With its exposed fingertip design, this pick lets you touch the string as you play for greater control and a natural feel. You'll also get an increase in volume.
Unlike your natural fingernails, that can break or wear thin, Finger-Tones work like the perfect nail: always ready to use and maintenance-free. Made of Nickel-silver, they will hold up to frequent use and they are lightweight and non-bulky.
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.
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.
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 is the warmest of the 3 metal choices.
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.
#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.
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.
I already had one ,so I knew they were my favorite fingerpick. So I bought two more for my other two pickin fingers (they were jealous). So my overall experience so far has been pretty darn swell. Thanks for askin.
This was a super easy purchase and Deering does fast shipping. I've used Pro-Piks on dobro and acoustic guitar for years and this was a purchase of spares. They're still the same excellent quality with a darker tone than some other open-finger metal picks I've tried.
I tried these fingerpicks hoping that they would increase the volume of my fingerpicking yet still have the feel of fingers alone. They felt like they were too wide in comparison to the regular fingerpicks I use. I guess I will keep them and fool around with them for a while, but they just didn't work as I hoped that they would.
As a beginner who was learning without fingerpicks, these are an easier transition then standard picks that cover the whole fingertip. It also is easier to switch from clawhammer to Scruggs style mid song.