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Thread #69593 Message #1182063
Posted By: Doug Chadwick
10-May-04 - 02:55 AM
Thread Name: Alaska finger picks
Subject: RE: Alaska finger picks
A word of warning if order aLaska Piks via the internet for delivery in the UK. I ordered several different sizes, in both metal and plastic, with enough spares to cover the inevitable loss down the back of the couch.
Before they were arrived I got a note from the Royal Mail telling me that I had a package to collect that could not be delivered, as there were outstanding charges. A special trip into town revealed that the UK Customs and Excise had demanded duty and, to add insult to injury, the Royal Mail had included a handling charge greater than the duty for collecting it. I ended up paying an additional 60%
I agree with the comments that you have to have decent nails to use them. I couldn't get on with the metal ones at all as I never seemed to be able to mould them to the shape of my fingers and they either slipped or hurt.
I use standard picks and get all the "feel" I need.