After years of using Wegen Bluegrass picks, I went back and A/B’d a bunch of picks last week, and I was struck by how much more highs I got out of the Wegen pick than the other picks. That works great on my old Takamine where I’m always looking for more volume and brightness, but with the D18, it seemed like a little too much. I finally settled on a Golden Gate Mandolin pick. The darker tone seems to balance the sound of the guitar a lot better.
I never really thought of picks as guitar specific EQ devices, but they do seem to function that way. Guess I’ll keep some Wegens around for the Tak and stock up on Golden Gates ($1.20/pick) for the Martin.