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not _quite_ what I expected...
on November 28, 2010
I stumbled across this little thing while restoring and upgrading my guitar and thought that a guitar pick holder would be better than merely carrying picks in my pocket, like my uncle does. He once suggested that I slide my picks between the pick guard and body of my guitar, but after time it tends to warp the guard a bit, so that doesn't really work for me. I saw a few pick holder models being sold on Amazon and thought I would go for this model for a few reasons: it looks nice, has a decent price, and holds _some_ picks. I say "some" because there is really no set number. For some reason, I thought it would hold ten and was frustrated when it wouldn't. I just bought a ten-pack of new picks and I didn't want the extras floating around in my guitar case the way my old, gnarly picks had. As I was trying to insert the last couple picks completely, the bottom popped off the pick holder assembly! Fortunately the assembly consists of only three parts- the top, bottom, and a curved piece of metal which acts as a spring. See where I'm going with this? Yeah, I grabbed some pliers and slightly reshaped the metal so I can now successfully insert ten medium-thickness picks. A few drops of super glue gel strategically placed and the pick holder is holding together better than it did before. I thought I had a horrible problem on my hands, but everything turned out for the better as a result! Now, on a note (no pun intended) of performance: I don't really have a problem with pulling picks out. I do notice that the next one up tends to slide out just barely, but I don't feel like I'm going to lose all my picks in the process, like I had read in another review. As for the adhesive backing, I have discovered that any double-sided adhesive item does not ad here well to cold surfaces. They don't adhere well the dirty surfaces either, so be sure to clean the area where you plan to stick it and while you're at it, pull out the old hairdryer and blast it for about a minute to get it nice and warm before applying the pick holder. That way it should stick around awhile (pun intended).