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National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen

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High-quality National thumb picks are precisely shaped to ensure the maximum stability and grip. Set of 12....Click To Read More About This Product

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High-quality National thumb picks are precisely shaped to ensure the maximum stability and grip. Set of 12.


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National PicksPlastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen
 
4.3

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (17)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Functional (11)
  • Improves sound (6)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Concerts (8)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Novice (5), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for acoustic sound

Looking at the rest, I've found that National is the best.
I've played for 45 years and for most of that time I've used a flat pick or simply fingerpicking with no...Read complete review

Looking at the rest, I've found that National is the best.
I've played for 45 years and for most of that time I've used a flat pick or simply fingerpicking with no pick at all. Using the thumb pick has given me the ability to tailor my playing to emphasize tone and volume. I've used the pick for a year now, and it has become standard equipment. I use it on my six string, 12 string and my electric. Mastering a thumb pick gives a whole new dimension to your music. With technique you can strum with these picks. I like the suggestion made about putting it in boiling water to mold it to your thumb as I've found out of the package, they do snag a string at times.
The only thing that prevents me from going to a 10 is that the loop end of the pick should curl in more to prevent accidentally catching a string.
The only reason I'm buying more than one is not due to quality, but simply if I lose it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

national thumb picks 1 dozen

The picks were different sizes though they were supposed to be medium. The quality of the plastic was very poor. I have twenty year old picks in better condiditon than these out of the...Read complete review

The picks were different sizes though they were supposed to be medium. The quality of the plastic was very poor. I have twenty year old picks in better condiditon than these out of the bag.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best banjo thumbpick for me

By mandobill

from Little Rock, AR

Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

I used a medium for years, then took a large, put it in some boiling water to soften and reshape it. Now it wraps around my thumb perfectly -- no more catching a string underneath the thumbpick. I like the thicker plastic, because it seems to warm up the sound nicely.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for acoustic sound

By Nicole Cline

from Utah

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Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

Looking at the rest, I've found that National is the best.
I've played for 45 years and for most of that time I've used a flat pick or simply fingerpicking with no pick at all. Using the thumb pick has given me the ability to tailor my playing to emphasize tone and volume. I've used the pick for a year now, and it has become standard equipment. I use it on my six string, 12 string and my electric. Mastering a thumb pick gives a whole new dimension to your music. With technique you can strum with these picks. I like the suggestion made about putting it in boiling water to mold it to your thumb as I've found out of the package, they do snag a string at times.
The only thing that prevents me from going to a 10 is that the loop end of the pick should curl in more to prevent accidentally catching a string.
The only reason I'm buying more than one is not due to quality, but simply if I lose it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the product was exactly what I thought I was buying,

By Gatesy

from Harlingen Tx

About Me Novice

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

    I am a novice Resonator player for my own entertainment.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    So far the thump picks are what i was looking they are great

    By None

    from Columbia,SC

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

      I use them for steel lap guitar

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Look no further...

      By okiepreacher

      from Mid-Central Oklahoma

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing
        • When U Need A Thumbpick

        Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

        Don't even bother with other brands...this is the best, the standard of the industry!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best thumb-pick!

        By okiepreacher

        from Mid-Central Oklahoma

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Stays On Thumb

        Cons

        • Pricey

        Best Uses

        • Every Venue

        Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

        Forget the rest! This is the thumb-pick, don't try a cheaper one or you will feel ripped off.
        Pricey, but they do last a long time, so worth it!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice picks

        By Jakeypoo2

        from Ohio

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

          Great picks, although the ones I got look nothing like the picture. They are still very good quality and fit great.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exceeds All My 'Musical' Expectations!

          By Dr_Vaughn

          from Anderson, Indiana

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Relaxes 'thumb-picking'

          Cons

          • No 'cons' Regarding Item

          Best Uses

          • Encourages Learning
          • Enhances Guitar Motifs
          • Learning Ever Learning
          • Motivates Practicing
          • Practicing

          Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

          It was well-worth the wait for the re-order & re-stock of this item; I am exceedingly motivated as I practice & learn new 'thumb-pick' benefits / skills of Acoustic Guitar playing. I have divided my 12 thumb-picks: six (6) for my Gibson and six (6) for my First-Act [steel string] Acoustic Guitars.Wonderful product - thanks!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product--great price

          By Klj

          from Iowa

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Just Love These Thumb Pic

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

              I just love the thumb picks. Great product--great price

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Thumb Picks

              By Donald Earl

              from Hendersonville, Tn..

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Quality
                • Thumb Pick To Soft

                Best Uses

                  Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

                  National Thumb picks use to be heavy and strong BUT now they are to soft for guitar or Dobro picking.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  national thumb picks 1 dozen

                  By media man

                  from Stockton, Ca

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

                      The picks were different sizes though they were supposed to be medium. The quality of the plastic was very poor. I have twenty year old picks in better condiditon than these out of the bag.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      The tale of my thumb

                      By Anonymous Julius

                      from Manitou,CO

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                      Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

                      I used to use these picks all the time, but an irritating flaw never ceased to annoy me: you must know your thumb size to use any type of thumb pick, and different brands have different sizing systems. So, If considering this pick, Try one out to be sure of your size, or you'll be sorry!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good replacement for Bluechip

                      By KCBanjonut

                      from Kansas City, Missouri

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Priced Fair
                      • Reasonable Quality

                      Cons

                      • Requires tweak

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

                        I add a curl to the tip that wraps around the thumb. Use needle-nose pliers (never touch the picking surface), a short round glass and a plastic coffee mug. In the mug bring water to a vigorous boil in a microwave. Immediately fill the glass to the rim. Doing one at a time, push down the curled part into the water leaving the flat part outside the glass. Let it set for 5 seconds. Do not heat the part where the curl starts from the flat surface. As quickly as you can, pull the pick out and use the pliers to add more curl just to the wrap-around tip. Hold for just a few seconds and let go. DONE. Do the same to about 10 at a time before microwave reheating and replacing the water in the glass.

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Nice, versitile picks

                        By Desert Hermit

                        from Nevada

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Bass pick w/ finger style
                          • Concerts
                          • Lead
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

                          I frequently like to hit a bass note and play the rest of the cord finger style. This pick lends itself well to this playing style. It is also a surprisingly good strumming and precision pick. It takes a bit of getting used to, but it is a comfortable pick.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Invisible picker

                          By Tj

                          from Tennessee

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

                              Work great. If only they improved my playing.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              a good fit - 2 ways

                              By Jim D

                              from Linwood, NC

                              Pros

                              • Functional
                              • Good Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

                                  National are my standard thumb picks for guitar. I live in a relatively rural area where they are difficult to find, so, when I find them, I buy them in quantity . Buying a dozen at a time at a competitive unit price and getting free shipping to boot, made it a "good fit" for my needs.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Very Good

                                  By Jim C

                                  from Pittsburgh, PA

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                                  Pros

                                  • Good Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

                                      Only comment is to warn others that the Nationals seem to run larger than do Dunlop picks. The large size of these are a little loose compared with the Dunlop larges.

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Good Picks

                                      By Chuck

                                      from Houston, TX

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Good Quality
                                      • Stay In Place Well
                                      • They Hold Up Fine

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Backup
                                        • Concerts
                                        • Practicing

                                        Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

                                        Haven't found any other thumb picks that do as well as these.

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        "I would buy this product again and agai

                                        By jose

                                        from lincoln, ca.

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Practicing

                                          Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

                                          nice

                                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Best Price

                                          By Les

                                          from Basalt, CO

                                          About Me Professional Musician

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                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Good Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Concerts
                                            • Practicing

                                            Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

                                            These are great pics for a great price.

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