We love ProPik fingerpicks when we are playing 3-finger style banjo. The biggest reason is the double wrap really allows the pick to be sized perfectly for your finger which in turn makes it very comfortable. Standard single wrap fingerpicks tend to crimp and cut into your finger when you try to resize it.
Another reason we choose ProPiks is the variety they offer. Whether large, medium, straight, angled, stainless steel, Fingertone, and more, there is a pick for you. We really like the angled fingerpicks. The angle allows you to strike the strings with your pick more straight on as oppose to sideways. This reduces pick noise and you will get a better tone.
We really love the stainless steel picks as well because they give a bit of a brighter tone and don’t tarnish. Tarnished picks cause pick noise so again, this helps to eliminate pick noise.
This was originally posted on the Deering banjo website, but we decided it'd be good to show here as well in order to help people learn how to buy a banjo.
Of all the questions we receive about banjos, this has to be one of the most common. We will keep this explanation very short but if you have any further questions, send them to us and we’ll answer all of your questions.
So, by popular demand, here is our answer.