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Dick Chapple Sr

 

From:
Hardin Montana, USA
Post  Posted 14 Jun 2022 10:38 pm    
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Bob I wasn't sure which Forum category to ask this.

These are picks that cover your fingernails.
Mostly used for finger picking acoustic guitar, uke, banjo etc.
But I wonder how well they might work on pedal steel.
Perhaps not so well with close string spacing maybe?
Also more work to install and remove.
Seems like advantages might be another good way to block, and less noise(clicking) of metal finger picks.
Has anyone tried these?

To see them just search Tiptonic finger picks.
Also does anyone use the Ernie Ball Picky picks?

I'm happy with what I use now, just wondering if they would be worth a try anyway.
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Larry Dering

 

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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 20 Jun 2022 2:56 pm    
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Dick, I haven't heard of those but did try the Alaska picks, which are the same concept. Since I also play fingerstyle guitar I thought they might work. Didn't work out for me.
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Dick Chapple Sr

 

From:
Hardin Montana, USA
Post  Posted 20 Jun 2022 7:08 pm     Picks
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Thanks for your reply Larry.
I too enjoy finger picking, had hoped for some positives
but figured probably not.
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David Graves


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Indiana, USA
Post  Posted 22 Jun 2022 5:08 am    
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Not sure what you’re looking for in a fingerpick, but I discovered ACRI finger picks and now I won’t use anything else. I do Fingerstyle acoustic guitar competitions and play banjo, dobro, steel etc etc. These wrap around your fingers and don’t dig in to your cuticles or cause pain. They stay put and feel great ! Just thought I’d pass this along.
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Greg Cutshaw


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Corry, PA, USA
Post  Posted 22 Jun 2022 11:21 am    
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I saw the ACRI picks at Banjo Ben's. Might try them out:

https://store.banjobenclark.com/products/acri-picks-medium-stainless-steel-fingerpicks-pair
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Dick Chapple Sr

 

From:
Hardin Montana, USA
Post  Posted 22 Jun 2022 12:03 pm     picks
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For many years now I have been perfectly happy using National NP-2 picks.
The reason though I brought up these Tiptonic picks is they are the type that are shaped and fit right over the finger nails, they are held on with some sort of adhesive allowing one to finger pick with rather than relying on your fingernails. They also hook over the front edge of the fingernails.
I have played without picks and like it but I prefer using my Nationals.
I had just wondered if these fingernail picks would perhaps reduce the "clicking" sounds from the metal picks, perhaps allow good blocking, and allow one to upstroke pick along with down strokes on the strings.
Be fun to try but it seems a bit of a nuisance to install and uninstall them.
Too bad there isn't a pick to wear like the norm but actually was designed to go over the nail to extend the nail a tad to allow Flamenco style of picking for example.
I am thinking the picks would especially help on 10-12-14 string steels for picking accuracy where the strings are fairly close together.
Anyway if anyone else has tried picks such as these give a holler.
So far Larry is the only one who has tried similar with no success.
Greg and David thanks for the tip on ACRI picks, I do have a couple sets of them and use them sometimes.
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Larry Dering

 

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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 22 Jun 2022 1:16 pm    
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Dick, I might add that I went to a small show at a local music store to see Guitarist Chris Proctor, fingerstyle player. He wore the Alaska picks and had no pick noise. He showed us how he modified the wrap by cutting one of the bands that hold them on. I was thrilled and thought I would try them. I probably didn't give them a long enough trial to become proficient. I still do thumbpick and bare fingers on guitar and add Dunlop or National finger picks for pedal steel,banjo or Dobro.
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