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May 22, 2024 - 1:01:26 PM

Bigmon

USA

12 posts since 4/19/2024

Was just showing my Granddaughter some stuff on a five string and she was really catching on. But all the finger picks I have here are way too big. They bend and over lap each other, plus they seem too long.
Are there smaller finger picks available and what might you all recommend?
Thanks

May 22, 2024 - 1:08:14 PM

16098 posts since 12/2/2005

Smaller picks are available, although you haven't made clear exactly HOW small is needed. Regardless, these might well fit the bill - the split-band Pro-Piks are really easy to adjust, and I recommend them for beginners. Click around in accessories at this site and you can probably find some smaller thumb picks, too.

May 22, 2024 - 1:17:24 PM
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May 22, 2024 - 2:23:33 PM
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3381 posts since 5/2/2012

Elderly Instruments also sells the Dunlop minis.

May 22, 2024 - 2:31:32 PM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

30200 posts since 8/3/2003

I found some picks that are a lighter gauge and easier to mold to your fingers at Amazon. Don't know if they'd be small enough for your granddaughter or not.

May 22, 2024 - 6:06:18 PM

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May 22, 2024 - 8:19:30 PM
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DRL777

USA

310 posts since 12/12/2021

banjoteacher.com/banjo-supplie...icks.html

The ones from Banjo Ben are in these pics of picks. You can see how I bent them for super-tiny fingers.




Edited by - DRL777 on 05/22/2024 20:22:24

May 24, 2024 - 6:50:49 AM

Bigmon

USA

12 posts since 4/19/2024

Thanks to all. She is showing promise. We'll see?
She is 19 yrs old and a busy girl.

May 24, 2024 - 7:10:36 AM

41240 posts since 3/5/2008

quote:
Originally posted by DRL777

banjoteacher.com/banjo-supplie...icks.html

The ones from Banjo Ben are in these pics of picks. You can see how I bent them for super-tiny fingers.


That is clever... :0)

May 27, 2024 - 6:12:44 AM

1272 posts since 3/7/2006

Until you find what you need, try bending the wrap tabs backward with pliers, so you have a shorter area to use for a finger wrap. Or cut  then short and file smooth before bending smaller. I also suggest the Fred Kelly speed thumb picks, if you can heat and bend smaller or trim and reshape. As a relative beginner for more than ten years now, I ike these picks because when I use something more standard, I tend to "catch" strings with the standard thumb pick. It doesn't happen with the speed pick. By color, they come in different thicknesses/hardness as well.


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