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Category: EC performing music

Guitar pick holder for iLimb / Dunlop TORTEX picks [3d printed solution]

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Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Guitar pick holder for iLimb / Dunlop TORTEX picks [3d printed solution]; published February 12, 2017, 17:23; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=7198.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1574228376, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Guitar pick holder for iLimb / Dunlop TORTEX picks [3d printed solution]}}, month = {February},year = {2017}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=7198}}


As we all know, I just recently designed and rapid prototyped a guitar pick holder for my prosthetic hook.

And guess what, this guitar pick holder also perfectly fits my iLimb revolution, certainly making me the first official "Cyborg AND 3d-print" endowing prosthetic arm guitar player, like, ever ; ) That just got to be raising hell, getting all these new hyped up slogan words lined up, like, together. Plus, this is just a really first test, as in, first minutes. I put in on, and 5 minutes later, this.

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Guitar pick holder for Hosmer 5 hook /Dunlop TORTEX picks [3d printed solution]

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Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Guitar pick holder for Hosmer 5 hook /Dunlop TORTEX picks [3d printed solution]; published February 11, 2017, 00:08; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=7189.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1574228376, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Guitar pick holder for Hosmer 5 hook /Dunlop TORTEX picks [3d printed solution]}}, month = {February},year = {2017}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=7189}}


I was searching for a practical way to get back to playing guitar with a pick for quite a while. I knew what I wanted - I just had to make it happen.

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Playing guitar [update]

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Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Playing guitar [update]; published February 3, 2015, 18:15; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=4367.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1574228376, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Playing guitar [update]}}, month = {February},year = {2015}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=4367}}


Recent advances to do the really important things in life not only cover exploits regarding bike riding.

Also, people were at it trying to improve their guitar picking.

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Below elbow amputee socket with guitar plectrum mount [proof of concept]

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Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Below elbow amputee socket with guitar plectrum mount [proof of concept]; published August 31, 2012, 06:19; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=810.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1574228376, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Below elbow amputee socket with guitar plectrum mount [proof of concept]}}, month = {August},year = {2012}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=810}}


Carsten Werner from Köln (Germany) - also a right below elbow amputee - allowed me to web publish his design and implementation for a plectrum mount. With that, he passed the entry test for a Jazz College back in 1988. And with all due respect for other one handed guitar players, that is an achievement I find hard to match.

The design contains a round piece of metal with one part bent up straight. Against that, a metal bar is squeezed with two screws. The rest - semi circular slit for rotationally variant mounting - is self evident from the photographs. In terms of positioning on the socket, it appears to be necessary to place the plectrum close to the end of the radius bone - or wherever else you feel most comfortable.

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One handed guitar and bass players

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Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - One handed guitar and bass players; published June 24, 2009, 09:26; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=190.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1574228376, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - One handed guitar and bass players}}, month = {June},year = {2009}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=190}}


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There is a number of people that play guitar or bass guitar with just one hand. Here is an overview over whom I found in the World Wild Web. Obviously, both technique and equipment are modified to match the player's preferences and I am always interested in learning about, obviously, both.

In the meantime, I have

  • developed a 3D-printed guitar pick holder [link]
  • obtained images and permission to share a successful jazz guitarist's prosthetic arm details [link]

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