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Sep 16, 2019 - 6:06:51 PM
342 posts since 2/5/2014

I have a couple of old Dunlop picks that I am very fond of. They have a solid wrap covering my cuticles rather than ones with holes that dig into my fingers.
Unfortunately I can’t recall where I got them. Perhaps from an old boyfriend who originally taught me how to play guitar. I would ask him but he died a long time ago.
Does anyone here know if these picks have a name, or where I might find more?


 

Sep 16, 2019 - 7:03:04 PM
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spini

USA

365 posts since 9/10/2014

The Acri picks are smooth and very comfortable, if you cant find the Dunlops your looking for.

Sep 16, 2019 - 7:04:56 PM
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spini

USA

365 posts since 9/10/2014

Sep 16, 2019 - 8:41:11 PM

342 posts since 2/5/2014

quote:
Originally posted by spini

The Acri picks are smooth and very comfortable, if you cant find the Dunlops your looking for.


Thanks! I was just looking at the Acri picks. Have you tried the thumb pick as well?

Sep 16, 2019 - 8:58:50 PM
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621 posts since 12/28/2010

TJ, I have an extra pair of Dunlops that are new-old stock from 1973 and that appear identical to yours except mine are .025 gauge and yours appear to be .020 gauge. Mine are slightly stiffer. I'll send you a pair if you think they will work for you. Let me know.

Edited by - nograss5150 on 09/16/2019 20:59:47

Sep 16, 2019 - 9:15:06 PM

342 posts since 2/5/2014

quote:
Originally posted by nograss5150

TJ, I have an extra pair of Dunlops that are new-old stock from 1973 and that appear identical to yours except mine are .025 gauge and yours appear to be .020 gauge. Mine are slightly stiffer. I'll send you a pair if you think they will work for you. Let me know.


That would be fantastic! Thanks. 

Sep 16, 2019 - 10:09:12 PM
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14 posts since 3/10/2009

most all music stores carry Dunlop picks

Sep 16, 2019 - 11:59:18 PM
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342 posts since 2/5/2014

quote:
Originally posted by candkath

most all music stores carry Dunlop picks


 I have new Dunlop picks, but they have the extra hole which digs into my cuticles. Since I am a woman who has to have short fingernails, at least I would like healthy cuticles. 

Sep 17, 2019 - 4:48:51 AM
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spini

USA

365 posts since 9/10/2014

quote:
Originally posted by talljoey
quote:
Originally posted by spini

The Acri picks are smooth and very comfortable, if you cant find the Dunlops your looking for.


Thanks! I was just looking at the Acri picks. Have you tried the thumb pick as well?


Yes, thats what I use and love them. They are very comfortable. I lick my fingers and they don’t  budge.

Sep 17, 2019 - 6:29:13 PM
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geodave

Canada

9 posts since 10/21/2013

I third or fourth the choice of the Acri’s in brass, they are pretty comfortable. They are fairly heavy in gauge, at least the ones I have are. They last forever. I had the thumb picks but they seem a bit clunky but most normal thumb picks feel like a canoe paddle stuck to my thumb. I use Giepel thumb picks (German zither picks, Bart Veerman & Elderly have them) that fit like a charm they come in several sizes to fit different thumb sizes. Bendable and easy to shape. Highly recommend both, even though I’m far far far far from a great player.

Sep 17, 2019 - 8:59:43 PM

HarleyQ

USA

3016 posts since 1/31/2005

quote:Originally posted by candkathmost all music stores carry Dunlop picks



Not like these!!!

Sep 17, 2019 - 9:25:52 PM

921 posts since 10/18/2003

Joanne -

Keep an eye on eBay because those old Dunlops pop up for time to time. A few months ago I sold off about 3 dozen NOS Dunlop picks from the 70's here on the Hangout. Too bad you didn't see my ad.

Sep 23, 2019 - 10:11:43 AM

342 posts since 2/5/2014

Nograss5150 and spini I want to thank you for sending me picks. I will put them to good use.
I have a number of Dunlop .13 picks if you are interested. I will post them for free as a way of playing it back.
BHO folks are the best!!

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