Tiptonic Finger Pick Selection Guide

Tiptonic Finger Pick Selection Guide

New Customers Please use the Finger Pick Selection Guide following the products listed below to select your Finger Pick Sizes. Email or call  for questions on selecting your sizes. email: info@tiptonic.com  phone: (706) 338-9557 (12:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time Zone)

Finger Pick Samplers

Finger Pick Samplers are designed to help new customers dial in their fit for each nail by providing a range of picks based on their selections. All Samplers come with a roll of (50) incredibly strong and tacky Finger Pick Adhesive strips. Use one or two strips per nail to secure the pick. Adhesive refill rolls sold separately to extend the life of your picks for many months or years of daily use on steel or nylon strings.

Tiptonic Finger Pick Sampler 1 for 1-2 fingernails (9 Finger Picks) with a roll of Removable Finger Pick Adhesive ($29) Click to Order 

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Tiptonic Finger Pick Sampler 3 for 3 – 4 fingernails (18 Finger Picks) with a roll of Removable Finger Pick Adhesive ($49) Click to Order

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Tiptonic Finger Pick Sampler 5 for finding picks for all 5 nails (27 Finger Picks) with a roll of Finger Pick Adhesive ($69) Click to Order

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Tiptonic Starter Kits

The Tiptonic Starter Kit is our high performance package that includes 48 picks for 1 – 5 fingernails with Premium Activator Adhesive and an Activator. The Activator warms the adhesive to soften it up before putting on the pick allowing the glue to flow into any gaps. This gives you maximum surface contact area and is our strongest and most secure bond. It releases cleanly off of the nail when removed and remains on the pick for the next use. Premium Activator Adhesive is applied to the pick and is reusable for around 6 weeks of daily use. All picks come with adhesive installed and ready to use. Adhesive refill rolls sold separately to extend the life of your picks for many months or years of daily use on steel or nylon strings.

Tiptonic Starter Kit – 48 picks based on your selections with Premium Activator Adhesive and an Activator ($199) Click to Order

The Tiptonic Starter Kit comes with everything you need to get started playing with Tiptonic Finger Picks today! Plenty of picks in your sizes to choose from, the Activator for rejuvenating the adhesive, the Owner's Manual and a Sizing Chart for selecting your picks.

Single Tiptonic Finger Picks

Customers who know their Finger Pick Sizes can order refill picks below.

Tiptonic Finger Picks ($3.75 each) Click to Order. All Single Finger Picks come with either Premium Activator Adhesive already installed, or with a roll of Removable Finger Pick Adhesive on the side. Made from extremely durable Delrin, these picks will last for months or years of daily use.

Tiptonic Single Finger Picks

New Customer Finger Pick Selection Guide

If you are new to Tiptonic Picks we recommend that you begin with one of our Finger Pick Samplers (more details below). Whether you want to find Finger Picks for 1 Fingernail, 3 Fingernails, or all 5 Nails, Finger Pick Samplers are a great way to begin. The Samplers are a mix of 9, 18 or 27 Finger Picks based on your selections, and include a roll of removable Finger Pick Adhesive. A snug fitting Pick is important and we designed these groupings to give you the widest amount of choices to dial in your fit. We customize the selection based on your choices, so we may send another Width or Shape in addition to the ones listed if needed. If we don’t get it right the first time we are happy to work with you to find the correct sizes.

We send one of each unique pick size in your mix. Return the Picks that you won’t be using for a Promo Code that gives you 3 Picks for 1 on your first order of Single Finger Picks. With the Promo Code, and depending on the Sampler you select, you end up with 3 or more complete sets of extremely durable Finger Picks in your sizes that will last for many months or years, even on steel strings.

Inside Profiles

We make each of the Pick Outline Shapes on the Sizing Chart with different Inside Profiles to fit different types of fingernails. The outside of the pick looks the same, but the inside is different. Our 3 basic Inside Profiles are for:

  1. Flat Nails – Fingernails that are fairly flat across the top of the nail but may curve down on the sides
  2. Regular Nails – Fingernails that look more half round when viewed from the front
  3. Curved Nails – Curved fingernails have a lot of arch, or curve from the cuticle to the tip when viewed from the side

We include all 3 basic Inside Profiles; Flat, Regular and Curved for each pick selection in the Finger Pick Samplers so that you can try them on and see which works best for each of your nails. The best way to see which one fits each fingernail is just to try them on and play with them. Follow the Finger Pick Selection Guide below to find you sizes.

Finger Pick Shapes

  • Click any of the 10 Finger Pick Shapes listed below to see a diagram of the pick
  • Each Row on the Sizing Chart is a different Shape
  • The key differences between the Shapes are:
    • The total length of the Pocket that you nail slips into
    • Whether the Dots are in the middle of the pick, towards the Front of the Pick, or towards the Back of the Pick
  • The Dots on the Chart represent the Points on each Side of the Nail where it first leaves the nail bed and begins to overhang
    • We want to know whether these Points are in the middle of your nail, towards the Front of your nail, or towards the Back
  • Use a ruler or calipers to compare Pick Shape Dimensions to those of your fingernails
  • or, place finger on Chart to compare the Front and Back Length of a Shape to your nails
  • The Front Length and Back Length of every pick on each row remain the same regardless of Width.
  • The Total Length of the Pick Pocket in the diagrams should be at least as long as your nail from cuticle to tip

Click on a Shape Below to see a Diagram

Shape A, Shape B, Shape C, Shape D, Shape E, Shape F, Shape G, Shape HShape J, Shape K

View a copy of the Sizing Chart showing all of the Shapes and Widths

A note about our Adhesives

We recently found an incredibly strong adhesive that does not require an Activator to warm the adhesive prior to putting on the picks. All of our Finger Pick Samplers below come with a roll of  our new Removable Finger Pick Adhesive. We now sell the small warming device, the Activator and our flagship adhesive, Premium Activator Adhesive as an upgrade after customers have dialed in their pick sizes with the Finger Pick Samplers.

Single Finger Pick Orders can be ordered with Premium Activator Adhesive installed and ready to go, or with Removable Finger Pick Adhesive on the side. If you are ordering Single Finger Picks and do not have an Activator, it is recommended that you get Removable Finger Pick Adhesive

Before Ordering

See our Sizing Chart and Fingernail Measurement options below

  • Click to view Sizing Chart
  • If using a ruler or calipers, Click on any of the following Shapes for a technical drawing showing the dimensions in mm
  • You can also Print the Sizing Chart on paper or transparency film (best option)
    • Set Scale to 100%, Do NOT Not Scale Fit to Page
    • Confirm printed scale
      • Any pick outline that has a 10 on it should be exactly 10 mm wide
      • Any 13 should be just wider than 1/2″ (0.5118″)
  • View PDF on a computer or mobile device, or request one by mail.
    • Confirm image size or display.
      • Any pick outline that has a 10 on it should be exactly 10 mm wide
      • Any 13 should be just wider than 1/2″(0.5118″)
      • Adjust display settings if necessary

Find Your Finger Pick Shape(s) or Row on the Chart

Line up Sides of Nail with Dots on the Sizing Chart
Print Chart. Line up Sides of Nail with Dots on Chart. Compare Pick Shape Front and Back Lengths to your Fingernail
  • Compare your fingernails to the Sizing Chart to find the row, or Shape that matches your nail
  • Note the two points on each side of your nail where the free edge of the nail just leaves the nail bed
  • (Optional) Use a pencil to put a small dot on each side of your nail to make it easier to visualize
  • Line up the pencil dots on your nail to the Dots on any row of Pick Outline Shapes on either side of your finger
  • Compare the back of the Picks on the row selected to your nail bed at the cuticle.
    • The pick should come just up to or be slightly longer than your nail in this direction
  • Compare the end of your fingernail to the playing end of the Pick Outline
  • The outline is the shape of the pocket that your nail fits into
  • The end of your nail must fit within the outline
  • Select any outline that almost touches the end of your nail for a short playing length
  • Select an outline that is longer than the end of your nail for a longer Pick
  • The Pick only grabs under your nail on the sides, so the end can be as long or short as you like as long as it fits inside of the slot

Find your Width

Measure Width for Tiptonic Finger Picks
Lay ruler flat across Fingernail to measure Width
  • Using a Ruler – Lay ruler flat across nail at the two Points on either side of your nail where the overhang starts
    • Metric mm is easiest, but an Imperial ruler will work with translation
    • Do not bend ruler around nail
    • Look Straight down and Measure the Width at the Points on Each Side Your Nail
  • Printed Sizing Chart – Point directly at a paper printed copy of the Sizing Chart, or on your computer screen
  • Look Down your nail and Line up Dots on Chart with the Sides of Your Fingernail
  • The Correct Width will just barely touch the sides of your nail
  • Since we send several widths to test a ballpark estimate is usually close enough

Total Fingernail Length

Measure the Total Nail Length from Cuticle to Tip
Measure from Back of your Nail to the Tip
  • If you click on the Shape (Letter) to the left of each row on the online Sizing Chart it will show the dimensions for that Shape
  • It lists the Front Length, Back Length and Total Length of the Pocket for picks on that Pick Shape
  • Measure the Total Length of your fingernail from cuticle to tip
    • Compare the Total Length of your fingernail to the Length of the Nail Pocket
    • Your entire fingernail must fit inside of the outline shape
    • It’s okay for the Pick to be longer than your nail on the playing end if you want longer picks

Choose your Sampler

Finger Pick Sampler 1 – For One or Two Fingernails

Choose any Pick Shape and get 3 Widths for comparison (9) Picks and Adhesive

Finger Pick Sampler 1 for One or Two Fingernails. Choose a Finger Pick Outline Shape from any row on the Sizing Chart and get the width and Shape selected, plus one size narrower and one size wider in all 3 basic inside profiles:

  1.  Flat – For Flatter Nails, these picks have a lower inside height
  2.  Regular – For Nails that look more half round when viewed from the front. These picks have a bit more inside height
  3.  Curved – For Nails that have a generous curve from the cuticle to the tip when viewed from the side

That’s 9 picks in total giving you a wide selection to dial in your fit.

The Finger Pick Sampler 1 also contains a roll of (50) Removable Finger Pick Adhesive strips. Use one or two strips per nail to secure the finger pick.

Click Here to Purchase your Finger Pick Sampler 1 ($29.00)

 

Finger Pick Sampler 3 – For Three Fingernails

Choose 3 Pick Shapes and get 5 different Widths for Comparison

Finger Pick Sampler 3 is the best choice for fitting Finger Picks on Three Fingernails. Choose any 3 Finger Pick Outline Shapes in any Width. Exact pick selection is determined by your choices. 18 Picks in all.Get the Width and Shape selected, plus one size narrower and one size wider in all 3 basic inside profiles:

  1.  Flat – For Flatter Nails, these picks have a lower inside height
  2.  Regular – For Nails that look more half round when viewed from the front. These picks have a bit more inside height
  3.  Curved – For Nails that have a generous curve from the cuticle to the tip when viewed from the side

That’s 18 slightly different Finger Picks based on your selections to choose from.

The Finger Pick Sampler 3 also contains a roll of (50) Removable Finger Pick Adhesive strips. Use one or two strips per nail to secure the finger pick.

Click Here to purchase your Finger Pick Sampler 3 ($49)

 

Finger Pick Sampler 5 for all Five Nails

Choose any 5 Pick Shapes and get Picks in 9 Widths for Comparison

Finger Pick Sampler 5  is designed for fitting Finger Picks on all 5 Nails. Choose any 5 Finger Pick Outline Shapes in any Width. Exact pick selection is determined by your choices. 27 Picks in all. Get the Width and Shape selected, plus one size narrower and one size wider in all 3 basic inside profiles:

  1.  Flat – For Flatter Nails, these picks have a lower inside height
  2.  Regular – For Nails that look more half round when viewed from the front. These picks have a bit more inside height
  3.  Curved – For Nails that have a generous curve from the cuticle to the tip when viewed from the side

That’s 27 Picks in total giving you a wide selection to dial in your fit.

The Finger Pick Sampler 5 also contains a roll of (50) Removable Finger Pick Adhesive strips. Use one or two strips per nail to secure the finger pick.

Click to Order your Tiptonic Finger Pick Sampler 5 ($69)

 

 

Tiptonic Finger Picks

Patented Tiptonic Finger Picks are a revolutionary new type of finger pick that locks to your nails, yet is easily removed when you’re finished playing. Tiptonic Finger Picks perfectly conform to the top and underside of your fingernails, protecting your nails while giving you a louder and more articulate sound. Key features include:

  • Available in hundreds of sizes to ensure a perfect fit (see below)
  • Clear silky high frequencies that improve articulation
  • Fatter bass response
  • More acoustic volume
  • Increased speed and control
  • Prevents nail breakage
  • Enhances all playing styles
  • Removable & reusable
  • Feels like a part of your body

Tiptonic Finger Pick Sizes Available

We make over 450 different Finger Pick sizes to fit almost any fingernail and playing preference. We designed the Finger Pick Sample Pack 1, 3 and 5 to hone in on your exact nail shape and give you a custom mix to find your perfect fitting Finger Picks.

Use a ruler, print the Sizing Chart, or Compare the Shape and Width of your nails to a PDF of  the Sizing Chart on your computer or mobile device. Complete Instructions below. We are also happy to mail a copy of our Sizing Chart printed on clear transparency film upon request. Email us at info@tiptonic.com to request a Sizing Chart, email us a photo of your nails for size confirmation, or ask a question regarding your selection.

The pick selections in our Finger Pick Samplers are designed to allow you to test fit a variety of picks so you can dial in your perfect fit. A snug fit is essential, and testing a few different Widths and Inside Profiles will give you a better sense of which picks fit your nails. The best way to see which picks work best for each of your fingernails is just to try them on and see how they sound and feel. If you don’t get the perfect fit on each of your fingernails in your Finger Pick Sampler, give us a call or send us an email. We are happy to work with you to find the right sizes.

Tiptonic Adhesives

We are excited offer two different adhesives to extend the life of your Finger Picks for 100’s of hours! Now selling rolls of our Premium Activator Adhesive and our newest product, Press and Play Finger Pick Adhesive.

Premium Activator Adhesive is our best all around adhesive. It is the stiffest of our two adhesives giving you a rock solid bond between fingernail and pick. Warming the adhesive in the Activator softens it so that it flows around the nail and fills any gaps. This gives you a snug low profile fit to the top of the nail. Warming the adhesive also allows the adhesive to be used for around 6 weeks or so of daily use. Single Finger Picks come with Premium Activator Adhesive applied to the pick and ready to go.

Removable Finger Pick Adhesive works great at room temperature with no warming needed. Great for Finger Pick Test Flights and Sample Packs as you can test fit the pick without the adhesive grabbing your nail. Once you select your pick, try it out with the Finger Pick Adhesive to confirm your selection. Press and Play Finger Pick Adhesive is strong enough for performance and daily practice. Apply one or two strips to the fingernail to secure Finger Pick to the fingernail. This is typically a one use adhesive, though if it stays on the pick it can be reused several times.

Safe Adhesives that Won’t Damage Your Nails

Both adhesives are rated as safe for incidental food contact and peel cleanly off of your nail after playing.

A roll of 50 Press and Play Finger Pick Adhesive strips is included in our Finger Pick Sampler 1,3 and 5’s.

About Tiptonic Finger Pick Sizes

Some examples of typical finger pick sizes are: 12E2, 14F1 or 18G3.

The Number on the Pick that begins each pick size is the Width of your fingernail in millimeters. We make widths between 8 – 18 mm. Choose between Regular (our most popular widths) 10 – 18mm, or Narrow 8 – 16mm.

The Letter is the Shape, or row, on the Sizing Chart that matches your nail. We make 10 different Shapes. Each row on the Sizing Chart is a unique pick Shape.

The last Number is the Inside Profile of the Pick. The outside of the pick will be the same, but we make the inside pocket different to fit different nail types. Our 3 basic Inside Profiles that are included in the Sample Pack for each Pick Outline are:

  1.  Flat Nails
  2. Regular Nails
  3. Curved Nails

Regular Nails are nails that look more half round than Flat Nails when viewed from the front. These picks have a bit more inside height than the picks for Flatter Nails. Curved Nails have a generous amount of curve from the cuticle to the tip along the top of the nail when viewed from the side.

Standard Modifications

About 10 – 15% of our customers need some common modifications to fit their nails, such as more inside height, or more curve from cuticle to tip. These modifications are assigned to the remaining single digits 4 – 9. They are not typically included in the Finger Pick Sampler 1, 3 or 5. Email us at info@tiptonic.com for more information. Sending a photo of your nails may be helpful as well if you think you may need one of these mods.