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Delrin material in the large teardrop shape.


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Fred Kelly PicksDelrin Teardrop Large Guitar Picks
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (7)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

simply the best!

I discovered this amazing thumb pick after reading an interview with Steve Earle in Acoustic Guitar magazine. I figured that is Steve said he wanted to buy the machines that made this in the...Read complete review

I discovered this amazing thumb pick after reading an interview with Steve Earle in Acoustic Guitar magazine. I figured that is Steve said he wanted to buy the machines that made this in the event that Fred Kelly ever dies-they must be worth a look. With relatively large hands I've struggled for years to find a thumb pick that fits, and isn't the overly thick National standard. Fred's done it with the bumblebee. It is adjustable, sturdy enough for strumming and thin enough so that the bass notes won't overwhelm on more delicate finger picking pieces. Sure, they seem a bit pricey. Recall that they are made by a small US manufacturer-literally at Fred Kelly's house in Michigan.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not what it appears to be.

I really wanted this thumbpick to be workable. I love Fred Kelly speed thumb picks but this concept falls short of his normal standard.
The pick itself appears to be normal size...Read complete review

I really wanted this thumbpick to be workable. I love Fred Kelly speed thumb picks but this concept falls short of his normal standard.
The pick itself appears to be normal size but it is more the size of a small jazz pick.
It claims to have adjustable angle but is very limited & won't stay in place when picking.
The length adjustment goes from "way to short" to "not as long as even a normal thumb pick. There are better,cheaper & longer pick shaped thumb picks out there.
The tab that holds the pick on to the bracket is doomed to break & it allows the pick to move up & down when even lightly picking. You can't dig in with any real control.
This pick MAY work for electric guitar finger picking or very light soundhole acoustic guitars but absolutely useless for resonators. You can't dig in with any real control our assurance of attack.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best of both.

By Keen

from Chicago, IL

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Best Of Both Pick Types
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Acoustic Guitar

Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Teardrop Large Guitar Picks:

I'm a bass & keyboard performer, NOT an expert guitarist, so I find these thumb/flat picks to be the best of both worlds. Use as a thumb-pick for bass notes, or great for strumming, without worrying about dropping a pick. Durable, expensive but worth it, keeps you from being careless with picks. I like the lighter strength, try 'em!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not what it appears to be.

By Andrew

from undisclosed

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

    Cons

    • Angle Moves Around
    • Difficult To Use
    • Pick Area Moves When Pick
    • The Pick Area Is Too Smal
    • The Pick Part Is Too Smal

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Teardrop Large Guitar Picks:

      I really wanted this thumbpick to be workable. I love Fred Kelly speed thumb picks but this concept falls short of his normal standard.
      The pick itself appears to be normal size but it is more the size of a small jazz pick.
      It claims to have adjustable angle but is very limited & won't stay in place when picking.
      The length adjustment goes from "way to short" to "not as long as even a normal thumb pick. There are better,cheaper & longer pick shaped thumb picks out there.
      The tab that holds the pick on to the bracket is doomed to break & it allows the pick to move up & down when even lightly picking. You can't dig in with any real control.
      This pick MAY work for electric guitar finger picking or very light soundhole acoustic guitars but absolutely useless for resonators. You can't dig in with any real control our assurance of attack.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      simply the best!

      By Lee

      from Central Ohio

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Finger Picking
          • Strumming

          Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Teardrop Large Guitar Picks:

          I discovered this amazing thumb pick after reading an interview with Steve Earle in Acoustic Guitar magazine. I figured that is Steve said he wanted to buy the machines that made this in the event that Fred Kelly ever dies-they must be worth a look. With relatively large hands I've struggled for years to find a thumb pick that fits, and isn't the overly thick National standard. Fred's done it with the bumblebee. It is adjustable, sturdy enough for strumming and thin enough so that the bass notes won't overwhelm on more delicate finger picking pieces. Sure, they seem a bit pricey. Recall that they are made by a small US manufacturer-literally at Fred Kelly's house in Michigan.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great if you have a hard time holding a pick

          By Old Coot

          from Central Illinois

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Teardrop Large Guitar Picks:

            Arthritis and neuropathy makes it hard for me to hold my pick. This pick is great with the ability to slide the pick in or out for the right strike.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            just right for me

            By friendly Henry

            from Caldwell ID

            About Me Professional Musician

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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 Teardrop Large Guitar Picks:

              We all want a thumbpick we can flatpick with. This is as close as I can come. Fred Kelly picks have always been top quality.

               
              4.0

              New Tricks for an Old Dog

              By Dr Tom

              from Middleburgh, NY

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Teardrop Large Guitar Picks:

                For somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 years I've been playing guitar holding a flat-pick with thumb and index finger and finger-picking with middle, ring, and little fingers. I've of course tried thumb picks many times trying to free up the extra finger for cascading harmonics and the like, but they have never grabbed me; too uncomfortable and too hard to adjust for picking depth. Then I saw this one and was intrigued. It's basically a flat-pick attached to a wrap around thumb-pick sort of arrangement. The depth of the pick can be adjusted by sliding it up or down in the slotted mount. So, i bought a few and have been attempting to get used to them. Apart from a few brief stints playing a bit here and there I spent eight hours doing finger exercises a couple of days ago and another four or five hours yesterday all using this pick. I think I'm starting to take to it. I have a solo gig in a couple of weeks and if I've fully adapted I'll do it with the Fred Kelly Bumblebee Thumb/flat-pick. So maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks....

                 
                5.0

                Really Good Product

                By Curmudgeon

                from Terre Haute, IN

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Teardrop Large Guitar Picks:

                  I have severe nerve problems in my right hand and thought I'd have to give up playing. I couldn't find a pick I could even hold, let alone control. Thought I'd take one last stab at it, so I ordered a pack of these. I'm sure glad I did. After some trial and error I got this one to work and I'm playing again. If you have problems hanging on to your pick, give these a try!!

                   
                  5.0

                  Just what I was looking for!

                  By Sir D

                  from Upstate NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Teardrop Large Guitar Picks:

                      I normally fingerpick, and have tried many thumb picks, hoping to combine the benefits of both. However, every thumbpick I tried was too long and usually too heavy. After reading endorsements from Steve Earle, I became curious about the Fred Kelly "Bumblebee" picks. I picked one up at Steve's "Camp Copperhead," found it an improvement with the ability to adjust the pick length (shortest possible for me.) However, the yellow thumb holder was very tight. Not knowing which size I had, I ordered the large size with the lighter gauge pick and voila - the perfect solution! Comfortable, secure and gives me the ability to fingerpick and strum as I please. This is a fine product - not cheap, but if it does the job for you it is well worth the price. Besides - cheap things are generally just that - "cheap"!

                       
                      5.0

                      Teardrop picks

                      By Featherman

                      from Bardstown, Ky

                      About Me Novice

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                      Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Teardrop Large Guitar Picks:

                      It's plastic versus steel. Personally I like the plastic pick. You can adjust for thumb or finger. Great idea.

                       
                      5.0

                      Promising Pick

                      By Wayne T.C.

                      from Whitehouse Station New Jersey

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Appears To Be Well Made
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Innovative Guitar Pick

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Hybrid Strumfingerstyle

                        Comments about Fred Kelly Picks Delrin Teardrop Large Guitar Picks:

                        This is a very well made guitar pick and I believe these Fred Kelly picks are very unique. I, like others, became intrigued about them after reading Steve Earle's comments in Acoustic Guitar magazine. I think if you're a strummer then you probably wouldn't be interested in this pick. Because I have what some would describe as a hybrid style, something like this has the potential to work well. I'm hoping this pick will enable me to mix my hybrid fingerstyle playing with occasional strumming without changing picks. I just received mine so I still have to get used to it but like I said, it looks promising.

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