ProPik® Super-Tone Thumbpick
ProPik® Super-Tone Thumbpick
ProPik® Super-Tone Thumbpick

ProPik® Super-Tone Thumbpick

Regular price $35.00
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11 in stock

The Super-Tone thumbpick is a significant innovation on ProPik’s long-standing line of thumbpicks, and follows months of R&D and customer feedback. Deering approached the Super-Tone thumbpick by giving consideration to two important factors – tone and comfort.

Firstly, the Super-Tone features a Peek® blade instead of the Delrin that ProPik users are familiar with. Tonally, the denser Peek material has certainly turned heads in the banjo playing fraternity, offering a more focused, melodic tone.

Rising star Max Allard noted in an episode of Deering Live, Deering’s bi-weekly podcast, how similar the tone of the Peek Super-Tone picks are to that of his metal fingerpicks, stating:

 “I don’t want the listener to be able to tell between my metal and my plastic. They are really similar and that’s what I like about it” - Max Allard  

Deering has also taken a fresh look at the band design opting for a solid band approach that offers greater comfort and greater stability during playing. The edges of the band are also given extra attention to buffing and rolling for added comfort, especially during longer use.  

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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