STEVE EARLE uses the “BumbleBee” thumbpick and his favorite is the Teardrop shape in heavy gauge with a standard thumbhole. As you listen to his great music you can hear his reliance on the BumbleBee for the changing dynamics within each song. Steve alternates between thumbpicking and flatpicking and is one of the many fine players who have discovered the artistic freedom and diversity that only the BumbleBee can offer.
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Steve puts the BumbleBee through it paces in this great video: