The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #107583   Message #2231444
Posted By: Stringsinger
08-Jan-08 - 04:29 PM
Thread Name: Wegen Picks
Subject: RE: Wegen Picks
I have a wooden and a cowbone Wegen. I like the wooden one best. It has a nice feel
and glide. It seems to make chords clearly. I have problems playing single lines fast with them (but I have that problem anyway). I like the way the pick locks between my index and thumb. As for Hot Club, I don't have a Django Modele or D holed instrument so i can't judge how it would sound on that.

With all picks, I think a lot is what you get used to. I have some Tortis picks and (oh! oh!)
a tortoise-shell one (sorry about that) and they all sound and record differently.

I find that the Wegen is fun to play with because it doesn't slip and feels like you play with the whole hand rather than just the thumb and index.

I've been using it on my Gibson electric 345 (earlier version of the 355) and it feels good.
I like the solid feeling of it and it seems to produce a "fat" sound rather than the bright
sound of the Tortis and other types.

I think the Tortis picks seem to be brighter on an acoustic but I guess it depends on what sound you're going for. Also, it depends upon the weather, the mood and the psychology
of pick vrs. sound.

i think it's a well-made pick.