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    Thumb Pick Experiment Fail

    I have finally gave in and ordered the Chris Broderick thumb pick as it seemed to hold the pick with less tip sticking out. Other thumb pics are cool but it feels like your way up on the top of the pick, the Broderick one sets the pich deeper and more like how I'd hold it.

    My first impressions are its kinda a PIA but Im going to give it time. I may also mod the other ones to be shorter, we will see.

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    Last edited by bigdave; 03-23-2021, 01:32 AM.
    "Slow Hand"

    #2
    Have you tried... funk fingers?!

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      #3
      Originally posted by Leon View Post
      Have you tried... funk fingers?!

      I did in Key West one time when I drank too much but it wasnt my thing,
      "Slow Hand"

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        #4
        Another option... Black Mountain Picks... it's has a hinge and the spring feels very good, in terms of tension, but not too much or too little.
        https://blackmountainpicks.com/

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          #5
          Posting because I'm interested in how you get on with the Broderick pick, Dave.

          Just to throw another name out there, I keep running across the Fred Kelly Bumblebee (looks like a similar idea to the Broderick) in my constant search for THE ULTIMATE PICK:

          https://fredkellypicks.com/product-category/bumble-bee/

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            #6
            Well, after giving it time there are a few things I dont like about the Broderick rig. First, it has this square part that sticks up and can feel weird. Getting the pick to actually bite on that barb, especially the jazz style thicker picks is very tough, I spent more time learning how to set the picks up that playing as they would come loose brom that barb fairly easy so you end up concentrating on not dropping the whole rig, which defeats the whole purpose. Finally, yes you can mold it to whatever shape for your thumb, but being metal, it doesnt realy have that flex fit that helps hold it on. You either have it bend to be tight, or worry it may slip off, no bueno for me either way.

            I have to include JIC...my hand is impared from the stroke, so I try to facter that into my opinion... but I think the issues I have with it are unrelated to me specificaly.

            The links you guys put right above both seem to have oprions more like Im looking for i.e. more of a stubby jazz 3 type with a pointier tip in a lower holding postion. Going to order today.
            "Slow Hand"

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              #7
              Originally posted by BDJohnston View Post
              Another option... Black Mountain Picks... it's has a hinge and the spring feels very good, in terms of tension, but not too much or too little.
              https://blackmountainpicks.com/
              Thanks! Just ordered 3 of the jazz 3 types they had, look perfect to me.
              "Slow Hand"

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                #8
                Originally posted by bigdave View Post
                Well, after giving it time there are a few things I dont like about the Broderick rig. First, it has this square part that sticks up and can feel weird. Getting the pick to actually bite on that barb, especially the jazz style thicker picks is very tough, I spent more time learning how to set the picks up that playing as they would come loose brom that barb fairly easy so you end up concentrating on not dropping the whole rig, which defeats the whole purpose. Finally, yes you can mold it to whatever shape for your thumb, but being metal, it doesnt realy have that flex fit that helps hold it on. You either have it bend to be tight, or worry it may slip off, no bueno for me either way.
                I feared as much.

                Originally posted by bigdave View Post
                I have to include JIC...my hand is impared from the stroke, so I try to facter that into my opinion... but I think the issues I have with it are unrelated to me specificaly.
                Yes, I remember from the old place. There's a great history of people overcoming all sorts to still play great shit, though. Here's hoping you find something that works for you.
                Last edited by Dominic; 04-02-2021, 02:33 PM. Reason: The usual... :picard#:

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by bigdave View Post

                  Thanks! Just ordered 3 of the jazz 3 types they had, look perfect to me.
                  I don't use thumb picks often (I have to get back into finger picking, since I'm horrible at it); but I certainly like the feel and control of those.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Dominic View Post
                    Yes, I remember from the old place. There's a great history of people overcoming all sorts to still play great shit, though. Here's hoping you find something that works for you.
                    At first I was DONE, didnt even want to see a guitar for a year, I was giving stuff away. After a year I could at least bang on diads and make noise, it wasnt until about 2 years ago I figured "fuck it" yeah it is what it is... I still love to try to get better and better. I have a new respect for legotto style as well since Ive had to learn to work around limitations it forces you to go outside the path I was so used to, which in some ways is very cool. Id love to blaze like I used to, but in time Ill just do it another way.

                    "Slow Hand"

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by BDJohnston View Post
                      Another option... Black Mountain Picks... it's has a hinge and the spring feels very good, in terms of tension, but not too much or too little.
                      https://blackmountainpicks.com/
                      I got them today..... the perfect solution.
                      "Slow Hand"

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                        #12
                        The Black Mountain Jazz styles are perfect, fit great with no pinch or any weirdness. Feels nice, no weird edges and they stick out the correct amount for rock/metal not country fingerpick-only. Couldnt be happier with them, and thanks very much for the info. I was spending too much of my time worrying about locating and holding the damn pick.... now that is solved... and with a style pick I preffer.

                        Below is a few shots of what Ive tried and the Black Mountains.

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                        "Slow Hand"

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                          #13
                          That's great man, congrats on finding something that works for you!

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