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SnakePick 3-Pack  17 mm, Assorted Hard, Med., Soft Assorted Colors

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Sliding all over the planet this year is the SnakePick coming in 4 different coil sizes: 13mm,15mm,17mm and 19mm. The SnakePick is available in three...Read More

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17 mm, Assorted Hard, Med., Soft Assorted Colors  
  • 13 mm, Soft Gauge White

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  • 17 mm, Hard Gauge Blue

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  • 15 mm, Medium Gauge Red

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  • 15 mm, Soft Gauge White

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  • 17 mm, Medium Gauge Red

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  • 17 mm, Soft Gauge White

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  • 19 mm, Medium Gauge Red

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  • 19 mm, Hard Gauge Blue

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  • Ships By 5/23/16

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  • Ships By 5/18/16

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  • Ships By 5/23/16

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Sliding all over the planet this year is the SnakePick coming in 4 different coil sizes: 13mm,15mm,17mm and 19mm. The SnakePick is available in three different gauge sizes: soft, medium and hard. White is Soft, Red is Medium, and Blue is hard.

Unlike the vast majority of existing plectrum styles, the SnakePick will never drop out of the player's fingers, it will never rotate in the player's fingers (given the sizing is correct) and it allows normal playing style with comfort and dexterity. The SnakePick coils around the player's finger at an outward taper. The necessary tension is created by the coil sizes in relation to the finger. The SnakePick is available in four different finger sizes, with three different pick densities.

In the most common usage of the SnakePick, it is worn on the index finger and positioned optimally facing the thumb.

The SnakePick allows you to play various styles. Unlike finger picks, you can strum and pick or use your pick-free fingers to pluck strings. The possibilities of how you play have multiplied greatly. You can turn the SnakePick to different angles for various tones, just like a standard pick. The SnakePick Three Pack consists of three picks of the same size and gauge or in one of each gauge.

Various colors and sizes available. Please see drop down menu to choose.

Sizing
The measurement is based on the diameter of the first knuckle on the index finger. As a general rule though;

13mm will fit children with ages up to about 8.
15mm will fit adolescents and many women.
17mm will fit older teens, many men and women.
19mm will fit larger men and women.
The soft gauges do have more flexibility in the coils so if you're still unsure, get a mixed pack of your best guess. The soft (white) gauges will comfortably stretch on!

A coiled plectrum that slides on with comfort and ease in many gauges and thicknesses.

FEATURES
  • Four different coil sizes
  • Three different gauge sizes

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SnakePick3-Pack
 
4.5

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Functional (11)
  • Good quality (10)
  • Improves sound (6)

Cons

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  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (7)
  • Concerts (7)
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What a Great Idea!

I know some may be sceptical about this product, but it realy does work quite well. As bruceb points out in his negative review below, the pick tip IS parallel to the index...Read complete review

I know some may be sceptical about this product, but it realy does work quite well. As bruceb points out in his negative review below, the pick tip IS parallel to the index finger rather than perpendicular to it which is the correct way to hold a regular pick. HOWEVER, holding a pick correctly and mastering picking technique can be difficult and can take a long while. Some just never do get the hang of it.

I have been playing guitar since 1967. In 1972, I almost lost my right arm from the elbow down. But, they slapped in a steel plate and some screws and put it back together as best they could. Long story short, I have always had to hold a pick exactly how this Snake Pick works; with the index finger pointed at the strings. I simply cannot hold a pick the way your supposed to - my elbow would be pointing at the audiance... But, the way I have to hold a regular pick doesn't give me a very good grip and thus - I had poor pick control.

I've been using a Snake Pick for about 3 weeks now, and can tell you that my picking technique has improved considerably. And yes, in that short of a time.

This pick makes pick control easy. The pick stays stable on your index finger and you control attack (stiffnes-floppiness) by small movements of your thumb closer or further away from the pick tip - the pick does not slip or move. Your thumb can also very the angle of the pick against the strings just as easily by putting slight pressure on the side of the pick (which bends it a little).

The trick is to put the pick on in exactly the same place every time you put it on - not hard to do... Just find the ideal spot for you and you can "feel" that it is in the right place from there on out.

Now, if you are already an advanced player that has learened proper pick control with a regular pick, you probably won't want to re-learn this, so only buy if your curious.

If, on the other hand, you are just learning or a person who has struggled with pick control and it has been setting you back - do your self a big favor and BUY THIS PICK!

Choosing gauges:

White (soft) - this is a good all around gauge for most. But, if you play a style that is switching back and forth between riffs and chords (Blues/Rock) you may find that the pick is not quite stiff enough for fast note riffing.

Red (medium) - probably the best choice for "lead players" (although you may get along just fine with the soft gauge).

Blue (heavy) I wouldn't advise this for those doing full chord strumming. It will come off more as a "rake" than a strum. Definately the choice for bass players.

Choosing the sizes:

I bought a 3 pack of whites and a 3 pack of blues (for bass). At the time I bought them they didn't have the 17mm size (measured my finger dia. at the first joint) for those gauges, so I got the 15mm sizes for both.

For the white ones, this works out great, a snug fit but not uncomortable in the least because of the softnes of the plastic.

The blue ones were unbearably tight and uncomfotable and the plastic much less flexible. I had to put them on a socket wrench and dip in boiling water for 1 min. which worked to expand them to the right size.

So, my advise would be that unless you have really slim or thick fingers, the 15mm size in white will work for the vast majority of people.

For the red ones (which I am ordering next), I would measure your index finger's dia. at the 1st joint and get that size.

For the blue ones, I would measure your index finger's dia. at the 2nd joint and get that size.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Almost a good idea

The Snake Pick is an interesting idea, but it has a crucial design flaw. The pick tip is parallel to the index finger rather than perpendicular, which goes against basic picking technique. I...Read complete review

The Snake Pick is an interesting idea, but it has a crucial design flaw. The pick tip is parallel to the index finger rather than perpendicular, which goes against basic picking technique. I had to put my wrist in an awkward bend just to hit a few notes. Had the inventor changed the pick angle by 90 degrees, it could be a different story. Still, it's a good novelty pick.

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3.0

Ok

By Mb

from Green Ba

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Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Poor Quality

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    Thought I'd try them to assist with grip problems after a hand injury. Material seems kinda cheap and does not give the great tone of other materials

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    5.0

    Just Great

    By Uncle Ronnie

    from Chicago, IL area

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about SnakePick 3-Pack:

      I play finger-style acoustic guitar. There are a few sounds I just can't make in that way; I need to use a flat pick. I have tried to use a pick but it never feels comfortable; it shifts position in my hand. The Snake Pick allows me to concentrate on playing rather than on holding the pick. Although the Snake Pick keeps the pick in the right general position, you can still tweak while playing. I can't think of a better design concept, and I am glad that I found them and that Musician's Friend stocks them.

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      5.0

      back to jammin

      By no longer slowpick

      from bton in

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about SnakePick 3-Pack:

        I have some numbness in my fingers....I've been playing for 40 years.....these picks have allowed me to do old stuff I have not done in years.....windmills and pick abandon riffs.....all without losing my pick.....bless the maker of these picks. Freedom of my right hand again.
        Thanks so much
        Jerry

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        5.0

        I love these picks

        By phillupdbucket

        from Georgia

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about SnakePick 3-Pack:

            Just slip them on your finger and start jamming.I can play as hard as I want,no worries.Also found them useful in hybrid picking.

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            5.0

            What a Great Idea!

            By That Old Guy

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about SnakePick 3-Pack:

              I know some may be sceptical about this product, but it realy does work quite well. As bruceb points out in his negative review below, the pick tip IS parallel to the index finger rather than perpendicular to it which is the correct way to hold a regular pick. HOWEVER, holding a pick correctly and mastering picking technique can be difficult and can take a long while. Some just never do get the hang of it.

              I have been playing guitar since 1967. In 1972, I almost lost my right arm from the elbow down. But, they slapped in a steel plate and some screws and put it back together as best they could. Long story short, I have always had to hold a pick exactly how this Snake Pick works; with the index finger pointed at the strings. I simply cannot hold a pick the way your supposed to - my elbow would be pointing at the audiance... But, the way I have to hold a regular pick doesn't give me a very good grip and thus - I had poor pick control.

              I've been using a Snake Pick for about 3 weeks now, and can tell you that my picking technique has improved considerably. And yes, in that short of a time.

              This pick makes pick control easy. The pick stays stable on your index finger and you control attack (stiffnes-floppiness) by small movements of your thumb closer or further away from the pick tip - the pick does not slip or move. Your thumb can also very the angle of the pick against the strings just as easily by putting slight pressure on the side of the pick (which bends it a little).

              The trick is to put the pick on in exactly the same place every time you put it on - not hard to do... Just find the ideal spot for you and you can "feel" that it is in the right place from there on out.

              Now, if you are already an advanced player that has learened proper pick control with a regular pick, you probably won't want to re-learn this, so only buy if your curious.

              If, on the other hand, you are just learning or a person who has struggled with pick control and it has been setting you back - do your self a big favor and BUY THIS PICK!

              Choosing gauges:

              White (soft) - this is a good all around gauge for most. But, if you play a style that is switching back and forth between riffs and chords (Blues/Rock) you may find that the pick is not quite stiff enough for fast note riffing.

              Red (medium) - probably the best choice for "lead players" (although you may get along just fine with the soft gauge).

              Blue (heavy) I wouldn't advise this for those doing full chord strumming. It will come off more as a "rake" than a strum. Definately the choice for bass players.

              Choosing the sizes:

              I bought a 3 pack of whites and a 3 pack of blues (for bass). At the time I bought them they didn't have the 17mm size (measured my finger dia. at the first joint) for those gauges, so I got the 15mm sizes for both.

              For the white ones, this works out great, a snug fit but not uncomortable in the least because of the softnes of the plastic.

              The blue ones were unbearably tight and uncomfotable and the plastic much less flexible. I had to put them on a socket wrench and dip in boiling water for 1 min. which worked to expand them to the right size.

              So, my advise would be that unless you have really slim or thick fingers, the 15mm size in white will work for the vast majority of people.

              For the red ones (which I am ordering next), I would measure your index finger's dia. at the 1st joint and get that size.

              For the blue ones, I would measure your index finger's dia. at the 2nd joint and get that size.

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              5.0

              Excellent pick innovation

              By Banjotom

              from Western Washington

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Good Sound Quality
              • Improves Sound
              • Pick Position Consistent
              • Pick Stays Secure

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about SnakePick 3-Pack:

                Pick stays secure in the correct position. Less finger pressure is required to hold the pick which helps improve technique. I would highly recommend the pick to anyone!

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                It's a Godsend to me!

                By Rondoo

                from Around Pittsburgh Pa.

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Very Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Can Only Hold In One Posi

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • Strumming Chords

                Comments about SnakePick 3-Pack:

                I'm just getting used to the SnakePick so right now strumming is the easiest for me. I can no longer hold a regular pick because I have diminished feeling in my right hand. This has been a Godsend to me. To be able to hold a pick in my hand without it falling on to the floor. The more I use it, the more I will be able to do with it. It's just a matter of constantly playing with the SnakePick and getting used to it. I Love It!!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Idea!

                By Plucker Dog

                from Jacksonville, Florida

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Doesn't Slip In My Finger
                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                  Comments about SnakePick 3-Pack:

                  Never have to worry about dropping the pick. Stays in place very well.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  As Great as Ice Cream

                  By Old 12 String

                  from Wyoming

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about SnakePick 3-Pack:

                    I have been playing for 50 years, and never could use a pick. I couldn't keep it where I needed it to be. I tried these picks, and now I don't like playing without one. A real GOOD invention!!! Stays put and no fighting to keep the pick at the right angle, or between the finger and thumb. No more wearing out my fingernail either. I love it!!!

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                    5.0

                    The Greatest Since Ice Cream

                    By Old 12 String

                    from Wyoming

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound
                    • Never Drop A Pick Again
                    • Stays On The Finger
                    • Works great

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about SnakePick 3-Pack:

                      I have been playing for 50 years, and never could use a pick. I couldn't keep it where I needed it to be. I tried these picks, and now I don't like playing without one. A real GOOD invention!!! Stays put and no fighting to keep the pick at the right angle, or between the finger and thumb. No more wearing out my fingernail either. I love it!!!

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