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 what is shown here.  I have attempted to try and validate these over the years, but the techs are generally not accessible or don't remember.  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 signature on the same side of the pick, rather than opposite sides as it should have been printed.

 

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? The middle photo shows 1 of 3 yellow Genes I have seen turning grey over time.This Paul pick has turned completely grey. And yes, there is a Vinnie also. I have seen it.

 

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.

 

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-AF1 - 3D cube prism on white - logo/ sig.  (Used by Ace during rehearsals for the Reunion tour)
REU-PS1 - 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-AF12 - prototype - silver leaf/ camouflage prism on fuchsia

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

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

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

PCT-AF14 - prototype - silver glitter prism on fuchsia

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

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

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

PCT-AF16 - prototype - silver glitter prism on red

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

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

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

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

PCT-AF8 - prototype - silver glitter prism on black

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

PCT-AF9 - prototype - silver glitter prism on yellow

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

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

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

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

 
 

Psycho Circus prototype guitar picks

Psycho Circus prototype guitar picks

PCT-PS1 - prototype - maroon on white

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

PCT-PS2 - prototype - black on white

PCT-PS15 - prototype - oil slick on fuchsia

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

PCT-PS16 - prototype - silver glitter prism on fuchsia

PCT-PS4 - prototype - oil slick on white

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

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

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

PCT-PS6 - prototype - silver glitter prism on white

PCT-PS19 - prototype - oil slick on red

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

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

PCT-PS8 - prototype - oil slick on black

PCT-PS21 - prototype - oil slick on red

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

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

PCT-PS10 - prototype - silver glitter prism  on black

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

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

PCT-PS24 - prototype - oil slick on yellow

PCT-PS12 - prototype - oil slick on transparent blue

PCT-PS25 - prototype - silver glitter prism on yellow

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

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-GS21 - prototype - silver glitter prism on black

PCT-GS2 - prototype - blue prism on white

PCT-GS22 - prototype - rainbow on black

PCT-GS3 - prototype - oil slick on white

PCT-GS23 - prototype - metallic blue on black

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PCT-GS8 - prototype - metallic blue on yellow

PCT-GS28 - prototype - metallic blue on red

PCT-GS9 - prototype - silver glitter prism on yellow

PCT-GS29 - prototype - silver glitter prism on red

PCT-GS10 - prototype - oil slick on yellow

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

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

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

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

PCT-GS32 - prototype - black on fuchsia

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

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

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

PCT-GS34 - prototype - oil slick on fuchsia

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

PCT-GS35 - prototype - metallic blue on fuchsia

PCT-GS16 - prototype - black on transparent blue

PCT-GS36 - prototype - silver glitter prism on fuchsia

PCT-GS17 - prototype - rainbow on transparent blue

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

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

PCT-GS38 - prototype - rainbow on fuchsia

PCT-GS19 - prototype - black on fuchsia

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

PCT-GS20 - prototype - metallic blue on red

 
 

Tech picks

Psycho Circus tech picks

PCT-PT1 - Paul's Tech - purple interlocking circles and random dots 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 - interlocking circles and random dots prism on transparent red - PC logo / drawing of skull & cross-bones [signature side is plain silver print]

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

PCT-PCT1 - Peter's Tech - silver interlocking circles and random dots 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 gel pick - 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-GT10 - Gene's tech - white on green - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NTF-GT9 - Gene's tech - black on yellow - 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-GT26 - Gene's tech - white on blue - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"
NTF-GT19 - Gene's tech - black on light pink - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE" NTF-GT27 - Gene's tech - black on light purple - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"
NTF-GT20 - Gene's tech - white on fuchsia - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE" NTF-GT28 - Gene's tech - white on dark purple - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"
NTF-GT21 - Gene's tech - white on red - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE" NTF-GT29 - Gene's tech - black on off-white - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"
NTF-GT22 - Gene's tech - white on maroon - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE" NTF-GT30 - Gene's tech - white on brown - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"
NTF-GT23 - Gene's tech - black on orange - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE" NTF-GT31 - Gene's tech - black on grey - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"
NTF-GT24 - Gene's tech - black on yellow - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE" NTF-GT32 - Gene's tech - white on black - logo/ "HIT BY SPIKE"
NTF-GT25 - Gene's tech - white on green - 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"

A35-GT17 - Gene's tech -  white on black - logo/ "SPIKE XX"

 

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

 
 

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)

 
 

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)

 
 

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)

 

2014 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Tech picks

40th Anniversary Tour tech pick  

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

40TH-PT2 - Dunlop - multicolor on solid white - 40th Anniversary Flag logo / RHYTHM ??

40TH-TT1 - Dunlop - multicolor on solid white - 40th Anniversary Flag logo / LEAD

40TH-ET1 - Dunlop - multicolor on solid white - 40th Anniversary Flag logo / DRUMS

40TH-GT1 - Dunlop - multicolor on solid white - 40th Anniversary Flag logo / BASS ??

40TH-MG1 - Dunlop -Meet & Greet Specialist - multicolor on solid white - 40th Anniversary Flag logo / DS Ambassador 2014 (pad printed)

 

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

 

unused picks

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.

 

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)

 

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.

 

2019-2021  END OF THE ROAD TOUR

 

Tech picks

2019

End of the Road Tour tech picks

2020

End of the Road Tour tech picks

 

EOTR-PT1 - Dunlop - black on Ultex -  Francis (pad printed) / blank

EOTR-PT2 - Dunlop - white on red gel pick -  Francis (pad printed) / blank

EOTR-PT3 - Dunlop - multicolor on white - photo / Fran [over] End of [over] the Road (May be fan made)

EOTR-PT4 - Dunlop - multicolor on red - The Hottest Band In The World / Francis (gold foil stamped)

 
 

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