Rhythm Patch Nickel Plated Brass Diamond Pattern Dome-Top Thimbles
For washboard musicians...and folks who sew—in 9 sizes
Excellent for vintage washboards. Nickel plated brass thimbles offer medium weight, a lower tone than hard steel, extend life of rub surface, and resist corrosion.
What is a Diamond Pattern Thimble?
The design is similar to our once popular and all-time favorite Heavy Nickel Plated Brass "England" Thimbles. They are not as heavy as the "England" style, but still quite excellent premium quality thimbles.
Why Choose Brass Dome-Top Thimbles?
If you want thimbles that 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; resist corrosion and do not rust, then these thimbles are for you.
Brass thimbles are best for these washboards:
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?
Download FREE 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).