Well, to accompany my post about strings and being a bad guitar dad, I thought to pose this question after practicing tonight. When do you get rid of a pick? Yeah, some get dropped and forgotten on stage, others live through the washer but not the dryer (I found many when I took mine apart recently), and some end up in jars or cups...or wasting away on the night stand. I use .88mm Dunlop Tortex....the green ones. I was thinking about how every time that I go to rehearsal, I put the same 10 pack in my pocket (the cardboard has long since worn off but still new) and the same old worn out stack in as well. What do I use for rehearsal and gigs? The easy ones not in the package. So when does one get rid of a pick? I've got a couple hundred brand new ones sitting around. Three hundred or more used ones in a baggy. Why do I keep them around? Why do I keep using worn picks over new ones? What am I supposed to do with worn pics? Does the pic of choice have an impact on tone? Does it impact my ability to play? So when do you send a worn out pick to the rubbish bin?