Last but not least, the faces were sanded in the way we typically do it.
I see a lot of people starting to make their picks like we do btw.
The faces were sanded with a medium grit to contrast the wet-looking gloss.
If it’s not a contrast in color, then it’s a contrast in texture… That’s learned from photography or visual arts.
In this case, the black material contrasting with the white, the red material contrasting with the green engraving,
and finally the polished bevels contrasting with the matte faces of the pick.
All of this is considered.
How long did all of this take?
If I were to run through it from start to finish, maybe 30 minutes to an hour tops.
But with the video recording and all, this pick took a couple of hours to make and shoot simultaneously.
This isn’t taking into account the time it took to put the video together nor the time it took to write this article while also running the daily shop operations…
At this time we were undertaking a pre-order of Sammy Duet’s signature guitar picks.
If you’re into some blackened thrash extreme metal, check him out on Instagram @SammyPierreDuet
A couple of people had asked about the time it took to make a custom guitar pick like this, so I included it this time.
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We’re looking forward to your feedback. Let us know how you feel about these videos or if you think we should try something different,
maybe different music? Different video angles? Longer videos, shorter videos?
Anyways, thank you for watching or reading if you got this far!
-Alex & The Iron Age Team
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It is always the result of high intention,
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It represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”
~William A. Foster (MOH Recipient, 1945)