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The scientific objective side of the answer has been thoroughly explored, so I'll keep my answer on the touchy-feely subjective side 😊 We've established a thicker plectrum (yes, it's actually the right term) is proportionally more rigid and tranfers energy more efficiently. It also has more mass, and depending on your picking speed (160 bpm sextuplets, ...


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Thicker picks (tend to) remain in contact with the string longer. The impulse provided to the string is of longer duration. A longer duration pulse imparts more lower frequency and less higher frequency content. Imagine the thick pick, at an angle, coming in to hit the string. It strikes the string, which starts to move along with the pick, but the pick ...



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