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I favor this type of fingerpick for Dobro (or other resophonic):
Metal National
26%
 26%  [ 5 ]
Metal Dunlop
15%
 15%  [ 3 ]
Metal fingerpick other than National or Dunlop
52%
 52%  [ 10 ]
Plastic fingerpick
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Other
5%
 5%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 19

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Jack Hanson


From:
San Luis Valley, USA
Post Posted 8 Jun 2017 7:38 am     Reply with quote

What type of fingerpicks (not thumbpicks) do you favor for Dobro?

Do you use the same picks on your Dobro as on your other instruments -- lap steel, pedal steel, or whatever (if applicable).
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Robert Allen


From:
Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 8 Jun 2017 9:52 am     Reply with quote

I use the same picks for Dobro, lap steel, and banjo. National NP-2 fingerpicks and a Pro-Pik thumbpick, metal with a Delrin blade.
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David M Brown


From:
California, USA
Post Posted 8 Jun 2017 11:29 am     Re: What type of fingerpick do you use for Dobro (or other r Reply with quote

Jack Hanson wrote:

Do you use the same picks on your Dobro as on your other instruments -- lap steel, pedal steel, or whatever (if applicable).


Pretty much, but would sometimes use heavier ones on the acoustic steels.
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Jack Stoner


From:
Inverness, Fl
Post Posted 8 Jun 2017 11:42 am     Reply with quote

I use the National NP2's on both Pedal Steel and Dobro.
I use the same Herco nylon thumb pick, too.
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Jerry Overstreet


From:
Louisville Ky
Post Posted 8 Jun 2017 1:02 pm     Reply with quote

No brainer. Same finger picks for all of these instruments. JF's. Lap, slide, pedals and reso. I should have enough sets stored to last my lifetime.
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Michael Maddex


From:
Northern New Mexico, USA
Post Posted 8 Jun 2017 1:25 pm     Reply with quote

I use Metal National Style Finger-picks and Dunlop Plastic Thumb-picks or Dunlop Metal Thumb-picks. It seems the Plastic Thumb-picks have a perverse habit of breaking right on the curve at the start of the set. I have never had that problem with the Metal ones, so in the interest of Security and Mental Health I switch between the two. I use the same picks (lots of different sets) for all instruments: Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Acoustic and Electric Lap Guitars and Autoharps. I also do a lot of Six and Twelve String playing with a Flat-pick, Dunlop .73 mm Medium Gray.

HTH. PS: Are you writing a Book? Cool
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Paddy Long


From:
Christchurch, New Zealand
Post Posted 8 Jun 2017 8:07 pm     Reply with quote

I use JF's same as I use for Pedal steel and lap !
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Nakos Marker


From:
Washington, USA
Post Posted 8 Jun 2017 8:29 pm     Reply with quote

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Dave Thier


From:
Fairhope, Alabama, USA
Post Posted 9 Jun 2017 7:11 am     Reply with quote

Perfect Touch finger picks for dobro.
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Bob Watson


From:
Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
Post Posted 9 Jun 2017 12:37 pm     Reply with quote

I use Pro Pik finger picks, the ones that have a "1" on them. From the looks of this website it seems they are calling them "Vintage Style Finger Picks". I use National NP2's on Pedal Steel and Lap Steel and Banjo, but I pick harder on Dobro and the Nationals aren't as comfortable as the Pro Piks. For some reason, I have never liked Dunlops, although I know a lot of great players use them. Here's the website where I buy the Pro Piks at. https://www.guptillmusic.com/propik-vintage-style-finger-picks/
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Bob Blair


From:
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Post Posted 11 Jun 2017 6:21 am     Reply with quote

Acri brass on reso and weissenborn. I use old Nationals on psg.
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