It amazes me as to how much the pick contributes to playability and sound, yet they are rarely discussed.
What caused me to post this is that I seem to have migrated to a VERY small pick (pictured on the left). I had gone from medium to stiffer "normal" picks but then was introduced to the Jim Dunlop fatboys (don't remember the real name). One of my friends was playing the small one on the left, but it seemed so small and just plain weird.
Little by little I would try it here and there. As I got used to it I found myself being more accurate and quicker, finding pinch harmonics a bit easier. Now, after about a week of really playing with that particular pick I find it cumbersome to return to a regular size pick. It's not just the size, but the way it moves over the strings. It is a little harder to play rhythm with it and dig in because you can lose the grip as you have to hold it very lightly. But for solo playing it has become my go-to pick.
Also, that Dunlop 208 (far right). It feels too big now, but it is very fast and provides a very "dark" tone. The tone change is quite noticeable. Nice for mellow jazz. I think I'm going to search for a smaller version.
So what's your choice in picks? Any anecdotes or experiences to share?
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