been "shaping" picks for a few years now. I sand, drill, and carve
them into just the right shape for my idea of what a pick should be.
takes a lot of work to make one of these picks but it's worth the effort
for a really great pick.
Here are some great picks.
picks are my new favorite for shaping and playing. I hear David Grisman
really uses these "Dawg" picks. In the studio and on stage!
Dunlop 1.5mm is a nice pick if used sideways. Picking with one of the round ends the Dunlop works as a fine mandolin pick. It's made of a wonderful crisp sounding l plastic. I only wish there was a triangle version.
Turtle Picks by Golden
are much like real tortoiseshell picks. They're thick and stiff with very
little flex. I got some from Acoustic
Music Supply in Glen Rose, Texas.
Gold Picks are perfect for mandolin. I prefer the gold over
the soft white Clayton picks. The thick Gold Claytons really have a great
sound. I get mine at the Fifth
String Music Store, 3051
Adeline, Berkeley, CA (510) 548-8282. I
round them off before I use them.
Try all these picks and see what works for you.