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Flying Finger picks

Posted by Mario Rimoldi on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hey fellow Banjo Players, I started noticing lately that my finger picks and I guess thumb pick but mainly finger picks have been coming loose more and getting away from me when I'm playing. I have been using national picks for as long as I've been playing, this never use to happen as much in the beginning as it is now, I'm guessing I am playing more and a little faster. I guess I am just looking for a few pointers from some of you folks who have had experience with this. Have a great day everyone.

5 comments on “Flying Finger picks”

quikcarl Says:
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @10:31:15 AM

Try a pair of the perfect touch fingerpicks, I have them and they will not come off. They also fit loosely and they feel good, no sore fingers from playing to long.

Texasbanjo Says:
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @10:48:45 AM

Lick the inside of your fingerpicks and put them back on -- works kind of like glue. Works fair for the thumbpick, too.
For the thumbpick, I score the inside of the pick several times where it's kind of rough and that seems to work.

Oldpiper Says:
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @11:29:09 AM

Rosin works very well. I scrape some off my wife's rosin block and just dab it on my fingers.

tgaryc Says:
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @2:44:17 PM

thats part of learning to play the banjo, learning all the tricks. I use National finger picks and at certain times of the year I have to readjust them, Right now I have to really screw on my Blue chip thumb pick. I haven't been able to get my wedding ring on for some time and I tried it a few weeks ago and it went right on, go figure! Gary C

Richard McVicker Says:
Friday, December 2, 2011 @10:58:30 AM

Have you tries Velcro strips as pads on the finger picks? The loop portion that is. As far as thumb picks take a look at the new custom thumb picks by Saddle they do not stay on by compression but by a wedging action on the taper of the thumb.They are comfortable and they are sized by you when you get them yet adjustable for a perfect fit. Take a look

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