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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.

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  • 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
 
4.4

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (20)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Functional (17)
  • Improves sound (11)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Concerts (8)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), 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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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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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Plan B for fingernail players

By Coy Roy

from Oklahoma City

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Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks:

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.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice surprise!

By Greg

from Milwaukee Wi

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks:

    After trying at least a dozen other finger picks, over the years, this is finally a product that I can say I love. I ordered size large because I usually wear a large to extra large men's glove. At first try I thought , oh well, These are too small . But I put them on a spatula handle, dipped them in boiling water for 10 seconds,then to the cold water faucet and wow! they fit snugly but very comfortable. As I played the guitar with them, I relieved a few pressure points with # 150 sandpaper wrapped about a round pencil and now I can play 3 hours a day with absolutely no pain. They stay put on the fingers and you truly can frail like a madman on the strings. Their tone is the closest to natural finger nails of all the brands I've tried. I like the low ,natural profile and they don't hang up on the strings. Now I can't imagine playing without them!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great pick

    By TR

    from Florida

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    Pros

    • Stays On Finger

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Finger Picking

    Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks:

    I have been looking for a pick that I can use. I play with my fingernails but after time the nails start wearing down so I needed something that would protect them and at the same time produce a good sound. i have never been able to hold on to a flat pick so this was the solution that worked best for me. I use just one on my index finger usually but have also tried two. Wish I could get one to fit my thumb but have not found the correct size

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    great pics but there large is to small

    By pilgram

    from aurora,indiana

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    Pros

    • Good Clawhammer Pics
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

    • Large Pics Are A Med

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks:

      the pics size is not correct a large is about a med.
      I am going to try hot water and try to strech them

      (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.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Second purchase, worth the money!

        By Txmcubed

        from Texas

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

          Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks:

          Second time I've purchased these. The first ones were stolen off the bandstand! I use the Alaska pics more, but these work when I need a "louder" sound. Some "cons" seen previously are not merited. As in any plastic manufacturing process and individual's preference, you need to customize this one. Using an Emery board nail filer, work off the rough edge that effect your cuticle area. The pics can be gently heated in hot water to fit any finger.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          GOOD PRODUCT

          By Bunnyf

          from Shell Beach, CA

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          Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks:

          As others have said, product runs toward the small side. I have average size hands for a woman and ordered medium, which was a tad tight but ok. So if in doubt order up, especially for guys. The material is pretty stiff/thick, so it was not super easy to widen w/ hot water bath. I like to reshape the edge by my cuticle by refitting with hot water and mostly by judicious filing in order to get the pick in the spot where it won't dig and annoy my cuticle. I don't pick that much but do like this product to protect my 1st fingernail from wear from strumming.(I don't like fussing with salon nails on the right hand, nor do I like their look. I'm using this pick primarily on nylagut or fluorocarbon strings and it does give me more volume but I am still getting use to the brighter sound.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice Sounding Picks But They Run Small

          By blujonz

          from Westchester, NY

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          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

          • Sizing

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks:

            I find these picks to produce a more natural, fingernail type tone; something I prefer on acoustic guitar over metal fingerpicks that I still routinely use for dobro and pedal steel. But for guitar fingerpicking, I prefer having my fingertips exposed and plucking with my fingernail, and these picks come very close to that feel, provided you get them to fit right.

            And that's what's very tricky with this product. As others have said, they run small. I am a medium sized male and wound up getting both, medium and large sized picks for a better fit on individual fingers (large for index & middle, medium for ring). I had initially bought a medium set and they were too tight on my index and middle fingers. I tried to expand them by putting the picks in hot water but it didn't work out for me. However, I liked them enough to get another set in large, and now they're perfect. When they fit right they're comfortable and you get good control and tone. Despite the sizing issues, I gave the product 5 stars because I really do like the sound I get with them.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Delrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks

            By gljohnson

            from Silt, CO

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            Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks:

            First off I gave this a high rating because these are the most functional finger picks I've ever tried. I prefer picking (hybrid) with my fingernails but I can never depend on them being available. These have a more natural sound and feel. It took me awhile to make them fit comfortably. I tried hot water but it didn't seem to work. Then I inserted a wooden dowel into the pick to spread it out some and then put it into my toaster oven at about 200 degrees for a few minutes. I'd pull it out and let it cool with the dowel still inserted. After a few tries I got them so they're pretty comfortable. Where it was cutting into my cuticle on the index finger I just filed out the offensive area. The best thing about these is being able to do a forward strum without the string catching. I believe these will be with me for a long time.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            At last, a comfortable finger pick

            By Randall

            from undisclosed

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            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Freedom Finger Guitar Picks:

                I used National steel finger picks in the 60's. They were difficult to fit, uncomfortable and sounded loud but tinny. No so with Delrin Freedom Finger Picks. Use hot water to adjust the fit. More comfortable than any other finger pick I have tried. I haven't used fingerpicks for sometime now, but is getting better with practice. Fingernails work great until you break one, or two! Though I am still adjusting to using finger picks again, these have a natural feel on the strings, the tome is also more natural, unlike steel finger picks. The material is tough and will not wear out in a lifetime. They are adjustable with hot water. great tone. What's not to like. I recommend these picks to anyone who fingerpicks anything with strings.

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