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    Wondering if anyone has used these and what you thought about them. They're called Alaska Picks, and the website is http://www.alaskapicks.com I seen in a youtube video that they are supposed to be fitted to your fingers in order to make them stay on your finger right. Just want to make sure they work right before I shell out the cash for em. Thanks


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    tearsbled wrote:

    Wondering if anyone has used these and what you thought about them. They're called Alaska Picks, and the website is http://www.alaskapicks.com I seen in a youtube video that they are supposed to be fitted to your fingers in order to make them stay on your finger right. Just want to make sure they work right before I shell out the cash for em. Thanks


    Never personally used them, but a lot of folks like 'em a lot.

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    • Freeman Keller
      Freeman Keller commented
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      I have always played with flesh and nails, however I struggle with conventional metal finger pickes when I play my resonators.   I'm reminded of a comment that Mark Hansen made (Mark is a great fingerstyle teacher and has produced a number of fingerstyle instruction books).   He said that in his early days he played with picks (as did Kottke and many others) but once found himself at a party.   He was handed a guitar and found that he couldn't play it without his picks.   He said he vowed right then to quit using them and became a much better player as a result.

      Obviously your milage may vary.


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    Fingerstyle picks? That sounds like an oxymoron but there you have it in the link. I've tried something similar from Dunlop and hated the feel of them. I'd rather just get my nails professionally done with a shellac coating and live with the stigma but as it stands now I'm too cheap and skeered by what my wife would say to do it.

    Gear:
    2013 Official Luthier's Forum Medium Jumbo (Western red cedar/mahogany)
    2012 McKnight McUke (soprano ukulele, redwood/mahogany)
    2010 Martin D-16GT
    2006 Larrivee OM-03R
    1998 Fender American Standard Stratocaster (natural ash finish)
    1989 Kramer Stryker
    197? Epiphone Texan FT-160N

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    • #4

      why d'ya feel you need fingerpick TB ?, there are various types of picks for fingers I've tryed a few kinds but find after 50 years o' pickin' fingertips / nails work best. The most acurate and easyest to ware were Sitar 'Mizrab'  picks -

      mizrab

      heres how to use them

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L\_LQJpGtxKo

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      • Pine Apple Slim
        Pine Apple Slim commented
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        Only use em for dobro and banjo tho. Everything else is bare fingers or a flatpick.

         

         













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