The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #69593 Message #1182228
Posted By: Strollin' Johnny
10-May-04 - 10:51 AM
Thread Name: Alaska finger picks
Subject: RE: Alaska finger picks
I also tried ProPiks, which some people swear BY but I just swore AT! They fit under the finger-end, like standard Dunlops, but they have a 'hole' in them which is meant to allow the pad of the finger-end to make contact with the strings and give a mellower sound. They still sounded metallic to me and obviously had all the disadvantages (loss/falling off/damaged by big feet etc.) of any other kind of finger-pick.
I ended up using the brown plastic Dunlops mostly, and sometimes National nickel/silvers if I wanted a more strident sound. I messed around with various finger-picks for about ten years until I plucked up the courage to go to the beauty parlour. Once I stopped feeling like a big girl's blouse it was OK, and the falsies are wonderful - plenty of volume and tons of 'feel' (now then, now then!!).
Doug - they got me with the duty bit as well when I bought a bag of Herco thumbpicks by mail order from the US. Ouch!!!