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Finger Picks

Finger PicksShaped plastic or metal Picks which are worn over the fingers or thumb to aid Finger Picking on fretted metal stringed instruments such as the 5-string Banjo. They also serve to protect the finger from wear against the Strings.

The finger pick (shown here in metal on the left) is worn over the pad of the finger (opposite side to the nail). Usually just the first and second fingers are treated with finger picks but a full set could be worn for guitar. The thumb pick (in plastic on the right) is worn so the protrusion sticks out underneath and at right angles to the thumb (to the left if worn on the right hand).