no guitar shops nearby. So basically, just picture a Twilight Zone episode in which plectrums no longer exist. What would you use instead?

Gear Gods' Trey Xavier investigates!

In the interactive clip below, you're able to "choose your weapon" and go from there. Will you choose the spoon (food shovel)? The bottle cap? The U.S. quarter? The green plastic coffee stirrer? The broken credit card?

Regardless, the clip shows you how all of them sound and react to normal playing. Check it out and choose your favorite "found object" guitar pick.

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Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.