[QUOTE=Ivan Kelsall;982057]Which Wegen did you try ?. I recently visited a fellow 'Cafe member who gave me a Wegen M100 pick. It's so rounded in the same manner as the "Dawg' picks,that i couldn't imagine it sounding harsh under any circumstances.It's far less 'trebly & bright' than my Wegen Bluegrass picks,but it's surprisingly good,
Ivan, You're right about the M series of picks. I didn't like them because they are too rounded and too small for my taste. I couldn't get any sound out of then either. I was referring to the TF140. That's the size and shape (346) that I have been using most of my life. It's a very loud pick, which is great in certain situations, but the tone is very "hard" to my ears. The Blue Chip has a nice subtle smoothness to the tone. Same with the V-Pick, although it is slightly too bright for me. The Wegen has a very strong fundamental note with almost no overtones or complexity to it. It's just a very hard or harsh sounding pick, especially on the unwound strings. The guitar player in my band uses one on his '41 D-28 and it sounds great there, but it doesn't work well on my mandolin. I am using the Blue Chip TAD 60 with a rounded edge instead of a bevel and also using a Jazz Mando V-Pick. I have had to sand and polish the edge of the V-Pick to reduce the scratchiness, but once I did, it sounds great.