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Brilliantly designed Alaska Pik finger picks slide over your finger, but the picking edge fits under your fingernail! Alaska Piks give you intimate s...Read More

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Brilliant design slides on over your finger with the picking edge underneath your fingernail!

Brilliantly designed Alaska Pik finger picks slide over your finger, but the picking edge fits under your fingernail! Alaska Piks give you intimate string touch similar to your own nails, but with no danger of painful nail breaks.

The Alaska Pik's space age clear acrylic material can be "manicured" precisely to the length you want. Slide 'em on, and wail without fear!

Sizes: Small (children, petite women), medium (women, smaller men), large (average to large men), or extra large (very big fingers, thumbs).

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Alaska PikFinger Guitar Pick
 
4.2

(based on 84 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (21)
  • Good quality (19)
  • Easy to use (18)
  • Improves sound (17)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (6)
  • Not functional (5)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Concerts (10)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Professional musician (9), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't live without them

I've tried a lot things to keep from tearing nails when I play and the only alternative to Alaska picks I've found that permits my playing style is false nails (that destroy my already...Read complete review

I've tried a lot things to keep from tearing nails when I play and the only alternative to Alaska picks I've found that permits my playing style is false nails (that destroy my already thin nails). I don't perform without them.

While touring In the mid-60s, substituted a flat pick for a thumb pick to to go back and forth between straight rhythm and finger picking patterns found the flexibility liberating. I eventually began using dental plastic as a false nail on my 3rd, 4th, and 5th fingernails so I could play harder. I stopped using the false nails when I quit touring but found that my nails (which were always thin) would tear if I played with any force. I read about the Alaska picks in a magazine interview with a well known finger picker and after a tough search found a folk music center that carried them. It took a few days of practice to get familiar with the slight technique and feel differences, but after a few weeks, it was remarkably like using false nails. I seldom play guitar now without wearing them.

I also play 5-string banjo and discovered that the Alaska picks work just as well as my finger picks so I stopped using the metal picks (though I do use a thumb pick). A benefit here is that I can now go back and forth between frailing and finger picking in mid-song.

I keep two Alaska picks with every one of my instruments and wouldn't do a live show without them. JB

They last quite a long time, and the only negative I've found is the plastic is not always consistent from pick to pick, so on occasion I get one that will not stay in place. I've also found that they can get flattened if pressed against something in the case, but the plastic has a memory and returns to it's original shape when put into very hot water.
They are a bargain even at full list price

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A little more information needed

When ordered - the sizing was small, med, large - but no estimate of what those were. I have medium sized fingers, in my opinion, so I ordered as such. The piks...Read complete review

When ordered - the sizing was small, med, large - but no estimate of what those were. I have medium sized fingers, in my opinion, so I ordered as such. The piks were only able to fit on my pinky! It would have helped to have a measurement scale or such. Since they were inexpensive, it wasn't worth returning, unfortunately.

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3.0

Finger picks

By 

from Connecticut

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Alaska Pik Finger Guitar Pick:

Picks all the same size! Fingers aren't! Even though they expand, it makes the fingers hurt around the nails. You need a finger nail to hold them in place. If I had finger nails, I wouldn't need them. Sticking the pick under your finger nail is also not comfortable! The idea is good - they need to find a better way to securely attach them comfortably to the fingers. Maybe add rubber to make it more like a suction cup over the fingers, leaving the ends open for feel.

We need a "undecided " added to the would you recommend them to a friend!

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5.0

Alaska finger picks

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from Richmond, VA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Pinches A Little
  • Pinches A Little But Not

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Alaska Pik Finger Guitar Pick:

Great picks for those of us who are older and have weak or flimsy fingernails.

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5.0

These are Awesome

By 

from Salk Lake UT

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Larg Size Is Still Small

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Feels Like A Real Nail
  • Felt Like Real Fingernail
  • Practicing

Comments about Alaska Pik Finger Guitar Pick:

These things are fun to use. Very handy!

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4.0

Alaska Finger Picks

By 

from Florida

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Alaska Pik Finger Guitar Pick:

    Before purchasing these picks, I read through many reviews. I tried several types of finger picks searching for something comfortable. I ordered the mediums. Without any of the recommended alterations they fit fine. I would recommend picks to anyone and will purchase again.

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    5.0

    Not purty but I love them.

    By 

    from Plano, TX

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alaska Pik Finger Guitar Pick:

        I got these for classical guitar picking. I was growing my nails out but probably too soft for them to get long enough. Plus not sure if I want to walk around with gross looking nails. I have probably average size hands so ordered medium and one large to just to see how it would fit.
        Well.. that's way too small for the medium. A large hurt too so I ordered some more extra large.
        I bent the large and medium out to stretch them and it did get better through out the first day.
        After a day of use I can tell I'm really going to like these. It has a nice clear sound to me. A lot better than my muffled sounding digits.
        In case you missed it your natural nail fits through a slot so these are about as close to a natural nail as it can get. The plastic is bendable so there's a little bit of flexibility.
        Thank you Alaska inventor.
        Might be kind of cool to have other colors. :)

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        5.0

        Easy and natural

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        from Savannah, Ga

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Work Like Your Natural Nail

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • With Guitar

          Comments about Alaska Pik Finger Guitar Pick:

          The best finger pick for guitar. Works like your natural finger nail.

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          5.0

          Hated 'em at first, but now love them!

          By 

          from Ukiah, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Alaska Pik Finger Guitar Pick:

            Putting some serious practice time into these is so worth it! Had a few sets of sizes of these pics and could not stand them and left in my case. Took a fingerstyle blues class with a master and watched him play with them while I picked bare finger. Went back and invested a weekend with them and finally mastered pic and technique. My teacher said the sharp nail edges can sound harsh at first but need to be sanded rounder to give a warm tone. It's a little strange how they slip under the nail, but are actually quite comfortable, even playing for hours. Also had to learn the proper length of nail to keep them from popping loose, but now they have become second nature, deliver a nice sound even in a jam, and I really like them a lot. Even though they seem very flexible and possibly flimsy, I haven't broken any yet after a year of hard regular use.

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            4.0

            Piks add good tone for fingerpicking

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            from Baton Rouge, LA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

            • Requires Adjusting To

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Alaska Pik Finger Guitar Pick:

            I've never been able to grow finger nails long enough for fingerpicking so I ordered Alaska Piks as a work around. After a few days, I'm getting used to using them and like the sound. They do require some customization before you can use them properly - I had to cut away part of the band that made them tight on my fingers and I still need to trim the length of the nail section of the pick. Once you get a good fit, they are good for fingerpicking. Alaska Piks has some video on YouTube that covers customizations that are needed. Watch these before changing them.

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            2.0

            not the solution I'd hoped for

            By 

            from Oregon

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Promising Design

            Cons

            • Poor Quality
            • Sharp Edges
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Alaska Pik Finger Guitar Pick:

              I've tried several kinds of fingerpicks after giving up on fake nails (too toxic). I was hopeful these would work, but I was disappointed that they were made so poorly. I think the design is sound, but the plastic has sharp edges that make them uncomfortable to wear. They also tended too move even after downsizing to make them fit tighter. Not the solution I was seeking. That being said, fingerpicks are a very individual preference item, so if you haven't found your perfect solution, try them anyway.

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              4.0

              These picks are a great alternative

              By 

              from Sykesville, MD

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • I Have Terrible Nails
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

              • Take Getting Used To

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing
              • Work On Nylon And Steel

              Comments about Alaska Pik Finger Guitar Pick:

              I've tried glue-ons but over time my fingers were getting eaten by the acetone. These picks are a great alternative and well worth the price.

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