I agree all the way. As I"m always banging on about, there really isn't a "Best" pick/pickup/guitar/head, it really comes down to the player at the end of the day.
I suggest thicker picks for students as a training tool to help them progress as they work through my lessons in particular. Once they have gotten the skills they need, they can probably play whatever they like with paper thin picks, or with huge 2.0 monsters. It depends on the tone/style they are developing.
But personally, I'm a HUGE fan of thick picks for a variety of reasons as they suit my style of play. I do a TON of very fast pick articulation which I've tried with thinner picks. I lose microseconds to the flex of the pick. That's fine when playing blues. Not so fine when shredding at top speed.
Some players simply can't stand thick picks. For those folks, I usually suggest a training pick like the STYLUS PICK to get through my chat/lessons and then switch to their regular pick for daily practice. The firm/thick/sharp pick, really can help when students are learning to control their precision. I've seen it for years. But again, after "Boot Camp" it's much less of an issue.
MARCUS: Thanks very much for adding your thoughts to this thread!
QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Aug 9 2012, 11:10 AM)
I don't think there is a right or wrong pick, it has to feel "right" for you, that is what matters in my opinion. Personally I definitely need a hard pick, something around 1,6-2.0 mm is perfect for me and my whole way of picking is based on using those kind of picks. I guess if I would switch to thin and flexible picks now I would completely have to change my way of picking, bu I guess it would be possible... I am just too lazy to even try it and I don't see a reason to do so ;-)
Bingo! We have a saying here, "If it isn't broken, don't fix it". But if it is broken, that's another matter!
QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 10 2012, 02:58 AM)
I don't think it's laziness really, I think you've got the right idea. If you have something that works for you and has worked that way for numerous years then there's no reason to change it
That should be a new line of picks! DEVILS CUTLERY PICKS!
QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 6 2012, 06:33 AM)
They are steel, forged in hell from The Devil's own cutlery !!