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New!  Rhythm Patch Flexible Rubber Grip Brass Thimble, Recessed-Top "Quilter", Round Collar, 16.5 mm (Large Purple)
Rhythm Patch Flexible Rubber Grip Brass Thimble, Recessed-Top "Quilter", Round Collar, Small (16.5 mm)
Best for steel or brass rubbing surface.


 
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  • Durable Nickel Plated Brass: Silvery bright coating prevents corrosion. Brass does not rust.
  • Hard Edged Crowned Striking Face: Delivers slightly sharper tone than dome-top thimble, plus feeling of precise control.
  • Less Dense than Steel: Brass generates lower tone than steel.
  • Soft Brass: Kinder than hard steel on brass, zinc, and tin rubbing surface.
  • Silicone Rubber Grip: Snug non-slip comfy fit.
  • Economical Price: Saves you money.
  • Patterns might vary
  • Your item may differ slightly from photo
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.

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Why Choose these Thimbles?
If you want light-weight thimbles that deliver gentle power; generate a lower tone than steel; won't gouge ruts as fast as hard steel will into a vintage brass, zinc, or tin rubbing surface; generates a slightly sharper tone than a dome-top thimble; gives you a feeling of precise control—and fits you like a glove, then these thimbles are for you.

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Only $10.10 each

Quantity in Stock:67

Product Code: 128-01-0208-16.5-PRP
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Description Technical Specs
 
Rhythm Patch Nickel Plated Brass Recessed-Top "Quilter" Thimble, 16.5 mm
Excellent for vintage washboards
Light-weight nickel plated brass thimbles offer snug fit, gentle power, generate a lower tone than hard steel, extend life of rub surface, and resist corrosion.

flex grip sewing thimbles What is a Recessed-Top "Quilter" Thimble?
The head of the thimble resembles a volcano with a shallow crater. The striking surface is the hard edged cylindrical crown. The name "quilter" is derived from the craftspeople who use recessed-top thimbles for making quilts. Flexible thimbles are currently available only in the recessed-top version.

Tone
Our tests reveal little difference in tone between recessed-top and dome-top thimbles. But the ridged striking surface of a quilter thimble seems to produce a slightly sharper tone than a domed thimble.

Recessed-top v Dome-top
Because of the tough crown structure, a recessed-top thimble will probably outlast a dome-top. But the crowned edge will likely dig a rut into a vintage tin rub board surface faster than a dome. So get a dome-top if you prefer a thimble that generates a softer tone with a shape that is kinder to your metal rub board surface. Get a quilter if you want a slightly sharper tone, and a feeling of precise control.

That's just our opinion. Tell us your experience.

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?
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1. Measure finger circumference
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Example:
If your finger measures 50 mm, then thimble size is 16 mm (50/16).

Features
  1. Durable Nickel Plated Brass: Silvery bright coating prevents corrosion. Brass does not rust.
  2. Hard Edged Crowned Striking Face: Delivers slightly sharper tone than dome-top thimble, plus feeling of precise control.
  3. Less Dense than Steel: Brass generates lower tone than steel.
  4. Soft Brass: Kinder than hard steel on brass, zinc, and tin rubbing surface.
  5. Silicone Rubber Grip: Snug non-slip comfy fit.
  6. Economical Price: Saves you money.
  7. Accurate Size: Guaranteed to within .5mm (1/2 mm) in diameter at the rim.

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