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Mar 23, 2024 - 11:58:46 AM
3 posts since 3/13/2024

I’m new to the forum and the instrument as well. In the short time since I acquired my instrument I’ve been trying to find left hand thumb picks. There seems to not be a real wide selection, at least not that I’ve found. The range seems to be one brand that are very inexpensive, ok, cheap and the other end seems ridiculously high.
I can sense the southpaw jokes & wise cracks coming so give er your best, I’m 62 and thick skinned, I can take it. But if you have verifiable knowledge of a source with a decent selection, I’d appreciate knowing about it. Thanks !

Mar 23, 2024 - 12:03:44 PM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

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30081 posts since 8/3/2003

Amazon has them in abundance and very inexpensive.

Go here: amazon.com/s?k=left+handed+t+h...b_sb_noss

Edited by - Texasbanjo on 03/23/2024 12:06:54

Mar 23, 2024 - 12:56 PM

3354 posts since 5/2/2012

Elderly.com has a few choices. Deering has Propiks. Fred Kelly picks are inexpensive, but not "cheap".

Mar 23, 2024 - 3:17:29 PM

3 posts since 3/13/2024

Thank you I’ll check that out.

Mar 23, 2024 - 3:22:35 PM

3 posts since 3/13/2024

Thanks Sherry, I went to Amazon before posting here and found left handed sets which I don’t really need, just the thumb pick. I have a couple Dunlops which are fine for now. I don’t mind paying a premium for good picks, I was just wondering if there’s a source with a larger selection than what I’ve found so far.

Mar 23, 2024 - 4:43:39 PM

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Quite a few of us southpaws here.

I found the Dunlops very uncomfortable, like the circulation was being cut off after a length of time. I got a ProPik and found that much better.

Apr 8, 2024 - 10:03:29 AM

3779 posts since 4/5/2006

Earl Scruggs suggested holding the plastic thumb pick over the spout of a steaming  tea kettle to reshape it. Requires two pairs of small pliers.

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