PLECtionary

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Sandra put a tremendous amount of work into this. HUGE thanx for that!

Anytime there is a new plec in the collection, the PLECtionary is updated.

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PER GESSLE’S GUITAR PICKS
ROXETTE
  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.
  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).
  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).
  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.
  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.
  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.
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.
  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.
  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.
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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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.
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)
  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)
  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.
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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.
  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)
  45.
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.
  46.
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.
  47.
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.
  48.
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.
  49.
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.
  50.
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.
  51.
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.
  52.
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.
  53.
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.
  54.
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.
  55.
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.
  56.
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.
  57.
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.
  58.
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.
  59.
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.
  60.
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.
  61.
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.
  62.
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.
  63.
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.
  64.
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?
  65.
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 PG picks – Roxette No. 64
  66.
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?
  67.
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 PG picks – Roxette No. 66
  68.
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 PG picks – Roxette No. 66). 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?
  69.
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 PG picks – Roxette No. 68
  70.
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.
  71.
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 PG picks – Roxette No. 68)
  72.
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 PG picks – Roxette No. 71
  73.
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.
  74.
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.
  75.
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.
  76.
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.
  77.
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.
  78.
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.
  79.
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.
  80.
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.
  81.
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.
GYLLENE TIDER
  1.
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.
  2.
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.
  3.
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.
  4.
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.
  5.
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.
  6.
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?)
  7.
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.
  8.
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.
  9.
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.
  10.
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.
  11.
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.
  12.
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.
  13.
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.
PER GESSLE SOLO
  1.
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.
  2.
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.
  3.
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.
  4.
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.
  5.
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.
  6.
Text front: WHAT’S BEEN PLAYED WITH THIS PICK STAYS WITH THIS PICK / Sealed Lips Emoji
Text back: GESSLE 2016
Colour pick: orange
Colour print: multicoloured / black
Gauge: medium (Tru Grip)
Trivia from Sandra: The pick with the longest phrase of them all. Per used these picks only once, during a private birthday party at Abbey Road Studios, 03/09/2016. And since you hardly find any videoclips or other recordings of such private or corporate gigs, the phrase literally hits the nail on the head. And it’s the very first time Per uses picks with non slip surface. The pick is quite different from all the others anyway. It has a white base and the whole surface is printed. Seems to be a quite new way to produce customized picks, coming from Australia.
  7.
Text front: Per’s signature
Text back: GESSLE ACOUSTIC (written in a rounded rectangle)
Colour pick: red
Colour print: white
Gauge: thin
Quantity: 800 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Used on the acoustic guitars during Per’s En vacker kväll Tour 2017.
  8.
Text front: VISST ÄR DET EN VACKER DAG? GESSLE.com (written in a circle)
Text back: GESSLE 2017
Colour pick: white
Colour print: black and blue
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 800 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Used during Per’s En vacker kväll Tour 2017.
  9.
Text front: VISST ÄR DET EN VACKER DAG? GESSLE.com (written in a circle)
Text back: GESSLE 2017
Colour pick: black
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 800 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Used during Per’s En vacker kväll Tour 2017.
  10.
Text front: VISST ÄR DET EN VACKER KVÄLL? (written in a rounded rectangle)
Text back: GESSLE 2017
Colour pick: white
Colour print: black and blue
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 800 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Used during Per’s En vacker kväll Tour 2017.
  11.
Text front: VISST ÄR DET EN VACKER KVÄLL? (written in a rounded rectangle)
Text back: GESSLE 2017
Colour pick: black
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 800 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Used during Per’s En vacker kväll Tour 2017.
  12.
Text front: VISST ÄR DET EN VACKER NATT? (written in a triangle)
Text back: GESSLE 2017
Colour pick: white
Colour print: black and blue
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 800 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Used during Per’s En vacker kväll Tour 2017.
  13.
Text front: VISST ÄR DET EN VACKER NATT? (written in a triangle)
Text back: GESSLE 2017
Colour pick: black
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 800 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Used during Per’s En vacker kväll Tour 2017.
STUDIO
  1.
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.
  2.
Text front: T&A HALMSTAD
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: yellow
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at PG picks – Studio No. 1
  3.
Text front: T&A HALMSTAD
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: blue
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at PG picks – Studio No. 1
  4.
Text front: T&A HALMSTAD
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: red
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at PG picks – Studio No. 1
  5.
Text front: T&A HALMSTAD
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: black
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at PG picks – Studio No. 1
  6.
Text front: T&A HALMSTAD
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: marbled white
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at PG picks – Studio No. 1
  7.
Text front: T&A HALMSTAD
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: marbled red
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at PG picks – Studio No. 1
  8.
Text front: T&A HALMSTAD
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: marbled grey
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at PG picks – Studio No. 1
  9.
Text front: T&A HALMSTAD
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: marbled blue
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at PG picks – Studio No. 1
  10.
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 PG picks – Studio No. 1
  11.
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 PG picks – Studio No. 1
  12.
Text front: T&A HALMSTAD
Text back: -/-
Colour pick: tabby
Colour print: metallic gold
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: see section ”Trivia” at PG picks – Studio No. 1
NON-CUSTOMIZED
  1.
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.
  2.
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.
CHRISTOFFER LUNDQUIST’S GUITAR PICKS
  1.
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.
  2.
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.
  3.
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: Originally made for the Roxette XXX Anniversary Tour 2015. However, the first edition can’t be used by Chris. It’s the same gauge that he always uses but something happened during the manufacturing and now the picks are too soft for Chris to play with them. Another edition is in the making.
  4.
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 CL picks No. 3)
  5.
Text front: the “jellyfish” Chris drawing
Text back: EN VACKER HATT?
Colour pick: red
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Quantity: 800 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Used by Christoffer during Per’s En vacker kväll Tour 2017.
  6.
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.
MATS MP PERSSON’S GUITAR PICKS
  1.
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.
  2.
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.
  3.
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.
  4.
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.
  5.
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.
  6.
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.
  7.
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.
  8.
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.
  9.
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.
  10.
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.
  11.
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.
  12.
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.
  13.
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.
  14.
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.
  15.
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.
  16.
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.
  17.
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.
  18.
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.
MIKAEL NOGUEIRA SVENSSON’S GUITAR PICKS
  1.
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.
  2.
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 MNS picks No. 1)
  3.
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 MNS picks No. 1)
  4.
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 MNS picks No. 1)
  5.
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 MNS picks No. 1)
  6.
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 MNS picks No. 1)
  7.
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 MNS picks No. 1)
  8.
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 MNS picks No. 1)
  9.
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 MNS picks No. 1)
  10.
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 MNS picks No. 1)
  11.
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 MNS picks No. 1)
  12.
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 MNS picks No. 1)
  13.
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 MNS picks No. 1)
  14.
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 MNS picks No. 1)
  15.
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 MNS picks No. 1)
  16.
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 MNS picks No. 1)
  17.
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 MNS picks No. 1)
  18.
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.
  19.
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.
  20.
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.
  21.
Text front: image of the Foo Fighters bomb
Text back: X (dot) XVIII
Colour pick: red
Colour print: white
Gauge: heavy
Quantity: 800 picks
Trivia from Sandra: Used by Micke N-S during Per’s En vacker kväll Tour 2017. He didn’t reveal what the Roman numerals stand for.
  22.
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.
OTHER RELATED GUITAR PICKS
  1.
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.
  2.
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?
  3.
Text front: JÄVLA IDIOT!
Text back: MVH BOJO
Colour pick: black
Colour print: white
Gauge: medium
Trivia from Sandra: First time I saw this one was in Dublin during the Roxette World Tour 2012. Micke N-S showed it to me when we met after the gig. For those who wonder why I put it here, it’s somehow related since BoJo managed the Roxette Tours most of the time. No further information available on this one, except for the fact that an English version seem to exist as well.
  4.
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”.
  5.
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.
MISPRINTED PICKS
  Misprinted PG picks – Roxette No. 58
  Misprinted PG picks – Roxette No. 73
FUN PICKS
  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.
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  The metal box of the 6 GT Fun Picks above.
  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).
MISSING PICKS
1. the pink and the light purple NOTP picks with black print from the 1st edition from 2009

 

All photos copyrighted. © Sandra Knospe

If you are interested in reading some more about this topic, check out this 2014 interview with Sandra.

The Man himself is talking about the plecs and more in this interview in 2014.

 

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