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ItalianPicker

Italy
35 posts
since 3/1/16

02/17/2017 05:27:49 Reply with Quote

Hi all,

it seems that the NP2 picks (brass in particular) are out of stock everywhere in Europe.

Is there any specific reason behind? Are they out of production?

Thanks

R

Bradskey

United States
1472 posts since 1/10/04

02/17/2017 11:22:32View Bradskey's MP3 Archive View Bradskey's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

I see them available through various marketplace sellers on Amazon in the states.  I like the brass too, but also use the nickel silver.

Not to veer off topic, but who makes these anyway?  Although maybe I recall seeing Black Diamond on the package?  National ceased to be a company years ago, and I'm not even sure who owns that brand IP, National Resophonic being a different thing.  Mosrite?  Or maybe its just considered abandoned.

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silvioferretti

Italy
5112 posts since 11/18/03

02/18/2017 04:07:17 View silvioferretti's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

http://www.ebay.com/itm/National-Original-Vintage-Brass-Finger-Picks-Set-of-4-MPN-NP2B-4PK/272551522560?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D41402%26meid%3D55deab49d2ba4d51ad2a3d6c2af11df6%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D262851971731

http://www.ebay.com/itm/National-NP-2B-4PK-Finger-Picks-Brass-4-Pack-/232141644456?hash=item360cb862a8:g:0gEAAOSwU-pXsK-U

Io credo di avere una coppia di Dunlop di ottone. Controllo e ti dico.


Edited by - silvioferretti on 02/18/2017 04:16:53

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bluenote23

Canada
783 posts since 12/4/12

02/18/2017 08:00:58View bluenote23's MP3 Archive View bluenote23's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Bradskey
 

I see them available through various marketplace sellers on Amazon in the states.  I like the brass too, but also use the nickel silver.

Not to veer off topic, but who makes these anyway?  Although maybe I recall seeing Black Diamond on the package?  National ceased to be a company years ago, and I'm not even sure who owns that brand IP, National Resophonic being a different thing.  Mosrite?  Or maybe its just considered abandoned.


Black Diamond strings still make them. I just went to their site and on their front page they have a special link to the fingerpick listing.


Edited by - bluenote23 on 02/18/2017 08:06:18

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ItalianPicker

Italy
35 posts since 3/1/16

02/20/2017 02:53:05 Reply with Quote

Alright, maybe it's something related to the importer. Anyway it starts to be a while that Europe is out of stock.

 

Thank you Silvio, however buying from the US doubles price/unit. I'll wait a bit and see...

Brass Dunlop are available, anyhow I like how National's fit my fingers. Do you suggest any more comfortable pick?

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bluenote23

Canada
783 posts since 12/4/12

02/20/2017 09:33:16View bluenote23's MP3 Archive View bluenote23's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

quote:
Originally posted by ItalianPicker
 

Alright, maybe it's something related to the importer. Anyway it starts to be a while that Europe is out of stock.

 

Thank you Silvio, however buying from the US doubles price/unit. I'll wait a bit and see...

Brass Dunlop are available, anyhow I like how National's fit my fingers. Do you suggest any more comfortable pick?


Sammy Shelors are really comfortable but they are in stainless and they are a lot more expensive than new National NP2s. I have a set of Shelors but I am so used the NP2s that I don't bother with the Shelors.

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ItalianPicker

Italy
35 posts since 3/1/16

02/21/2017 00:54:26 Reply with Quote

Yeah, I'm not experienced enough to make meaningful investment in premium picks.

By the way, as any decent Italian, I have relatives in NJ who are coming over in a while, hopefully with a shiny present for me!

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The Pope

United States
4007 posts since 1/21/03

02/24/2017 11:40:55View The Pope's MP3 Archive View The Pope's Photo Albums View The Pope's Blog Reply with Quote

I have a bag of 6 pair which I will give you if you pay the postage to Italy. Let me know...   laugh

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