Michael, I just received Gypsy Picking and am enjoying the exercises, although it is going to take a little time to unlearn years of bebop plectrum technique (not sure I want to throw that baby out with the bath water yet!) It is a thoroughly thought out and valuable book. Thank you.
I also received my first Wegen pick and my first reaction was 'what th...!' But I have been getting accustomed to its feel and, although it seems to me to have a softer attack than my normal 3-for-a-quarter mediums, my fiance insists that it makes the guitar much louder. In fact, after listening to my practicing for 30 minutes or so, Julie started getting agitated; my dog gave me a dirty look and then started making hot monkey love to the
La-Z-Boy. I may need a lot more work.
Do all you guys actually use these Wegens? If not, what is your preference for this style of picking?
"Listen to this, it speaks like a cathedral!"- Django, on the Selmer (from Michael Dregni's Django, the Life and Music of a Gypsy Legend)