Felt Picks

Generally speaking, guitar picks are too heavy and firm for the nylon strings of the ukulele and will spoil the tone.

For people who want to use a pick. A felt pick will create a better sound. If you have to use a plastic pick-up make it a very thin one.

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4 Comments

  1. Otter November 25th, 2011 3:43 pm

    they have a class sound on nylon strings.. they are messy though your uke gets covered in dusty fibers brilliant sound though a guy in my local music shop give me 1 wen i bought my uke nd im glad he did they are deadly

  2. Charles Calderon January 22nd, 2012 10:47 am

    Another very nice option is the Rubber pick by Wedgie. It comes in levels of stiffness, and 2 thicknesses. They have less string squeak than felt, and have the same attack as fingers without a nail, or a thumb stroke. You get the control of a pick if you’re so inclined. The rubber can wear out if you play a wound C.

  3. Tim May 19th, 2013 12:30 am

    I find most felt picks are too stiff, to me. The rubber picks tend to stick to the strings. Plastic is rough on nylon strings. Leather can be good, but seems to get too soft,too quickly, for the cost.

    My favorite is some Talina Gray picks I got from Ukulele World, but they don’t seem available anymore (?). They are a large thumbprint shaped felt pick. They match the curve of a quarter at the larger end. Fairly soft, will easily flex about thirty degrees when playing. I’m glad I stocked up when I could.

  4. Alex October 20th, 2013 4:17 am

    I bought some felts picks from Bolopicks off of ebay and I love them. No stress on my fingers, what little there was but I really prefer using my fingers and I kinda just pull them out and use them when I feel like showing that I bought felt picks. But $3 for 3 picks wasn’t bad.

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