Nick Picks - Best Tone and Comfort

5.00/5 - 29 reviews

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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

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.

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  • Set of Two Finger Picks Only
  • Yes - Add 1 Large National Thumbpick $2.00
  • Yes - Add 2 Large National Thumbpicks $3.00
  • Yes - Add 1 Medium National Thumbpick $2.00
  • Yes - Add 2 Medium National Thumbpicks $3.00
  • No - Only Fingerpicks

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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 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.

Sep 30, 2018
Incredibly comfortable finger picks. I never liked have skin poke thru the other brand of picks. I can also pick my dobro with these so they get double duty.

Sep 13, 2018
Ross, we've spoken in the past when I used to work at Deering. I have to tell you I'm used to a ton of hype when it comes to banjo stuff directed at newbies who are so into this new "banjo thing" that they'll buy anything to be banjo hip. These picks and I've been playing 40+ years, are amazing. I was a newbie a long time ago when there wasn't much out there to buy and I've been around when there was (most just not necessary) these picks are amazing! I got them the other day and they looked great but, what the heck, so do a lot of these boutique finger picks. Here's the difference; they are amazingly comfortable (National finger pick sound without the painful pressure points). They don't slide off the strings (we don't like that) they grip, but the grip is a smooth transition which allows the player to move to the next string without any scraping. The tone is the tone you get when you lick your Nationals after they've accumulated too much friction, rub them on your jeans and for the next several seconds they sound great - but with the N'S it's a constant! These are by far, the best picks on the market today. I'm not an endorser of anything but I have to tell you that you put your name to a product that is exceptional. Thanks buddy.

Oct 13, 2017
Nickel Picks
Wow, they are fantastic, really nice sound quality coming off the strings. They are so much more comfortable than the lesser quality picks I have played with. Like them so much I bought a set for my instructor. Customer services is above beyond expected, I had a mistake with my order and it was corrected immediately hassle free. I plan on ordering another set in the near future I like them so much, well worth the money.

Mar 14, 2017
the best “feeling” picks
I recently had ordered a pair of these picks, and was so impressed, I ordered another. I have been playing banjo for over 50 years, and these finger picks are the best “feeling” picks I’ve ever used. When used with “sticky picks”, I feel very comfortable and confident about their performance.

Mar 3, 2016
nic picks
good stuff

Nov 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.

Oct 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.

Aug 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

Aug 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.

Aug 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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