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National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen   

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National PicksPlastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen
 
4.3

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (13)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Functional (8)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Concerts (6)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (5), Novice (3)

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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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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4.0

Good replacement for Bluechip

By KCBanjonut

from Kansas City, Missouri

About Me Experienced

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.

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    5.0

    Nice, versitile picks

    By Desert Hermit

    from Nevada Desert

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    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.

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      2.0

      Disappointed in quality

      By Banjo Guy

      from Tiffin Ohio

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Inexpensive

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

      I have used National thumb picks for quite a few years, but only ever bought 1-2 at a time. This time I though that I'd buy a whole dozen to save me the trouble of re-ordering so often. After opening the bag, I was surprised to see how inconsistent the shapes where from pick to pick. No two picks where shaped the same. I had to reshape almost every pick in the bag so that they were all the same. Not tough to do - warm needle nose pliers in a pot of boiling water will do this trick. It just a step that I didn't want to mess with on brand new picks.

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      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.

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          5.0

          Look no further...

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          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!

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            5.0

            Best thumb-pick!

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            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!

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            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.

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              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.

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                  5.0

                  Very Good

                  By Jim C

                  from Pittsburgh, PA

                  About Me Experienced

                  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.

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                      2.0

                      Disappointed in fit

                      By rhythm1

                      from Illinois

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • More Like A Large
                        • Wouldn't Stay Put

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about National Picks Plastic Thumb Pick 1 Dozen:

                          Much larger than the medium-sized one i already had at home. Slid way too far on my thumb. Never tried to use it. Very disappointed. Seems much softer than the old one, too.

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