PROTOTYPES & TECH PICKS

The picks on this page are rarely seen by anyone other than the band and its crew.  As pick manufacturers continue to push the envelope of technology, new colors and printing techniques become available all the time.  The techs work with the pick companies to design new picks for each tour using these new colors, prints and materials. The pick companies then mock up prototypes in small quantities for the techs and band members to evaluate.

 

I'm sure there is a much larger multiple of prototypes. misprints and tech picks than is shown here.  I have attempted to try and validate these over the years, but the techs are generally not accessible, and the ones that are refuse to talk about them.  So please accept a disclaimer that this is a "best efforts" attempt and should be considered as both incomplete and unverified. All of the picks on this page are copyright by.

 

I've assigned a numbering scheme to be able to differentiate between the picks, especially when multiple variations arise within the same tour. 

 

1977-78 ALIVE II

 

Misprint

 

Alive II misprint pick

 

An error at the pick manufacturer accidentally stamped the logo and Paul's name on the same side of the pick, rather than opposite sides as they should have.

 

1983-84 LICK IT UP

Misprint

Lick It Up misprint? pick

 

I don't know much about this pick. It appears to have been double stamped, so I assume it is just a quality defect that was rejected midway through production. However, it could have been intended for a replacement for Vinnie who was initially fired after the European leg of the tour.  Lacking enough time to hire an adequate replacement, Vinnie was re-hired for the North American leg of the tour.

Prototypes

Lick It Up style 2a picks Lick It Up style 2a picks Lick It Up style 2a picks

 

Note: These must have been a new type of plastic they were trying out? Lots of controversy on whether the Paul pick was always grey, or if it was originally yellow and turned grey. The middle photo shows 1 of 3 yellow Genes I have seen turning grey over time.

 

Note: There are UNCONFIRMED rumors of  black on pink  and  yellow on pink  prototype picks.  However, I have never seen one and there is much debate as to whether or not these are legitimate.

 

1985-86 ASYLUM

  

Prototypes

  

Asylum prototype guitar picks

   

Prior to the Asylum tour, commissioned prototype picks in assorted colors. These picks featured a slightly smaller logo than would eventually be used on the tour. Legend has it the band either never paid for them or decided to go with a larger logo. In any event, the picks ended up being sold out of a fishbowl at Manny's Music Store in NYC. When "Guitar Player" magazine editor, Jas Obrecht was compiling a photo shoot of various artists' guitar picks a for his magazine, furnished the above samples. Supposedly there is also a multi-color confetti style pick as well.

 

The band subsequently commissioned a different pick company to produce their picks for the tour.  Allegedly the following colors were also made but never used on tour:

 
  gold on purple  gold on green    gold on black  gold on orange  gold on dark blue  

     

1987-88 CRAZY NIGHTS

 

Tech pick

 

Crazy Nights tech pick

CRA-SH1 - gold on white - logo / Hit By. Steve Habel

Note: Steve was the Production Manager for the tour.  His pick throwing abilities were legendary.

 

1996-97 ALIVE/ WORLDWIDE (REUNION)

 

Rehearsal

 

Ace Reunion rehearsal pick

Paul Reunion prototype pick

 

REU-AF16 - 3D cube prism on white - logo/ sig.  (Used by Ace during rehearsals for the Reunion tour)

 

REU-PS4 - black on white - outlined logo [over] Alive/Worldwide 96-97/ sig. (a prototype pick that never made it to the tour.  It was made for Paul, but he didn't like them, so they never got mass produced.)

 

Note: If you are looking for the infamous "Lost Cities prototypes" picks, they are not legitimate and therefore can be found here on the Fakes page.

 

1998-99  PSYCHO CIRCUS TOUR

 

Prototypes

 

Eventually this design was scrapped for the arched Psycho Circus name over the logo.  The presence of " Psycho-Circus 1998-2000 Worldwide" suggests the band initially planned on touring the album for two to three years.  It is rumored there may be as many as 40 different varieties (different types of prisms and foils on various colors, including two different types of white) of these prototypes made for each band member.  These are extremely rare, but here are the ones I have been able to confirm so far:

 

Psycho Circus prototype guitar picks

Psycho Circus prototype guitar picks

PCT-AF1 - prototype - silver glitter prism on white

PCT-AF2 - prototype - red to yellow rainbow on white

PCT-AF3 - prototype - green to blue rainbow on white

PCT-AF4 - prototype - silver leaf/ camouflage prism on white

PCT-AF5 - prototype - silver leaf/ camouflage prism on black

PCT-AF6 - prototype - red to yellow rainbow on black

PCT-AF7 - prototype - green to blue rainbow on black

PCT-AF8 - prototype - silver glitter prism on black

PCT-AF9 - prototype - silver glitter prism on yellow

PCT-AF10 - prototype - green to blue rainbow on yellow

PCT-AF11 - prototype - silver leaf/ camouflage prism on yellow

PCT-AF12 - prototype - silver leaf/ camouflage prism on fuchsia

PCT-AF13 - prototype - green to blue rainbow on fuchsia

PCT-AF14 - prototype - silver glitter prism on fuchsia

PCT-AF15 - prototype - green to blue rainbow on red

PCT-AF16 - prototype - silver glitter prism on red

PCT-AF17 - prototype - red to yellow rainbow on red

PCT-AF18 - prototype - silver glitter prism on transparent blue

PCT-AF19 - prototype - green to blue rainbow on transparent blue

PCT-AF20 - prototype - red to yellow rainbow on transparent blue

PCT-AF21 - prototype -  silver leaf/ camouflage prism on transparent blue

 

Psycho Circus prototype guitar picks

Psycho Circus prototype guitar picks

PCT-PS1 - prototype - maroon on white

PCT-PS2 - prototype - black on white

PCT-PS3 - prototype - silver leaf/ camouflage prism on white

PCT-PS4 - prototype - oil slick on white

PCT-PS5 - prototype - red to yellow rainbow on white

PCT-PS6 - prototype - silver glitter prism on white

PCT-PS7 - prototype - silver leaf/ camouflage prism on black

PCT-PS8 - prototype - oil slick on black

PCT-PS9 - prototype - red to yellow rainbow on black

PCT-PS10 - prototype - silver glitter prism  on black

PCT-PS11 - prototype - silver glitter prism on transparent blue

PCT-PS12 - prototype - oil slick on transparent blue

PCT-PS13 - prototype - silver leaf/ camouflage prism on transparent blue

PCT-PS14 - prototype - red to yellow rainbow on transparent blue

PCT-PS15 - prototype - oil slick on fuchsia

PCT-PS16 - prototype - silver glitter prism on fuchsia

PCT-PS17 - prototype - red to yellow rainbow on fuchsia

PCT-PS18 - prototype - silver leaf/ camouflage prism on fuchsia

PCT-PS19 - prototype - oil slick on red

PCT-PS20 - prototype - silver leaf/ camouflage prism on red

PCT-PS21 - prototype - oil slick on red

PCT-PS22 - prototype - silver glitter prism on solid red

PCT-PS23 - prototype - silver leaf/ camouflage prism on yellow

PCT-PS24 - prototype - oil slick on yellow

PCT-PS25 - prototype - silver glitter prism on yellow

PCT-PS26 - prototype - red to yellow rainbow on yellow

 

Psycho Circus prototype guitar picks

Psycho Circus prototype guitar picks

Psycho Circus prototype guitar picks

PCT-GS1 - prototype - black on white

PCT-GS2 - prototype - blue prism on white

PCT-GS3 - prototype - oil slick on white

PCT-GS4 - prototype - silver leaf/ camouflage prism on white

PCT-GS5 - prototype - red to yellow rainbow on white

PCT-GS6 - prototype - green to blue rainbow on white

PCT-GS7 - prototype - rainbow silver leaf/ camouflage prism on white

PCT-GS8 - prototype - metallic blue on yellow

PCT-GS9 - prototype - silver glitter prism on yellow

PCT-GS10 - prototype - oil slick on yellow

PCT-GS11 - prototype - silver leaf/ camouflage prism on yellow

PCT-GS12 - prototype - red to yellow rainbow on yellow

PCT-GS13 - prototype - green to blue rainbow on yellow

PCT-GS14 - prototype - silver leaf/ camouflage prism on transparent blue

PCT-GS15 - prototype - red to yellow rainbow on transparent blue

PCT-GS16 - prototype - black on transparent blue

PCT-GS17 - prototype - rainbow on transparent blue

PCT-GS18 - prototype - green to blue rainbow on transparent blue

PCT-GS19 - prototype - black on fuchsia

PCT-GS20 - prototype - metallic blue on red

PCT-GS21 - prototype - silver glitter prism on black

PCT-GS22 - prototype - rainbow on black

PCT-GS23 - prototype - metallic blue on black

PCT-GS24 - prototype - green to blue rainbow on black

PCT-GS25 - prototype - red to yellow rainbow on black

PCT-GS26 - prototype - red to yellow rainbow on red

PCT-GS27 - prototype - silver leaf/ camouflage prism on red

PCT-GS28 - prototype - metallic blue on red

PCT-GS29 - prototype - silver glitter prism on red

PCT-GS30 - prototype - green to blue rainbow on red

PCT-GS31 - prototype - black on red (no signature)

PCT-GS32 - prototype - black on fuchsia

PCT-GS33 - prototype - green to blue rainbow on fuchsia

PCT-GS34 - prototype - oil slick on fuchsia

PCT-GS35 - prototype - metallic blue on fuchsia

PCT-GS36 - prototype - silver glitter prism on fuchsia

PCT-GS37 - prototype - silver leaf/ camouflage prism on fuchsia

PCT-GS38 - prototype - rainbow on fuchsia

PCT-GS39 - prototype - red to yellow rainbow on fuchsia

Tech picks

 

Psycho Circus tech picks

PCT-PT1 - Paul's Tech - purple prism on white - PC logo / "Ragman (over) 13" with a circle around it

PCT-PT2 - Paul's Tech - metallic red on white - PC logo / "Ragman (over) 13" with a circle around it

PCT-AT1 - Ace's Tech - prism on transparent red - PC logo / drawing of skull & cross-bones

PCT-AT2 - Ace's Tech - dull silver on black - PC logo / drawing of skull & cross-bones

PCT-PCT1 - Peter's Tech - silver prism on red - PC logo / Catfish Kanon "You've Been Hooked" with a cartoon face

PCT-GT1 - Gene's Tech - black on fuchsia - PC logo / "King of Fling"

PCT-GT2 - Gene's Tech - black on red - PC logo / "King of Fling"

PCT-GT3 - Gene's Tech - black on white - PC logo / "King of Fling"

PCT-GT4 - Gene's Tech - black on powder blue - PC logo / "King of Fling"

PCT-GT5 - Gene's Tech - black on mustard yellow - PC logo / "King of Fling"

 

2000-01 FAREWELL TOUR

 Prototypes

 

NTF-AF1 - DUNLOP - silver on transparent purple - logo/ Spencer's style sig

Note: Made for the New Year's Eve & Alaskan shows, but Ace felt the purple was Paul's "signature color", not his.

NTF-AF2 - DUNLOP - white on light blue - logo/ Spencer's style sig.

NTF-PS1 - DUNLOP - white on purple - logo/ Spencer's style sig.

NTF-GS1 - DUNLOP - white on red - logo/ Spencer's style sig.

NTF-PC1 - DUNLOP - white on dark green - logo/ Spencer's style sig. - Peter ended up using these on the tour

NTF-PC2 - DUNLOP - white on light blue - logo/ Spencer's style sig.  (Pick company error. These should have on green picks.)

Farewell Tour prototype guitar picks

NTF-GS2 - DUNLOP - black on chalky white - logo/ Spencer's style sig. - Tortex picks tested to deal with the slickness of the Dunlop picks, but they smudged badly.

NTF-AF3 - DUNLOP - black on chalky white - logo/ Spencer's style sig. - Tortex picks tested to deal with the slickness of the Dunlop picks, but they smudged badly.

NTF-PS2 - DUNLOP - black on chalky white - logo/ Spencer's style sig. - Tortex picks tested to deal with the slickness of the Dunlop picks, but they smudged badly.

  

  Note: There were also some fake Ace prototypes made that can be found here on the Fakes page.

 

ACE CITY PICKS

 

Ace "city picks"

Ace "city picks"

Ace "city picks"

Ace "city picks"

Ace "city picks"

 

NTF-AF4 through NTF-AF44 - beginning with Chicago, Ace had individualized picks for every city on the tour in a multitude of different combinations of prisms and colors.  Ace designed them himself!  He threw out approximately 44 per show. Ace also had them "retro'd" for the following cities he played on the tour prior to Chicago because they weren't ready in time.  Rumor is he occasionally dispersed these during the remaining shows on the tour to try and make up for the delay.

 

NTF-AF4 - Phoenix, AZ - oil slick on yellow pick

NTF-AF5 - Tucson, AZ - silver on orange pick

NTF-AF6 - Las Cruces, NM - oil slick on transparent blue pick

NTF-AF7 - Las Vegas, NV - black on powder fuchsia pick

NTF-AF8 - Anaheim, CA - black on powder orange pick

NTF-AF9 - San Diego, CA - confetti on white pick

NTF-AF10 - Bakersfield, CA - metallic red on transparent blue

NTF-AF11 - Oakland, CA - oil slick on transparent red pick

NTF-AF12 - Reno, NV - metallic blue on black pick

NTF-AF13 - Salt Lake City, UT - metallic purple on yellow pick

NTF-AF14 - Denver, CO - metallic green on transparent blue pick

NTF-AF15 - Lubbock, TX - silver on transparent red pick

NTF-AF16 - San Antonio, TX - confetti on orange pick

NTF-AF17 - Houston, TX - rainbow on white pick

 

Ace "city pick" - cancelled Lake Placid show

NTF-AF44 - Lake Placid, NY - metallic red on transparent blue pick

(Made for the tour, but the show was canceled and therefore it was never used.)

NTF-AF18 - Dallas, TX - silver on red pick

NTF-AF19 - Oklahoma City, OK - metallic red on fuchsia pick

NTF-AF20 - Little Rock, AR - metallic green on transparent blue-green

NTF-AF21 - Pensacola, FL - metallic green on white pick

NTF-AF22 - West Palm Beach, FL - oil slick on transparent pink pick

NTF-AF23 - Ft. Meyers, FL - oil slick on transparent blue-green

NTF-AF24 - Orlando, FL - oil slick on yellow pick

NTF-AF25 - Tampa, FL - oil slick on orange pick

NTF-AF26 - Birmingham, AL - metallic blue on fuchsia pick (see note below)

NTF-AF27 - Atlanta, GA - metallic green on black pick

NTF-AF28 - New Orleans, LA - metallic green on transparent red pick

NTF-AF29 - Columbia, SC - metallic red on white pick

NTF-AF30 - Charlotte, NC - metallic purple on white pick

NTF-AF31 - Greenville, SC - metallic purple on white pick

NTF-AF32 - Greensboro, NC - rainbow on transparent light green pick

NTF-AF33 - Chattanooga, TN - metallic blue on orange pick

NTF-AF34 - Memphis, TN - oil slick on transparent blue pick

NTF-AF35 - Nashville, TN - oil slick on transparent light green pick

NTF-AF36 - Louisville, KY - oil slick on red pick

NTF-AF37 - Knoxville, TN - metallic red on black pick

NTF-AF38 - Charleston, WV - oil slick on white pick

NTF-AF39 - Roanoke, VA - confetti on transparent pink pick

NTF-AF40 - Cleveland, OH - confetti on fuchsia pick

NTF-AF41 - Cleveland, OH - metallic purple on orange pick

NTF-AF42 - Grand Rapids, MI - silver on transparent blue

NTF-AF43 - Toledo, OH - confetti on red pick

Note: The Birmingham pick mistakenly has Arkansas in the background.

 
Tech picks

Medium gauge
Farewell tour tech picks
Farewell tour tech picks

 

NTF-GT1 - Gene's tech - black on white - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT2 - Gene's tech - black on light pink - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT3 - Gene's tech - black on dark pink - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT4 - Gene's tech - white on fuchsia - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT5 - Gene's tech - white on berry - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT6 - Gene's tech - white on red - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT7 - Gene's tech - white on maroon - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT8 - Gene's tech - black on orange - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT9 - Gene's tech - black on yellow - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT10 - Gene's tech - white on green - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT11 - Gene's tech - white on blue - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT12 - Gene's tech - black on light purple - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT13 - Gene's tech - white on dark purple - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT14 - Gene's tech - black on off-white - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT15 - Gene's tech - white on brown - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT16 - Gene's tech - black on grey - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT17 - Gene's tech - white on black - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

 
Thin gauge
(error set)

Farewell tour tech picks (error set)

Farewell tour tech picks (error set)

NTF-GT18 - Gene's tech - black on white - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT19 - Gene's tech - black on light pink - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT20 - Gene's tech - white on fuchsia - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT21 - Gene's tech - white on red - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT22 - Gene's tech - white on maroon - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT23 - Gene's tech - black on orange - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT24 - Gene's tech - black on yellow - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT25 - Gene's tech - white on green - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT26 - Gene's tech - white on blue - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT27 - Gene's tech - black on light purple - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT28 - Gene's tech - white on dark purple - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT29 - Gene's tech - black on off-white - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT30 - Gene's tech - white on brown - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT31 - Gene's tech - black on grey - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

NTF-GT32 - Gene's tech - white on black - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

Note: The first printing were erroneously done on thin picks, so they had to be redone properly a month later in medium gauge as originally ordered, so these are considered an "error" set.

 
 

2003 WORLD DOMINATION TOUR

Tech picks

World Domination tech picks

 

WWD-PT1 - Paul's Tech - silver on black - logo / "Francis Picked Me"

WWD-PT2 - Paul's Tech - silver on emerald pearl - logo / "Francis Picked Me"

WWD-TT1 - Tommy's Tech - black on glow-in-the-dark white - logo /  Vegas

WWD-FS1 - Dec. 20th pick - black on semi-transparent white - logo / "Dec 20th Goodbye Darkside, You Suck!!!"

 

Note: This pick was a jab directed at Aerosmith's crew.  December 20th was the last show of the tour, and coincidentally Peter Criss's birthday.

  

2004 ROCK THE NATION TOUR

  Tech picks

Rock The Nation tech picks

 

RTN-PT1 - Paul's Tech - metallic purple on pearl - small Starchild icon / "Francis Picked Me 2004"

RTN-PT2 - Paul's Tech - purple on pearl - large Starchild icon / "Francis Picked Me 2004"

RTN-TT1 - Tommy's Tech - black & red on white - logo / dernière sortie and Vegas 13 inside a Canadian Maple Leaf

 

Note: Vegas is Canadian, hence the Quebecois slang that means roughly "Last Night Out" because he planned retirement from the business at the end of the tour. 13 is his hockey jersey number.

 

Rock The Nation tour tech picks

Rock The Nation tour tech picks

RTN-GT1 - Gene's tech - black on white - logo/ "KING OF FLING"

RTN-GT2 - Gene's tech - black on light pink - logo/ "KING OF FLING"

RTN-GT3 - Gene's tech - white on fuchsia - logo/ "KING OF FLING"

RTN-GT4 - Gene's tech - white on berry - logo/ "KING OF FLING"

RTN-GT5 - Gene's tech - white on red - logo/ "KING OF FLING"

RTN-GT6 - Gene's tech - white on maroon - logo/ "KING OF FLING"

RTN-GT7 - Gene's tech - black on orange - logo/ "KING OF FLING"

RTN-GT8 - Gene's tech - black on yellow - logo/ "KING OF FLING"

RTN-GT9 - Gene's tech - white on green - logo/ "KING OF FLING"

RTN-GT10 - Gene's tech - white on blue - logo/ "KING OF FLING"

RTN-GT11 - Gene's tech - black on light purple - logo/ "KING OF FLING"

RTN-GT12 - Gene's tech - white on dark purple - logo/ "KING OF FLING"

RTN-GT13 - Gene's tech - black on off-white - logo/ "KING OF FLING"

RTN-GT14 - Gene's tech - white on brown - logo/ "KING OF FLING"

RTN-GT15 - Gene's tech - black on grey - logo/ "KING OF FLING"

RTN-GT16 - Gene's tech - white on black - logo/ "KING OF FLING"

 

2006 RISING SUN TOUR

Tech pick

Rising Sun tech pick Rising Sun tech pick

RST-PT1 - Paul's Tech - black on orange - iron cross / Francis (prototype)

RST-PT2 - Paul's Tech - silver on black - iron cross flag / Francis

 

2006-07 PAUL STANLEY LIVE TO WIN SOLO TOUR

Tech picks

Live To Win tech pick

 

LTW-PT1 - Paul's Tech - black on white - winged heart / Francis

 

2007 HIT N RUN TOUR

Tech picks

Hit N Run tech picks
 

Hit N Run tech picks

HNR-PT1 - Paul's Tech - Paul's Tech - black on white - iron cross flag / Francis

HNR-GT1 - Gene's Tech - silver on white - "The roadie formerly know as..." / railroad spike "20 Years 1987-2007"

HNR-GT2 - Gene's Tech - silver on turquoise - "The roadie formerly know as..." / railroad spike "20 Years 1987-2007"

HNR-GT3 - Gene's Tech - silver on confetti - "The roadie formerly know as..." / railroad spike "20 Years 1987-2007"

HNR-GT4 - Gene's Tech - silver on tortoise - "The roadie formerly know as..." / railroad spike "20 Years 1987-2007"

HNR-GT5 - Gene's Tech - silver on black - "The roadie formerly know as..." / railroad spike "20 Years 1987-2007"

HNR-GT6 - Gene's Tech - silver on abalone - "The roadie formerly know as..." / railroad spike "20 Years 1987-2007"

Note: Congrats on 20 years of service! An amazing accomplishment!

 

2008-09 ALIVE 35 TOUR

Tech picks

EUROPE

Alive 35 tech picks

 

A35-MG1 - Meet & Greet Specialist - white logo on earth on white / World Tour 08 DS

A35-PT1 - Paul's Tech - white logo on earth on white / World Tour 08 FS

A35-PT2 - Paul's Tech - red, white & light blue on black - American flag logo / Francis

A35-PT3 - Paul's Tech - red, white & navy blue on black - American flag logo / Francis (error printing)

A35-C1 - Backline Techs - red, white & light blue on black - American flag logo / World Tour [over] Alive/35 [over] 2008

A35-C2 - Backline Techs - red, white & navy blue on black - American flag logo / World Tour [over] Alive/35 [over] 2008 (error printing)

A35-C3 - Crew - black on white- Alive 35 logo / CREW

 
NORTH & SOUTH AMERICA
Alive 35 2009 tech pick   Alive 35 2009 tech pick

A35-PT4 - Paul's Tech - silver on black - outlined logo [over] ALIVE 35 /  TUNING PICK (South America only)

A35-PT4 - Paul's Tech - black on white - large Starchild icon / ALIVE 35 (North America only)

 

Alive 35 tech picks

Alive 35 tech picks

 

A35-GT1 - Gene's tech - black on white - logo/ "SPIKE XX"

A35-GT2 - Gene's tech - black on light pink - logo/ "SPIKE XX"

A35-GT3 - Gene's tech - black on dark pink - logo/ "SPIKE XX"

A35-GT4 - Gene's tech - white on fuchsia - logo/ "KSPIKE XX"

A35-GT5 - Gene's tech - white on berry - logo/ "SPIKE XX"

A35-GT6 - Gene's tech - white on red - logo/ "SPIKE XX"

A35-GT7 - Gene's tech - white on maroon - logo/ "SPIKE XX"

A35-GT8 - Gene's tech - black on orange - logo/ "SPIKE XX"

A35-GT9 - Gene's tech - black on yellow - logo/ "SPIKE XX"

A35-GT10 - Gene's tech - white on green - logo/ "SPIKE XX"

A35-GT11 - Gene's tech - white on blue - logo/ "SPIKE XX"

A35-GT12 - Gene's tech - black on light purple - logo/ "SPIKE XX"

A35-GT13 - Gene's tech - white on dark purple - logo/ "SPIKE XX"

A35-GT14 - Gene's tech - black on off-white - logo/ "SPIKE XX"

A35-GT15 - Gene's tech -  white on brown - logo/ "SPIKE XX"

A35-GT16 - Gene's tech - black on grey - logo/ "SPIKE XX"

 

Merchandise picks
Alive 35 2009 merch pick   Alive 35 2009 merch picks
 

A35-TT5 - D'Andrea - silver on transparent blue - outlined logo [over] ALIVE 35 / World Domination signature (stamped)

Note: This was a merchandise only pick. Not used on stage during the tour.

 

A35-PL1 - D'Andrea - white on black - outlined logo / ALIVE 35 (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

A35-PL2 - D'Andrea - black on white - outlined logo / ALIVE 35 (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

A35-PL3 - D'Andrea - confetti prism on black - Sonic Boom logo / blank (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

A35-PL4 - D'Andrea - confetti prism on black - Alive 35 logo / blank (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

 

Prototypes

Alive 35 prototype pick  Alive 35 prototype picks

 

A35-band - D'Andrea - multicolor on solid white - first album logo / blank (pad printed)

(concept idea that never materialized into production) I may have the year wrong on this, so if anyone has better info, let me know.

 

A35-PS11 - Dunlop - red & purple on solid white - outlined logo [over] ALIVE 35 / Psycho Circus signature (pad printed) (smaller logo and no fading bar in the middle)

 

A35-TT10 - Dunlop - red & purple on solid white - outlined logo [over] ALIVE 35 / World Domination signature (pad printed) (smaller logo and no fading bar in the middle)

 

2010 SONIC BOOM OVER EUROPE TOUR

Tech picks

Sonic Boom 2010 crew picks

SB-PT1 - Paul's Tech - Dunlop - smooth gradient orange & yellow on solid white - outlined logo [over] Since Boom logo [over]  2010/ Francis

SB-TT1 - Tommy's Tech - Dunlop - smooth gradient orange & yellow on solid white - outlined logo [over] Since Boom logo [over]  2010/ Survis

SB-GT1 - Gene's Tech - Dunlop - smooth gradient orange & yellow on solid white - outlined logo [over] Since Boom logo [over]  2010/ Spike

SB-MG1 - Meet & Greet Specialist - Dunlop - smooth gradient orange & yellow on solid white - outlined logo [over] Since Boom logo [over]  2010/ Specialist DS

SB-KM1 - KISS Manager - Dunlop - smooth gradient orange & yellow on solid white - outlined logo [over] Since Boom logo [over]  2010/ Doc

 

Merchandise picks

Sonic Boom 2010 meet-n-greet picks

SB-PL1 - Dunlop - smooth gradient orange & yellow on solid white - outlined logo [over] Since Boom logo [over]  2010/ demon icon (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

SB-PL2 - Dunlop - smooth gradient orange & yellow on solid white - outlined logo [over] Since Boom logo [over]  2010/ starchild icon (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

SB-PL3 - Dunlop - smoothh gradient orange & yellow on solid white - outlined logo [over] Since Boom logo [over]  2010/ spaceman icon (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

SB-PL4 - Dunlop - smooth gradient orange & yellow on solid white - outlined logo [over] Since Boom logo [over]  2010/ catman icon (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

 
 

2010 HOTTEST SHOW ON EARTH TOUR

 

UNITED STATES

Tech picks

Hottest Show On Earth 2010 crew picks

SE-PT1 - Paul's Tech - Dunlop - red & black on solid white - THE SHOW / silhouette of Paul (pad printed)

HSE-PT2 - Paul's Tech - Dunlop - red & black on solid white - SIDESHOW [over] Tortex logo / silhouette of tech (pad printed)

HSE-PT3 - Paul's Tech - Dunlop - multicolor on solid black - Hottest Show On Earth tech logo / Francis in prism (pad printed)

HSE-TT1 - Tommy's Tech - Dunlop - multicolor on solid black - Hottest Show On Earth tech logo / Survis in prism (pad printed)

HSE-ET1 - Eric's tech - Dunlop - multicolor on solid black - Hottest Show On Earth tech logo / Bassett in prism (pad printed)

HSE-GT1 - Gene's tech - Dunlop - multicolor on solid black - Hottest Show On Earth tech logo / Spike in prism (pad printed)

 

Merchandise picks

Hottest Show on Earth 2010 Meet-N-Greet picks - Style 1

Hottest Show on Earth 2010 Meet-N-Greet picks - Style 2        Hottest Show on Earth 2010 VIP picks

HSE-PL1 - Dunlop - white on solid black - outlined logo / demon icon (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

HSE-PL2 - Dunlop - white on solid black - outlined logo / starchild icon (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

HSE-PL3 - Dunlop - white on solid black - outlined logo / spaceman icon (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

HSE-PL4 - Dunlop - white on solid black - outlined logo / catman icon (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

HSE-PL5 - Dunlop - multicolor on solid white - Hottest Show On Earth logo / demon icon (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

HSE-PL6 - Dunlop - multicolor on solid white - Hottest Show On Earth logo / starchild icon (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

HSE-PL7 - Dunlop - multicolor on solid white - Hottest Show On Earth logo / spaceman icon (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

HSE-PL8 - Dunlop - multicolor on solid white - Hottest Show On Earth logo / catman icon (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

HSE-PL9 - Dunlop - black on transparent yellow - KISS logo / (blank) (pad printed) (mailed to VIP and Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

HSE-PL10 - Dunlop - white on transparent red - KISS logo / (blank) (pad printed) (mailed to VIP and Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

 
 

2011 HOTTEST SHOW ON EARTH "LOST CITIES" TOUR

 

Tech picks

Hottest Show On Earth 2011 crew picks

HSLC-PT1 - Paul's Tech - Dunlop - silver on black - FRANCIS / 33 (pad printed)

HSLC-PT2 - Paul's Tech - Dunlop - prism on black - FRANCIS / 33 (pad printed)

 

Merchandise picks

HSOE St. Patrick's Day 2011 Meet & Greet pick

 

Hottest Show on Earth 2010 Meet-N-Greet picks - Style 1

 

Hottest Show on Earth 2010 Meet-N-Greet picks - Style 2

 

HSLC-PL1 - gold foil on pearl green - outlined logo / demon icon (stamped)) (given out to Meet-n-Greet buyers at Hollywood FL show on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2011)

HSLC-PL2 - gold foil on pearl red - outlined logo / demon icon (stamped) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

HSLC-PL3 - gold foil on pearl purple - outlined logo / starchild icon (stamped) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

HSLC-PL4 - gold foil on pearl blue - outlined logo / spaceman icon (stamped) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

HSLC-PL5 - gold foil on pearl green - outlined logo / catman icon (stamped) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

HSLC-PL6 - silver foil on pearl red - outlined logo / demon icon (stamped) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

HSLC-PL7 - silver foil on pearl purple - outlined logo / starchild icon (stamped) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

HSLC-PL8 - silver foil on pearl blue - outlined logo / spaceman icon (stamped) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

HSLC-PL9 - silver foil on pearl green - outlined logo / catman icon (stamped) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

 

2012 THE TOUR

 

Merchandise picks

The Tour Platinum package pick tin  The Tour Platinum package pick tin

The Tour Platinum package picks

THE-PL1 - multicolor on black - The Tour logo / blank (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

THE-PL2 - multicolor on white - Gene photo / signature (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

THE-PL3 - multicolor on white - Paul photo / signature (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

THE-PL4 - multicolor on white - Tommy photo / signature (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

THE-PL5 - multicolor on white -  Eric photo / signature (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

 

2012-13 MONSTER TOUR

 

Tech picks

Monster 2012-2013 crew prototype picks   Monster 2012-2013 crew picks   Monster Japan crew pick

MON-PT1 - Paul's Tech - Dunlop - front: red, white and blue on black / back: red on solid white FRANCIS / 33 (pad printed)  (prototype)

MON-PT2 - Paul's Tech - Dunlop - red, white and blue on solid white - FRANCIS / 33 (pad printed)

MON-C1 - Backline Techs - Dunlop - red with black outline on white - KREW / BACKLINE (pad printed)

 

Merchandise picks

Monster Platinum package pick tin        Monster Platinum package pick tin

Monster Platinum package picks

MON-PL1 - silver & gold on black - Monster logo / blank (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

MON-PL2 - silver & gold on black - outlined logo / Gene face (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

MON-PL3 - silver & gold on black - outlined logo / Paul face (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

MON-PL4 - silver & gold on black - outlined logo / Tommy face (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

MON-PL5 - silver & gold on black -  outlined logo / Eric face (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

 

Monster Japan Platinum package pick tin

Monster Japan Platinum package blue picks

Monster Japan Platinum package black picks

MON-PL6 - multicolor on blue - outlined logo / Gene face (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers in Japan)

MON-PL7 - multicolor on blue - outlined logo / Paul face (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers in Japan)

MON-PL8 - multicolor on blue - outlined logo / Tommy face (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers in Japan)

MON-PL9 - multicolor on blue -  outlined logo / Eric face (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers in Japan)

MON-PL10 - multicolor on black - outlined logo / Gene face (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers in Japan)

MON-PL11 - multicolor on black - outlined logo / Paul face (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers in Japan)

MON-PL12 - multicolor on black - outlined logo / Tommy face (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers in Japan)

MON-PL13 - multicolor on black -  outlined logo / Eric face (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers in Japan)

 

2014 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

 

Tech picks

40th Anniversary Tour tech pick

40TH-PT1 - Dunlop - black on solid white - eagle / Francis (pad printed)

 

Merchandise picks

2014 40th Anniversary Platinum package pick tin          2014 40th Anniversary Platinum package pick tin

2014 40th Anniversary Platinum package picks

40TH-PL1 - silver foil on black - KISS logo / blank (stamped) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

40TH-PL2 - silver foil on black - 40th Anniversary logo / blank (stamped) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

40TH-PL3 - silver foil on black - demon icon / blank (stamped) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

40TH-PL4 - silver foil on black - starchild icon / blank (stamped) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

40TH-PL5 - silver foil on black - spaceman icon / blank (stamped) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

40TH-PL6 - silver foil on black - catman icon / blank (stamped) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

 

2014 KISS KRUISE IV
(October 31 - November 4, 2014)

 

Prototypes

KISS Kruise IV cancelled show picks

 

KK4-GS4 - Dunlop - multicolor on red - red Kruise logo / Farewell signature (pad printed)

 

KK4-PS4 - Dunlop -multicolor on purple - purple Kruise logo / Alive 35 signature (pad printed)

 

KK4-TT4 - Dunlop - multicolor on blue - blue Kruise logo / Alive 35 signature (pad printed)

 

KK4-ES4 - Dunlop - multicolor on green - green Kruise logo / Sonic Boom signature (pad printed)

 

Note: These great looking picks were made to use on a special island show that was cancelled due to weather. 

 
 

2015 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

 

Prototypes

2015 40th Anniversary Japan prototype picks

 

40TH-GS16 - Dunlop - multicolor on white - JAPAN 2015 KISS logo (KISS font) / black Farewell signature (pad printed)

 

40TH-PS16 - Dunlop - multicolor on white - JAPAN 2015 KISS logo (KISS font) / black Alive 35 signature (pad printed)

 

40TH-TT16 - Dunlop - multicolor on white - JAPAN 2015 KISS logo (KISS font) / black Alive 35 signature (pad printed)

 

40TH-ES16 - Dunlop -multicolor on white - JAPAN 2015 KISS logo (KISS font) / black Sonic Boom signature (pad printed)

 

Note: Paul did not like this font, so design was rejected for tour use.

 

Merchandise picks

2015 40th Anniversary Platinum package pick tin     2015 40th Anniversary Platinum package pick tin

2015 40th Anniversary Platinum package picks

40TH-PL7 - black on pearl white - KISS logo / blank (stamped) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

40TH-PL8 - silver foil on pearl grey - 40th Anniversary logo / blank (stamped) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

40TH-PL9 - white on pearl red - demon icon / blank (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

40TH-PL10 - white on pearl purple - starchild icon / blank (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

40TH-PL11 - white on pearl blue - spaceman icon / blank (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

40TH-PL12 - white on pearl green - catman icon / blank (pad printed) (given out to Platinum Meet-n-Greet buyers)

 
 

2015 KISS KRUISE V
(October 30 - November 3, 2015)

 

Merchandise picks

KISS Kruise V merch pick tin  KISS Kruise V merch pick tin

KISS Kruise V merch picks

KKV-PL1 - multicolor on pearl white - The KISS Kruise (pad printed)

KKV-PL2 - white on pearl grey - demon icon (pad printed)

KKV-PL3 - white on pearl red - demon icon (pad printed)

KKV-PL4 - white on pearl purple - starchild icon (pad printed)

KKV-PL5 - white on pearl blue - spaceman icon (pad printed)

KKV-PL6 - white on pearl green - catman icon (pad printed)

Note: This tin and picks were sold at the merch booth on KISS Kruise V.

 

2016 FREEDOM TO ROCK TOUR

 

Tech picks

Freedom to Rock Tour tech pick

FTR-PT1 - Dunlop - multicolor on solid white - The Hottest Band In The World / Francis (pad printed)

 

Merchandise picks

Freedom To Rock VIP pick tin

Freedom To Rock VIP picks

FTR-PL1 - white on pearl grey - KISS logo (pad printed)

FTR-PL2 - black on pearl white - KISS logo (pad printed)

FTR-PL3 - white on pearl red - small demon icon (pad printed)

FTR-PL4 - white on pearl purple - small starchild icon (pad printed)

FTR-PL5 - white on pearl blue - small spaceman icon (pad printed)

FTR-PL6 - white on pearl green - small catman icon (pad printed)

 
 

2017 KISSWORLD TOUR

 

Merchandise picks

(photos unavailable)

 

KW-PL1 - white on pearl grey - KISS logo (pad printed)

KW-PL2 - black on pearl white - KISS logo (pad printed)

KW-PL3 - white on pearl red - demon icon (pad printed)

KW-PL4 - white on pearl purple - starchild icon (pad printed)

KW-PL5 - white on pearl blue - spaceman icon (pad printed)

KW-PL6 - white on pearl green - catman icon (pad printed)

 

2017 KISS KRUISE VII PICKS

 

unused picks

Kruise VII Unused tour picks

KK7-GS5 - Dunlop - multi-color on white - jellyfish / Farewell signature [over] KISS logo [over] KRUISE VII (screen printed)

KK7-PS5 - Dunlop - multi-color on white - jellyfish / Alive 35 signature [over] KISS logo [over] KRUISE VII (screen printed)

KK7-TT5 - Dunlop - multi-color on white - jellyfish / Alive 35 signature [over] KISS logo [over] KRUISE VII (screen printed)

KK7-ES5 - Dunlop - multi-color on white - jellyfish / Sonic Boom signature [over] KISS logo [over] KRUISE VII (screen printed)

 

Note: These are screen printed black on white picks. They were given to the techs and intended for stage use, but were never used.

 

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