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Perlac Heavy Solid Brass Thimble
Best for steel or brass rubbing surface.
Designs might vary.
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Why shop here?
Perlac Heavy Solid Brass Thimbles
More robust, superior Perlac quality
Approximately twice the weight of standard nickel steel thimbles.
Why Choose these Thimbles?
Made in France, the Perlac brand represents premium quality solid brass thimbles. This product is preferred by players who value quality and demand the best in craftsmanship and design. (Perlac thimbles are also great for players who just like the idea of rubbing that old washboard with truly classy instruments.)
Guaranteed Accurate Thimble Size
Welcome to the only shop that specializes in thimbles for washboard players - and guarantees the listed size accurate to within .5mm (1/2 mm) in diameter at the rim.
The thimbles described on this page might display size markings that do not correspond to the actual diameter. Actual diameter was determined using digital calipers.
How Many Thimbles do you Need?
The number of thimbles you need for each hand is a personal preference. Most players use 3 thimbles (index, middle and ring fingers). Others add a 4th thimble to their pinky. Many prefer just 2 thimbles (index and middle fingers). Some players use just one thimble (typically index or middle finger). However, many players use 4 thimbles on their fingers, plus a large 5th thimble (typically 18 mm to 20 mm) on their thumb for a "full-house" of 5 thimbles. You can achieve greater musical color with more thimbles than less. But the optimum number of thimbles depends on the musical genre, type of thimble (wood, plastic, metal, horn), your personal playing style, and ultimately—what works best for you.
What is Your Thimble Size?
Paper Thimble Gauge
In a Rush? Find Thimble Size Instantly.
1. Measure finger circumference
2. Find thimble size
63/20 61/20 59.5/19 58/19 56.5/18 54/17 52/17 50/16 47/15 46/15 44/14 43/14 41/13 40/13 36/12 33/11
If your finger measures 50 mm, then thimble size is 16 mm (50/16).
Perlac Heavy Solid Brass Thimble, 16.5mm (#2)
(Out of Stock)
Perlac Heavy Solid Brass Thimble, 17.0mm (#0)
(Out of Stock)
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Dome Top: Smooth surface prevents premature board routing.
Perlac Brand: Thimble manufacturer known for quality.
Durable Heavy Solid Brass: Delivers strong solid tone.
Style: Dome top
Weight: .25 to .28 oz
Size Range: 16.5mm to 17mm
Composition: Heavy Solid Brass
Country of Origin: France.
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