1 UncleGrumpy 7 years ago Some of you know that I often play without a pick. Not because I think it sounds better, but I lose picks and can't always find one. Anyway, in doing so I had developed a nice, ugly callus around the cuticle of my first finger. It was almost 1/8 of an inch high and worked great as a pick. Today I was burning brush on my property and it must have caught on a branch or something. I didn't realize that it was gone until I saw blood everywhere. Now I have to find some picks. Dammit! Just bitchin'. Thanks for listening.