How to Hold the F-1 Guitar Pick

The F-1 Guitar Pick is a different kind of pick – one that seeks to improve picking hand ergonomics and potentially your playing as well. Where most picks are flat, the F-1 pick is designed with a built-in grip that locks the pick in position avoiding the shifting and slipping that can occur with a conventional pick. This, in turn, allows the guitar player to relax the picking hand which reduces the potential of RSI (Repetitive Stress Injury). This short YouTube video illustrates the design and how its held:

For more on this unique guitar pick, see my long term Review of Big Rock Guitar Picks.

4 Responses to “How to Hold the F-1 Guitar Pick”

  1. Okay, I do get the point (of the pick) but how easy is it to change one’s grip quickly when you want to pinch harmonics or scrape across strings in rapid arpeggios and shredding maneuvers frinstance?


    1. I don’t see any problems with shredding maneuvers although like any change in pick, you’ll probably want to get comfortable with it first. The pick doesn’t lock your fingers in any way or prevent you from manipulating it. It’s design merely prevents it from falling out of your hand. You can still move it around readily. The difference is that you move it when YOU want to move it. 🙂

  2. fair enough…I was just curious. Maybe I should buy one, or ask the company to send me a sample for a scientific review on


    1. Sounds like a good idea. I’d enjoy reading your perspective on them.