FREHLEY'S COMET and

ACE FREHLEY BAND GUITAR PICKS

Following his departure from in 1983, Ace created several albums under the Frehley's Comet and Ace Frehley Band names.  The following is a pictured reference guide to Ace's post-guitar picks. If you are looking for "Loaded Deck" or "12 Picks" promotional guitar picks that came with those albums, see the Novelty page on this Picks-N-Sticks site.

 

NOTE: I have not had opportunity to collect many of these yet myself.  The ones I do not have are described in this color blue. Feel free to contact me if you have any of the ones I need.

 

Pop's, E. St. Louis, IL   February 26, 2008

Many regard Ace's as the best of the 1978 solo albums. Couple that with his 1980's solo records, histunes and the wicked leads he throws into so many of 's staple songs, and you have one heck of a solo concert set list.

 

 

1986-1989  FREHLEY'S COMET

(with Anton Fig/Jamie Oldaker, John Regan and Tod Howarth)

 

ACE FREHLEY

Frehley's Comet - logo side

 

 

FRC-AF1 - white on black

FRC-AF2 - white on dark green

FRC-AF3 - white on blue 

FRC-AF4 - white on brown

FRC-AF5 - white on light pink

FRC-AF6 - white on fuchsia

FRC-AF7 - white on berry

FRC-AF8 - white on maroon

FRC-AF9 - white on lavender

FRC-AF10 - white on red

FRC-AF11 - yellow on black

FRC-AF12 - yellow on dark green

FRC-AF13 - yellow on blue

FRC-AF14 - yellow on brown

Frehley's Comet - signature side

FRC-AF15 - yellow on berry

FRC-AF16 - yellow on light purple

FRC-AF17 - red on black

FRC-AF18 - red on light pink

FRC-AF19 - red on white

FRC-AF20 - red on off-white

FRC-AF21 - red on yellow

FRC-AF22 - black on light pink

FRC-AF23 - black on yellow

FRC-AF24 - black on gray

FRC-AF25 - black on white

 

TOD HOWARTH

 

Frehley's Comet - Tod Howarth

FRC-TH1 - white on black

FRC-TH2 - black on white

FRC-TH3 - white on red

FRC-TH4 - red on white

FRC-TH5 - red on yellow

 

 

JOHN REGAN

Frehley's Comet - John Regan

   

  FRC-JR1 - white on black FRC-JR4 - white on red FRC-JR7 - black on  orange  
  FRC-JR2 - white on purple FRC-JR5 - white on berry FRC-JR8 - black on white  
  FRC-JR3 - white on blue FRC-JR6 - red on black FRC-JR9 - red on yellow  

 

TECH PICK

Frehley's Comet - tech pick

 FRC - Tex - purple on black 

 

ANTON FIG

 FRC - AF1 - fuchsia on natural stick - sig.

 


ACE FREHLEY BAND

 

1990-1992 TROUBLE WALKING TOUR

(with Anton Fig/Sandy Slavin, John Regan and Richie Scarlet)

 

Trouble Walking Tour picks

   

TRW-AF1 - white on black - printed name / sig

TRW-JR3 - white on black - sig on front side / blank

TRW-AF2 - black on white - printed name / sig

TRW-JR4 - white on red - sig on front side / blank

TRW-AF3 - black on white - sig on front side / blank

TRW-RS1 - black on dark red - printed name / blank 

TRW-AF4 - white on black - sig on front side / blank

TRW-RS2 - black on red - bold printed name / blank 

TRW-JR1 - white on black - printed name / sig

TRW-RS3 - white on red - printed name / blank

TRW-JR2 - black on white - printed name / sig

     

SANDY SLAVIN

Trouble Walking drumstick

TRW-SS- Vic Firth 2B - blue on natural stick - Sandy Slavin in large type   (I only have one of these. I'm looking for a mate to it.)

 

1992  JUST FOR FUN TOUR - FIRST LEG

(with Sandy Slavin, James Lomenzo and Richie Scarlet)

 

 

 Just For Fun picks

JFF1-AF1 - black on white - Love Gun sig / East Coast Music

JFF1-RS1 - black on white - printed name / East Coast Music

 

Note: I am not sure what kind of pick James Lomenzo used, if any, but he did not have a East Coast Music pick.

  

1992 JUST FOR FUN TOUR - SECOND LEG

(with Steve Werner, James Lomenzo and Richie Scarlet)

ACE FREHLEY

Just For Fun picks

JFF2-AF1 - silver prism on black - big 'Ace' [over] 'Frehley' / sig w/ playing card

JFF2-AF2 - prism & silver on black - same as AFB-AF1, but signature is silver, but not prism

JFF2-AF3 - silver prism on white - same as above

Note: There MAY have been 2 different white style picks: opaque & semi-transparent?

JFF2-AF4 - silver prism on baby blue - same as above

JFF2-AF5 - prism on hot pink - same as above

JFF2-AF6 - prism on red - same as above                                                                    RICHIE SCARLET

JFF2-AF7 - silver prism on transparent blue - same as above

Just For Fun - Richie Scarlett picks

JFF2-AF8 - silver prism on yellow - same as above

JFF2-AF9 - light blue on white - same as above

JFF2-RS2 - gold on transparent blue - sig / blank

JFF2-RS3 - metallic red on black - sig / blank

 

1993 JUST FOR FUN - JAPAN TOUR

(with Steve Werner, Mark Normand and Richie Scarlet)

  

Just For Fun Japan picks

Just For Fun Japan picks

JFFJ-RS1 - gold foil on red - slightly different logo & sig w/ card

JFFJ-RS2 - gold foil on white - slightly different logo & sig w/ card

JFFJ-MN1 - gold foil on hot pink - slightly different logo & sig w/ card

JFFJ-MN2 - gold foil on dark blue - slightly different logo & sig w/ card

JFFJ-AF1 - gold foil on yellow - slightly different logo & sig w/ card

JFFJ-AF2 - gold foil on black - slightly different logo & sig w/ card

 

1994-1996  BAD BOYS TOUR

(with Steve Werner, Saul Zonana/Carl Kochran and Richie Scarlet)

ACE FREHLEY

Bad Boys D'Andrea picks

BBT-AF1 - silver prism on black - D'Andrea logo, name printed / sig & card

BBT-AF2 - silver prism on white - D'Andrea logo, name printed / sig & card

BBT-AF3 - silver prism on pink - D'Andrea logo, name printed / sig & card

BBT-AF4 - silver prism on transparent blue - D'Andrea logo, name printed / sig & card

BBT-AF5 - silver prism on baby blue - D'Andrea logo, name printed / sig & card

BBT-AF6 - silver prism on muted yellow - D'Andrea logo, name printed / sig & card

BBT-AF7 - silver prism on bright yellow - D'Andrea logo, name printed / sig & card

RICHIE SCARLET

Bad Boys - Richie Scarlett picks

          BBT-RS1 - silver on red - The Emperor / sig

BBT-RS4 - silver on transparent blue - The Emperor / sig

          BBT-RS2 - silver on black - The Emperor / sig

BBT-RS5 - silver on baby blue - The Emperor / sig
          BBT-RS3 - silver on white - The Emperor / sig

 

2008 ROCKET RIDE TOUR

(with Scot Coogan, Derrek Hawkins and Anthony Esposito)

 

ACE FREHLEY

Rocket Ride - Ace Frehley Farewell city picks

    RRT-AF1 - E. Rutherford, NJ - rainbow on white pick

RRT-AF6 - Boston, MA - oil slick on white pick (not shown above)

    RRT-AF2 - Raleigh, NC - oil slick on transparent dark red pick

RRT-AF7 - Montreal, CAN - silver on yellow pick (Rocklahoma show)

    RRT-AF3 - Albany, NY - oil slick on transparent pink pick

RRT-AF8 - white on black - blank / sig.

    RRT-AF4 - E. Rutherford, NJ - confetti on orange pick

RRT-AF9 - black on white - blank / sig.

    RRT-AF5 - Erie, PA - green on black pick

RRT-AF10 - white on transparent blue - blank / sig.
 

Note: Ace used leftover Farewell Tour city picks for the beginning of the tour. The above list is complete as of the date of publication, although his tech sometimes gave out other cities, such as Philadelphia, but Ace did not play them.

 

DERREK HAWKINS

Rocket Ride - Derek Hawkins pick

ANTHONY ESPOSITO

Rocket Ride - Anthony Esposito pick

 

         RRT-DH1 - purple Dunlop Tortex generic pick

RRT-AE1 - white on powdered black - Lynch Mob

                 with handwritten "A" in silver Sharpie / sig.

         RRT-DH2 - white on powdered black - Ace Frehley

                          Rocket Ride 2008 / sig.

RRT-AE2 - white on powdered black - Ace Frehley Rocket

                 Ride 2008 / sig.

 

SCOT COOGAN

Rocket Ride - Scott Coogan drumsticks

RRT-SC- Vic Firth 2B - black on natural wood - sig. / Ace Frehley Rocket Ride 2008

 

2009-2010 ANOMALY TOUR

(with Scot Coogan, Derrek Hawkins and Anthony Esposito)

 

ACE FREHLEY

Anomaly 2009 Ace Frehley picks

 

ANO-AF1 - Austin, TX - prism gold on transparent blue pick

ANO-AF2 - Wichita, KS - green on powder yellow pick

ANO-AF4 - Albuquerque, NM - oil slick on orange pick

ANO-AF5 - blue & black on white - Ace Frehley Anomaly Tour/ sig.

 

DERREK HAWKINS

Anomaly 2009 Derrek Hawkins pick

 

ANTHONY ESPOSITO

Anomaly 2009 Anthony Esposito pick

 

TODD YOUTH

Anomaly 2009 Todd Youth pick

ANO-DH1 - blue & black on white - Ace Frehley Anomaly Tour/ sig.   ANO-AE1 - blue & black on white - Ace Frehley Anomaly Tour/ sig.   ANO-TY1 - blue & black on white - Ace Frehley Anomaly Tour/ sig.
 

2014-15 SPACE INVADER TOUR

(with Scot Coogan, Richie Scarlet and Chris Wyse)

 

ACE FREHLEY

CHRIS WYSE

Space Invader 2014 Ace Frehley picks

Space Invader 2014 Chris Wyse picks

SI-AF1 - black on white pick

SI-CW1 - black on  purple

SI-AF2 - white on blue pick

 

SI-AF3 - white on red pick

 

 
RICHIE SCARLET
Space Invader 2014 Richie Scarlet picks

SI-RS1 - black on pearl orange

SI-RS4 - white on maroon

SI-RS2 - gold on pearl purple

SI-RS5 - black on lime green

SI-RS3 - white on pearl purple

SI-RS6 - gold on white (rare prototype)

 
 Note: Richie had a whole skew of picks with different sayings made up for Europe and New Zealand in 2015. Too many to track down or describe, so they are not listed here.

 

2016-17 ORIGINS VOL. 1 TOUR

(with Scot Coogan, Richie Scarlet and Chris Wyse)

 

ACE FREHLEY

CHRIS WYSE

Origins Vol. 1 2016-17 Ace Frehley picks

Origins Vol. 1 2016 Chris Wyse picks

OV1-AF1 - black on white pick

OV1-CW1 - white on blue

OV1-CW3 - black on blue

OV1-AF2 - black on yellow pick

OV1-CW2 - white on blue

 

OV1-AF3 - black on green pick

 

 
 

Note: The yellow and green Ace picks were made for the 2017 Leg 2 Brazilian shows, but the yellows were also used on the last 2 west coast US shows of 2017 Leg 1 due to running out of white. The leftovers were both used again for the July, 2017 Florida shows of Leg 3. Ace did not care for the green and probably will not make that color again.

 

Origins Vol. 1 2017 Australia pick

OV1-AF4 - multi-color on white pick

Note: Debuted in Australia

 
RICHIE SCARLET
Origins Vol. 1 2016 Chris Wyse picks

OV1-RS1 - silver on pearl blue

OV1-RS5 - silver on pearl green

OV1-RS2 - red on baby blue

OV1-RS6 - silver on pearl purple

OV1-RS3 - black on pearl orange

OV1-RS7 - black on baby blue

OV1-RS4 - silver on pearl red

OV1-RS8 - silver on pearl red

 

 Note: Richie had a whole skew of picks with different sayings and different colors in 2016 and 2017. Too many to track down or describe, so they are not all shown or listed here.

 

 

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