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hushnel
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Jun 10th, 2018 12:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

Finger cots sounds better the thumb rubbers “o) Thanks Geno.

Man, I’d still be livin’ in a tent if it wasn’t for Guys like you “o)

(This message was last edited by hushnel at 03:10 PM, Jun 10th, 2018)

Gene from Tampa
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Jun 16th, 2018 07:10 AM   Edit   Profile  

I use DAVA picks because after 50+ years of IBM terminals, PC's etc I have carpal issues as well as arthritis. DAVA picks have a rubberized 'cap' with holes in them. Very grippy!

PS: I have v-picks too but DAVA is easier to control

These are the ones

Therealfrogman
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Pueblo, Co

I qualify!
Jan 29th, 2019 12:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hey people.... I have been using thick double side stick tape (3M Brand, thick). I fold it over the wide side of the pick and it has done wonders for me. The stickiness of the tape goes away withing a minute and it is just like having soft rubber on the pick which helps me hold on to it.

I am very very pleased with this method.

Peegoo
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Just beyond Mars

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Jan 29th, 2019 12:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

Wow! That's a trick I've not heard of.

[filing that one away for future reference]



gdw3

LA-la-land, CA

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Jan 30th, 2019 04:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

Interesting. Right now, I "score" my picks with a small screwdriver to make them more grippy. But I have a history of hand/arm/shoulder issues, so may also file this technique away for future reference.

Peegoo
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Just beyond Mars

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Jan 30th, 2019 07:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

I tried this with 3M double-sided Scotch Tape and it works great.

Thanks, Frogman! Science makes another leap forward!

Therealfrogman
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Pueblo, Co

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Jan 30th, 2019 07:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yayya!

Cal-Woody

USA/California

Why do I keep fixing things that work?
Feb 1st, 2019 07:45 AM   Edit   Profile  

How about maybe drilling a few holes in the upper portion of the pick then put on a thin layer of silicone. The silicone would seep through the holes and give you a nice grippy film on both sides of the pick then you would have something that would allow you to have better control of your pick.
I've tried some picks with the holes drilled into the upper portion of the pick and did gain some ability to retain the pick longer between my finger and thumb, but after a while they would get slippery and the pick would rotate. I think this would be a viable option for me also.

Therealfrogman
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Feb 21st, 2019 09:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

Okay, so I bought a can of Plasti Dip and I am waiting for the first pick to set up....

I am obsessed now and will report back my findings. :) Of course I touched it because I am a man.... You need to wait 30 minutes to re-apply so that goes for touching it too!

Plasti Dip Pick

(This message was last edited by Therealfrogman at 06:50 PM, Feb 21st, 2019)

Ryder
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Butterscotch Blues
Feb 22nd, 2019 02:31 PM   Edit   Profile  

Saw a utube of George Thoroughbred. Said he never could hold onto a pick. Went with fingers and a slide on hi pinky.

Therealfrogman
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Feb 22nd, 2019 02:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

So far I am finding the dip works well at any thickness. Waiting for a fresh dipped stainless pick to dry now.

eeeeeeeeh I am so excited ;)

Ryder
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Butterscotch Blues
Feb 22nd, 2019 03:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

That’s good, and nice to know.

stratluvr
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Feb 22nd, 2019 06:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

I use Dunlop nylon picks which have a raised texture on them. They don’t slip at all.

thumbpicker
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Feb 23rd, 2019 05:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

i just got some Davos Control picks in the mail.
They're supposed to be easier for gripping and the gauge gets stiffer as you move your grip in and out on the pick body.
First look seems good but time will need to be spent with one to tell if it's a gimmick or a good thing.
It's kind of like the plastic dipped picks but the pick has two parts in the envelope to change stiffness. They hold well but I can't tell what they're like in the long run yet.

Ragtop
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Apr 7th, 2019 08:39 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have the same problem. Found some picks made by an outfit called "Guitar Moose."

They absolutely do not rotate. They are thicker than what I'm used to, but I'm getting used to them.

Excellent product, and not expensive. Check 'em out.

bluesbrian

US; Portland, OR

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Apr 24th, 2019 06:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have used Plasti Dip for a while. I find it works better in combination with a couple of holes that I create before the dip using a regular paper punch (about 1/4 inch) . I also score the surface with some steel wool; the rougher surface holds on to the plastic better.

I gave this tip to Duke Robillard last fall at a guitar camp, after he borrowed one of my picks. He was anxious to give it a try.

Therealfrogman
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Apr 25th, 2019 01:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

I did the dip on a thin SS pick and it is my goto pick for everything. I have not had the dip come off any of them yet but I expect its just a matter of time.

Peegoo
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Planet Peegoo

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Apr 25th, 2019 07:54 PM   Edit   Profile  

Omma trydat!

skyblue

NorCal, USA

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Aug 1st, 2019 02:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

I started using the $4 StickyGrip Classic picks from Guitar Moose and find that they actually keep the pick in place, but I'm not really liking how scratchy it sounds on my strings. I ordered the $6 Carbon Fiber version and will see if that works better.

I also just purchased a variety pack of Jim Dunlop Acoustic picks, and have been very pleased with the performance of the Herco Flex 50 nylon picks (the Gold ones). The pattern on both sides tends to keep the pick from sliding between the fingers, and there's a nice indent on one side to rest your thumb in. I'll likely order a 12-pack of those, but they're also available as the Herco Flex 75 if you want a thicker profile.

(This message was last edited by skyblue at 04:12 PM, Aug 1st, 2019)

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