Is it safe to use a penny, nickle, dime or quarter as a replacement for a pick?

Is it safe to use a penny, nickle, dime or quarter as a replacement for a pick?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    those things that come on bread. you know the things that seal it. not the twist ties. but yeah. they are l;ike plastic.

    thats what i use.

  • 1 decade ago

    personally i would use a plectrum, they can be bought from your local music shop or the internet for literally a few pounds.

    the money is harsher on the strings so may cause damage in the long term but if you change your strings regularly then it should make no difference

    maybe you should take this chance to practise using your fingers it improves your playing ten fold (it did personally)

    but i cant see the problem with using money although the shape may make it difficult as it doesnt have a pointy edge.

    hope this helps:)

  • 1 decade ago

    I wouldn't do that... it can't be safe since a pick doesn't weigh as much as a coin and hasn't got sharp edges... if you don't have a pick just use your fingers, it's safer for the strings

  • 1 decade ago

    safe? It might damage it but its safe...

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