SnakePick is a company based in Beechmont, Australia that spends all their time striving to give guitarists a way to expand the bounds of playing guitar. The SnakePick was created to help students not concentrate so much on holding the pick'. What resulted was the birth of a tool that will pave new avenues for guitarists, with multiple finger opportunities and a broader, more precise sound.
Unlike the vast majority of existing plectrum styles, the SnakePick will never drop out of the player's fingers, it will never rotate in the player's fingers (given the sizing is correct) and it allows normal playing style with comfort and dexterity.
The SnakePick coils around the player's finger at an outward taper. The necessary tension is created by the coil sizes in relation to the finger. The SnakePick is available in four different finger sizes, with three different pick densities.
In the most common usage of the SnakePick, it is worn on the index finger and positioned optimally facing the thumb.
The SnakePick allows you to play various styles. Unlike finger picks, you can strum and pick or use your pick-free fingers to pluck strings. The possibilities of how you play have multiplied greatly.
You can turn the SnakePick to different angles for various tones, just like a standard pick.
For conventional use, simply put it on your index finger and position the head in the same place you would normally put a conventional plectrum, between the index finger and thumb. If you can shake your hand like it's on fire and it moves, use the next smaller size.
The measurement is based on the diameter of the first knuckle on the index finger. As a general rule though;
- 13mm will fit children with ages up to about 8.
- 15mm will fit adolescents and many women.
- 17mm will fit older teens, many men and women.
- 19mm will fit larger men and women.
The soft gauges do have more flexibility in the coils so if you're still unsure, get a mixed pack of your best guess. The soft (white) gauges will comfortably stretch on!