Pickin’ Pal promises soft cure for banjo players

Are you one of those accursed banjo players who can’t seem to keep your two non-picking, right hand fingers in place? All the manuals seem to recommend keeping two fingers planted on the head, but for many new pickers, doing so can be a difficult task.

A wide range of solutions have been offered over the years, from simple fixes like placing double-sided tape on the head, to complex mechanisms like the Banjo Fly Away Finger contraption we highlighted a few years back.

A banjo player in Seattle has come up with a new tool, made of a simple piece of elastic, which he calls Pickin’ Pal. He makes these himself in three sizes and several colors, and offers them for sale online for less than $20, shipping included.

Could this be the answer to your right hand prayers? Find out more online.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.