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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 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (12)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Functional (7)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), 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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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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2.0

Disappointed in quality

By 

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 

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...

      By 

      from Mid-Central Oklahoma

      About Me Experienced

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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!

        By 

        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 

        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 

          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 

              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 

                  from Illinois

                  About Me Experienced

                  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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                      5.0

                      Good Picks

                      By 

                      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.

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                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Exceeds All My 'Musical' Expectations!

                        By 

                        from Anderson, Indiana

                        About Me Novice

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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!

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