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#1 KingBollock

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:42 PM

Annoyingly, after spending a long time getting them just right, well sort of, I have gone and lost my finger and thumb picks for my Banjo. The trouble is that I haven't picked the damn thing up in almost a year and the pick set doesn't fit in my pick tin, so they've wondered off.

This gives me an opportunity. I was never particularly happy with the thumb pick. What I really wanted was one with metal clasps but a plastic pick part. The only place I could find that did one I liked the look of was in Scarborough but I can't find them now and can't remember their name. There are some knocking about by ProPik but the clasps look a bit weedy and the parts don't look too well put together. I don't like picks with plastic clasps, they never fit me.

Does anyone know of anywhere that might sell a robust metal and plastic thumb pick in the UK? I would rather not have to import from the US.
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Posted 01 October 2013 - 02:30 PM

Your best bet in the UK is Eagle Music in Huddersfield:


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 03:16 PM

I found the plastic ones bad fitting as well, but then I heated one up with a lighter for a bit, and then wrapped it round my thumb, and it's much more comfortable now after reshaping.

I know this isn't what you asked, but another option if you can't find one.

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