Fingerpicks...

Forum to discuss all other general bass accessories.
StraitjacketJames
Bronze Member
Posts: 45
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:53 pm
Location: Christchurch

Fingerpicks...

Post by StraitjacketJames » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:14 pm

Does anyone know where to find fingerpicks in NZ?

I play fingerstyle, but need more attack, and I sometimes miss the strings when I use a normal pick :oops: - NOT GOOD! :lol: - and I also can't play as fast as fingers.

miked
Bronze Member
Posts: 36
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:48 pm
Bands / Groups: Bon Derriere
Location: NFA

Re: Fingerpicks...

Post by miked » Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:49 pm

Try guitarparts.co.nz

Mike

User avatar
Dan
Moderator
Posts: 676
Joined: Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:15 pm
Location: Auckland
Contact:

Re: Fingerpicks...

Post by Dan » Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:28 pm

Both attack and speed can be achieved with fingerstyle, I reckon just work on that!! (I am a bit of a traditionalist though! :p )

StraitjacketJames
Bronze Member
Posts: 45
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:53 pm
Location: Christchurch

Re: Fingerpicks...

Post by StraitjacketJames » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:08 pm

Thanks Mike.

I'm a bit of a traditionalist too, and I've been playing fingerstyle for 5 years, old habits die hard, as they say, because I can't get used to a normal pick. Speed, I'm fine with at fingerstyle, it's just attack. I'm trying to start a metalcore (or similar) band, so I kinda do need a pick or something.

martyforrer
Gold Member
Posts: 654
Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:25 pm
Bands / Groups: Borderline.... country rock
Blues Deluxe... jazz/blues/jump
Cabin Fevre..... Americana
Marty's Juke Joint.... 40s & 50s boogie woogie, rock n roll, jump blues.
Location: Napier.

Re: Fingerpicks...

Post by martyforrer » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:45 pm

Most all music shops stock fingerpicks.

StraitjacketJames
Bronze Member
Posts: 45
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:53 pm
Location: Christchurch

Re: Fingerpicks...

Post by StraitjacketJames » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:10 pm

Really? I couldn't find any

martyforrer
Gold Member
Posts: 654
Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:25 pm
Bands / Groups: Borderline.... country rock
Blues Deluxe... jazz/blues/jump
Cabin Fevre..... Americana
Marty's Juke Joint.... 40s & 50s boogie woogie, rock n roll, jump blues.
Location: Napier.

Re: Fingerpicks...

Post by martyforrer » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:47 am

PM me your snail mail address and I'll send you some. I'm the warehouse manager for the Dunlop importer.... we have a bazillion of them. Also tell me whether you have big or skinny fingers.
Marty.

User avatar
Jazzbass
Gold Member
Posts: 485
Joined: Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:04 am

Re: Fingerpicks...

Post by Jazzbass » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:33 am

What about lap steel fingerpicks? Are they different to bass fingerpicks? Every music shop in the world seems to sell them. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a metal set, so have had to use plastic ones, which aren't as nice (I'm just starting out learning lap steel guitar).

StraitjacketJames
Bronze Member
Posts: 45
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:53 pm
Location: Christchurch

Re: Fingerpicks...

Post by StraitjacketJames » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:12 pm

Wow, thanks Marty, how much will that cost? I have long, skinny fingers (great for playing bass! :lol:).

Hmm, jazzbass (sorry, I don't know your name) I think fingerpicks for any instrument.

martyforrer
Gold Member
Posts: 654
Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:25 pm
Bands / Groups: Borderline.... country rock
Blues Deluxe... jazz/blues/jump
Cabin Fevre..... Americana
Marty's Juke Joint.... 40s & 50s boogie woogie, rock n roll, jump blues.
Location: Napier.

Re: Fingerpicks...

Post by martyforrer » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:10 pm

No cost. You should get them by Thurs or Fri.

martyforrer
Gold Member
Posts: 654
Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:25 pm
Bands / Groups: Borderline.... country rock
Blues Deluxe... jazz/blues/jump
Cabin Fevre..... Americana
Marty's Juke Joint.... 40s & 50s boogie woogie, rock n roll, jump blues.
Location: Napier.

Re: Fingerpicks...

Post by martyforrer » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:14 pm

Jazzbass wrote:What about lap steel fingerpicks? Are they different to bass fingerpicks? Every music shop in the world seems to sell them. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a metal set, so have had to use plastic ones, which aren't as nice (I'm just starting out learning lap steel guitar).
Aaaahhhh...... there's the clue! I knew I'd get one sooner or later. Gotcha!

User avatar
beagle
Site Admin
Posts: 2292
Joined: Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:59 pm
Skype Address: steve_sussex
Bands / Groups: Bands: The Bravos, Black Dog, Los Diablos, Rebel without Applause, The Buskers
Location: North Shore, New Zealand
Contact:

Re: Fingerpicks...

Post by beagle » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:31 pm

Jazzbass wrote:What about lap steel fingerpicks? Are they different to bass fingerpicks? Every music shop in the world seems to sell them. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a metal set, so have had to use plastic ones, which aren't as nice (I'm just starting out learning lap steel guitar).
I remember Ernie Ball used to make steel finger picks many moons ago. Music Ways in AKL is the importer.
Musicman Sterling, Fender Jazz, Cort SJB-3 Acoustic, GK 800RB, 400RB, 2x Neo112-II, 410T http://stevesussex.bassplayer.co.nz
Sussex Design http://www.sussexdesign.co.nz

martyforrer
Gold Member
Posts: 654
Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:25 pm
Bands / Groups: Borderline.... country rock
Blues Deluxe... jazz/blues/jump
Cabin Fevre..... Americana
Marty's Juke Joint.... 40s & 50s boogie woogie, rock n roll, jump blues.
Location: Napier.

Re: Fingerpicks...

Post by martyforrer » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:38 pm

Dont they have a music shop in Foxton Beach Rog? :mrgreen:

User avatar
Jazzbass
Gold Member
Posts: 485
Joined: Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:04 am

Re: Fingerpicks...

Post by Jazzbass » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:16 pm

Bloody hell! Took you long enough you old bastard!

LOL - no music shops here ~ Levin or Palmy closest.

User avatar
Jazzbass
Gold Member
Posts: 485
Joined: Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:04 am

Re: Fingerpicks...

Post by Jazzbass » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:06 pm

Marty, do you want the tuning machine back?
The new one was perfect, thanks.

Post Reply