The ProPik Heritage fingerpicks are based on a set 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.
Chris Pandolfi (Infamous Stringdusters)
“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 (banjoist for the Sam Bush band)
“As somebody who has been using old National fingerpicks religiously since I began playing banjo 18 years ago, these new Propik Heritage picks are a huge deal. These picks are crafted beautifully and sound and feel as close as anything I’ve tried to the real good old picks that I love. They also don’t cost an arm and a leg like the old Nationals, which is quite a relief since I was running out of legs!” - Gabe Hirshfeld
Heritage Fingerpicks are priced per pick.
All ProPik Heritage fingerpicks are priced per pick. However, when you buy two picks, we create a matched pair by matching the backward bend of the blade so that it is exactly the same on both picks. We also slightly bend the wrap on one a hair smaller so that one nests inside the other when not being used, and you can tell which one is for your index finger and which is for your middle finger.