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    Hi,

    Would you have any suggestions on how to make a slippery pick a little less slippery? This should involve non-destructive methods (like drilling holes in it!) so it doesn't alter its integrity much.
    Also, are there any suggestions for picks that have a good grip and are easy to find in retail? Though I'd rather go the first method so I can apply it to any pick.

    Thanks.

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    several things to try. use a peace of sand paper with an adhesive backing. or rough up the area of the pick you hold on to and apply some rubber cement.

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    I thought of that, it's a good idea. Would you have any particular grit size or brand to recommend? Some of these sand papers tend to have bits that come off or be quite brittle (like those you can do your nails with). I'd like something that can stay on the pick for the pick's lifetime (until I lose it, that is ). There are some picks sold with sand paper on them but it's just as quick to make your own!
    I'll have to look into your rubber cement suggestion. Thanks.

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    Dunlop Jazz IIs (I prefer the black ones) have a nice grippy surface, great tone, and last and last.
    Best regards, k

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    there is sandpaper available with adhesive backing, and there are actually pick-sized packages of adhesive sandpaper available, but I don't know where. In any event, there are several brands of picks with non-slip surfaces, such as Dunlop makes. Dava and Fred Kelly make some good ones.

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    I would recommend to try handmade picks out of wood. Finnpicks has great picks with warm and characteristic sounds with power and good grip. I use Curly Birch Model Natural all the time. It has surface that holds nicely on fingers. It feels great also. Much more natural than plastic ones.

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    Monster Grips: The Ultimate Grip for Guitar Picks and More!

    These are actually too grippy for me on some of my picks, but they do work really well on the ones that need it.

    Danny W.

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    Thanks for the replies. I will check out the various suggestions (Monster Grips, wooden pick, adhesive sandpaper). I like Dunlop Jazz picks but I always end up thinking they're a bit thin and light, however I think I've only tried Jazz I and III, not II. Has anyone tried the Dunlop Stubby picks? Are they slippery?

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    There’s a product called Pickers Grip, apparently some wax like substance that enhances grip. I’ve never tried it, but it might be what you are after?

    It’s worth nothing that grip on the different materials in smooth plastic picks is individual. To me the Dunlop Stubby picks feels as slippery as holding an ice cube, even the thicker ones with raised lettering and grip “compartments”, but to others it might stick like glue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinbridge View Post
    Thanks for the replies. I will check out the various suggestions (Monster Grips, wooden pick, adhesive sandpaper). I like Dunlop Jazz picks but I always end up thinking they're a bit thin and light, however I think I've only tried Jazz I and III, not II. Has anyone tried the Dunlop Stubby picks? Are they slippery?
    Stubbies are in fact very grippy. The Li'l Stubbies have an embossed area on both sides and the Big Subbies have a thumb/finger dimple, as well. Same with the Ultex Jazz IIIs wrt embossing. The Jazztones are very smooth, but I find that a drop of moisture makes them more grippy. Capillary effect, I suspect. Picks are fun, and a cheap way to have a little fun experimenting.
    Best regards, k

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    https://www.amazon.com/BBTO-Adhesive...1953445&sr=8-3

    I pop out the center circle and just use the donut.