I just bought a couple of the Butterfly thumb picks. They looked like a good solution while I'm growing out a very weak thumbnail.
So far, it's not a bad solution! I like it better than more traditional thumb picks or an Alaska pick, because I can use my thumb without any adjustment to the movement and the pick strikes the string pretty much as my natural nail would.
I bought two "small" thumb Butterflies, and had to adjust them quite a bit to fit -- surprising, as my thumb is small, and yet the pick is almost too small! Still, I can get a more balanced sound -- so far. Works well for both free and rest strokes, but I'm finding it's best if I use a band-aid to secure it to my thumb.
Tone is surprisingly good. Good so far for practice, but if I had to perform, I'd put on an artificial nail.
Last edited by celestemcc on Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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