The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57003   Message #895185
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
21-Feb-03 - 11:28 AM
Thread Name: Finger/Thumb Picks
Subject: RE: Tech: Finger/Thumb Picks
I once found a finger pick designed to cover the whole end of the finger, like a sort of ridged thimble, but I lost it. I think it was probably made for some kind of steel guitar.

But I've found that with an Alaska Pik, provided you adjust it carefully, and maybe file it down, you can pick up or down without it catching. The only problem is you have to tailor them differently for the different fingers, and if you squash 'em in your pocket, you've got to start over again bending them just right. The thing is, unlike any other pick I've ever tried, you get the feedback from your fingernail that you get when you play without picks, and I find I miss that when I use picks generally.