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John Entwistle £9.00

Pack of 5 or 10 Heavy Gauge Picks (0.96)

Select a size: 10 Left

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OK, we admit it… John Entwistle was primarily a ‘fingers’ player, and used plectrums relatively sparingly… but to produce a range of Rock Plectrums to honour some of the greatest bass guitarists in the World, and to leave him out... well, that would simply have been remiss.

Known as ‘The Ox’ (due to his strong constitution, and ability to withstand heavier drink and drug binges than any other band mate), Entwistle was a fantastic foil as bassist in The Who. Whilst Keith Moon and Pete Townshend ripped up the stage (and their equipment), with competing and increasingly flamboyant playing styles, John would be still and calm, at the side of the stage, almost disinterestedly tapping out phenomenal bass lines in his bizarre, multi-fingered ‘typewriting’ style of plucking.

Sadly, we lost an incredible bass-playing talent on 27th June 2002, when John passed away in room 658 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas), in the company of a stripper, alcohol, and cocaine.  

One of John’s basses sold at auction for $100,000, on May 13th, 2003, at Sotheby’s Auction House, London. Nicknamed ‘Frankenstein’, it was a bass he’d built himself in a hotel room, from five smashed Fender parts. The Frankenstein nickname was earned from his subsequent delight at finding he’d wired it correctly, put it back together, and found that it produced sound… He celebrated by running around his suite shouting “It’s alive! it’s alive!”.

Luckily, our Junk Male John Entwistle Plectrums are much more affordable, and are manufactured from high quality celluloid, in a slick, matt finish – that doesn’t slip, even in sweaty hands during gigs.

These Heavy Gauge Plectrums (0.96 mm), are particularly well-suited to heavy-duty bass guitar work (but can obviously be used by guitarists too). Even though there is plenty of flex and movement in them, the cambered edges produce a really nice, powerful ‘attack’ when needed – great for when you really want to ‘dig-in’.

No gig-bag, guitar case, or wallet should be without an emergency supply of these unique plectrums. They’re a great, high-quality bass or guitar pick, which are only produced in strictly limited quantities, so are sure to be collectable. 

You can buy these in packs of either 5 or 10 guitar picks. The 10-pack is better value, as you’ll only pay for eight plectrums, and will get two free.

They also make a great – and inexpensive gift – for the bassist or guitars in your life.