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Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks   

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The Delrin Freedom Finger Picks are made of Delrin, an extremely strong material that provides a very soft and natural sound on the strings. Simply s...Click To Read More About This Product

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Long-listing fingerpicks that are malleable to your fingers and needs.

The Delrin Freedom Finger Picks are made of Delrin, an extremely strong material that provides a very soft and natural sound on the strings. Simply slip it over your own fingers to give yourself a consistent affect when fingerpicking. Best of all, you can size them to your fingers by putting them in hot water for about 20 seconds to get an even better form. They can even be filed! If you happen to lose a nail, these picks will be your saving grace. Choose from Large, Medium, and Small and 24pcs. or 3pcs. in the drop down menu.

FEATURES
  • Made of Delrin plastic
  • Slips over finger and can be adjusted to fit better
  • Comes in Large, Medium, and Small

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Fred Kelly PicksDelrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks
 
4.5

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (18)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Functional (16)
  • Improves sound (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Concerts (7)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (4), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Plan B for fingernail players

If you're like me, an old dog fingernail player needing a new trick, these Fred Kelly Freedom picks might be what you're looking for. You can achieve very similar tone and volume, and...Read complete review

If you're like me, an old dog fingernail player needing a new trick, these Fred Kelly Freedom picks might be what you're looking for. You can achieve very similar tone and volume, and retain a lot of your technique in terms of how you attack the strings. There is also something to be said for consistency. With natural or applied fingernails, you are always adjusting to variable length and condition. Fingerpicks are a constant.

Two caveats:

I found they work better if you wrap some ¼" waterproof bandaging tape around them. Get it next to the bandaids at the store. This is not to adhere the pick to your finger. The pick deflects from the string and the gap in the bottom of the pick expands. They tend to wobble around too much, affecting tone and volume. The bandage tape fixes that pretty good and stays sticky, so it's easily repositionable.

And, don't expect a perfect result right out of the box. You gotta experiment, practice and get used to them. It was worth while for me. I hope you'll buy some, too. Otherwise, they'll stop making them and I'll have to find Plan C.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Unfortunately, these didn't work

Like many aging fingerstyle guitarists, I have found my nails are not what they were when I was 20, or even 30. I had tried many other products, including aLaska Picks. Everything...Read complete review

Like many aging fingerstyle guitarists, I have found my nails are not what they were when I was 20, or even 30. I had tried many other products, including aLaska Picks. Everything was a major compromise to the point that they were barely worth it. The Fred Kelly Freedom Picks were not available in any music store in my area, but from what I had read from reviews, they were my salvation. So I ordered them. They were a bit pricey to guess on fitment, but I bought the large and they were the correct size for my fingers. However, no amount of boiling or modification would make them anything other than what they were: unplayable lumps of plastic on my fingertips. Maybe it's an aggressive playing style, but I don't think so. I fit them properly, but because of the way fingers seem to be (but likely just mine), there was some up/down hinge-like movement along the line of the finger. I couldn't compensate or correct for it, so there was just a loose feel which felt sloppy and was distracting. However, I did stop that movement with duct tape, but that totally defeats the purpose of removable picks. But once I did get them to a playable disposition, I found that they sounded beyond mushy on the nylon strings. Noticeably, finger-nails-on-chalkboard obvious. They could fit to the point where I didn't even notice them, but the sound alone made these something I would never use. Everybody seems to be very happy with them, so I may just be the odd one that this product wouldn't work for. And that bummed me out, because I was counting on them.

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5.0

Finally a size for my fingers!

By Daigs

from Downieville, Ca

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks:

    Good solid strumming

     
    3.0

    Sizing for these picks need some help!

    By Marah

    from Concord, NH

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks:

        The sizing is not great. The picks are well constructed and functional. I ordered a medium and it is huge. So I had to make modifications just to get it to stay on my finger. I wouldn't buy it again. I will try to use it, but so far not working out too well.

         
        1.0

        Unfortunately, these didn't work

        By jeligua

        from Nampa, ID

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bad Fit
          • Difficult To Use

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks:

            Like many aging fingerstyle guitarists, I have found my nails are not what they were when I was 20, or even 30. I had tried many other products, including aLaska Picks. Everything was a major compromise to the point that they were barely worth it. The Fred Kelly Freedom Picks were not available in any music store in my area, but from what I had read from reviews, they were my salvation. So I ordered them. They were a bit pricey to guess on fitment, but I bought the large and they were the correct size for my fingers. However, no amount of boiling or modification would make them anything other than what they were: unplayable lumps of plastic on my fingertips. Maybe it's an aggressive playing style, but I don't think so. I fit them properly, but because of the way fingers seem to be (but likely just mine), there was some up/down hinge-like movement along the line of the finger. I couldn't compensate or correct for it, so there was just a loose feel which felt sloppy and was distracting. However, I did stop that movement with duct tape, but that totally defeats the purpose of removable picks. But once I did get them to a playable disposition, I found that they sounded beyond mushy on the nylon strings. Noticeably, finger-nails-on-chalkboard obvious. They could fit to the point where I didn't even notice them, but the sound alone made these something I would never use. Everybody seems to be very happy with them, so I may just be the odd one that this product wouldn't work for. And that bummed me out, because I was counting on them.

             
            5.0

            GREAT PICKS.

            By DanC

            from Iowa

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks:

                Love these picks. Highly recommended for alternative picking styles.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                GREAT PICKS!

                By DanC

                from Iowa

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks:

                    Love these finger picks. Great alternative to glue on type picks.

                     
                    5.0

                    Works 4 Me

                    By Martinick

                    from CA

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks:

                      Problematic issue with strumming re right pointer-fingernail. These picks work well. I use a small. This size fits tight, but wear them fine for two-hours of jam.

                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      A workable alternative to natural fingernails

                      By DD26

                      from Kettering, Ohio

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks:

                        I've been a finger style guitar player for 61 years using natural fingernails and/or acrylics. The acrylics have ruined my natural fingernails, but I'm not ready to quit playing yet, so a substitute for natural fingernails is required for me to continue playing. Fred Kelly finger picks have worked best for me up to now and I expect they will continue. The feel is obviously not quite the same as natural fingernails and calls for some practice to accustom yourself to their use, but they are about as close to natural fingernails in both feel and sound as I've found at this time. They are also tough enough, in my opinion, to withstand some pretty aggressive playing techniques and appear to have some good lasting qualities.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I like 'em.

                        By Dave

                        from Pasadena

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks:

                            Clawhammer banjo: I use it on an otherwise unusable split nail middle finger.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            not a suitable alternative to acrylic nails

                            By Big Bill

                            from Lexington TN

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                            Comments about Delrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks:

                            These don't work for me. They feel awkward and clumsy, and the picking edge is too thick for my technique. I'll have to continue having acrylic nails on my thumb, index and ring fingers for dinner picking guitar.

                             
                            5.0

                            Good for someone just staring to use finger picks

                            By Telecaster72

                            from Dunlap, IL

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks:

                              I've tried the metal finger picks before without success. I normally just use the fleshy part of my fingers and thumb to finger pick, but the sound is often bassy. These fit me well (Large; my fingers are approx 3/4 inch diameter at the nail. They are quite tight, but they don't fall off, and I can push them down on my fingers to reveal just an 1/8 inch of pick - similar to a real fingernail. The sound, to me, is not as bright as a real finger nail (or acrylic - though I've never gone that route - others in the band have). I personally don't like having 3 long fingernails, so these work great for me.

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