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locating felt picks

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by goldcomet, Apr 18, 2003.


  1. I like to play with a felt pick. I get a little less of a clacky sound over a plastic pick, but I'm having a problem finding any. GC sold me some lousey hard ones that feel like something besides felt. Does anyone know where to buy decent ones? I've looked in all the other stores around town and on most the mail order stores and can't find any.
     
  2. m_stpierre

    m_stpierre

    Apr 10, 2003
    Maryland
    I don't know much about felt picks.
    I Googled "felt picks" and came up with a whole
    bunch of links though.

    They seem to market them towards ukes, banjos,
    and harps mostly, so forgive me if there's a special
    bass felt pick you're looking for, I didn't find any
    of those.

    http://www.jimdunlop.com/picks/specialty.html
    (I think you may have to be a dealer to order direct
    from these guys. Ask your local music shop if they
    can special order them for you.)

    http://www.musicity.com/guitars-5.html

    http://shop.store.yahoo.com/apollosaxes/banjopicks.html

    http://www.catamuse.com/feltpicks.html

    http://www.folkharp.com/stuff/gifts.htm

    http://www.ws123.com/ssl/flea/shopping/check_out.asp?ProductCode=FMM-U-106

    Mike
     
  3. m stpierre,
    Thanks for the links. Music city has what I'm looking for. I use the ones shaped like a fender pick. I picked (no pun intended) up using one of these from a bass player back in the late sixties and like the slightly muted sound over a plastic pick. I can't believe it never ocurred to me to run a search...duh. I've looked and called around for a while now and I'm down to my last one. Thanks again for taking the time to help me.
     
  4. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I use them 90% of the time on my ABG and occasionally on my other basses. I've always had the best luck picking them up from smaller stores - the kind that do lessons for all different band instruments and sell mostly accessories.
     
  5. chardin

    chardin

    Sep 18, 2000
    How long does a felt pick last? I've never seen one so I'm wondering if they are thick and chunky. Is the sound similar to plucking with the meaty part of your thumb?