Do you feel that picks with points on them make it easier to play fast, no matter what your level of skill is, or do you think it’s all down to personal preference?
I haven’t made my mind up and I have tried every single pick shape in Dunlop’s catalogue. I sometimes tend towards pointy picks but then when I play with something like Tortex Sharp, such as those pictured below, I find they grab on to the string too much, especially on the wound strings, and slow me down. They sound great when picking through.
Jazz III XL tips are good but sometimes I go back to a regular tipped pick and find it rolls off the strings with very little effort.
I’m wondering if anyone here has done any kind of research into whether it matters if a pick has a point on it or not and if that makes it easier to play fast with, or if it’s just personal preference?
I’m not scientifically minded or anything, but maybe the mass of the pick tip has something to do with it?
I’d be interested in reading your comments.