FRETS.COM Illustrated Glossary
What kind of pick do you stick on your thumb?
© Frank Ford, 9/26/98 Photos by FF
Yup, it's as simple as that. A thumbpick is worn on the thumb to catch the strings firmly and impart a strong clear tone.
Thumbpicks come in a variety of colors, shapes and materials, although the most popular are celluloid plastic:
Often, the thumbpick is used along with fingerpicks, to maximize speed and volume of playing:
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