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 Post subject: Best metal fingerpick for 370/12
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:43 am 
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I know the Byrds used those tools to play their music but am also wondering what type or gauge of metal fingerpick is the best for 370.

I personally have Dunlop 0.0225 metal fingerpicks, which I used to use for a banjo but their performance is pretty low. In fact, it is difficult to play with this type as in the middle of performance my fingers easily miss their position ending up playing roughly and hitting on strings randomly. Noting that you have smaller spaces avaialble between each pair of strings so, bigger gauges are not really appropriate. Does anyone use those fingerpicks for their 370/12? What gauge do you use?


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 Post subject: Re: Best metal fingerpick for 370/12
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 12:14 pm 
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This doesn't really answer your question, but it's just my thoughts. I own a 360-12 and frequently use fingerpicks, but I prefer plastic.

It takes some time to adjust the gauge, using various files, filing across the width (never use sandpaper), to obtain the correct thickness. The result, in my opinion, is a similar crispness and brightness to metal picks, but with a minimum amount of wear on the strings.


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 Post subject: Re: Best metal fingerpick for 370/12
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:04 pm 
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Thanks for your reply.

Actually I have plastic ones too but they are much thicker and harder to play with on Rick. Did you mean a folk plastic fingerpick that is usually thin like a film?

I am not worried about strings much.


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 Post subject: Re: Best metal fingerpick for 370/12
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:16 am 
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I start with the thicker fingerpicks and file them to the thickness I like. I've never used folk fingerpicks.


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