ZZ Top was formed by Billy Gibbons (guitar),
Dusty Hill (bass) and Frank Beard (drums) in 1969 in Houston, TX. In 2003,
this little ol’ band from Texas
was inducted into the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame and in 2007 they were honored
on VH1 Rock Honors. Their music and their legend
speak for themselves. This reference
guide of ZZ Top guitar picks and drumsticks is my little way of saying
"thanks" to Billy, Dusty and Frank for a soundtrack that's lasted a lifetime.
assigned a numbering scheme to be able to differentiate between the picks
when describing them, especially when multiple variations arise within the
All of these picks shown on this page are in my collection except for
the few described in white. As you can see, I am getting very, very close to complete! I am very interested in obtaining these picks if you or someone you know have them to offer! Feel
contact me if you have one of the ones I need!
By no means do I consider
myself to be an expert, and indeed there are some
significant gaps, especially in the early years. So
feel free to drop
me a line if you have better or additional information.
And before you even
ask...no, none of the items are for sale!