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SnakePick 3-Pack 17 mm, Hard Gauge Blue

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Sliding all over the planet this year is the SnakePick coming in 4 different coil sizes: 13mm,15mm,17mm and 19mm. The SnakePick is available in three different gauge sizes: soft, medium and hard. Whit... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Sliding all over the planet this year is the SnakePick coming in 4 different coil sizes: 13mm,15mm,17mm and 19mm. The SnakePick is available in three different gauge sizes: soft, medium and hard. White is Soft, Red is Medium, and Blue is hard.

Unlike the vast majority of existing plectrum styles, the SnakePick will never drop out of the player's fingers, it will never rotate in the player's fingers (given the sizing is correct) and it allows normal playing style with comfort and dexterity. The SnakePick coils around the player's finger at an outward taper. The necessary tension is created by the coil sizes in relation to the finger. The SnakePick is available in four different finger sizes, with three different pick densities.

In the most common usage of the SnakePick, it is worn on the index finger and positioned optimally facing the thumb.

The SnakePick allows you to play various styles. Unlike finger picks, you can strum and pick or use your pick-free fingers to pluck strings. The possibilities of how you play have multiplied greatly. You can turn the SnakePick to different angles for various tones, just like a standard pick. The SnakePick Three Pack consists of three picks of the same size and gauge or in one of each gauge.

Various colors and sizes available. Please see drop down menu to choose.

Sizing
The measurement is based on the diameter of the first knuckle on the index finger. As a general rule though;

13mm will fit children with ages up to about 8.
15mm will fit adolescents and many women.
17mm will fit older teens, many men and women.
19mm will fit larger men and women.
The soft gauges do have more flexibility in the coils so if you're still unsure, get a mixed pack of your best guess. The soft (white) gauges will comfortably stretch on!

Features
  • Four different coil sizes
  • Three different gauge sizes
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SnakePick3-Pack
 
4.3

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Functional (13)
  • Good quality (12)
  • Improves sound (7)

Cons

  • Not functional (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Back-up (7)
  • Concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What a Great Idea!

I know some may be sceptical about this product, but it realy does work quite well. As bruceb points out in his negative review below, the pick tip IS parallel to the index...Read complete review

I know some may be sceptical about this product, but it realy does work quite well. As bruceb points out in his negative review below, the pick tip IS parallel to the index finger rather than perpendicular to it which is the correct way to hold a regular pick. HOWEVER, holding a pick correctly and mastering picking technique can be difficult and can take a long while. Some just never do get the hang of it.

I have been playing guitar since 1967. In 1972, I almost lost my right arm from the elbow down. But, they slapped in a steel plate and some screws and put it back together as best they could. Long story short, I have always had to hold a pick exactly how this Snake Pick works; with the index finger pointed at the strings. I simply cannot hold a pick the way your supposed to - my elbow would be pointing at the audiance... But, the way I have to hold a regular pick doesn't give me a very good grip and thus - I had poor pick control.

I've been using a Snake Pick for about 3 weeks now, and can tell you that my picking technique has improved considerably. And yes, in that short of a time.

This pick makes pick control easy. The pick stays stable on your index finger and you control attack (stiffnes-floppiness) by small movements of your thumb closer or further away from the pick tip - the pick does not slip or move. Your thumb can also very the angle of the pick against the strings just as easily by putting slight pressure on the side of the pick (which bends it a little).

The trick is to put the pick on in exactly the same place every time you put it on - not hard to do... Just find the ideal spot for you and you can "feel" that it is in the right place from there on out.

Now, if you are already an advanced player that has learened proper pick control with a regular pick, you probably won't want to re-learn this, so only buy if your curious.

If, on the other hand, you are just learning or a person who has struggled with pick control and it has been setting you back - do your self a big favor and BUY THIS PICK!

Choosing gauges:

White (soft) - this is a good all around gauge for most. But, if you play a style that is switching back and forth between riffs and chords (Blues/Rock) you may find that the pick is not quite stiff enough for fast note riffing.

Red (medium) - probably the best choice for "lead players" (although you may get along just fine with the soft gauge).

Blue (heavy) I wouldn't advise this for those doing full chord strumming. It will come off more as a "rake" than a strum. Definately the choice for bass players.

Choosing the sizes:

I bought a 3 pack of whites and a 3 pack of blues (for bass). At the time I bought them they didn't have the 17mm size (measured my finger dia. at the first joint) for those gauges, so I got the 15mm sizes for both.

For the white ones, this works out great, a snug fit but not uncomortable in the least because of the softnes of the plastic.

The blue ones were unbearably tight and uncomfotable and the plastic much less flexible. I had to put them on a socket wrench and dip in boiling water for 1 min. which worked to expand them to the right size.

So, my advise would be that unless you have really slim or thick fingers, the 15mm size in white will work for the vast majority of people.

For the red ones (which I am ordering next), I would measure your index finger's dia. at the 1st joint and get that size.

For the blue ones, I would measure your index finger's dia. at the 2nd joint and get that size.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Almost a good idea

The Snake Pick is an interesting idea, but it has a crucial design flaw. The pick tip is parallel to the index finger rather than perpendicular, which goes against basic picking technique. I...Read complete review

The Snake Pick is an interesting idea, but it has a crucial design flaw. The pick tip is parallel to the index finger rather than perpendicular, which goes against basic picking technique. I had to put my wrist in an awkward bend just to hit a few notes. Had the inventor changed the pick angle by 90 degrees, it could be a different story. Still, it's a good novelty pick.

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1.0

Not worth it

By me

from Sachse, Tx

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

      Comments about SnakePick 3-Pack:

      Product description said 12 pack, I only got 3. They are flimsy and slide when you try to use them. I through them away.

       
      1.0

      DONT WASTE YOUR TIME !

      By DrLaRrY

      from Winston-Salem

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Not Functional
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • None !

        Comments about SnakePick 3-Pack:

        I got the 3 sized sample pack on a whim, when that came I tried to use each one but couldn't. They're at the wrong angle to strum the string and it forces you to hold your finger at a CrAzY angle !? Plus they're made out of a hard cheap plastic and just feel awful, I'd give mine away to friends but I like my friends. Don't waste your time, stick with your good old traditional pick

         
        5.0

        I love the Snake Pick

        By Jerry

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about SnakePick 3-Pack:

        After having Carpel Tunnel surgery, I was unable to hold a regular flat pick. Then I read about the Snake Pick, on Musician's Friend's website. I ordered a couple of packs, and they were and are absolutely an answer to prayer! I now have no worries about dropping my pick, and I can pick the guitar as well as I ever did, with a flat pick. I love the Snake Pick! Thank you Musician's Friend!! I will keep buying these picks!

         
        3.0

        Ok

        By Mb

        from Green Bay

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about SnakePick 3-Pack:

          Thought I'd try them to assist with grip problems after a hand injury. Material seems kinda cheap and does not give the great tone of other materials

           
          5.0

          Awesome picks!

          By Bob K

          from Exeter, NH

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about SnakePick 3-Pack:

            Love the picks. really helps me to relax and not hold pick too tight. feel more relaxed and can work in some finger picking easily.

             
            5.0

            Great for people with disabilities and beginers

            By Schrader

            from NC

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about SnakePick 3-Pack:

                I got these because I have arthritis and my fingers cramp if in one position, like holding a pick for a long time.
                These picks should be in every store. Beginners will find these helpful as well as accomplished players

                 
                5.0

                Just Great

                By Emery Who

                from Near Chicago

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about SnakePick 3-Pack:

                  I play finger-style acoustic guitar. There are a few sounds I just can't make in that way; I need to use a flat pick. I have tried to use a pick but it never feels comfortable; it shifts position in my hand. The Snake Pick allows me to concentrate on playing rather than on holding the pick. Although the Snake Pick keeps the pick in the right general position, you can still tweak while playing. I can't think of a better design concept, and I am glad that I found them and that Musician's Friend stocks them.

                   
                  5.0

                  back to jammin

                  By no longer slowpick

                  from bton in

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about SnakePick 3-Pack:

                    I have some numbness in my fingers....I've been playing for 40 years.....these picks have allowed me to do old stuff I have not done in years.....windmills and pick abandon riffs.....all without losing my pick.....bless the maker of these picks. Freedom of my right hand again.
                    Thanks so much
                    Jerry

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A awsome pick

                    By kenneth

                    from Minor, Alabama

                    Site Member

                    Comments about SnakePick 3-Pack:

                    I have issues with my hands due to nerve damage and have been looking for a pick I could hold on to ,I have pressure between thumb and index figure < I ordered the snake pick not knowing if it would work or not but to my surprise this is exactly what I have been looking for just slide it on and it stays were you put it . If you have trouble with holding small objetcs such as a pick I would recommend this . Its awesome.

                     
                    5.0

                    I love these picks

                    By phillupdbucket

                    from Georgia

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about SnakePick 3-Pack:

                        Just slip them on your finger and start jamming.I can play as hard as I want,no worries.Also found them useful in hybrid picking.

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