For Fans of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine
Well, it's been about 10 months since I posted this discussion item and I sure do appreciate the suggestions and opinions that everyone has shared. I have been using a Wegen TF120 for several months and I really like it. I like the size and grip, the firmness, and warm clear tone it produces on my Martin flat tops. I'm more of a strummer than a picker, so that affects my pick choice for sure. I may move up to the TF140 for a little more stiffness, but probably will stick with the Wegen TF for the foreseeable future.
But I'll still try new picks from time to time and I'm sure I'll eventually move on to another pick as my playing skills evolve. My teacher and friend, Steve Blanchard, says that a good picker can play with anything---even a coin. I think that's very true. It's helpful to have the right tools, whether it be guitars, picks, or strings. But in the end, great musicians make great music because they have something to say in their music not because they have great gear.
Thanks again for all your great comments!