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Sep 24, 2022 - 9:16:59 PM
360 posts since 9/9/2016

I can't ( or at least are too computer illiterate ) to go back to my threads when I first came here about six years .

My gorilla sized fingers are too large for normal commercial finger picks .

Back circa 2016 , a nice member sent me a pair that were perfect . Of course , the relevant information long since wore off the label , but IIRC was " Saddle something " .

Fast forewards to now .

After a layoff , when my local suitable Jam venue closed after the passing of the owner , my guitar playing friend ( Merle H reference ) has finagled a new venue . I stopped by directly , then phoned home ( 15 minutes away) for daughter to grab my usual Reso , and my little fanny pack with picks , bars , & miscellaneous paraphernalia . Them got the call from the Wife , that we have the usual Reso , and the change of pace Reso , but the goodie pack has Magically Vaporized !

I put the Reso , reso stand , and goodie pack away , together , literally all in contact , but Noooooo , they're all sticking to their story they searched the whole house ,but my pack of essentials has Magically Vaporized , and isn't there .

Bars , thumb picks , tuners , spare strings , etc * can * be replaced , but I'm stranded for Jumbo Finger Picks .

What is the Brand Name / maker I'm looking for ?

Are they still made ? ( I recall something about maker semi retiring , and pulling back ? )

Is there another ( not regular commercial distributors ) alternative ?

Sep 24, 2022 - 11:05:36 PM

4158 posts since 7/27/2008

The "saddle something" right off rings zero bells with  me.

As far as retiring, what immediately comes to mind is Pro-Pik. Inventor Jim Mapson, who was located here in the Bay Area retired a couple years ago and sold the product line to Deering Banjo. 

But this is just a shot in the dark - Pro-Piks are pretty unique and it seems unlikely you would forget the name. 
 


 

Edited by - MarkinSonoma on 09/24/2022 23:15:27

Sep 25, 2022 - 9:26:40 AM

160 posts since 8/12/2010

Sep 25, 2022 - 11:26:04 AM

4158 posts since 7/27/2008

Good work Ken. Now I vaguely recall the article and video when it came out seven years ago because I receive the Bluegrass Today articles by email. 

Then I guess It faded out of memory because I'm happy with my picks. 

Edited by - MarkinSonoma on 09/25/2022 11:26:59

Sep 26, 2022 - 9:21:09 PM
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doug662

USA

1539 posts since 11/9/2010

What about perfect touch picks? I got them because of my large hands.

Sep 30, 2022 - 11:11:51 AM

1156 posts since 9/29/2009

Acri fingerpicks are a possibility. They are more like thimbles than typical fingerpicks and are very comfortable. They come in medium and large sizes and in brass and stainless steel. Elderly carries them. Unfortunately, the large size is out of stock at the moment.

https://www.elderly.com/pages/search-results?q=acri%20fingerpicks 

Sep 30, 2022 - 11:46:36 AM

173 posts since 11/9/2018

Banjo Ben Clark has the large Acri picks in stock:

store.banjobenclark.com/collec...icks-pair

He is a real good source for reso stuff.

Oct 6, 2022 - 4:38:18 PM

360 posts since 9/9/2016

Thanks all ! Especially Ken

I had elsewhere gotten recomend of pro piks , and will also look at Perfect Touch .

This reinforces that I should have had multiple back ups , stashed in different places .

Oct 6, 2022 - 5:38:05 PM

360 posts since 9/9/2016

Meanwhile , an hour later . His former website is defunct . and apparently only has facebook now . I don't do facebook , but called home to Mrs Biggfoot , and she will try later on this evening .

Now , for me to persue some Pro Pik and Perfect Touch .

 

  Ok , found the perfect touch website right away ! Sizes , yeah !

 

   But now multiple choices , and I'm drawing a blank ? 

 

   Standard or Middle ? What's that mean ?

 

   Round or Flat ? I know the usual meaning of the words , but don't understand in this context ?

 

  I've only ever sucuessfully used the one set that actually fit me . To me they were just Finger picks . presumably normal .

 

   I guess I could just buy one of every combination and recognize it when I see it ?

 

   

Edited by - Biggfoot44 on 10/06/2022 17:57:21

Oct 6, 2022 - 6:41:52 PM

360 posts since 9/9/2016

quote:
Originally posted by Biggfoot44

Meanwhile , an hour later . His former website is defunct . and apparently only has facebook now . I don't do facebook , but called home to Mrs Biggfoot , and she will try later on this evening .

Now , for me to persue some Pro Pik and Perfect Touch .

     Added - On the phone with Mrs Biggfoot , the Facebook page she sees is different than the one I see ? But she sent a facebook message with my email and phone .

 

  Ok , found the perfect touch website right away ! Sizes , yeah !

 

   But now multiple choices , and I'm drawing a blank ? 

 

   Standard or Middle ? What's that mean ?

 

   Round or Flat ? I know the usual meaning of the words , but don't understand in this context ?

 

  I've only ever sucuessfully used the one set that actually fit me . To me they were just Finger picks . presumably normal .

 

   I guess I could just buy one of every combination and recognize it when I see it ?

 

     And now . another hour later . the Pro Pik website has me even more confused . with Ten choices !

 

   Arrrrg . If these were at a brick & mortar store , I could fondle them for a few minutes , but physical stores pretty much only have the regular Dunlap products .

 

   


Oct 31, 2022 - 7:54:39 AM

119 posts since 3/22/2011

I can make you a custom set. Measure your finger tips using a bread tie. Cut and measure. Most picks have a two inch band. No matter how wide the bands are, it probably won't help you unless they're long enough to wrap all the way around, leaving a 1/8" gap. I would make them from sterling silver or nickel silver and just scale them up so they'll fit right. I'll also raise up some little gripper teeth to help them stay in place. This is a set I made for Michael Testagrossa. It think these are nickel if I remember right. These are standard 2" bands, and I can make them much fancier if you wish. They're not cheap, but will last a lifetime.

Check them out at landispicks.com contact info is on the site. 


 

Edited by - Scratchmo on 10/31/2022 07:58:03

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