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

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National Picks Silver Finger Picks are made in America from the best nickel silver available. These finger picks provide a smooth, comfortable, and f...Read More

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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.


A pick that'll make you grin.


Order today and hear a sound you'll love.

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National PicksNickel Silver Finger Picks 4-Pack
 
4.5

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (17)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Functional (13)
  • Improves sound (13)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Concerts (10)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (5), Novice (3)

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

 

Not for me

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...Read complete review

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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5.0

I would buy this product again and again.

By 

from Logan, WV

About Me Professional Musician

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:

    Helps give the instrument a real banjo sound!

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    2.0

    Would never buy this again

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    from Hewlett ny

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

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

        Terrible doesn't work for finger picking at all

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        The fingerpicks I need.

        By 

        from Near Detroit Lakes, MN.

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • A bit hard to fit due to the strong metal.

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • I use them on my mountain dulcimer.
        • Practicing

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

        Thanks for your superior products and excellent service.

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        5.0

        Good picks. Like the old ones, I think.

        By 

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Like the originals

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pickin'!

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

          I know there's no direct connection between whoever makes and markets these today to the National of old, but to my fingers, these feel a lot like the Nationals I started with in the 1970s. I still have a few pair from the 70s or 80s, and I think these are just as good. The metal appears to be the same. They are as easily bendable to adjust to the fit I like. They're comfortable. And they sound good. Wish they were as cheap as the old ones -- 15 cents each or 2 for a quarter! -- but times change. Bought these to be sure I had picks in every instrument case.

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          5.0

          Great picks

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          from Florida

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

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

          Not an expert
          But adjusted fine
          Great fit

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          5.0

          Just the right temper....

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          from Mid-Central Oklahoma

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • When You Need Fingerpicks

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

          Some fingerpicks are too soft and won't keep their shape; these have a bit more temper to their hardness, and although more difficult to shape, retain the re-shape.
          Truly a simple but professional product.

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          5.0

          A Great buy

          By 

          from Georgetown, SC

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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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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          classic...

          By 

          from Northern Plains.

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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!

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          from Winchester Tn.

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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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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            National picks are the best

            By 

            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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