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I have used many picks of different gauge (thickness) and materials but once I tried V-Picks (stiff acrylic) I couldn't go back to any other pick. Although available in various gauges the many shapes along with special edging define these picks and the sound you can obtain. I had been using what I thought was heavy to extra heavy (around .96mm - 1.20mm). ...


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Thicker picks, in and of themselves, do not produce a darker sound. What happens is that thicker picks allow for a more rounded shape which releases a string smoothly, which has the effect of exciting fewer harmonics. You can sharpen a thick pick, which will produce a brighter sound. Thin picks cannot be made dull. That is to say, they cannot be made more ...



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