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Joe Hooks Thimble pick ( I think its a keeper )

Posted by erikforgod on Sunday, August 14, 2011

I am starting to slowly get used to this pick. Its a little brass job that wraps around the middle finger, at first it felt kinda "lopey" but actually now I think it kinda balances out the volume between the 5th and the melody strings...I feel it gives me a bit more fuller sound and helps a little on accuracy.

The only thing I didnt like...It leaves a black stain from where I "rap" on the head with it. I mean...I dont really care if the head gets dirty..gives my banjo character..makes it look kinda old...which is cool, but it kinda looks weird also... dunno...oh well :)

When I get my fretless...I am thinking I better scoop it..I dont want it to eat and chip away at the neck when I am frailing.

 

Next song....in "Open C tuning" Angelina the Baker..... (NOTE: Correction...next song will be "Cluck Old Hen"   I am gonna hold off on Angelina for a while.. :)



3 comments on “Joe Hooks Thimble pick ( I think its a keeper )”

writerrad Says:
Saturday, January 7, 2012 @4:08:48 PM

found in listening to unreleased field interviews with old black banjoists like Rufus Kasey that they used banjo thimbles until they couldnt get them any more in music stores

erikforgod Says:
Sunday, January 8, 2012 @2:19:18 PM

Yeah I use this thimble exclusively now...I like the sound and its very comfortable.

writerrad Says:
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @4:12:36 PM

Yes, I bought two and have used them and they are quite good for playing. Surprisingly I find they were good on my lighter non tone ring banjo, a kevin enoch tradesman.

I dont know I feel a bid worried that I am finally doing something SS Stewart approve

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