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Apr 15, 2019 - 3:19:55 PM



16 posts since 3/11/2007

I did a gig with Cynthia Sayer recently and she had a pick holder made of metal. Does anyone know what companies would have made them and where I can find one?
Any photos or knowledge would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Marcy Marxer

Apr 15, 2019 - 4:41:06 PM

1188 posts since 4/13/2009

Grover made them back in the '20's and '30's.

Apr 15, 2019 - 5:27:35 PM
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273 posts since 9/10/2013

Richelieu made them as well. They show up periodically in the classifieds and in the "flea market" section of the larger vintage instrument dealers. Patience helps a lot...


Apr 15, 2019 - 5:39:30 PM



8644 posts since 11/28/2003

Here is one on a B&D Special # 2 that I once owned.  


Apr 15, 2019 - 7:32:04 PM



128 posts since 6/26/2004

I would check with some instrument dealers. They may have one stashed away in a drawer somewhere.

Apr 16, 2019 - 8:00:16 AM



144 posts since 12/21/2012

Marcy , I recently saw a video by tenor jazz banjo player and BHO member JRay136 where he had something attached to his banjo that piqued my interest..I thought perhaps it was a mute of I know what it really was! His appears to be gold....he might know where to find one if you contacted him.

Apr 16, 2019 - 8:17:09 AM

51490 posts since 12/14/2005

Wild guess, but...

Couldn't a spring clip from the office supply aisle be  modified to do a similar job?

Apr 16, 2019 - 9:23:53 AM



16 posts since 3/11/2007

This is great!!! Thank you for the pic and advice! I'm playing a lot of tenor and cello banjo these days. A pick holder is a great idea.
I'll try the paper clip soon. HA!!!!!

Apr 16, 2019 - 10:43:56 AM

1907 posts since 8/10/2005

i made a couple when i couldn't afford to buy some. they are pretty easy to cobble together if you have the inclination.  mine weren't too pretty but sure did do the job.

Edited by - budbennett on 04/16/2019 10:44:30

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