Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Thumb Picks

Related threads:
Guitar nails (37)
Guitar Picks - How to keep from losing them (82)
Playing away a fingernail (32)
Tech: plectrums/picks (24)
Thumbpicks, Inventions, Plastic. Helllp! (42)
Strengthening your nails for pickin' - New method (22)
Tech: soft thumbpick (8)
Worn down fingernail frustration! (31)
Wegen Picks (9)
Playing With Acrylic Finger Nails (71)
Fat pick Thin pick.????? (46)
Tech: Guitar Picks (14)
Guitarist's nails (again) (19)
Tech: Wedgie Rubber Guitar Picks? (22)
Nail Discussion! (16)
pick - how do you hold it? (38)
Metal thumb pick issue (5)
Thumbpick help (29)
Fingers or Plectrum? (29)
Revolutionary Pick Thinking (40)
Guitar Pick Dilemma (15)
Guitar Picks - What's your favourite? (67)
Anyone tried these picks? (38)
Pick Replacement, Brand, Type (22)
Alaska finger picks (30)
Finger/Thumb Picks (34)
They Finally Nailed Me This Time! (63)
Fingernails vs. Fingerpicks (25)
milkjug fingerpicks (14)
Guitar picks from Horn (10)
Finger Picks @#!???!!!! (19)
Flat Pick Question (25)
finger picking and yer nails (39)
Hold your pick correctly (34)
Thanks Mudcatters! Now, about thumbpicks (20)
Fingerpicks??? (37)


Kenny B (inactive) 08 Apr 03 - 04:04 PM
Clinton Hammond 08 Apr 03 - 04:44 PM
reggie miles 08 Apr 03 - 05:14 PM
Kenny B (inactive) 08 Apr 03 - 05:41 PM
breezy 08 Apr 03 - 07:40 PM
Clinton Hammond 08 Apr 03 - 09:54 PM
GUEST,Claymore 09 Apr 03 - 10:34 AM
Kenny B (inactive) 09 Apr 03 - 06:27 PM
CraigS 09 Apr 03 - 06:34 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Tech: Thumb Picks
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 08 Apr 03 - 04:04 PM

I lost my last faithful solid plastic, sharp ended, thumb pick some time ago. In my naivety I thought I just had to pop into the nearest music/ instrument shop to buy a new one. Boy was I wrong! again.
I have tried all the well known music retailers in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline to no avail.
Could it be that they are all now south of the border as compensation for draconian licensing laws?
Seriously, all I can get is Dunlop thumb "Paddles" and similar style thumb picks which I have tried filing into the shape I was accustomed to.
Therefore a plea from the heart/thumb. Does anyone know anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world where I can get "decent" thumb picks like wot we used to get?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Thumb Picks
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 08 Apr 03 - 04:44 PM

Got a pick of the pick yer looking for?

I have a heavy, clear plastic sharp ended thumb pick somewhere around here I think, that I HATE... if it's what yer looking for, it's yours!

-IF- I can find it...

:-)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Thumb Picks
From: reggie miles
Date: 08 Apr 03 - 05:14 PM

I'm partial to Golden Gate brand thumbpicks they seem to know how to do it right. They're like National "used to be". National quit making them the "old way" sometime ago and since then they've been unwearable. Unless, of course, I'd like to get plastic surgery done on my thumb to make it fit their new design.

You might try looking online for the maker of your choice and see if you could order a whole slew of 'em through the mail.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Thumb Picks
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 08 Apr 03 - 05:41 PM

819 Google hits on "Thumb picks" - National, Pete Kelly , Jim Dunlop, Gibson etc but none with a straight leading edge & relatively sharp tip on a strong plastic like the jim dunlops I'm not the only one looking for this type of pick. Like most folks I bought a couple about 5 years ago and looked after them like gold.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Thumb Picks
From: breezy
Date: 08 Apr 03 - 07:40 PM

Fred Kelly speed pick is what you need.
I was converted to them last June.
I got lots cos I sent for them.
I wont use anything else now.
No more filing, shaping, thudding.
Its improved the quality of the guitar's sound, greater clarity.
easy to get accustomed to.
3 guages, loight med and heavy, but not that heavy,and you can play much quicker too.
And they dont wear out!!
Pm me for more details if your interested.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Thumb Picks
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 08 Apr 03 - 09:54 PM

Kenny...

I found 2 others that might fit the bill, if I could understand exactly what yer looking for...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Thumb Picks
From: GUEST,Claymore
Date: 09 Apr 03 - 10:34 AM

Several years ago Spaw put me onto Elderly's (elderly.com) in order to find a Golden Gate (a serious thumb pick to be used only by professional drivers on a closed course). They seem to be able to get you anything, and are pretty good about customer service. I don't know about the UK, but Elderlys seems to be the court of last resort in the States.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Thumb Picks
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 09 Apr 03 - 06:27 PM

Thanks for your suggestions - Clinton Reggie Breezy & Claymore I'll follow them up where I can
Kenny B


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Thumb Picks
From: CraigS
Date: 09 Apr 03 - 06:34 PM

I can't buy anything but Jim Dunlop picks. I've got them from all the music shops around here. That's life, but I like Gibsons! The last lot I got from a man in Brighton, but I'm sure that www.percypriors.co.uk or www.kingfishermusic.com would be helpful. I don't like them pointy, so I have to set them on fire at the end to reduce the sharpness. A twack is what a twain wuns on - so wot!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 1 October 7:41 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.