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Interesting to hear quite a few people seem to be going with thinner picks nowdays. I've used the Wegen 5mm pick for years and absolutely love it, but I've recently been having inclinations toward the Wegen 7mm pick. Personally, I like thicker picks, and 5mm seems to fit me just right and gives me the right tone and "loudness" regardless of whether I'm playing single note lines or chords. The thought has also crossed my mind to rummage around in some of the button bins at local craft stores and antique stores...never know if I'll stumble upon some real tortoise shell buttons that could be fashioned into picks!
I'll say one thing for certain...the day I pay $75 for a single pick is the day I stop playing guitar.
Fair point Passacaglia, it sounds like you've been through the motions of trying to find the right pick. I guess I should have noted that while I always play on my Selmer guitars, I rarely play Gypsy Jazz anymore as I've gotten a bit burned out on it. I can see the benefits of a thinner pick, but unless I'm just using them incorrectly, I can't seem to get the volume that I can get with my 5mm pick.