The Alaska Pik is made to fit over the finger or thumb and under the nail, giving the same feeling as playing with real finger nails. They are available in 4 sizes to provide a precise fit for each finger and thumb and are perfect for all types of string instrument players.
1) Alaska Pik’s TM plastic picks can be manicured to precise length: Use clippers, then file. To manicure, place pick securely “Over the finger, Under the Nail,” decide the length desired, then clip and file. For a side of the fingernail attack remove plastic at indicator #1.
2) To match the curvature of the user’s flesh under the nail area, file on the backside of picking surface (indicator #2). This adds security. This should be done before changing length.
3) To un-stiffen pick remove all or part of the pressure band (indicator #3). For added comfort file smooth all uncomfortable edges. This creates tension on top of the fingernail (indicator #3).