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Kenny Radas

 

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Post  Posted 17 Nov 2010 9:57 am    
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I found a small stash of blue Herco thumbpicks. Can anyone tell me how to determine the older Hercos from the newer/current versions? Also,what year did these picks change in the way they were made? Any Herco experts out there, thanks for the help.
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Jamie Lennon


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Post  Posted 17 Nov 2010 12:35 pm    
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I had the same quesiton, got some answers here


http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=102167&highlight=bugga+blues
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Kenny Radas

 

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Post  Posted 17 Nov 2010 4:30 pm     Thanks Jamie
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Sounds like the darker blue are the older ones. I have a few light and a few that are darker.
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Bent Romnes


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Post  Posted 17 Nov 2010 4:59 pm    
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Can't get them around here. I think the closest is a music store in Chatham, ON. My grand daughter broke my only one Sad
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Post  Posted 17 Nov 2010 6:27 pm    
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I recently found some on eBay.
Search there...
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Bo Borland


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Post  Posted 17 Nov 2010 7:30 pm    
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I use the blue or red ones , I think the reds are by Dunlop .. they seem completely interchangeable to me.
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Matthew Carlin


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Post  Posted 17 Nov 2010 8:24 pm     Herco
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Heres what I got

Dunlop owns Herco these days.....

Light Blue = Herco Flex 52 - still available

Red = Dunlop Delrin Thumbpick - still available

Old Dark Blue = Herco purchased in 1982 buy original owner of my MSA Uni

Thats all I know.....

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Don Brown, Sr.

 

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Post  Posted 18 Nov 2010 9:32 am    
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The new/er HE-115or HU-115 picks, aren't the same as the old original Herco picks.

Also watch out for bootleg Herco picks. They have very rough, sharp edges, from being stamped out, and they are not Herco, but would appear to be if not knowing the difference.

The Lt Blue Herco Flex 52 seem to be much the same as the old originals

Elderly.Com Click Here

Great prices too.
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Ken Byng


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Post  Posted 18 Nov 2010 10:41 am    
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12 picks for 6 dollars at Elderly. That's where I get mine from.
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Walter Bowden


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Post  Posted 18 Nov 2010 5:22 pm    
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Although I am using Jeff Newman thumb picks right now, I have an old dark blue "bug a blue" thumb pick left over from several I got from Emmons in the late 70's.

I also have some newer Herco lighter blue thumb picks and it is easy to feel the difference betweeen the two. The older pic is noticeably different from the new ones.

As others have said, they feel stiffer and more responsive. If I could find a couple more I might go back to them.

A recurring fear/experience I have about things is that once I find something I really, really like, they stop making it or introduce a "new and improved" version very unlike the old model no longer available.

I do believe Ron Lashley Sr. was the guy who designed the original. Walter
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Matthew Carlin


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Post  Posted 18 Nov 2010 5:47 pm    
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Wow... I can't believe I just measured picks .... I really should be practicing


Red Dunlops where the most inconsistent samples measured 1.3 to 1.5 mm at the tip

Light Blue Herco measured more consistent 1.26 to 1.31 mm

I only have one Dark Blue Pick it ran ... 1.15mm

Any Local music store should be able to order both red and light blue in bags of 12 ... If your local shop deals with Harris Teller or any other Dunlop Distributor they can order them for you.
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Jesse Leite


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Post  Posted 25 Nov 2010 7:49 am    
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Bent Romnes wrote:
Can't get them around here. I think the closest is a music store in Chatham, ON. My grand daughter broke my only one Sad


Bent, I'll give you my blue herco as I am using my fred kelly's pick. I can always get another one when I go to Chatham next with the family. I have those GHS strings for you to try as well.
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Bent Romnes


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Post  Posted 25 Nov 2010 3:56 pm    
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Thanks Jesse,
I will pay for it this time Smile And when you go to Chatham I should get you to buy me a small stash.

I been thinking we should get together at your place for the pickup testing. Let me know your earliest free day.
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Stuart Tindall


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Post  Posted 25 Nov 2010 4:33 pm    
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I got mine here http://www.eaglemusicshop.com/details1.asp/ProductID/5638/sid/331/Herco-Flex-52-thumbpick.htm

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Pat Comeau


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Post  Posted 25 Nov 2010 8:31 pm    
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Bent Romnes wrote:
Thanks Jesse,
I will pay for it this time Smile And when you go to Chatham I should get you to buy me a small stash.

I been thinking we should get together at your place for the pickup testing. Let me know your earliest free day.


Bent...you can get them from Al Brisco, check on his website the're advertised there, i ordered some 2 weeks ago. Smile
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Bob Snelgrove


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Post  Posted 27 Nov 2010 10:11 am     Fred Kelly's
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I don't want to hijack here, but really want to encourage everyone to try the Fred Kelly's. The tone difference alone is worth it besides the connected feeling you (I) get Smile


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