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    Since I'm always browsing musical gear and odd bits of hardware that I have little intention of buying, I've trained advertising algorithms to feed me endlessly curious ads. Here's what I take to be the most advanced system ever assembled for getting a pick out from inside your mandolin or guitar. And a bargain price, too!

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    Wow. This morning I didn't even know that there was an actual thing called a spudger. Had I known, I would also have known how badly I needed one. Oh, sweet innocence! Amazon now has me on their spudger list, too.
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    I've always had success with the pencil method (I invented it until someone tells me otherwise, lol!), I get the pick located opposite the sound-hole, I then hold it in place with the erasure end of the pencil, I turn the instrument over while holding the pick in place with the pencil then I release the pencil quickly thus allowing the pick to fall out of the sound-hole (usually).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim simpson View Post
    I've always had success with the pencil method (I invented it until someone tells me otherwise, lol!), I get the pick located opposite the sound-hole, I then hold it in place with the erasure end of the pencil, I turn the instrument over while holding the pick in place with the pencil then I release the pencil quickly thus allowing the pick to fall out of the sound-hole (usually).
    If you patent that, the price of pencils will double. ♫
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim simpson View Post
    I've always had success with the pencil method ...
    If it's a 'Fender heavy' in there, just use whatever. But for a Blue Chip, I always go with the Blackwing 602. I promise you that when John Steinbeck dropped a pick inside his instrument... he reached for a Blackwing. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HonketyHank View Post
    Wow. This morning I didn't even know that there was an actual thing called a spudger. Had I known, I would also have known how badly I needed one. Oh, sweet innocence! Amazon now has me on their spudger list, too.
    The spudgers must be the tools for retrieving the potatoes from your ears.

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    A 'spludger"? Someone needs to get a life.

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