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    Default Who Uses A Pick With Their Banjo Uke?

    I searched the threads and did not find anything. Who uses a pick?

    1) what material?

    2) what brand size, and thickness?

    I am having trouble getting a nice sharp sound. I am considering a leather pick for my Duke 10, but am open to suggestions.

    Thanks!

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    For a nice sharp - and LOUD - sound, I would recommend the Planet Waves felt pick. I use one with my Tenor Firefly banjo uke.



    https://www.amazon.com/Planet-Waves-...ords=felt+pick

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    I use a pick on my regular ukuleles I like to use the same pick I have used for years for my guitar playing - the little Dunlop Jazz III red nylon. I need to mention that I do not play in the traditional ukulele style. I play celtic, renaissance, and classical - and in fifths tuning. From time to time I use the same shape pick but made from bone and horn materials. I find these give a nice bright tone. The ones I use are made by Bob Colosi. He makes saddles, nuts, and picks from various materials.

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    I pick a new ukulele at least once a week - and it arrives a few days later.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by besley View Post
    For a nice sharp - and LOUD - sound, I would recommend the Planet Waves felt pick. I use one with my Tenor Firefly banjo uke.

    https://www.amazon.com/Planet-Waves-...ords=felt+pick
    I've never felt one of them.
    Last edited by Jerryc41; 08-17-2018 at 02:45 AM.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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    Hi Jerry! I am enjoying my Duke 10!

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    Thanks to those with suggestions! Anyone using a leather pick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohiopicker View Post
    Hi Jerry! I am enjoying my Duke 10!
    Is that the one I sold you? I regretted selling it, and I bought another one from someone here.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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    I use Jim Dunlop .38mm or .46mm. I think the .46 is best. My Dummies book says not to use anything over .5mm. I made some from stiff leather, and they work okay too. I also have some big, clumsy felt ones, but I don't like ‘em at all.

    I only use picks for picking. When I strum, I use plain ol’ fingers.

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    Jerry - that's the one!

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