I am fairly comfortable with using the Dunlop gator 2.0, rounded edge, for playing rhythm. I'm less comfortable with switching from the rounded edge to the point of the pick, for playing lead. Additionally, though I know it's rigid, the Dunlop for some reason feels weak when doing lead, particularly on tremolo or other picking patterns using relatively faster upstrokes.
I'm also quite taken by Stochelo's techniques, as displayed on Denis's In the Style of DVD.
At least when these were done, Stochelo seems to prefer using the Big City point, for both rhythm and lead - just bringing the point back in more so that only a nub is used for rhythm.
I'm trying to do this, use the Big City, nub of the point, for rhythm playing. It feels very strange, a bit harsh, and difficult to not dig into the strings, particularly when playing an upstroke style pompe. On the other hand, I can see Stochelo's totally loose wrist and light attack, and a bouncy, "douce" swing when playing the rhythm sections of this DVD.
I know that at least Denis and Adrian H. use the rounded edge, not sure if they do this on lead as well; I know Hono talks of using the side of the pick, which is obviously very smooth.
Others play around with this? What's been your experience?
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