Gorilla Snot

Gorilla Snot - The Original drumstick & Guitar Pick Grip

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The idea for Gorilla Snot was hatched one fateful day around 40 years ago, by Gorilla Snot founder/inventor Dan Eszo. It happened while he was playing bass with his rock & roll band, including future James Gang bass player, Joe Walsh who "practiced all day," Dan recalls. As luck would have it, Dan dropped his pick during a tune and the group began kicking around goofy ideas on how to solve that problem.

Dan has played guitar since the age of 8 or 9. But it was after Dan's tour as a combat infantryman in Vietnam, then graduation from Kent State University - followed by a long career as a documentary film producer - that Gorilla Snot finally became a reality in 1987.

In 2012 Dan passed the Gorilla Snot torch on to Joey Shapiro, entrepreneur and drummer for Capitol Recording artist XYZ