Hi old doll, I love this question, because I always think that I am lost if I don't have a plectrum. I play with a very good friend at least 2 times a week, and he is a drummer too which is very interesting for me, to keep the rhythm. We always play acoustic, and there are songs we play, we even create or compose them on the spot, where we strum, just one "strike" followed by blocking the guitar chords. Like we strum 1 time and we block that chord (almost always E), and slowly we start to strum more and block less, going almost always into a blues song. Here, lost without a plectrum, I noticed that it works without.
If I play alone, I DON'T like at all the hard kind of plectrums, I play almost always with a dunlop plectrum, not the softest plectrums, and certainely not the hardest. I use a soft plectrum, strong enough to have a crystal clear and quit hard tone. Which are the best: I use dunlop, I received about 10 Martin plectrums, most of them have "disappeared", and I received (nice isn't it, in a store in Finland) for free 3 kinds of plectrums, again not the hard ones.
There are guitar players using a nickle to play, and you also have the "finger plectrums" used in finger picking. This the part where I get sad: I am a very bad finger picker, and I want to play that style. I also discovered that the type of plectrum is dependant of guitar + strings.
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