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ninworks
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Too Much GAS
Feb 3rd, 2018 04:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

oops. Double post.

(This message was last edited by ninworks at 06:38 PM, Feb 3rd, 2018)

greg1948
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Tbird Greg
Feb 4th, 2018 05:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

Check out the Herco thumb picks. The pick part is shaped like a standard pick, allowing you to get the index finger into the act to make single note picking possible. I use these when the arthritis in my right index finger acts up.

Herco picks

woodall
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Albino Blue
Feb 5th, 2018 08:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

Don't fret. Many great players NEVER used a pick. Try Albert King as an example.

Use your fingers and develop your own style. Just enjoy it ...

gdw3

LA-la-land, CA

Insert clever comment here
Feb 6th, 2018 11:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

What about something real thick, like a V-pick? Part of their appeal is that once they get warm from your fingers, they don't spin like most other picks. They have a surprisingly soft feel, and are easy to hold. You gotta get used to (or overlook) the chirp they make when picking on the strings, but lots of people like them.

thumbpicker
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"Thumbpicks don't slide into soundholes"
Feb 6th, 2018 12:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

I like the v-picks as well. The only bad about them is if they wind up on the floor you need a flashlight to find them. 'most are clear'. I've used hero but the thumbtack grips keep me too far from the tip which keeps a lot of the pick sticking out....a lot. There is a pick called the Bumblebee pick which uses a thumb pick approach but has a small rotatable jazz shaped pick on it that lets you use the tip only.


Therealfrogman
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Pulu si bagumba!
Feb 6th, 2018 12:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

I am going to a local music store to see what thay have, I know they have the typical plexiglass of picks but not sure if they have anything good.

I will also try guitar center.

thumbpicker
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"Thumbpicks don't slide into soundholes"
May 25th, 2018 03:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've been trying to flatpack lately but after 40 plus years of thumbtacks I'm not the best candidate for it. That said it seems the secret to holding onto the buggers is keeping the thumb lined up with the top of the pick and to make sure the index finger is perpendicular to the thumb. I don't know why but it has helped me a lot. If I vary this I seems to have to grip harder and it still rotates a lot.

Peegoo
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May 25th, 2018 04:00 PM   Edit   Profile  

Gorilla Snot.

Seriously.

ejm

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May 25th, 2018 05:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

Back on Feb 6, Therealfrogman wrote:

"I am going to a local music store to see what they have........ I will also try guitar center."

I'm sure that he didn't mean it that way, but......


Peegoo
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A dog

in a cake shop
May 25th, 2018 06:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

That is actually quite funny!

Peegoo
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A dog

in a cake shop
May 28th, 2018 08:48 AM   Edit   Profile  

Edward VanH holds the pick between his thumb and middle finger. This allows him to use his index finger for artificial harmonics and tapping. I've known a few players who use their thumb, index and middle finger to grip the pick.

A good option to add grippiness to a pick is to heat up a straight pin and poke some holes in the wide end of the pick. This works better than simply drilling small holes, because the heated pin displaces the plastic rather than remove it. It builds little pips that stick out from the pick and add traction.

themaestro
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May 28th, 2018 10:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

Interesting idea with the pin holes, Peegoo. I like using picks with holes in them. If the pick doesn't come with a hole, I put 'em in myself, usually about 3 holes.

Peegoo
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A dog

in a cake shop
May 28th, 2018 11:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

Like you, I drill a hole in the end of the pick, but it's a single hole about 5/16" in diameter. It somehow makes it easier to grip. Been doing that since about 1985.

If you do try the heated pin/needle trick, do not use it on a celluloid pick. A red-hot pin will make the pick flash over and you could get a very bad burn.

Ever light a ping-pong ball on fire?

It's THAT.

You don't want that in your hand.

Peegoo
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A dog

in a cake shop
May 28th, 2018 08:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

Here's what

happens.

Hammond101
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Jun 1st, 2018 10:50 AM   Edit   Profile  

I learned my lesson about celluloid while removing celluloid drum wrap from an early 60s Rogers flood tom. I gave it just a bit to much heat gun and it burst into flame.

It was far more reactive than the Ping-Pong ball above. I had gloves on so I was not injured.

thumbpicker
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"Thumbpicks don't slide into soundholes"
Jun 5th, 2018 06:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

Years ago I was told to tighten up Thumbpick by heating them and bending them tighter.... Great idea I thought so grabbing my trusty zippo to warm it up.......seconds later I still had the zippo and the desire to tighten but alas no pick to tighten. Poof doesn’t begin to describe it!

hushnel
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Jun 10th, 2018 09:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

Ya'all can run me out of here if I'm totally out of line.

You ever see those tacky thumb rubbers that people that flip through files use. I think they sell that kind of stuff in office supply stores. Or maybe those gloves with the tacky bumpy stuff on them.





Peegoo
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Ooo that sandwich

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Jun 10th, 2018 09:57 AM   Edit   Profile  

They're called finger cots.

It's certainly an option, but if you sweat a lot they will turn your fangertipz into prune-like appendages.

hushnel
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Jun 10th, 2018 12:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

Finger cots sounds better the thumb rubbers “o) Thanks Geno.

Man, I’d still be livin’ in a tent if it wasn’t for Guys like you “o)

(This message was last edited by hushnel at 03:10 PM, Jun 10th, 2018)

Gene from Tampa
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That's not Han Solo
Jun 16th, 2018 07:10 AM   Edit   Profile  

I use DAVA picks because after 50+ years of IBM terminals, PC's etc I have carpal issues as well as arthritis. DAVA picks have a rubberized 'cap' with holes in them. Very grippy!

PS: I have v-picks too but DAVA is easier to control

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