I use a .0225 dunlop finger pick turned upside down with the tip ground down for onstage clawhammer performance. Any tips on how to keep that thing on my finger would be much appreciated!
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I’d just put just a drop of superglue on the edge for the performance. Easy enough to separate afterward. If it has to come on and off and on again, though, that might be an issue.
I’ve never tried it but I hear the product “Gorilla Snot” works well for bluegrass pickers.
Good to see you on here, Mark. All the best.
Try a coating of Liquid Paper on the pick, it works for me
When I was 3 finger picking, I was surprised at just how well the picks stayed on if I licked my fingers first. The saliva seems to act like a glue. (Maybe wash hands first?).
These are rubber coated bands on picks by Greg Allen, which I really like: elderly.com/collections/catego...-one-pair
I think the closest thing to that coating you can buy is Plastidip. I remember people using violin rosin and Gorilla snot is a tree rosin product also
Spit. The added plus is no one will borrow your picks from you.
Another plus on licking your finger before you put the pick on. Sounds (and probably looks!) odd but it works for me.
Glue dots could work. It is a craft glue that comes on a paper roll like old-fashioned candy.
I use the exact same pick; not the brass ones by the way. I'm not a pro like you, but I use mine to play with my fiddler friend who has a very loud violin. He insists I use a pick so he can hear me.
This may sound weird, Mark, but I do some pushups or manual work so that my fingers swell a bit. Works...swell you might say.
I find that the Fred Kelly clawhammer plastic picks stay on without assistance. They come in medium or large size. They are just about a perfect answer to my pick need.
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