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Post by Steve777 on Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:14 pm

Word Origin & History

plectrum
1626, from L. plectrum, from Gk. plektron "thing to strike with" (pick for a lyre, cock's supr, spear point, etc.), from plek-, root of plessein "to strike."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

There you have it Hobster, the year 1626 although stringed instruments were around before then.

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Post by hobster on Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:32 pm

Just ordered some Very Happy
I'll be the hippest picker on the block!

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Post by DreamRaven on Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:12 pm

They will be on their way tomorrow, hobster!.

Roll up, roll up, for the next tranche of plectrums...

That lot went so quick, that I didn't get any!

So. Anyone else interested?

I going to offer options, this time:
Black plectrum, with gold logo, as pictured above
Glow in the dark plectrum with black logo.
Blood Red with black logo

Weights as before, Medium Light (0.71) as before (my choice), Medium Heavy (0.81) or Bass player Thick (0.96).

A ten day turnaround from order, which means no glow in the dark for Hallowe'en (except I got one free with my order, with a ghost face on it, v. cute!)

£3.50 inc P&P for 10, although the glow in the dark are more expensive at £4.50 inc P&P for 10.

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Post by DreamRaven on Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:14 pm

Forgot to clarify...

When I say 'offering options' I meant to say, 'vote on your preference'. I have to order a minimum of 100 at a time, so, if I do not get a minimum order of 50 for any given style, I will not be ordering them.

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Post by DreamRaven on Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:41 pm

Final post, for tonight?

Here is a new link, for you international purchasers.

I have found that to post 10 (or more) plectrums to Europe or the US (and probably AUS) it is going to cost £1.50 for surface mail, which will take 10-14 days.

To that end, I have to make it clear that the links above are ONLY for UK purchases. If you are international please use the following link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KWS8ZRSNKLLSN

Thanks! These are the proverbial hot cakes! There are t-shirts and stickers available too! Search the forum that this message is in.

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Post by hobster on Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:39 pm

Just recieved the plectrums (i'll call em plectrums because they came from England Very Happy ) today.

Wow, amazingly fast shipment! I order them 5 days ago and here they are in good ol Oregon USA. I didn't think it was possible to get across the ocean that quick. Thanks a bunch DreamRaven - i really dig em!

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Post by DreamRaven on Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:42 pm

Second batch of plectrums have arrived and all received orders have been fulfilled

Have 50 left, so, if ya wan' em, best get 'em while you can!

Been using them in rehearsals, hammering on my Thunder IIIv3

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Post by Westbone on Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:15 pm

Can you get any yellow or white one's? .71's

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Post by DreamRaven on Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:59 pm

I can get solid white, glow in the dark (which is a yellowey white, but not really yellow) or orange. On that I can print black, silver or gold ink in one colour.

Wha'choo need, bro? afro

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Post by Westbone on Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:23 pm

Any light coloured one's. The black one's are hard to find in the dark. :cat:

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Post by DreamRaven on Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:38 pm

Got's to be the 'glo in the dark' ones then!

They ain't LCD, rabbit catching headlights jobbies, but, on stage, in the dark, they is gonna glow!

I reckon silver or black on glow in the dark would work. The black would stand out against the glowing plastic (the example I have from the supplier has black ink on it) and in the dark, the silver is probably going to look pretty black. But, in the light, the silver might look cool...

The colours that I got's choice from are:

Black, White, Glo, Orange, Green, Red, sky blue and pink.

IF you just want the Westone logo on it, I would need a minimum order, preferably of 30 or 50.

I kinda like the idea of pink or glo, but you can call the colour, if you want. Price is still £3.50 for 10, inc P&P to the UK

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Post by Westbone on Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:53 am

Put me down for 30 'glows'. Whatever print. cheers. Cool

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Post by mr mikey on Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:13 am

Hi, next time you have some in stock, I would like to purchase a set(or 6). I like the black with gold lettering, glo with black lettering, and possibly glo with silver lettering(a pic of one of these would be cool if it could be uploaded).

But yeah, I definitely would get 3sets of the black w/gold and another 3sets of the glo w/black....if silver looks good on glo, i'd prefer 2sets of each kind then, all in the .71 ofcourse.

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Post by DreamRaven on Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:33 am

Glow in the dark with silver were delivered from my supplier this weekend. Photos in daylight will go up soon. My compact was unable to take a shot of them glowing, so I may try my DSLR on long exposure to see what I get

I have pm'd Mr Mike about your request

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Post by mr mikey on Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:05 pm

Christmas is coming soon....whatever will I do if I accidentally order too many picks/plectrums<<<<that word freaks me out man!!! affraid

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Post by Westbone on Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:05 pm

Got the glow with silver logo plekkies(picks for the doodles) today, very cool and they do 'Glow' in the dark. Perfect.
Well done Dreamraven, Thanks. What a Face

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Post by DreamRaven on Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:58 pm

No problem, Mr Westbone. Glad to be of service.

For those of you, sitting on the side lines, waiting for the pictures of the glowies...

As yet, I have not been able to photo the damn things glowing, maybe tomorrow [maybe tomorrow, I plan to settle down, maybe tomorrow, until then, I'll just keep movin' on...]

Until then, here are the shots of them in artificial light.




If you are outside the UK, please use this link to get these babies:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7K8J2XY2JYGNG

If you are in the good ol' UK, please use this link to place an order:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=HVF7YNASCJVK4

The only difference is the postage:
£3+0.50p&p for 10x0.71mm glow in the dark plectrums, for the UK
£3+£1.50p&p for 10x0.71mm glow in the dark plectrums for the rest of the world.

Come and get 'em, whilst you still can!!

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Post by Westbone on Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:18 pm

I wondered where that damn dog(London) had got to." He just keeps movin' on."

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Post by mr mikey on Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:00 am

Hahaha....ok, the postage to the "good ole US of A" tongue is 1.5 pounds....*gets out calculator*....is cost of postage still 1.5Pounds if I get 2 sets of glo w/silver logo and 2 sets of black w/gold logo, in .71 ofcourse? Heck, I'll just get total from ya later....us southerners aren't known for our calculative abilities. rabbit

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Post by DreamRaven on Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:59 am

To answer your question Mr Mike.

PayPal should only charge you for one element of postage per product, so if you order 2 or 3 or 4 sets of glowies you will get charged £1.50 for the postage of that item, if you order 2 or 3 or 4 sets of blacks, you should also only get charged £1.50 for the postage.

I have set it like this, for the ease of it. I am making zero profit from this activity, including the envelopes and trips to the post office, so rather than having to take your order, take it down the street to the post office to find the price, bring it back, let you know, wait for your payment, then put everything in the envelope again, seal it and take it BACK to the post office and actuallly despatch it, this makes it simple.

That said, if people PM me with their order, I can combine stuff, and then make a specific personal request through PayPal with combined postage prices, rather than you having to click the links in the forum

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Post by DreamRaven on Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:44 pm

OK

This thread died a death, and I still have a good 50 or so plectrums left in a box, a good thousand stickers (both those that you stick on the side of an amp cabinet and those that you stick on a non official guitar case, also, if you seach you can get a good deal on hoodies and t-shirts with the Westone bird, as shown on the top of this site.

Click here to buy the last load of pleccies!

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7PK5AVJ2JZZYS

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Post by PDS on Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:17 am

I like those a lot! 10 ordered via paypal cheers!

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Post by Iceman on Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:01 am

And I like them twice as much as you do, PDS... Wink

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Post by PaulS on Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:46 am

An honest appraisal - I found the plectrums to be really poor quality. Every single one of mine broke when I very first used them. And not just because I was using them on a bass and I hit the strings hard - I bought some for a guitarist and his did the same.

By contrast I am still using Jim Dunlop 1mm nylons that I bought 5 years ago.

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Post by DreamRaven on Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:47 am

Paul

I am sorry that you were disappointed. If you had PMd me, we could have sorted something out...

Just for the record, I have three from the original batch in my pick pocket (you know the one, front right on a pair of Levis) which I use on a weekly basis, on my acoustic, my Les Paul and my Thunder. I haven't used them on my Rail, but then I haven't used ANY pick on that machine!

I have had one or two break, the first one went 10 songs through a gig of rock songs, the second chipped the tip some way through a three hour rehearsal. That said, it wasn't 'on first use' and I have had almost all the types of plectrum I have tried, under 1mm break and shatter under heavy use. That is why we buy batches of them, no?

I appreciate that they might not be to everyone's taste, which is why I am selling them at cost price, plus postage. To be sure, they are 0.71mm thick, so almost identical to other 'medium' plectrums I have in my 'stash'. They are not flexible, they are of the standard plastic... Nothing fancy. standard 0.71 plectrums, in black or glow in the dark with the Westone logo on them.

I was about to put the last batch of the black ones in the post (there has been a flurry of activity, for some reason), but I am going to leave it until Monday (I am going away for the weekend in about an hour) in case anyone who has placed an order wishes to change their mind. If you do, PM me, and I will action the refund, all with no bad feelings.

Just to confirm, I have sold out of the black ones, but I do have 30 glow in the dark with silver logos available:
If you are outside the UK, please use this link to get these babies:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7K8J2XY2JYGNG

If you are in the good ol' UK, please use this link to place an order:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=HVF7YNASCJVK4

On the other hand, if you guys think that the thicker ones would be of more use, I will place an order for thicker ones, which will take a week or two to come through. I ordered the medium ones at the time two years ago, because they were the same thickness as the only plectrums I used then. Since then I have experimented with thinner and thicker ones. I do use V-Picks (thick see-through triangles) every now and again, but those picks do make the majority of my stash.

Let me know!

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Post by PDS on Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:38 am

Admire your integrity DreamRaven - For 3 quid though i'm prepared to take my chances. It would hardly rank up there with some of my more expensive follies!

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Post by Iceman on Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:06 pm

Hey DreamRaven,

I ordered 2 sets of 10 using the earlier link you posted not this more recent one. If you could substitute 10 of the G.I.T.D. ones please do so. The other link only showed black ones.

Also since I'm in the US of A the postage that I was charged may not be correct. Please correct it if necessary as it may be too little.

Thanks!

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Post by corsair on Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:54 pm

Send 'em on, bro.... £3 ain't worth worrying about!

That said, thanks to Paul for having the courage to raise the issue, and big ups to DR for copping it sweet and showing the integrity we know he possesses.


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Post by DreamRaven on Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:53 pm

Iceman wrote:I ordered 2 sets of 10 using the earlier link you posted not this more recent one. If you could substitute 10 of the G.I.T.D. ones please do so. The other link only showed black ones.

Also since I'm in the US of A the postage that I was charged may not be correct. Please correct it if necessary as it may be too little.

Ice

No problem swapping some blacks for glows, happy to do so. They will be hitting the post box at some point tomorrow...

Yup, the postage on the first link that you used was incorrect, but that is my fault, so relax, got it covered.

Integrity? Gritty, mayhap...

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Post by DreamRaven on Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:01 pm

Newsflash...

After a bit of a tidy up I found another little pack of plectrums

The price of me purchasing these items has just gone up from my supplier, so if I order any more it is going to cost £5 per 10.

Added to that, our Royal Mail has stated that postage prices are going up soon. So, if you want plectrums at £3.50 for 10, and 50p for UK postage, £1.50 for international, better get in soon!

I have 3 sets of 10 Black and 3 sets of 10 Glow in the dark left. The links for each type, and your choice of UK or International postage are found in the thread above.

Thanks

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Post by PDS on Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:43 pm

Got my picks today. Totally lived up to my expectations. Standard medium picks which have sustained my amateur playing with no issues whatsoever although i'm no regular string breaker.

The eagle is well worth it and big thanks to dreamraven for owning up to why my delivery was slightly longer than expected. Lets not name the guilty part eh. Can't live with them can't live without them Wink

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Post by DreamRaven on Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:24 pm

Or:
"cant live with them, can't live with them!"

Or:
"can't live with them and a shallow grave gets you into trouble..."

Or:
"why the hell would she live with me? Crazy ain't the word!"

Glad you finally got them and were upto scratch...


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