SANDRA KNOSPE & RoxetteBlog are extremely proud and happy to present the PLECtionary!

PLECtionary_300x203In this ”encyclopedia” you can find all the plecs – except those few ones Sandra is missing – which are related anyhow to the Rox World. We could see some of the plecs in the Att vara Per Gessle book, on the cover of Tourism, in the RoxBox or in the booklet of the GT25 Live DVD, as well as on some pictures posted on Facebook, but we could never see the complete collection together before.

Sandra put a tremendous amount of work into this, taking all these beautiful photos and sharing the trivia she knows. It’s always a pleasure to work together with PERfectionists. Hats off, Sandra and HUGE thanx again!

Anytime there is a new plec in the collection, the PLECtionary will be updated. Help Sandra to make her collection complete, if you can! You can contact her on Facebook or in e-mail.

/PP

 

1_SK_300x170 1.
Text front:
LOOK SHARP!
Text back: IT’S ONLY PLAYBACK P.GESSLE
Colour pick: red
Colour print: white
Gauge: heavy
Quantity: 5 gross (720 picks)
Trivia from Sandra: One of the first plecs, used during the Look Sharp! Tour 1988/1989. Back then a tabloid mentioned that 800 customized picks were made and it was described as the most useless investment of that tour. I see it a bit differently.
3__SK_300x170 2.
Text front:
MONEY NEVER SLEEP$
Text back: ROXETTE P. GESSLE
Colour pick: white
Colour print: black
Gauge: heavy
Quantity: 3 gross (360 picks)
Trivia from Sandra: This one also belongs to the set of the plecs made for the Look Sharp! Tour 1988/1989. One of these picks can be seen on the back sleeve of TOURISM album, so most likely the leftovers were used later on the Joyride tour as well. It’s the equivalent to the b/w one and my most precious pick from now on and forever. I only got it because Per was willing to help me find Plectrum-Nirvana
Trivia from Per: The ”money-picks” came from an idea to harass the Swedish media who always considered me / us to be too commercial and never could read between the lines. It’s always rewarding to try to make fun of reporters, I think every artist agrees on that. Come to think of it, most humans probably do. ”Money never sleeps” came from the ”Wall Street”-movie (a quote by Gordon Gekko).
2_SK_300x170 3.
Text front:
MONEY NEVER SLEEP$
Text back: ROXETTE P. GESSLE
Colour pick: black
Colour print: white
Gauge: heavy
Quantity: 3 gross (360 picks)
Trivia from Sandra: This one also belongs to the set of the plecs made for the Look Sharp! Tour 1988/1989. It also exists in white with black letters.
Trivia from Per: The ”money-picks” came from an idea to harass the Swedish media who always considered me / us to be too commercial and never could read between the lines. It’s always rewarding to try to make fun of reporters, I think every artist agrees on that. Come to think of it, most humans probably do. ”Money never sleeps” came from the ”Wall Street”-movie (a quote by Gordon Gekko).
8_SK_300x170 4.
Text front:
DON’T BORE US GET TO THE CHORUS
Text back: PER GESSLE ROXETTE
Colour pick: pink
Colour print: metallic silver
Gauge: heavy
Quantity: 3 gross (360 picks)
Trivia from Sandra: Used during the Join the Joyride World Tour 1991/1992 and later during the Crash! Boom! Bang! World Tour 1994/1995. Two of these picks can be seen on the back sleeve of TOURISM album.
9_SK_300x170 5.
Text front:
DON’T BORE US GET TO THE CHORUS
Text back: PER GESSLE ROXETTE
Colour pick: light blue
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: heavy
Quantity: 3 gross (360 picks)
Trivia from Sandra: Used during the Join the Joyride World Tour 1991/1992 and later during the Crash! Boom! Bang! World Tour 1994/1995. And I think I could spot one of these on Per’s mic stand during one of the Room Service showcases in 2001, too.
7_SK_300x170 6.
Text front: IT’S LONELY AT THE TOP
Text back: PER GESSLE ROXETTE
Colour pick: white
Colour print: black
Gauge: heavy
Quantity: 5 gross (720 picks)
Trivia from Sandra: Also used during the Join the Joyride World Tour 1991/1992 and later during the Crash! Boom! Bang! World Tour 1994/1995. However, I got this one from Per in 2003.
7_SK_300x170 7.
Text front:
HELLO – YOU FOOL – I LOVE YOU
Text back: PER GESSLE ROXETTE
Colour pick: black
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 5 gross (720 picks)
Trivia from Sandra: Used since the Join the Joyride World Tour 1991/1992, this one here is from Sydney, Australia 1991.
3_SK_300x170 8.
Text front:
ART FOR ME IS JUST SHORT FOR ARTHUR
Text back: PER GESSLE ROXETTE
Colour pick: white
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 5 gross (720 picks)
Trivia from Sandra: Used since the Join the Joyride World Tour 1991/1992, this one here is also from Sydney, Australia 1991.
Trivia from Per: Yes, it’s a quote from Keith Richards. I thought it was pretty cool at the time. It’s very old. I wouldn’t use it today.
5_SK_300x170 9.
Text front:
ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER DOLLAR
Text back: PER GESSLE ROXETTE
Colour pick: tortoise
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 5 gross (720 picks)
Trivia from Sandra: Used since the Join the Joyride World Tour 1991/1992. Two of these picks can be seen on the sleeve of TOURISM album. In the tabloid ”Expressen” it was mentioned in an article from 1991 that there was one more ”money-themed pick” made for the Joyride tour which said ”LEAVE THE AWARDS, GIVE US THE MONEY” but Per said this was just a joke.
Trivia from Per: The ”money-picks” came from an idea to harass the Swedish media who always considered me / us to be too commercial and never could read between the lines. It’s always rewarding to try to make fun of reporters, I think every artist agrees on that. Come to think of it, most humans probably do. ”Another day, another dollar” was a phrase our American lawyer used all the time.
10_SK_300x170 10.
Text front:
HEJ DIN TOK JAG ÄLSKAR DIG
Text back: WODDY
Colour pick: white
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 5 gross (720 picks)
Trivia from Sandra: Ordered by Åsa around the Join the Joyride World Tour 1991/1992. Played by Per then and later during the Crash! Boom! Bang! World Tour 1994/1995.
Trivia from Per: (To the questions: Which year is that from exactly? What’s the story of it and what was your first reaction when you saw the misspelling?) Can’t remember. It certainly wasn’t me who ordered them, I know howh too spel. (To the question: Was there another production of these plecs with correct spelling?) No, I don’t think so. We were poor in those days, one edition was enough to crash the budget.
6_SK_300x170 11.
Text front: CASH BOOM BANK
Text back: P.G. ROXETTE
Colour pick: tortoise
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 5 gross (720 picks)
Trivia from Sandra: Used during the Crash! Boom! Bang! World Tour 1994/1995. This one is from Halle, Germany 1994.
Trivia from Per: The ”money-picks” came from an idea to harass the Swedish media who always considered me / us to be too commercial and never could read between the lines. It’s always rewarding to try to make fun of reporters, I think every artist agrees on that. Come to think of it, most humans probably do.
10_SK_300x170 12.
Text front:
ROOM SERVICE 2001
Text back: Per Gessle ROXETTE
Colour pick: black
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used during the Room Service Tour 2001, but also during Per’s Mazarin Tour through Sweden two years later.
11_SK_300x170 13.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: white
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the 1st edition of the picks that were made for the Night Of The Proms Tour 2009. 800 plecs were made in 17 different colours and they used the same font as for the picks of Per’s Party Crasher Tour earlier that year. But Per felt that this font (Malermeister) made the many letters of ”GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS” look too fuzzy and hard to read. So a 2nd edition was printed with another font used on the front. The flipside stayed the same as the one from the Party Crasher Tour picks. According to Per’s guitar tech, Mikael Nogueira Svensson, they threw almost all of the 1st edition picks away.
13_NEW_SK_300x170 14.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: cream white
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Another pick from the 1st edition. The plecs from the 1st edition were never used during the NOTP Tour. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 13)
12_SK_300x170 15.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: grey
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Another pick from the 1st edition. The plecs from the 1st edition were never used during the NOTP Tour. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 13)
13_SK_300x170 16.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: yellow
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Another pick from the 1st edition. The plecs from the 1st edition were never used during the NOTP Tour. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 13)
14_SK_300x170 17.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: orange
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Another pick from the 1st edition. The plecs from the 1st edition were never used during the NOTP Tour. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 13)
15_SK_300x170 18.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: light pink
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Another pick from the 1st edition. The plecs from the 1st edition were never used during the NOTP Tour. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 13)
16_SK_300x170 19.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: purple
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Another pick from the 1st edition. The plecs from the 1st edition were never used during the NOTP Tour. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 13)
19_NEW_SK_300x170 20.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: dark pink
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Another pick from the 1st edition. The plecs from the 1st edition were never used during the NOTP Tour. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 13)
18_SK_300x170 21.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: pink
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Another pick from the 1st edition. The plecs from the 1st edition were never used during the NOTP Tour. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 13)
21_NEW_SK_300x170 22.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: red
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Another pick from the 1st edition. The plecs from the 1st edition were never used during the NOTP Tour. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 13)
17_SK_300x170 23.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: maroon
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Another pick from the 1st edition. The plecs from the 1st edition were never used during the NOTP Tour. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 13)
21_SK_300x170 24.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: black
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Another pick from the 1st edition. The plecs from the 1st edition were never used during the NOTP Tour. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 13)
20_SK_300x170 25.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: brown
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Another pick from the 1st edition. The plecs from the 1st edition were never used during the NOTP Tour. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 13)
26_SK_300x170 26.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: green
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Another pick from the 1st edition. The plecs from the 1st edition were never used during the NOTP Tour. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 13)
19_SK_300x170 27.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: blue
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Another pick from the 1st edition. The plecs from the 1st edition were never used during the NOTP Tour. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 13)
22_SK_300x170 28.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: white
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the 2nd edition of the picks that were made for the Night Of The Proms Tour 2009 with a different font type on the front. It was also produced in 17 different colours, but some colours rarely made it to the mic stand during the concerts.
23_SK_300x170 29.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: cream white
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the 2nd edition of the picks and was used during the Night Of The Proms Tour 2009. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 28)
24_SK_300x170 30.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: grey
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the 2nd edition of the picks and was used during the Night Of The Proms Tour 2009. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 28)
25_SK_300x170 31.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: yellow
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the 2nd edition of the picks and was used during the Night Of The Proms Tour 2009. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 28)
26_SK_300x170 32.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: orange
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the 2nd edition of the picks and was used during the Night Of The Proms Tour 2009. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 28)
27_SK_300x170 33.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: light pink
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the 2nd edition of the picks and was used during the Night Of The Proms Tour 2009. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 28)
28_SK_300x170 34.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: pink
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the 2nd edition of the picks and was used during the Night Of The Proms Tour 2009. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 28)
29_SK_300x170 35.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: light purple
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the 2nd edition of the picks and was used during the Night Of The Proms Tour 2009. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 28)
30_SK_300x170 36.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: purple
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the 2nd edition of the picks and was used during the Night Of The Proms Tour 2009. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 28)
35_NEW_SK_300x170 37.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: dark pink
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the 2nd edition of the picks and was used during the Night Of The Proms Tour 2009. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 28)
32_SK_300x170 38.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: pink
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the 2nd edition of the picks and was used during the Night Of The Proms Tour 2009. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 28)
35_SK_300x170 39.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: red
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the 2nd edition of the picks and was used during the Night Of The Proms Tour 2009. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 28)
31_SK_300x170 40.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: maroon
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the 2nd edition of the picks and was used during the Night Of The Proms Tour 2009. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 28)
37_SK_300x170 41.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: black
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the 2nd edition of the picks and was used during the Night Of The Proms Tour 2009. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 28)
36_SK_300x170 42.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: brown
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the 2nd edition of the picks and was used during the Night Of The Proms Tour 2009. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 28)
34_SK_300x170 43.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: green
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the 2nd edition of the picks and was used during the Night Of The Proms Tour 2009. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 28) I never saw a pick in this colour on Per’s mic stand on any of the shows. Got it from him after a show in Antwerp.
33_SK_300x170 44.
Text front:
GOOFIN’ AT THE PROMS
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: blue
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the 2nd edition of the picks and was used during the Night Of The Proms Tour 2009. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 28)
38_SK_300x170 45.
Text front: Fender MEDIUM (not customized)
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: tortoise
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Obviously, it’s not customized, but I got it from Per in Antwerp 2009 after one of the NOTP shows. He carried it in his bag and it’s heavily used. It even looks like he chewed on it. So I decided to put it in here as well.
44_NEW_SK_300x170 46.
Text front:
DUNLOP
Text back: OVERKILL 2010
Colour pick: white
Colour print: black
Gauge: heavy
Trivia from Sandra: No Per pick. I got this one and all the other 16 colours of the set from backline technician Mikael Nogueira Svensson in 2014. But since the print says 2010 and since they were obviously ordered together with the NOTP picks in 2009, I put them here. Micke N-S prefers to use heavy gauge guitar picks, so all of them are thicker than the ones Per uses. Btw, Overkill AB is the company from which lots of the backline gear is used on tour.
45_NEW_SK_300x170 47.
Text front:
DUNLOP
Text back: OVERKILL 2010
Colour pick: cream white
Colour print: black
Gauge: heavy
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the picks that backline technician Micke N-S uses. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 46)
46_NEW_SK_300x170 48.
Text front:
DUNLOP
Text back: OVERKILL 2010
Colour pick: grey
Colour print: black
Gauge: heavy
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the picks that backline technician Micke N-S uses. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 46)
47_NEW_SK_300x170 49.
Text front:
DUNLOP
Text back: OVERKILL 2010
Colour pick: yellow
Colour print: black
Gauge: heavy
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the picks that backline technician Micke N-S uses. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 46)
48_NEW_SK_300x170 50.
Text front:
DUNLOP
Text back: OVERKILL 2010
Colour pick: orange
Colour print: black
Gauge: heavy
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the picks that backline technician Micke N-S uses. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 46)
49_NEW_SK_300x170 51.
Text front:
DUNLOP
Text back: OVERKILL 2010
Colour pick: light pink
Colour print: black
Gauge: heavy
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the picks that backline technician Micke N-S uses. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 46)
50_NEW_SK_300x170 52.
Text front:
DUNLOP
Text back: OVERKILL 2010
Colour pick: pink
Colour print: black
Gauge: heavy
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the picks that backline technician Micke N-S uses. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 46)
51_NEW_SK_300x170 53.
Text front:
DUNLOP
Text back: OVERKILL 2010
Colour pick: light purple
Colour print: black
Gauge: heavy
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the picks that backline technician Micke N-S uses. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 46)
52_NEW_SK_300x170 54.
Text front:
DUNLOP
Text back: OVERKILL 2010
Colour pick: purple
Colour print: white
Gauge: heavy
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the picks that backline technician Micke N-S uses. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 46)
42_SK_300x170 55.
Text front:
DUNLOP
Text back: OVERKILL 2010
Colour pick: dark pink
Colour print: white
Gauge: heavy
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the picks that backline technician Micke N-S uses. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 46)
54_NEW_SK_300x170 56.
Text front:
DUNLOP
Text back: OVERKILL 2010
Colour pick: pink
Colour print: white
Gauge: heavy
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the picks that backline technician Micke N-S uses. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 46)
55_NEW_SK_300x170 57.
Text front:
DUNLOP
Text back: OVERKILL 2010
Colour pick: red
Colour print: white
Gauge: heavy
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the picks that backline technician Micke N-S uses. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 46)
56_NEW_SK_300x170 58.
Text front:
DUNLOP
Text back: OVERKILL 2010
Colour pick: maroon
Colour print: white
Gauge: heavy
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the picks that backline technician Micke N-S uses. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 46)
57_NEW_SK_300x170 59.
Text front:
DUNLOP
Text back: OVERKILL 2010
Colour pick: black
Colour print: white
Gauge: heavy
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the picks that backline technician Micke N-S uses. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 46)
58_NEW_SK_300x170 60.
Text front:
DUNLOP
Text back: OVERKILL 2010
Colour pick: brown
Colour print: white
Gauge: heavy
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the picks that backline technician Micke N-S uses. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 46)
59_NEW_SK_300x170 61.
Text front:
DUNLOP
Text back: OVERKILL 2010
Colour pick: green
Colour print: white
Gauge: heavy
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the picks that backline technician Micke N-S uses. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 46)
60_NEW_SK_300x170 62.
Text front:
DUNLOP
Text back: OVERKILL 2010
Colour pick: blue
Colour print: white
Gauge: heavy
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the picks that backline technician Micke N-S uses. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 46)
39_SK_300x170 63.
Text front:
ROXETTE
Text back: PER GESSLE 2010
Colour pick: white
Colour print: black
Gauge: exists in thin and in medium gauge
Trivia from Sandra: Used during the Roxette concerts in 2010.
40_SK_300x170 64.
Text front:
ROXETTE
Text back: PER GESSLE 2010
Colour pick: black
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used during the Roxette concerts in 2010.
41_SK_300x170 65.
Text front:
ROXETTE
Text back: PER GESSLE 2010
Colour pick: blue
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by Christoffer Lundquist during the Roxette concerts in 2010 and that was the first time Chris used customized plecs at all. Actually, they were made for Per, but he passed the blue ones on to Chris. See Per’s comment here.
43_SK_300x170 66.
Text front:
Cool Leif drawing / World Tour 2011
Text back: How Do You Do!
Colour pick: black
Colour print: metallic red
Gauge: thin
Trivia from Sandra: Used on the acoustic guitars during the Roxette World Tour 2011.
44_SK_300x170 67.
Text front:
Cool Leif drawing / World Tour 2011
Text back: How Do You Do!
Colour pick: white
Colour print: metallic red
Gauge: thin
Trivia from Sandra: Used on the acoustic guitars during the Roxette World Tour 2011.
45_SK_300x170 68.
Text front:
King Leif drawing / ROXETTE World Tour 2011
Text back: PER GESSLE 2011
Colour pick: black
Colour print: metallic red
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used during the Roxette World Tour 2011.
46_SK_300x170 69.
Text front:
King Leif drawing / ROXETTE World Tour 2011
Text back: PER GESSLE 2011
Colour pick: white
Colour print: metallic red
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used during the Roxette World Tour 2011.
47_SK_300x170 70.
Text front:
King Leif drawing / ROXETTE World Tour 2011
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: transparent purple
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used mainly by Micke N-S during the Roxette World Tour 2011.
48_SK_300x170 71.
Text front:
King Leif drawing / ROXETTE World Tour 2011
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: blue
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by Christoffer during the Roxette World Tour 2011. He told me that there are a few copies with ”PER GESSLE 2011” written on the back, but I have never seen any of those so far.
49_SK_300x170 72.
Text front:
Dunlop U.S.A. .71 mm (not customized)
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: pink
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: One of the picks that Christoffer usually uses besides the customized ones. He has been using these Dunlop picks since years, also on the Room Service Tour 2001.
50_SK_300x170 73.
Text front:
ACOUSTIC / HALMSTAD / est 1959
Text back: PER GESSLE / world tour 2012
Colour pick: red
Colour print: metallic silver
Gauge: thin
Trivia from Sandra: Used on the acoustic guitars during the Roxette World Tour 2012 and also during the first leg of the Roxette XXX Anniversary Tour 2014. The front obviously states Per’s hometown and year of birth.
52_SK_300x170 74.
Text front:
ROXETTE / SWEDEN / est 1986
Text back: PER GESSLE / OZ 2012
Colour pick: marbled blue
Colour print: white
Gauge: exists in medium and in heavy gauge
Trivia from Sandra: Used during the Roxette World Tour 2012. There were less of these picks than of any other from this tour, because it was mainly made for the tour leg in Australia.
51_SK_300x170 75.
Text front:
ROXETTE / SWEDEN / est 1986
Text back: PER GESSLE / world tour 2012
Colour pick: marbled grey
Colour print: metallic silver
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used during the Roxette World Tour 2012. The front states the year when Roxette was established.
53_SK_300x170 76.
Text front:
ROXETTE / SWEDEN / est 1986
Text back: PER GESSLE / world tour 2012
Colour pick: marbled white
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used during the Roxette World Tour 2012. The front states the year when Roxette was established. Per flicked this one to the 9th row during a concert in Argentina.
54_SK_300x170 77.
Text front:
ROXETTE / SWEDEN / est 1986
Text back: PER GESSLE / world tour 2012
Colour pick: white
Colour print: metallic purple
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used during the Roxette World Tour 2012. The front states the year when Roxette was established.
55_SK_300x170 78.
Text front: ROXETTE / SWEDEN / est 1986
Text back: PER GESSLE / world tour 2012
Colour pick: black
Colour print: metallic silver
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used during the Roxette World Tour 2012. The front states the year when Roxette was established.
56_SK_300x170 79.
Text front:
ROX – 727 / VISBY / est 1981
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: transparent purple
Colour print: metallic silver
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used mainly by Micke N-S during the Roxette World Tour 2012. The front obviously states Micke’s hometown and year of birth.
57_SK_300x170 80.
Text front:
BOX of POP / SÄFFLE / est 2011
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: blue
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used mainly by Jakob Johnzén (Christoffer’s guitar tech) during the Roxette World Tour 2012. The front states Jakob’s hometown.
58_SK_300x170 81.
Text front:
the ”jellyfish” Chris drawing
Text back: CHRIS IS GOD
Colour pick: blue
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by Christoffer during the Roxette World Tour 2012. The ”jellyfish” was drawn by a friend of Micke N-S if I remember right.
59_SK_300x170 82.
Text front:
ROXETTE / FAKE GUITARIST IN AN 80’s BAND
Text back: Per’s signature
Colour pick: marbled blue
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the second set that was made later in 2012 for the Canadian/American leg of the Roxette World Tour 2012.
60_SK_300x170 83.
Text front:
ROXETTE / FAKE GUITARIST IN AN 80’s BAND
Text back: Per’s signature
Colour pick: marbled white
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the second set that was made later in 2012 for the Canadian/American leg of the Roxette World Tour 2012.
61_SK_300x170 84.
Text front:
Fake Guitarist In An 80’s Band
Text back: ROXETTE – Per’s signature – PER GESSLE
Colour pick: white
Colour print: metallic purple
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the second set that was made later in 2012 for the Canadian/American leg of the Roxette World Tour 2012. But these were also used during the first leg of the Roxette XXX Anniversary Tour 2014.
62_SK_300x170 85.
Text front:
Fake Guitarist In An 80’s Band
Text back: ROXETTE – Per’s signature – PER GESSLE
Colour pick: black
Colour print: metallic silver
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the second set that was made later in 2012 for the Canadian/American leg of the Roxette World Tour 2012. But these were also used during the first leg of the Roxette XXX Anniversary Tour 2014.
63_SK_300x170 86.
Text front:
the ”jellyfish” Chris drawing
Text back: VOLLSJÖ ANGUS
Colour pick: red
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by Christoffer since the last leg of the Roxette World Tour 2012. The ”jellyfish” was drawn by a friend of Micke N-S if I remember right. And ”VOLLSJÖ ANGUS” is referring to the part of Sweden where Chris is living and to Angus Young from AC/DC.
86_SK_300x170 87.
Text front:
the Ferrari Cavallino Rampante emblem with the initials of PG instead of SF
Text back: GESSLE ACOUSTIC written over a logo with the Ferrari horse in a circle that has wings in the colour of the Italian flag
Colour pick: marbled red
Colour print: multicoloured
Gauge: thin
Quantity: 100 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Originally made for the Roxette XXX Anniversary Tour 2014. The set of the 2014 picks consists of 6 different picks. This is one of the two picks from the set that are made for use on the acoustic guitars. But the picks seem to be too slippery to play without dropping them, so Per uses the older leftovers from other tours instead (apart from a few exceptions here and there). Maybe there will be another edition with different picks but same prints in the near future. Who knows. Back to Dunlop 2015?
87_SK_300x170 88.
Text front:
xXx highlighted by a line that has the shape of an emblem
Text back: GESSLE ACOUSTIC written over a circle with wings
Colour pick: marbled red
Colour print: white and black
Gauge: thin
Quantity: 100 picks
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at No. 87
88_SK_300x170 89.
Text front:
the ROXETTE 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR logo
Text back: GESSLE xXx
Colour pick: black
Colour print: red and white
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 100 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Originally made for the Roxette XXX Anniversary Tour 2014. The set of the 2014 picks consists of 6 different picks. But the picks seem to be too slippery to play without dropping them, so Per uses the older leftovers from other tours instead (apart from a few exceptions here and there). Maybe there will be another edition with different picks but same prints in the near future. Who knows. Back to Dunlop 2015?
89_SK_300x170 90.
Text front:
the ROXETTE 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR logo
Text back: GESSLE 2014
Colour pick: white
Colour print: red and black
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 100 picks
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at No. 89
90_SK_300x170 91.
Text front:
PER AIR HAIR written across the PAN AM logo
Text back: CAPTAIN GESSLE – Per’s signature
Colour pick: white
Colour print: blue and black
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 100 picks
Trivia from Sandra: (see section ”Trivia” at No. 89). A little riddle is included in this one. Can you guess it? Try to write the same articulation in Swedish words and you get ”PER ÄR HÄR” which means ”PER IS HERE”. Makes more sense now, right?
91_SK_300x170 92.
Text front:
ROX-JET written above an image of the PAN AM logo with wings, with PER AIR HAIR written across it
Text back: CAPTAIN GESSLE – Per’s signature
Colour pick: white
Colour print: blue and black
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 400 picks
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at No. 91
92_SK_300x170 93.
Text front:
xXx
Text back: GESSLE ACOUSTIC
Colour pick: red
Colour print: yellow and black
Gauge: thin
Quantity: 800 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the sets that were made for the Roxette XXX Anniversary Tour 2015. All of Per’s picks for the first (Australian) leg are inspired by Australian road signs. This one from the set is used on the acoustic guitars. However, it was not only used during the first leg but also a few months later that year, during the European leg of the XXX Tour.
93_SK_300x170 94.
Text front:
WHERE AIR PER?
Text back: PER AIR HAIR!
Colour pick: white
Colour print: red
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 800 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the set that was made for the Australian leg of the Roxette XXX Anniversary Tour 2015. All of Per’s picks for this leg are inspired by Australian road signs. The little riddle that popped up on two picks in 2014 is back again. (see section “Trivia” at No. 91)
94_SK_300x170 95.
Text front:
WHERE AIR PER?
Text back: PER AIR HAIR!
Colour pick: black
Colour print: red and white
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 800 picks
Trivia from Sandra: see section “Trivia” at No. 94
95_SK_300x170 96.
Text front:
NO SOLOS
Text back: GESSLE 2015
Colour pick: white
Colour print: yellow and black / yellow and green
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 800 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the set that was made for the Australian leg of the Roxette XXX Anniversary Tour 2015. All of Per’s picks for this leg are inspired by Australian road signs.
96_SK_300x170 97.
Text front:
NO SOLOS
Text back: GESSLE 2015
Colour pick: black
Colour print: yellow and black / yellow and green
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 800 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the set that was made for the Australian leg of the Roxette XXX Anniversary Tour 2015. All of Per’s picks for this leg are inspired by Australian road signs.
97_SK_300x170 98.
Text front:
THROW THIS AT CHRIS
Text back: GESSLE 2015
Colour pick: white
Colour print: black / yellow and green
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 800 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the set that was made for the Australian leg of the Roxette XXX Anniversary Tour 2015. All of Per’s picks for this leg are inspired by Australian road signs. However, this one was not only used during the first leg but also a few months later that year, during the European leg of the XXX Tour.
98_SK_300x170 99.
Text front:
the “jellyfish” Chris drawing
Text back: the ROXETTE 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR logo
Colour pick: white
Colour print: metallic blue / red
Gauge: medium soft
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the set that was made for the Australian leg of the Roxette XXX Anniversary Tour 2015. All of Per’s picks for this leg are inspired by Australian road signs. However, this one was not only used during the first leg but also a few months later that year, during the European leg of the XXX Tour.
99_SK_300x170 100.
Text front:
image of the Foo Fighters bomb
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: red
Colour print: white
Gauge: heavy
Quantity: 800 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Used mainly by Micke N-S during the Roxette XXX Anniversary Tour 2015. One might wonder why the Foo Fighters bomb pops up on a pick related to Roxette. Well, it’s the fav band of Micke N-S. That’s why.
100_SK_300x170 101.
Text front:
TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF PER
Text back: ROXETTE XXX EUROPE 2015
Colour pick: white
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 800 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the second set that was made in 2015 for the European leg of the Roxette XXX Anniversary Tour. The phrase is a slight variation of the “Touched by the Hand of God” song title and fits perfectly. Unfortunately, the black print is not very long-lasting and can be rubbed off easily. So be careful.
101_SK_300x170 102.
Text front:
TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF PER
Text back: ROXETTE XXX EUROPE 2015
Colour pick: black
Colour print: silver mosaic
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 800 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the second set that was made in 2015 for the European leg of the Roxette XXX Anniversary Tour. The phrase is a slight variation of the “Touched by the Hand of God” song title and fits perfectly.
102_SK_300x170 103.
Text front:
POP TIL YOU DROP
Text back: PG EUROPE 2015
Colour pick: white
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 800 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the second set that was made in 2015 for the European leg of the Roxette XXX Anniversary Tour. Unfortunately, the black print is not very long-lasting and can be rubbed off easily. So be careful.
103_SK_300x170 104.
Text front:
POP TIL YOU DROP
Text back: PG EUROPE 2015
Colour pick: black
Colour print: silver mosaic
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 800 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the second set that was made in 2015 for the European leg of the Roxette XXX Anniversary Tour.
104_SK_300x170 105.
Text front:
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Text back: ROXETTE XXX EUROPE 2015
Colour pick: white
Colour print: multicoloured / black
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 800 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the second set that was made in 2015 for the European leg of the Roxette XXX Anniversary Tour.
105_SK_300x170 106.
Text front:
the “jellyfish” Chris drawing
Text back: the ROXETTE 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR logo
Colour pick: white
Colour print: black / red
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Belongs to the second set that was made in 2015 for the European leg of the Roxette XXX Anniversary Tour. The first set had a metallic blue printed jellyfish and couldn’t be used by Chris. (see section ”Trivia” at No. 99)
107_SK_300x170 107.
Text front:
SOUTH AFRICA 2016 written over an image of the South African flag
Text back: GESSLE ON THE ROXXX
Colour pick: white
Colour print: multicoloured / black
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 300 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Made for the South African leg of the Roxette XXX Anniversary Tour 2016. Rumour has it that originally no new customized plecs were planned for this leg of the tour, but then Per just changed his mind and this was the outcome.
108_SK_300x170 108.
Text front:
image of the Foo Fighters bomb
Text back: OVERKILL
Colour pick: white
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 100 picks
Trivia from Sandra: The Foo Fighters bomb pops up here again, just like on pick No. 100). And Overkill AB is still the company from which lots of the backline gear is used on Roxette tours since years.
64_SK_300x170 109.
Text front:
EN MAZARIN, ÄLSKLING?
Text back: GESSLE 2003
Colour pick: black
Colour print: white
Gauge: heavy
Trivia from Sandra: Made for Per’s Mazarin Tour 2003, but he rarely threw these into the crowd during the tour, because he mostly used the remaining Roxette Room Service picks from 2001 in medium gauge. I can only guess that the Mazarin plecs were a tad too heavy to use. Dunno though.
65_SK_300x170 110.
Text front:
ETT HÄNDIGT PLEKTRUM
Text back: GESSLE 2007
Colour pick: white
Colour print: blue
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used during Per’s En händig man Tour 2007.
66_SK_300x170 111.
Text front:
ETT HÄNDIGT PLEKTRUM
Text back: GESSLE 2007
Colour pick: blue
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used during Per’s En händig man Tour 2007.
67_SK_300x170 112.
Text front:
HANDY MAN?
Text back: HANDY MAN?
Colour pick: marbled blue
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by Mats ‘MP’ Persson during the En händig man Tour 2007.
68_SK_300x170 113.
Text front:
image of the Party Crasher album cover
Text back: PER GESSLE
Colour pick: white
Colour print: multicoloured / black
Gauge: exists in thin and in medium gauge
Trivia from Sandra: Used during Per’s Party Crasher Tour 2009.
Trivia from Per: The Party Crasher-one (with the sleeve on it) I ordered myself from Australia.
69_SK_300x170 114.
Text front:
image of the Party Crasher album cover
Text back: PER GESSLE 2009
Colour pick: white
Colour print: multicoloured / black
Gauge: exists in medium and in heavy gauge
Trivia from Sandra: Used during Per’s Party Crasher Tour 2009.
Trivia from Per: The Party Crasher-one (with the sleeve on it) I ordered myself from Australia.
70_SK_300x170 115.
Text front:
Jim Dunlop USA T (not customized)
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: white
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: thin
Trivia from Sandra: Per also used these picks on the acoustic guitars during the Party Crasher Tour 2009.
71_SK_300x170 116.
Text front:
Recycled-96
Text back: Per Gessle Gyllene Tider
Colour pick: tortoise
Colour print: sand gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used during the Gyllene Tider Återtåget ’96 Tour. No other customized picks were made for that tour, only this version.
73_SK_300x170 117.
Text front:
FINN 5 FEL!
Text back: Per
Colour pick: white
Colour print: red
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used during the GT 25 Tour 2004.
74_SK_300x170 118.
Text front:
Återtårtan
Text back: Gessle 2004
Colour pick: red
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used during the GT 25 Tour 2004.
75_SK_300x170 119.
Text front:
Gyllene Tider
Text back: Gessle 2004
Colour pick: white
Colour print: red
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 1 gross (144 picks)
Trivia from Sandra: Made for the GT 25 Tour 2004. However, I never saw Per playing it on stage during the many concerts I attended. Got this one years later.
76_SK_300x170 120.
Text front:
Gyllene Tider
Text back: Gessle 2004
Colour pick: red
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 1 gross (144 picks)
Trivia from Sandra: Made for the GT 25 Tour 2004. However, I never saw Per playing it on stage during the many concerts I attended. Got this one years later.
72_SK_300x170 121.
Text front:
Ta mej… nu är jag din!
Text back: Åsa
Colour pick: marbled red
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 1 gross (144 picks)
Trivia from Sandra: A talisman from Åsa to Per. The idea was born in June 2004 during midsummer. Åsa and one member of the crew wanted to do something funny for the upcoming tour for Per. He never played it during the GT 25 concerts in 2004, but had it set on the top of his plec holder on the mic stand during every concert.
Trivia from Per: Oh, I dunno. There are always some goofy ones like that on every tour. It makes us smile. (To the questions: Can you tell us a bit more about it? How many plecs like this were produced?)
77_SK_300x170 122.
Text front:
25 år äldre
Text back: 25 år bättre?
Colour pick: white
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by MP during the GT 25 Tour 2004.
78_SK_300x170 123.
Text front:
25 år äldre
Text back: 25 år bättre?
Colour pick: yellow
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by MP during the GT 25 Tour 2004.
79_SK_300x170 124.
Text front:
25 år äldre
Text back: 25 år bättre?
Colour pick: pink
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by MP during the GT 25 Tour 2004.
80_SK_300x170 125.
Text front:
25 år äldre
Text back: 25 år bättre?
Colour pick: red
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by MP during the GT 25 Tour 2004.
81_SK_300x170 126.
Text front:
25 år äldre
Text back: 25 år bättre?
Colour pick: marbled red
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by MP during the GT 25 Tour 2004.
82_SK_300x170 127.
Text front:
25 år äldre
Text back: 25 år bättre?
Colour pick: marbled grey
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by MP during the GT 25 Tour 2004.
83_SK_300x170 128.
Text front:
25 år äldre
Text back: 25 år bättre?
Colour pick: marbled blue
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by MP during the GT 25 Tour 2004.
84_SK_300x170 129.
Text front:
25 år äldre
Text back: 25 år bättre?
Colour pick: marbled light blue
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by MP during the GT 25 Tour 2004.
85_SK_300x170 130.
Text front:
25 år äldre
Text back: 25 år bättre?
Colour pick: marbled white
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by MP during the GT 25 Tour 2004.
86_SK_300x170 131.
Text front: GT emblem
Text back: GESSLE 2013
Colour pick: red
Colour print: black and white
Gauge: thin
Trivia from Sandra: Used on the acoustic guitars during Gyllene Tider’s Dags att tänka på refrängen Tour 2013. Aftonbladet mentioned in one of their issues that 5000 customized picks were made for that tour. This is just one out of 8 different versions, MP’s customized plecs for the tour are not even counted in.
87_SK_300x170 132.
Text front:
GT emblem
Text back: GESSLE 2013
Colour pick: black
Colour print: red and white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used during Gyllene Tider’s Dags att tänka på refrängen Tour 2013.
88_SK_300x170 133.
Text front:
image of a tape cassette with ”MAN BLIR YR” on it
Text back: GT emblem
Colour pick: white
Colour print: multicoloured
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used during Gyllene Tider’s Dags att tänka på refrängen Tour 2013.
89_SK_300x170 134.
Text front:
image of a vinyl record with ”SOLDANS PÅ DIN GRAMMOFON – Gyllene Tider” on it
Text back: GESSLE 2013
Colour pick: white
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used during Gyllene Tider’s Dags att tänka på refrängen Tour 2013.
90_SK_300x170 135.
Text front: ANDERS OCH MICKES SISTA BAND #GTSOMMAR
Text back: GESSLE 2013
Colour pick: marbled white
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used during Gyllene Tider’s Dags att tänka på refrängen Tour 2013.
91_SK_300x170 136.
Text front:
DAGS ATT TÄNKA PÅ REFRÄNGEN Gyllene Tider
Text back: GESSLE 2013
Colour pick: marbled white
Colour print: metallic red and black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used during Gyllene Tider’s Dags att tänka på refrängen Tour 2013.
92_SK_300x170 137.
Text front:
VEM FAN ÄR VERA?
Text back: WOODY
Colour pick: marbled blue
Colour print: metallic silver
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used during Gyllene Tider’s Dags att tänka på refrängen Tour 2013. The 3rd Woody pick over the years. ”VEM FAN ÄR VERA?” is of course referring to the song from the album ”Allt jag lärt mej om livet (har jag lärt mej av Vera)” and a legitimate question by Åsa.
Trivia from Per: Åsa ordered them. I had nothing to do with those. It’s something she and MNS came up with.
93_SK_300x170 138.
Text front:
Tänk att få sätta på
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: transparent red
Colour print: black
Gauge: heavy
Trivia from Sandra: Used mainly by Micke N-S during Gyllene Tider’s Dags att tänka på refrängen Tour 2013. Interesting choice of text here. Must have been Micke N-S’s idea. Of course, a line from ”Flickorna på TV2”, but it has not just one meaning… Ask a Swede if you wanna know.
94_SK_300x170 139.
Text front:
T&A
Text back: MP
Colour pick: marbled white
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by MP during Gyllene Tider’s Dags att tänka på refrängen Tour 2013. The first set of 4 different picks with the same print was used in the beginning, but got replaced later to another set of 4 different picks with a changed colour of the print. Maybe because the black print is hard to see on the dark picks.
95_SK_300x170 140.
Text front:
T&A
Text back: MP
Colour pick: marbled blue
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by MP during Gyllene Tider’s Dags att tänka på refrängen Tour 2013. The first set of 4 different picks with the same print was used in the beginning, but got replaced later to another set of 4 different picks with a changed colour of the print. Maybe because the black print is hard to see on the dark picks.
96_SK_300x170 141.
Text front:
T&A
Text back: MP
Colour pick: marbled purple
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by MP during Gyllene Tider’s Dags att tänka på refrängen Tour 2013. The first set of 4 different picks with the same print was used in the beginning, but got replaced later to another set of 4 different picks with a changed colour of the print. Maybe because the black print is hard to see on the dark picks.
97_SK_300x170 142.
Text front:
T&A
Text back: MP
Colour pick: marbled red
Colour print: black
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by MP during Gyllene Tider’s Dags att tänka på refrängen Tour 2013. The first set of 4 different picks with the same print was used in the beginning, but got replaced later to another set of 4 different picks with a changed colour of the print. Maybe because the black print is hard to see on the dark picks.
98_SK_300x170 143.
Text front:
T&A
Text back: MP
Colour pick: marbled white
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by MP during Gyllene Tider’s Dags att tänka på refrängen Tour 2013. The changed version. Indeed much better than the first.
99_SK_300x170 144.
Text front:
T&A
Text back: MP
Colour pick: marbled blue
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by MP during Gyllene Tider’s Dags att tänka på refrängen Tour 2013. The changed version. Indeed much better than the first.
100_SK_300x170 145.
Text front:
T&A
Text back: MP
Colour pick: marbled purple
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by MP during Gyllene Tider’s Dags att tänka på refrängen Tour 2013. The changed version. Indeed much better than the first.
101_SK_300x170 146.
Text front:
T&A
Text back: MP
Colour pick: marbled red
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: Used by MP during Gyllene Tider’s Dags att tänka på refrängen Tour 2013. The changed version. Indeed much better than the first.
102_SK_300x170 147.
Text front:
T&A HALMSTAD
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: white
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: 1 out of 12 different studio picks. That’s at least how I call them. Some of them I got via someone with connections, but from time to time Per sends out some as well. I know some friends who received one or another of these picks from him. They were ordered in 2004.
103_SK_300x170 148.
Text front:
T&A HALMSTAD
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: yellow
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at No. 147
104_SK_300x170 149.
Text front:
T&A HALMSTAD
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: blue
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at No. 147
105_SK_300x170 150.
Text front:
T&A HALMSTAD
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: red
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at No. 147
106_SK_300x170 151.
Text front:
T&A HALMSTAD
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: black
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at No. 147
107_SK_300x170 152.
Text front:
T&A HALMSTAD
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: marbled white
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at No. 147
109_SK_300x170 153.
Text front:
T&A HALMSTAD
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: marbled red
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at No. 147
108_SK_300x170 154.
Text front:
T&A HALMSTAD
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: marbled grey
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at No. 147
110_SK_300x170 155.
Text front:
T&A HALMSTAD
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: marbled blue
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at No. 147
111_SK_300x170 156.
Text front:
T&A HALMSTAD
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: grey-blue mottled, partly transparent
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at No. 147
112_SK_300x170 157.
Text front:
T&A HALMSTAD
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: psychedelic, partly transparent
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at No. 147
113_SK_300x170 158.
Text front:
T&A HALMSTAD
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: tabby
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at No. 147
135_NEW_SK_300x170 159.
Text front:
Dunlop Ultex 1.0 mm (not customized)
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: transparent yellow
Colour print: black
Gauge: heavy
Trivia from Sandra: Jokke Pettersson used it during the Marie Fredriksson Tour 2014. I got this one from him after the concert in Borås and he told me it’s the pick that he played the last five shows with. I could hardly believe him, because except for the print it doesn’t look much worn, rather almost unused. Anyway, according to Jokke, those picks ”are the best picks ever made”.
157_SK_300x170 160.
Text front:
Jim Dunlop . JD (not customized)
Text back: USA NYLON 1 MM
Colour pick: black
Colour print: -/-
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: One of the picks that Roxette’s bassist and “man of many talents” Magnus uses. Caught it from him at the end of a concert during the European leg of the Roxette XXX Anniversary Tour 2015. He has no customized picks but I decided to put it in here anyway. Just to keep the PLECtionary as complete as possible.
114_SK_300x170 161.
Text front:
TEDDE GOES 50!
Text back: WITH LUV FROM THE GESSLES
Colour pick: black
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: I have absolutely no idea where this pick comes from. I got it swapped with another one and so far, all investigations regarding its origin led nowhere. If it’s not fake, it must have been handed over by Family Gessle as/with a present (a guitar maybe?) for the birthday of someone whose nickname is Tedde, but you really don’t need to be a genius to guess that, hehe.
Trivia from Per: He’s a dear friend to me and my family. We gave him a Les Paul as a birthday-gift and of course he needed his own guitar pick! Doesn’t everybody?
MISSING_SK_300x170 MISSING!!!
1. the pink and the light purple NOTP picks with black print from the 1st edition from 2009
2. any other Per (and related) guitar pick that exists and that I don’t know of (yet)
MISPRINTED PICKS
Misprinted Picks 77_SK_300x170 No. 77
Misprinted Picks 96_SK_300x170 No. 96
FUN PICKS
Fun Picks 1 (new)_SK_300x170 1.
Text front:
GT emblem
Text back: image of the Per Gessle cartoon character
Colour pick: white
Colour print: multicoloured
Gauge: thin
Trivia from Sandra: Sold as merchandise during Gyllene Tider’s Dags att tänka på refrängen Tour 2013. It’s one of the set of 6 picks in a little metal box with the cartoon characters of GT printed on it.
Fun Picks 2 (new)_SK_300x170 2.
Text front:
GT emblem
Text back: image of the Mats MP Persson cartoon character
Colour pick: white
Colour print: multicoloured
Gauge: thin
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at Fun Picks No. 1
Fun Picks 3 (new)_SK_300x170 3.
Text front:
GT emblem
Text back:
image of the Micke Syd Andersson cartoon character
Colour pick:
white
Colour print:
multicoloured
Gauge:
thin
Trivia from Sandra:
see section ”Trivia” at Fun Picks No. 1
Fun Picks 4 (new)_SK_300x170 4.
Text front:
GT emblem
Text back:
image of the Anders Herrlin cartoon character
Colour pick:
white
Colour print:
multicoloured
Gauge:
thin
Trivia from Sandra:
see section ”Trivia” at Fun Picks No. 1
Fun Picks 5 (new)_SK_300x170 5.
Text front:
GT emblem
Text back: image of the Göran Fritzon cartoon character
Colour pick: white
Colour print: multicoloured
Gauge: thin
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at Fun Picks No. 1
Fun Picks 6 (new)_SK_300x170 6.
Text front:
GT emblem
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: white
Colour print: multicoloured
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at Fun Picks No. 1
Box of Fun Picks 1-6_SK_300x170 The metal box of the 6 GT Fun Picks above.
Fun Picks 7 (new)_SK_300x170 7.
Text front: Chef Leif drawing / tylosand.se
Text back: LEIF’S BAR & GRILL
Colour pick: black
Colour print: white / multicoloured
Gauge: heavy
Quantity: 4000 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Made in 2014 for LEIF’S BAR & GRILL restaurant in Hotel Tylösand. You get it after eating there. A good reason to try out all the dishes on the menu (except for the food itself of course).

 

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If you are interested in reading some more about this topic, check out the interview with Sandra.

The Man himself is talking about the plecs and more in this interview.