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Old 01-11-2018, 09:15 PM   #1
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Default Where to buy Fender US picks?

So I've been playing for about ~30 years, and in ~1990 I bought a bulk lot of Fender Mediums. ~300 picks... I'm down to my last dozen or so and would like to pick up more.

Unfortunately, the Fender Mediums at my local guitar shop are all inked, and not hot stamped, and feel completely different. I did a quick search online and cannot find the USA picks for sale anywhere... Except ebay, where the price of a single pick appears to be $5-$35.

WTF? Are there no more stamped-cellulose Fender Mediums anymore?
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I haven't purchased Fender guitar picks in a long time, and I don't remember them having a USA model. I do recall they had ones that were like red, white, and blue all swirled together like a tie-dye or something. Anyway...maybe this is obvious, but have you tried here?

https://shop.fender.com/en-US/accessories/picks/
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:17 AM   #3
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Maybe post a picture so we know which ones you are talking about?

Is this it (this is for 12).

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-351-...cAAOSwWLBaO~Jx
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Maybe post a picture so we know which ones you are talking about?

Is this it (this is for 12).

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-351-...cAAOSwWLBaO~Jx
They look like the new ones...



But instead of a silk screened / Printed image, the "Fender" and "Medium" are hot stamped...




While I don't want to say "the stamping improves grip"... It certainly improves mine since I have never been without it.
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I have to say I've never seen the ones in the last picture. You probably need to just find a different pick but one that has texture that you like. I like the Dunlop Primetone Triangle picks because of the size and grip. There are a lot of models in the Primetone line though and you could probably find one that you like.
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I don't even see it on the Fender site: https://shop.fender.com/en-US/access...essories-picks

Maybe email them? I suspect they're too expensive to produce hot stamped now.
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So, Angus Young may have bought them all up. He is very particular about only using the old embossed fender picks. All the fender picks I ever saw were the printed type.
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So, Angus Young may have bought them all up. He is very particular about only using the old embossed fender picks. All the fender picks I ever saw were the printed type.
Tried to find out about that, came across this...

https://youtu.be/j5C7GKGxICg?t=204

Though for me, it's less about the added grip, and more about intuitively knowing the orientation of the pick for different picking styles.

It's weird how you can subconsciously grow accustomed to something so trivial. Even stranger that all other picks feel cheap to me by comparison.

Looks like I'm going to have to make a stamp.

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Try out www.dragonsheartguitarpicks.com, I coouldn't use anything else ever since. It has 3 usable sides. The regular shaped pick side, the rounded one for rhythm, and the sharper one for lead soloing.

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