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Alaska Pik

Brilliant design slides on over your finger with the picking edge underneath your fingernail!

Brilliantly designed Alaska Pik finger picks slide over your finger, but the picking edge fits under your fingernail! Alaska Piks give you intimate string touch similar to your own nails, but with no danger of painful nail breaks.

The Alaska Pik's space age clear acrylic material can be "manicured" precisely to the length you want. Slide 'em on, and wail without fear!

Sizes: Small (children, petite women), medium (women, smaller men), large (average to large men), or extra large (very big fingers, thumbs).

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Alaska PikFinger Guitar Pick
 
4.2

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Functional (11)
  • Good quality (10)
  • Improves sound (9)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (5)
  • Not functional (5)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't live without them

I've tried a lot things to keep from tearing nails when I play and the only alternative to Alaska picks I've found that permits my playing style is false nails (that destroy my already...Read complete review

I've tried a lot things to keep from tearing nails when I play and the only alternative to Alaska picks I've found that permits my playing style is false nails (that destroy my already thin nails). I don't perform without them.

While touring In the mid-60s, substituted a flat pick for a thumb pick to to go back and forth between straight rhythm and finger picking patterns found the flexibility liberating. I eventually began using dental plastic as a false nail on my 3rd, 4th, and 5th fingernails so I could play harder. I stopped using the false nails when I quit touring but found that my nails (which were always thin) would tear if I played with any force. I read about the Alaska picks in a magazine interview with a well known finger picker and after a tough search found a folk music center that carried them. It took a few days of practice to get familiar with the slight technique and feel differences, but after a few weeks, it was remarkably like using false nails. I seldom play guitar now without wearing them.

I also play 5-string banjo and discovered that the Alaska picks work just as well as my finger picks so I stopped using the metal picks (though I do use a thumb pick). A benefit here is that I can now go back and forth between frailing and finger picking in mid-song.

I keep two Alaska picks with every one of my instruments and wouldn't do a live show without them. JB

They last quite a long time, and the only negative I've found is the plastic is not always consistent from pick to pick, so on occasion I get one that will not stay in place. I've also found that they can get flattened if pressed against something in the case, but the plastic has a memory and returns to it's original shape when put into very hot water.
They are a bargain even at full list price

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A little more information needed

When ordered - the sizing was small, med, large - but no estimate of what those were. I have medium sized fingers, in my opinion, so I ordered as such. The piks...Read complete review

When ordered - the sizing was small, med, large - but no estimate of what those were. I have medium sized fingers, in my opinion, so I ordered as such. The piks were only able to fit on my pinky! It would have helped to have a measurement scale or such. Since they were inexpensive, it wasn't worth returning, unfortunately.

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2.0

Cannot use if your fingernails are short

By DRS

from Scottsdale AZ

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Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

      Comments about Alaska Pik Finger Guitar Pick:

      These picks need fingernails long enough to go over the pick.(3/16"at least). If I had long enough fingernails, I wouldn't need these picks.

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      2.0

      Too easily slips around and off.

      By Amateur clinker

      from Virginia

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      Pros

      • Non-metallic Sound

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alaska Pik Finger Guitar Pick:

        I found these fairly easy to "set up" (clip to size). However, I could not get them to stay reliably on my fingers. Perhaps, with ultra-long nails, or with glue, you could do that. They do sound much more natural than National metal picks.

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        3.0

        Interesting, but not for me

        By Captain Cloud

        from Lombard, IL

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        Pros

        • Unique Approach

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Alaska Pik Finger Guitar Pick:

          I thought I would try these for playing banjo, but really did not like the product. Proper use involves customizing each pick for a specific finger so it reproduces the effect of a natural fingernail. They need to be trimmed and filed, then marked for the corresponding finger. I found them to be too flimsy for my tastes, a poor fit, and kind of uncomfortable. They always seemed to be ready to fall off my finger because they sit right at the tip of the nail bed. I found I don't have the patience to deal with these picks, and never found them comfortable. I found a traditional metal finger pick much easier to use, but I needed to give these a try. The concept is innovative and might be right for someone who doesn't mind going through the process of customizing them, but for me it just seemed like a hassle.

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          4.0

          Pinches a bit

          By Ed

          from Virginia

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional

          Cons

          • Tight

          Best Uses

            Comments about Alaska Pik Finger Guitar Pick:

            I bought a selection of sizes as a substitute for nails playing classical guitar. They are functional but not ideal.
            The material is a bit thick and soft compared to nails and the medium seems under sized compared to the measuring guide. The other sizes were better but using multiple together, they felt cumbersome.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good product

            By 1MusicTeacher

            from Watertown, WI

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Alaska Pik Finger Guitar Pick:

                I ordered a set for my son and a friend. They are very pleased with them.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                finger guitar pick

                By Zuma Hotchakoo

                from Pagosa Springs , Colorado

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                Pros

                • Completely Essential
                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                • May Not Be For Everyone

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about Alaska Pik Finger Guitar Pick:

                I thumb pick. Being left-handed but playing right-handed, I lack right-hand dexterity to hold a pick naturally. I can thumb pick fast enough to sound like several fingers going at once. I've been called the fastest thumb in the west. The Alaska pick used on my thumb is nothing less than a Godsend.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Outstanding product. Brilliant

                By Scottmcc

                from Boston ma

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Alaska Pik Finger Guitar Pick:

                  Brilliant.invention.

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                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Sizing

                  By rangerstx

                  from md.

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                  Pros

                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use
                  • Not Functional
                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Alaska Pik Finger Guitar Pick:

                    these are not sized right ,the large size was to tight and hurts trying to place them on my fingers and the extra large are way too big just a sloppy fit don't bother if you have average man hands

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    These are life savers!

                    By Nickricebass

                    from South shore mass

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • They Stay On Strong
                    • You Customise Them

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Alaska Pik Finger Guitar Pick:

                      I am a professional classical and jazz guitar player that uses almost only finger style. I thought I would have to stop playing because of my weak nails. These picks basically saved my career.

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                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I like them, but order a bigger size

                      By SteveInLiberty

                      from Liberty, TN Population 374

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Get Used To
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                      • Too small

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Alaska Pik Finger Guitar Pick:

                        In 25 years of playing, I have never used any fingerpicks. I tried some metal ones once, and that was not for me. I received these today and am already about adjusted to them. They make my playing much louder than my callused fingers.

                        I will have to gripe about the sizing. I ordered the medium because they said it was for a small man. At 5-9 and 121 lbs. I consider myself a small man. These picks would have been ideal when I was 12. But they are cheap, so I suppose I will order the next size up. I can use the mediums, they are just a little tight. As an aside, the picks also come in handy to wreak revenge on my sometimes over-zealous cat.

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