I picked up my guitar for a couple moments before work this morning, and rather than one of the Dunlop Flow picks I’ve been using lately, grabbed a Ultex Jazz III out of my pick jar. I was kind of surprised the sort of fast picked lines I play that require a lot of two way rotational stuff suddenly seemed to be flowing better. A reoccurring CtC theme is that once you’ve got your pick mechanics sorted out generally pick choice becomes less of a big deal, but is this a possible exception?
On one hand, the smaller pick has to trace a smaller rotational arc to move from escaped downstrokes to escaped upstrokes, which could provide a theoretical basis.
On the other… I’ve been playing with Jazz-sized picks for, well, almost my whole two decades of playing, so this could just as easily be explained by latent familiarity. And, certainly, the smaller pick is probably going to get buried in the strings a little less than the larger one I’m used to, all else equal, when after a period of using a bigger one I jump back tot he smaller one.
Anyone had any experience one way or another here?