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  1. OlRedNeckHippy

    OlRedNeckHippy Friend of Leo's

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    I did this.
    My age, arthritis, touch sensitivity, bla bla bla...I drop my pic more now than I used to.
    Been 2 weeks and I'm still not sure if I like it or not. 20200516_234454.jpg
     
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    its a face!
     
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    made me smile
     
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    Torren61 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Run a rubber band through one of the holes and wrap the band around your wrist. Then take a picture so I can laugh. I desperately need to laugh right now. I'm trying to avoid sadness like the plague...
     
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    I've been drilling a hole through my picks for the last 10-15 years. It seems to give me a better grip.
     
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    He looks a little shocked himself!
     
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    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Have you tried these?

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    I drop picks for the same reason.
    I also was a long time Dunlop Jazz III user.
    I switched to these, which are slightly larger, and made of a different material.
    It helped.
    I still drop em’, just not as often.

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  9. gwjensen

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    Ultex pics really stick to your fingers.... I use the regular .73 medium gauge pics. They never slip.
     
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    I know a few guys whose arthritis gets to them. They like this pick by strum-n-comfort. It's odd looking but apparently relieves pressure among other things. Not affiliated.

    I read once where Mike Stern puts wig glue on his picks before using them. Never thought of that!!

    Nice job on yours. Hopefully it's what you're after.
    Greg
     
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    Hercos stay on your thumb pretty well. You may still have days, when pinching the thumb and a finger together isn't possible, of course......but these will give you a fighting chance.
    They aren't especially durable -but I prefer the fit and feel, to some of the alternatives.
     
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    I have nerve damage in my right hand fingers, mainly thumb, from my years as a neon glassblower. (Couldn't avoid the fire sometimes) As a result, I have to stay conscious of "feeling" my PICK (with a K) all the time. I've tried various solutions and brands, and the best for me are Clayton brand picks. They have a subtle surface texture that seems to work for me. I use fairly stiff picks....1.26mm.
     
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    In winter, when my hands dry out, I sometimes use a metal file to rough up the area where I hold the pick.
     
  14. Andy B

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    I use Snarling Dogs “Brain Picks”.
     
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    I use a V-Pick and seldom drop one. I also find I have a lighter grip on the pick. I know $4.00 is a lot for a pick but to me they are worth it.
    YMMV
     
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    Yeah, what Andy B said - Snarling Dog Brain picks, 1.14 mm

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    The problem I’ve always had is the pick rotates towards my wrist. Hole in the center seems to have alleviated that. D6CC0D02-BE46-4B06-B67F-70A256EFA9BE.jpeg
     
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  18. Peegoo

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    I've been drilling a hole in my picks for years. In my case, it's a single 3/8" hole. For whatever reason, it works better for me that multiple small holes.

    I even tried the hot-needle-poke-several-holes method. That was too grippy for me.
     
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    I found that V-picks don't slip out of your fingers as easy it must be the material they are made of
     
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    Three Hole Pick drilled like a Bowling Ball...
     
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