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Thumb Picks

Posted by KenBirmingham on Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hi Y`all,

Does anybody know what type of thumb picks Earl Scruggs used, was they plastic or metal.



5 comments on “Thumb Picks”

Texasbanjo Says:
Thursday, February 21, 2013 @5:38:09 AM

Plastic.

KenBirmingham Says:
Thursday, February 21, 2013 @5:44:03 AM

Thanks Texas, The reason I mention it is because I was looking at a site about Earl and it showed a pic of someones hand wearing 2 metal finger picks and a metal thumb pick so I assumed it was him.

tkocason Says:
Thursday, February 21, 2013 @8:59:28 AM

I don't think it would've mattered.....He's Earl Scruggs.

Old 97 Pick Says:
Friday, February 22, 2013 @3:16:20 PM

I agree 100% with TKO. On page 18 of EARL SCRUGGS and the 5 string banjo, Earl states: I use a plastic thumb pick and two metal finger picks. A light gauge thumb pick with a point...

KenBirmingham Says:
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @9:37:12 PM

A big thank you to all who replied to my question, Thanks again.

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