Nick Picks - The Best Tone and More Comfort

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Cobalt coated special designed custom picks designed for solid tone, comfort, and speed.

Bob Perry custom made these picks specifically for me and they are only available at BanjoTeacher.com.

These picks sound great, they're comfortable and the cobalt coating does what it says it does, cuts string noise to nill and the picks glide over the strings.

..what a difference, better tone and solid feel, comfortable well worth the bucks a sound investment to any banjo player and they stay on when you pick harder...

They fit back further on your finger like I requested, the no hole design avoids those finger through the hole sores, but more importantly that gives the pick more mass for a thicker, fatter tone. These picks sound great, they're comfortable and the cobalt coating does what it says it does, cuts string noise to nill and the picks glide over the strings. The coating also roughens up the inside of the pick so it grips better. I've been playing a long time, these picks are a break through.

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$26.95

  • Set of Two Picks Only
  • Add 1 National Large Thumbpick $1.00
  • Add 2 National Large Thumbpicks $2.00
  • Add 2 National Medium Thumbpicks $2.00
  • Add 1 Medium (LEFT HANDED) $1.00
  • Add 1 Large (LEFT HANDED) $1.00
  • Add 2 Large (LEFT HANDED) 2.00

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Note: The cobalt coating wears off eventually depending on the amount of use. Nick Picks can be re-coated for 4.00 by sending them to Bob Perry, the manufacturer. His contact information is on the pick box.

When the coating eventually wears off I personally just keep playing them. It's gradual and I don't really notice the change. The picks are louder with the coating and the coating is not just a gimmick but like a lot of folks finding the time to send them for re-coat doesn't always happen. I like them most for the comfort, tone and really one set lasts indefinitely...as long as you don't lose them.

The picks have money back satisfaction guarantee. If you don't like them for any reason just send them back for a full refund. No questions asked.

From Ross: When pickers laugh at spending more than a couple of bucks for picks I have to take exception to that. Where does the tone start??? How can someone invest so much time, money, practice and set-up work on their banjo without listening to the tone of different picks, and going for the best. Do comfortable picks mean anything? How they feel on your fingers when you strike the string? It certainly does to me especially after a few hours of playing or teaching. I never could find a pick I really liked till now, I've tried them all. Isn't thick full tone, no string scratch, and a better grip important? Hell ya it is. It makes sense to me to spend money on good picks and a good bridge, that's where it begins. I mean that, this isn't just a sales pitch. I've seen a good bridge bring a cheap banjo alive and seen cheap bridges on mastertones make them sound like overpriced duds. Picks are in the same category, they are at the beginning of tone and how your picks feel and sound to you without a doubt is important.

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Nick Picks - The Best Tone and More Comfort

Cobalt coated special designed custom picks designed for solid tone, comfort, and speed.

Bob Perry custom made these picks specifically for me and they are only available at BanjoTeacher.com.

These picks sound great, they're comfortable and the cobalt coating does what it says it does, cuts string noise to nill and the picks glide over the strings.

..what a difference, better tone and solid feel, comfortable well worth the bucks a sound investment to any banjo player and they stay on when you pick harder...

They fit back further on your finger like I requested, the no hole design avoids those finger through the hole sores, but more importantly that gives the pick more mass for a thicker, fatter tone. These picks sound great, they're comfortable and the cobalt coating does what it says it does, cuts string noise to nill and the picks glide over the strings. The coating also roughens up the inside of the pick so it grips better. I've been playing a long time, these picks are a break through.

Add a thumb pick at a discount
You can purchase a set of two Nick picks OR choose to add thumb picks

Choose your option below and click "Add to Cart"

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03/03/2016

nic picks

good stuff

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11/24/2015

Nick Picks

I recently purchased your Nick Picks. Even someone as new to the Banjo as I am can tell the immediate difference!
“How can someone invest so much time, money, practice and set-up work on their banjo without listening to the tone of different picks, and going for the best.” Amen!
I also purchased the JD Crowe Thumbpick; well worth the money.

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10/29/2015

Love the Picks...

New to Banjo's... I ended up with a pile of picks, until now. I just love the Nicks Picks... they fit well & just seem to be part of my fingers rather than a prosthetic hehe.

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08/21/2015

Love your site

got the picks today…..already sounding like a beginner novice…. Love your site, will be ordering more stuff as I progress

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08/21/2015

thanks for a great product

I received my new finger and thumb picks today and, WOW, what a difference they make in my playing. The tone is incredible, and I have increased my playing speed dramatically! I started learning the banjo 2 years ago at 66; now at 68 my old fingers don't move as fast any more. But, the new picks have really helped. thanks for a great product Ross.

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08/21/2015

Great product!

I think that they were definitely worth the price. My fingers are small and so I had to squeeze the picks down to size for a good fit, but after that I find them to be greatly beneficial to my picking enjoyment. Great product!

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08/21/2015

a lot more comfortable to wear

Just got my Nick Picks and I must say they are a lot more comfortable to wear and the tone is great! I like how you have only one of the Nick Picks marked with an "N" I always have to try on my picks to find the right one for each finger that I sized Now I know that the one marked "N" is my middle finger pick!

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08/21/2015

clearer tone

Thank you for sending me the two Nick Picks you kindly offered to help me overcome a problem, I am still experimenting but so far they've enabled me to practice with more comfort and clearer tone than I have managed previously. Your help and kindness is appreciated and has reinforced my respect for you and the care you show your customers.

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08/21/2015

they work like MAGIC

Hello Ross: Got the Nick Picks yesterday and they work like MAGIC. You would sell them by the truck load if people only knew of them and tried them. They give such a clear crisp sound with so little effort that it really helps with my finger control.

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08/21/2015

wonderful fingerpicks

Hi Ross! Hope all is well with you. Just wanted to let you know how grateful I am to you for getting me those wonderful fingerpicks!! I went to a 4 hour bluegrass jam last night and didn’t have to remove them once!!

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08/21/2015

WOW, what a difference

received my new finger and thumb picks today and, WOW, what a difference they make in my playing. The tone is incredible, and I have increased my playing speed dramatically! I started learning the banjo 2 years ago at 66; now at 68 my old fingers don't move as fast any more. But, the new picks have really helped.

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08/21/2015

Thanks

They are comfy, secure, and solid -

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08/21/2015

I love 'em!

Hi Ross, I got the new ones. I love 'em!

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08/21/2015

comfortable and my tone has improved

The picks and pick pocket have just arrived, nice and comfortable and my tone has improved

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08/21/2015

I am amazed a the difference that the Nick Picks are making in

Hey Ross, I got my order two days ago and I am amazed a the difference that the Nick Picks are making in my playing. I have had my banjo for about a month now and had been using the basic Dunlop finger picks from the local guitar store. Yours are so much more comfortable and the thicker metal gives a much more positive feel; fast and smooth (unlike my playing). Thanks for creating such a great product, it is a real help for a beginner like me.

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08/21/2015

Thanks for carrying such a nice product

Just wanted to let you know that I got my new Nick Picks. Thanks for carrying such a nice product.......Tried your nic picks from a guy I was teaching banjo today. I thought they were great and had to get some. I'll be be showing these off, I think they are fantasic.

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08/21/2015

impressed with their tone

Hi Nick, this is another order for 2 more sets of your Kick Ass picks.. I am impressed with their tone and the increased finger dexterity I have using your picks. I am going to place one set with each of my 4 banjos

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08/21/2015

well worth the bucks

Hi Nick got my nick picks today what a difference, better tone and solid feel, comfortable well worth the bucks a sound investment to any banjo player and they stay on when you pick harder.your albums are awesome thanks for all the good stuff i bought from you pal

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08/04/2015

snug as a bug on a rug

...... Oh man, when they arrived and I slipped them on, they were as snug as a bug on a rug. I thought I died and went to heaven. I could hardly tell I had them on. They were everything, and a little more, then you said. Just as a beginner, the comfort alone made them worth every penny.
Happy picking,

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08/04/2015

throw my old picks

...... I really like the way they set further back on the finger. I take lessons on Friday and after my instructor heard me play with the new "Nick Picks",,, he told me to throw my old picks (Dunlop) away.

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08/04/2015

picks are comfortable

Hi Ross. best pair of picks i ever had i lost one the other day and had to use a pair of Dunlop's, what a load of crap, they hurt my fingers and they look cheap, nick picks are comfortable and they haven't come off my fingers at all, and they look nice, this is my second pair coming over from you well worth the money all banjo players should have a pair they don't realise how nice they feel on your fingers till you get a pair, high quality metal thanks Ross

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08/04/2015

Decent Tone

As a 60 year old that hasn't played in 30 years, the last thing I needed was to struggle with decent tone. These picks have made it possible to work on all the other things I need to work on and still get decent tone. I don't know why pro players don't all use them.

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08/04/2015

Good service good product


Well pleased by short delivery time shipped to Canada receiving my order of 2 Nick picks.I tried the picks out and they stay on my fingers and are comfortable and produce a good sound on my banjo, I recommend this product to fellow musicians, The picks are sturdy and should give years of durability and they will become a dependable part of you.

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08/04/2015

Review from Australia

Really easy to use and they just slide over the strings of my 5 string banjo. Great sound too. Would definitely recommend them. Another great product from Ross, thanks again.

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08/04/2015

Review from Australia

Really easy to use and they just slide over the strings of my 5 string banjo. Great sound too. Would definitely recommend them. Another great product from Ross, thanks again.

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08/04/2015

Picks arrived ok.

I love them. Very smooth and easy. Much better than conventional picks. I will never use anything else.

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