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« on: October 05, 2009, 10:41:14 PM »

I have been on a finger pick solution hunt for years.  I prefer to finger pick with modest nails and make string contact with a combination of nail and flesh in my finger style work.  But I can't for the life of me grow or keep nails.  I have tried every kind of artificial solution known but nothing works well form me.  My current solution is a plastic thumb pick with extremely light gauge Dunlop brass finger picks.  Not bad but I am still looking.  I have run across Alaskan picks, a plastic under the nail jobby.  Any one have any advice about them.  You can view them at http://www.alaskapik.com/
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2009, 12:40:12 AM »

I got two sets of these and modified them to fit my fingers. I tried everything to get them to work because I really liked the concept. I tried reshaping, taping, and heating, but could not get them to work without falling off my finger. I think if you have longer nails it would help hold them in place, but if you have longer nails who needs the picks! I'm still looking for the perfect finger pick.  Good Luck!
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2009, 01:59:18 PM »

I tried too and no go...get a set of Propicks with the finger tip opening...they rock

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2009, 06:17:32 PM »

Thats helpful info, thanks to both of you.  I have visited the propik site and they have the open finger style available in both solid and split wrap around versions.  Any advice as to which stays on your fingers best??  Also I take it you are recomending the open finger version made out of nickel steel?
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2009, 08:08:30 PM »

pro-piks are great, I prefer the split wrap as it is easier to fine tune the fit.
I discovered Fred Kelly freedom picks. They are absolutely the best, just like a finger nail and no under the nail pain like the Alaskas.
I can strum and/or pick with them. The work well for ukulele strumming too.
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2009, 08:17:36 PM »

pro-piks are great, I prefer the split wrap as it is easier to fine tune the fit.
I discovered Fred Kelly freedom picks. They are absolutely the best, just like a finger nail and no under the nail pain like the Alaskas.
I can strum and/or pick with them. The work well for ukulele strumming too.

I wish the Fred Kelly picks were not so expensive.
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2009, 09:52:13 PM »

Well I ordered some propiks, I will report in when I get em.
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