Introduction: How to Make Guitar Picks From CDs
Quick! You're up for a gig in 5 minutes! Guitar, check. Amp, check. Picks... You don't have picks! Only a blank CD, Scissors, Sharpie, a rough surface, and an old sock...
Step 1: Materials
As mentioned in the intro, to make a fast guitar pick, you will need...
-Old CD (I recomend one that doesn't have important info on it)
-Rough Surface (NO, not your hairy arms) Sand Paper 200grit
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Step 2: Draw the Pick.
Draw your pick to be with the sharpie onto the data side of the CD. Or you can trace a pick onto it.
Step 3: Cut Out!
Now, cut out your pick, cut on the inside of the line. Or cut along the line if you hand drew it.Try not to crack your pick, it may take a few tries.
Step 4: Sand the Edges
Now sand each side of your pick, until it no longer has any sharp edges. So it doesn't wear out your strings.
Step 5: Polish
Now use your old sock to polish the sides of it until its really smooth. This melts the plastic so it will be really smooth on your strings. Hold down the sock to make sure you don't fling it around.
Step 6: Stylize
Add your own style to your pick! You can remove the foil on the back, or leave it on! It's up to you! If you mess up on the design you can pour some rubbing alcohol on it. To make the flames you can grab a tack and scrape the outline onto it, then when you remove the top foil you can get really nice flames, takes practice. I have found that when you use the pick the sharpie comes off. redfox1160 solves this with clear nail polish. I never thought of that.
Have fun! Rock on.