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Old 10-12-2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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Chris Broderick's 8-finger tapping pick is now for sale

After a long wait, it's finally available.

"The ‘Chris Broderick Pick Clip’ is titanium and made for your right thumb (one size fits all). It’s bendable to shape to most thumb sizes."

http://chrisbroderick.com/blog/2012...e-for-purchase/




There is also this:
"SPECIAL!!! First 300 orders will get a guitar pick! Any orders of 5 or more get the first page of the patent autographed by Chris."


I'm tempted to buy one to see how I like it. What does everyone think about this?

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Old 10-12-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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Its a cool idea, I never had trouble holding the pick with my thumb when I tap, but I don't tap that much and definitely don't do the 8 finger tapping stuff.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:32 PM   #3
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I hate to say it but that actually looks like a decently thought-out compromise between a thumb pick and a regular one. Price is a bit steep, perhaps, but not too bad.

Usually these little trinkets and talismans are a total crock but this one legitimately looks useful. Might have to try one.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:41 PM   #4
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I hate to say it but that actually looks like a decently thought-out compromise between a thumb pick and a regular one. Price is a bit steep, perhaps, but not too bad.

Usually these little trinkets and talismans are a total crock but this one legitimately looks useful. Might have to try one.


this. I don't use 8 finger tapping, but if I did, I'd buy it.

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Old 10-12-2012, 04:47 PM   #5
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I'm surprised there hasn't been something like this before. Seems like a rather useful thing for guitarists doing multi-finger tapping, as well as for keeping the pick from flying out of your hand. I can't do 8-finger tapping, but I'll have to try this thing out.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:52 PM   #6
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good idea. this pick might also make something hybrid picking a lot easier
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:18 PM   #7
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this. I don't 8 finger tapping, but if I did, I'd buy it.

I don't either, but I want to try it for hybrid picking or just not dropping the damn thing due to sweat.
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I don't either, but I want to try it for hybrid picking or just not dropping the damn thing due to sweat.


My fingers don't sweat
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:26 PM   #9
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I sweat enough to drop picks at gigs. Especially my first gig...in front of all my friends... right at the beginning of the first song...I tried to forget that.

I think I need a psychiatrist now. This is going to end up costing me a lot more than 7.99 + 2.50 shipping.

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Old 10-12-2012, 06:08 PM   #10
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Call me a sucker, but i ordered 5. I really wanted that autographed patent sheet

I think I'll be able to sell a few of them to my buddies anyway, unless I decide that I want to keep them all.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:52 AM   #11
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It's a bit expensive for what it is, but again...I've bought stupid things that cost way more.
I placed an order as well...kinda expensive with $4.50 shipping internationally, though.
The only thing I am worried about is that I'll like it so much that I keep using it all the time, and get used to having one all the time, so it'll be like a crutch.
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:25 AM   #12
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I can see me using this for that bitching sweep tap at the start of "Evil Eye". Will definitely think about buying one.

Unless someone here wants to swap for a scratched 2nd from gravity...

EDIT: AND SO I DON'T HAVE TO PUT MY PICK IN MY MOUTH OR DROP IT WHEN I TAP!
I thing I've just solved all my problems!
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:04 AM   #13
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It's no diferent than the Herco pics I have used (sometimes) for many years. The only difference is you can use yore favorite kind of picks and not be stuck with a brand you don't care much for.

If any of you guys use the small Jazz III pics I don't think this will work with them. Actually I am positive it won't work with them.


See the same concept, so really nothing new. He just took this design and made it interchangeable. BTW these are actually really good picks

IIRC, he said thumb picks were too large and the angle was wrong and didn't feel right. I guess I'll have to dig one up and compare when I get the picks.
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While holding my Herco it looks to be the same angle and length. But without having both at the same time to compare it's hard to tell for sure. But if there is any difference, it is going to be a very small difference. Considering everyone holds their pics a little different anyways neither one might feel right to some people. The Herco's are different from most finger pics at-least the traditional ones people think of. They have a better angle and a standard size pick.

They are cheep enough to buy so if you get your hands on some you could do a great side by side comparison. Then share your thoughts.

Forgot to mention earlier these pics are made by Dunlop.

Cool, I will do a comparison when I can. Do you have a link to where I can purchase those specific herco picks?

Edit: are these the same ones?

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Just realised they cannot possibly be jazz size picks.

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Old 10-13-2012, 08:50 PM   #16
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Just realised they cannot possibly be jazz size picks.

Sad feels.

It can't hold a Jazz III?
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:09 PM   #17
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No, like the size of the broderick pick's probably gotta be bigger, which I don't like.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:09 PM   #18
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I sweat enough to drop picks at gigs. Especially my first gig...in front of all my friends... right at the beginning of the first song...I tried to forget that.

I think I need a psychiatrist now. This is going to end up costing me a lot more than 7.99 + 2.50 shipping.



Aw, man up and use your index finger/thumb as a pick! I actually regularly do this, just in case. There's nothing worse than dropping a pick mid-song and not being able to play certain parts. Then again, I also keep picks taped to the bottom edge of my guitar in case I drop one.
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IIRC, he said thumb picks were too large and the angle was wrong and didn't feel right. I guess I'll have to dig one up and compare when I get the picks.

I'm sure he is talking about typical thumb picks. There are a few companies making ones like Chris'. They are just a pick with a holder for the thumb. I've like the idea of them, as I don't use thumb picks for the same reason he states, but the 'other' models, although they feel right, sound like crap.

These picks may be good, 8$ for one isn't really that expensive when you get into the realm of upper-end guitar picks. It is just a holder though isn't it? That make me second guess it's usefulness. As others have said, it may not hold a Jazz III which is a very popular size.
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Interesting. I usually don't tap with more than 3 or 4 fingers at a time, so I don't need this....but they couldn't have gotten a better hand model?
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