I would like to hear tdpri-er's thoughts on what guitar picks they prefer, and why. Why does one like a particular thickness, material, shape...are you sensitive to how it grabs/releases the string(s) as you play? Are you sensitive to the frequencies it generates/attenuates due to its material or texture and finish? Do you favor a particular shape because of some grip-related reason? Do you not give a squit about pick type and feel like this is navel-gazing hooey?Discuss. Here's me nerding out on pick thoughts: I have been alternating between the roughly triangular Fender heavies--both white and tortoiseshell celluloid--and the slightly more triangular Dunlop Ultex 1.0mm picks for awhile now, and noticing that the Fender tort heavies feel too slick to me and sound thinner and wimpier. I really like the sort of "round" sounding attack of the white Fender heavies, and whether this is due to gentler-shaped points or the texture and material I'm not sure. The Dunlop Ultex, with their sharper points, make picking accurately a little easier for me but they don't sound as nice to me. The Ultex material is pretty rigid and strumming smoothly requires a looser grip because of this. I am miserable with any pick I've tried that's much thinner than 1.0mm, though. I like to dig in. And the triangular shape preference of late is mostly due to noticing that my hands have gotten a little stiffer and more arthritic as I bumble my way through my later 40s. The larger, three-pointed shape is a little easier to hold onto and seems to fit my short, stubby-fingered and increasingly stiff hand. Finally, a major tonal thing I find myself shooting for in pick choice is that I want my single-note and double-stop playing on the plain strings to be reminiscent of pedal steel tone. I use a pick-and-fingers approach, I like the picked notes to be as similar in timbre to the finger notes as possible, and I like a pretty clean amp that's kind of loud. Of the picks I've tried, the white Fender heavy triangles with their kind of gently pointed corners seem to get me closest to that with whatever picking technique I have.