After the insolent response of the last Alaska pick seller when I asked a question about how to order by size, I haven't checked listings for a couple years. All the listings back then were scams; 2$ + $15 shipping scams etc.
These may be counterfeit, if so, the company had it coming. Especially if their seller on Amazon dealt with all inquires as he did with me. I emailed the company directly about the incident and got no response. Which probably indicates the same person answers the email as manages the listing
And still all listings on AMAZON from seller Alaska Pik are scam listings: $10 to $25 EACH.
They claim the sizes included are 3 Med and a Large. Of the 4 sizes aLaska sells, almost all the eBay sellers, both Chinese and aLaska's own, only offer Large and Medium. But the sizes they give (12mm and 14mm) do not match up with sizes shown on Alaska Pic site. To me it looks more like 3 Small and a Medium.
Anyways, since you do have to trim the nail to fit, in order to give my self some leeway, I've ordered 3 Large from a different seller (Approx. $4.50CAD). I was unable to find an Extra-Large to order.
So I tried just thumb and index finger.
They are very tight! I will need to soften them in hot water and spread them a bit . It's is also obvious the thumb pic is too long. That will need trimming to size to be like my real thumbnail when it is not shattered
If you recall, I have gone through quite of number of fingerstyle finger picks looking to solve the problems of broken nails, low volume from baritone and not sounding both strings of a course on 12 string. I summerized my research HERE.
I tried the picks on the two guitars that give my some issues in fingerstyle; the 12 and the baritone.
It is unfortunate that the person representing aLaska pic online back then was such an.... how can I put this? urine elimination appendage. Because this is the fingerpick I should have tried FIRST. It gives me the volume I was missing on the baritone, and allow me to hit both strings of a course on the 12, without extra effort or curling my fingers under strings.
Recommended, if you have similar issues.
I will add to this post when I resize and trim the pics. I hope it will be easier than the Fred Kelly Delrin Freedom picks. I can't wait to try them after an accident shears a nail
Last Edit: Aug 30, 2016 13:47:06 GMT -5 by RobertW
Checking the aLaska website, I see they still do not offer any colour other than white for the plastic pick. They offer a brass version. It is quite possible that all the coloured picks on eBay are counterfeit, since most have the word Alaska in the listing title. Some even use the case-switched word aLaska uses, eg 4X-Lots-aLaska-Pik-Guitar-Stringed-Instr-Finger-Guitar-String-Picks-Size-L-M
Last Edit: Aug 30, 2016 13:45:06 GMT -5 by RobertW
The 2ed "brand" of Alaska knock-off arrived. These are dark/navy blue, one each of small, medium and large.
The larger seems more comfortable than the large in the previous set and the medium is shorter than the medium of previous knock-offs, so they are not using the same moulds. The small in this set seems to be for 6 yr olds
I have one more order coming of 3 large, purportedly actual aLasKa pics (beige).