Just got me a a pair of Sammy Shelor picks. I notice one is different than the other. Which one goes on which finger. One that has the S embossed on it has the hole farther down the blade. The one without the embossed s does not have the hole in the blade.
You can use either one on either finger, as they are identical in functionality-- the S is just for identification once you shape them to your fingers.
how far do you bend the blades to conform to finger?
I would say it depends on personal preference. I leave the blades of my fingerpicks fairly extended because I like the pick to ride further up on my finger (for more security), but I have a friend that cocks his so far up that they feel as if they won’t stay on the finger. Try this lesson on how to form and wear your picks:
I think the one with no S was intended for your index finger, based on the pictures on the website, but Michael is right about identical functionality.
For what it’s worth, my Shelors both have the S on them, so I think I got a mixed set, but they work great for both fingers
I use the one with the S on my index finger.
Me too (S on index). Makes no difference mechanically, but whatever helps you remember which is which. I think of S=single digit.
haha…silly banjo players…S stands for “second”…as in finger…
Gunnar, you’ll just have to designate two fingers as the second…
Whatever fits your finger
Oooooohhhhh… see I’ve been putting it on my index finger because that’s mah Shootin fanger.
That makes much more sense to me! Hahaha
That’s fine, I’m second oldest in my family so all of my fingers are second
And I’ve always differentiated between my picks by size anyway