Anyone tried a thumb pick for classical?

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Re: Anyone tried a thumb pick for classical?

Post by Dave » Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:13 pm

Chet's tone sounds much better in this clip:

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Re: Anyone tried a thumb pick for classical?

Post by hpaulj » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:30 pm

I bought a set of thumb picks to see if I match the Ecuadorian Requinto style of playing. For example in this tutorial ... opherTeran

the thumb pick is used to play the melody in the upper range, usually strumming 2 strings. He plays rhythm bass strings with and without the pick.

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Re: Anyone tried a thumb pick for classical?

Post by fast eddie » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:11 am

I have been using Alaska Picks for several weeks and have become accustomed to them. I believe they sound pretty good. I am using these picks on three fingers + thumb. My problem is that my thumb nail is too short and am having trouble keeping the Alaska thumb pick on. A few days ago I ordered 3 Fred Kelly picks for my fingers and they came today. Tried them tonight and I like them very much. They seem to stay on my finger a little better but I still have the thumb problem. Am still using the Alaska Pick on my thumb. Wish Fred Kelly made a thumb nail pick like those for the fingers, but larger to fit the thumb.
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