The Super-Tone thumb pick is a significant innovation on ProPik’s long-standing line of thumb picks, and follows months of R&D and customer feedback. Deering approached the Super-Tone thumb pick by giving consideration to two important factors – tone and comfort.
Firstly, the blade of the Super-Tone is made from a high-performance engineering thermoplastic commonly used in aerospace. It is incredibly strong and rigid, especially compared to the Delrin plastic that ProPik has traditionally used. Tonally, this material has certainly turned heads in the banjo-playing fraternity, offering a more focused, melodic tone and superior durability.
Rising star Max Allard noted in an episode of Deering Live, Deering’s bi-weekly podcast, how similar the tone of the Peek Super-Tone picks are to that of his metal fingerpicks, stating:
“I don’t want the listener to be able to tell between my metal and my plastic. They are really similar and that’s what I like about it” - Max Allard
Deering has also taken a fresh look at the band design opting for a solid band approach that offers greater comfort and greater stability during playing. The edges of the band are also given extra attention to buffing and rolling for added comfort, especially during longer use.