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Oct 25, 2020 - 1:50:18 PM

f5loar

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1881 posts since 4/9/2007

I saw the you tube video of how Ron Landis makes his silver fingerpicks and was so impressed with how they are handmade to order, I had to order a set. They arrived yesterday and I've not felt this happy to change picks in decades. I had been playing a set of custom Stainless Steel JF picks for at least 20 years. Don't ask me what are JFs. I just know a banjo picker gave me 2 sets 20 years ago and they were handmade by some steel guitar player in Nashville. I've tried many others over the years that seem to be the new fad. None seemed to fit me as good as the JFs. I've never felt such an instant improvement in tone like the Landis picks give me. They don't fall off. They are comfortable as any I've ever tried. They are lighter weight. They are slick as deer guts on a door knob on the tip, but the change in tone is really unbelievable. Outstanding in all aspects. I ordered the classic engraved. While not exactly the same shape as the workhorse 50's Nationals, I didn't notice a difference in how they felt on the tip. I was not shocked by the price, as I've been using Blue Chip thumb picks since they first came out. Heck, I've paid that much for a capo. The quality and tone will still be there long after the price is forgotten. Anyone else tried them care to comment?

Oct 25, 2020 - 2:18:35 PM

608 posts since 1/28/2013

I saw them online after I had already ordered 2 Wyatt picks which are great picks. The only reason I did'nt order the Landis was because I had just received the Wyatts the month before. But if they are super great picks I will order some. I could also use them for guitar if they are not any better than the Wyatts.

Oct 25, 2020 - 3:42:05 PM

5 posts since 5/2/2016

Tom,
Good to hear the Landis’ picks are working for you. I’m a hack pedal steel picker as well as frail a 5-Stringer...have been itching to try Ron’s picks. Regarding your JF picks, Jeff Newman and his wife Fran (J & F) sold the picks for Steelers for many years. He was a Master Steel player as well as teaching the instrument. I’ll probably go for the classic picks as welll...Carl

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