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Will Pick Slinger mean an end to lost plectrums?

If you're a chronic loser of picks, you might just be interested in the Pick Slinger, a plectrum you wear like a ring that allows you to sling a pick in and out of your grip.

That means there's no danger of dropping your precious plec when you reach over to grab a drink/tweak pedal settings/shake your fist at the drummer.

From a playing perspective, we can certainly see the accessory being useful for switching between fingerpicking and strumming, but the Pick Slinger gang reckon it will allow you to “strum, tap, slap or fingerpick faster than ever before”.

If you're intrigued enough to investigate further, Pick Slinger is available to buy from the company's website.

Another accessory purported to aid picking is the trigger-shaped Pykmax, while Ernie Ball's Pick Buddy also claims to limit the loss of picks.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.