Sunday, November 2, 2008

Banjo Fingerpicks - Types and Fitting

Due to an overwhelming number of people asking about proper fit of fingerpicks, or how to make them more comfortable, or how to keep them on while playing, I decided to make this video to explain all of this. It is in Two Parts due to size.

Part One:


Part Two:

4 comments:

Matt said...

fantstic!! Im only just starting out on the banjo and this really helped

Dead Man Talking said...

Good videos. I ran across it looking for sources for plastic picks, which I'd lust discovered; and they stayed on my fingers better than the metal one. Then I watched you bending and shaping the metal ones, and I thought, hey, I could try that, too. Worked great. Solved the getting hung up on the strings problem. I do a lot of strumming with my middle finger. When I get wailing, that pick has to stay on. Gracias'

Johan

Anonymous said...

good explanation! you took the time; trying to find the right angle, bending of the metal is important,
gonna try, thnx so much,
Bert, Holland

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for all this good information. It is helping me so much!

My wife and kids gave me a lap steel for Christmas, and I am playing steel guitar again after many years away from it. The only thing I never missed about it was the hassle with picks. They were always painful, and usually falling off.

Thanks to your videos, those problems are now solved. Bending them with pliers is the ticket -- I wish I had thought of it 20 years ago.

I am having a great time with my new guitar and I cannot thank you enough. Merry Christmas to you and Happy Pickin'