I have used these picks for many years - and these are my go-to picks for sure!
I am updating my supply since it seems my dulcimers eat them - HAHA!
Seriously - I don't really know exactly what makes these my favorite - but I would be very sad if they were ever not available!
I have started using these Herdim Pick's and love them. Much easier to grip!
After asking on a dulcimer forum which pick, folks liked best, most responded Herdim. So I bought some from Richard, and I have to agree! They don't have the same clicking sound of typical guitar picks. And I like that each one has soft, medium, and hard corners.
I like the choice of different strengths of picks depending upon what style I am playing. Very happy with my purchase.
As a builder of custom Mountain Dulcimers, I try to stock a few items that will help a new player get the most out of their instrument. For a number of years I have only used the Herdim three-in-one picks. The three colors (red, yellow and blue) each are a different hardness and add to that the fact that each triangular pick has three points, each of a different stiffness. I have yet to have a customer say they didn't like these picks.
Folkcraft has been great with their service and quick shipping when I order these picks.