ProPik Heritage Fingerpick front
ProPik Heritage Fingerpick back
ProPik Heritage Fingerpick lying down
ProPik Heritage Fingerpick side

ProPik® Heritage Fingerpicks

Regular price $14.00
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28 in stock

The ProPik Heritage fingerpicks are based on a pair of Earl Scruggs' 1950’s National oval eight picks that were used during the recording of "Pike County Breakdown", featuring Lester Flatt and the Foggy Mountain Boys, in October of 1950. Following that session, Earl gave the picks to Dobro legend, Tut Taylor, who approached Scruggs about what picks he used.

Many decades later, those same picks made their way to Deering artist and R&D advisor, Jens Kruger, who had become very close with Taylor and they became the base for the new Heritage picks. These picks are the exact dimensions of Earl’s Pike County Breakdown picks, and each blade is individually buffed and angled backward for a played-in feel, as well as less resistance against the strings.

Wes Corbett (Molly Tuttle, Sam Bush Band) commented:

“The Heritage is my favorite new prewar style pick. The craftsmanship is beautiful and the tone is balanced no matter where you place your right hand.” - Wes Corbett

Heritage Fingerpicks are priced per pick. 

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Fingerpicks

ProPik fingerpicks are designed to be completely adjustable, so it is one size fits all. We also offer a Small & Medium line of picks, specifically designed for players with smaller hands.

Thumbpicks

When it comes to thumbpicks, most players will use medium or large thumbpicks, depending on the size of their hands and again, these are adjustable to you and your style. Many average size players even prefer using Large thumb picks and adjusting them down.

ProPik fingerpick size guide

Nickel

Nickel is the most popular choice and is close to the brightness of stainless steel, but just a hair warmer. Many people prefer nickel because they are more adjustable than steel, which by its nature is much harder to adjust.

Brass

Brass is the warmest of the 3 metal choices.

Stainless Steel

The brightest of the three metals offered (stainless steel, nickel, brass). Due to the way they are manufactured and buffed to a high sheen, there is also less drag on the string, thus producing less pick noise and accents the brightness further.

Blade Type

#1 blades are the most narrow and #3 blades are the widest. The #1 and #2 blades are the most popular, with the #2 being a hair more popular.

Blade Angle

Over the years, players have made all kinds of alterations to their picks (and their technique) to make them work better. Angled blades allow you to hit the strings squarely with minimized finger movement, so you get a boost of tone, speed, volume, and reduced pick noise.

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