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National Picks Nickel Silver Finger Picks 4-Pack  4-Pack

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National Picks

A pick that'll make you grin.

National Picks Silver Finger Picks are made in America from the best nickel silver available. These finger picks provide a smooth, comfortable, and fully adjustable fit, as well as a brilliant, vintage-American sound.

In 1930, the United States government issued a patent for this National Picks fingerpick, which became the fingerpick all others would copy. Proudly etched on the pick's face are the National logo, the original patent number, the U.S.A. make, and NP2 model number for easy identification.

These nickel silver fingerpicks are perfect for that bright, finger picking sound on an acoustic guitar or for plucky bite on a banjo.



Order today and hear a sound you'll love.

 
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National PicksNickel Silver Finger Picks 4-Pack
 
4.5

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (8)
    • Practicing (8)
    • Back-up (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great for fingerpicking!

    I use these for Delta and Piedmont style country, blues fingerpickng in the style of Rev. Gar Davis, Lightin Hopkins, and Willie McTell etc.. They are not too heavy, but ellicit...Read complete review

    I use these for Delta and Piedmont style country, blues fingerpickng in the style of Rev. Gar Davis, Lightin Hopkins, and Willie McTell etc.. They are not too heavy, but ellicit a nice clear metalic tone. They have a single band that wraps your finger with small holes. Sometimes I opt for a heavier style pick depending on the tone I want to acheive which is a very personal thing; but these are very comfortable and functional, so I use these most often. They stay on snuggly and don't hurt your fingers. They offer nice tone and heck, They're Nationals so you got a name you can trust.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    ...Nah Man

    Well It looks cool at first, but really its not so great, it breaks strings easy and if your lucky enough to play it as to not snap a string it will still leave...Read complete review

    Well It looks cool at first, but really its not so great, it breaks strings easy and if your lucky enough to play it as to not snap a string it will still leave nasty little marks in them, it bends far to easy making it weakened after every use, I would skip this one people (Unless you like to change your strings frequently)

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    5.0

    A Great buy

    By Mike

    from Georgetown, SC

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

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          Comments about National Picks Nickel Silver Finger Picks 4-Pack:

          These picks are Great. I'm teaching myself to play the Dobro and these are excellent. They were shipped very quickly. If you need fingur picks - get these.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          classic...

          By too many guitars-mHG8y

          from Northern Plains.

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about National Picks Nickel Silver Finger Picks 4-Pack:

                I've been using these for over 50 years - and still have my first set that are in the banjo case.

                To me, any fingerpicks are too solid and harsh on a six-string. I'm 99 percent a fingerpicker. But on a banjo they're almost mandatory for bluegrass types of picking, and on a 12-string they offer a number of technique options from straight fingerpicking to a Carter Family scratch.

                They take a bit of getting used to and attention to how tight, where on the finger, etc.

                They're the only fingerpicks I've been happy with, although perhaps another brand of similar design could work.

                Oh - only for use with a thumbpick. I prefer the old-style "sharp" for banjo... that or any nicely-fitting thumbpick on a 12.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Picks!

                By Stringbender

                from Tennessee!

                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 National Picks Nickel Silver Finger Picks 4-Pack:

                  These are great Picks, Fit well and Stay in place. These are hard metal Picks and they produce a ringing sound, Give them a Try, I believe you will be Happy!

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  National picks are the best

                  By Babydriver

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about National Picks Nickel Silver Finger Picks 4-Pack:

                    National picks are the standard by which other picks are measured. And on a banjo , they have a nice, clear ring..

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                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Banjo picking

                    By folkhipster

                    from SLO, CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about National Picks Nickel Silver Finger Picks 4-Pack:

                      These picks are awesome! They make me play louder and clearer. Best part about them is because they are metal they can be bent to fit your fingers better

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Picks

                      By Tom

                      from Bangor, ME

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about National Picks Nickel Silver Finger Picks 4-Pack:

                        These National finger picks live up totheir reputaion. They are comfortable and clear sounding. They live up to their established tradition.

                        Comment on this review

                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        FIRST BANJO

                        By kmar

                        from Texarkana, AR

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about National Picks Nickel Silver Finger Picks 4-Pack:

                            I bought this as a gift for my husband to go along with his new banjo I bought for him for Christmas. These picks had the best review for newbie's so that's what I got. He liked these A LOT better than the plastic Fender picks that came with the Banjo!! I can't say if it improved the sound because he is new so we aren't really sure he just knows they felt better on his fingers

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                            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Not for me

                            By oaquili

                            from Denver, CO

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Very Metallic Tone

                            Cons

                            • Difficult To Use

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about National Picks Nickel Silver Finger Picks 4-Pack:

                              I do a lot of finger picking, thumb picking, and regular pick picking; also play piano quite well. What I'm saying is I got great finger dexterity. I thought these would be a great way to get a more metallic sound when finger picking. And they do do that. But I gotta tell you I think it's a lot easier to use bright brass strings and finger pick without worrying out these picks "grabbing". If you're trained on them, I'm sure they're great. And it's not too hard to use them. Just seems like way too much fuss to get 'em right.

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                              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              great picks!

                              By cls

                              from Princeton,wv

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about National Picks Nickel Silver Finger Picks 4-Pack:

                              I liked these picks.

                              Comment on this review

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Nickel Silver Finger Picks 4-Pack

                              By GibsonBoy

                              from WI

                              About Me Professional Musician

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Concerts
                                • Lap Steel And Guitar

                                Comments about National Picks Nickel Silver Finger Picks 4-Pack:

                                Great picks at a good price

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