So back throughout the 80s and 90s I played with my fingers at least 75% of the time. Maybe more like 90% for some periods of time. After years of slacking, I am working hard to build my chops back up. I'm older now and for various reasons I now use a pick more often. More like 50/50 pick/fingers. I have a LOT of different types of picks and have noticed that my basses can sound markedly different depending on the kind of pick I use. Thickness, composition, etc. This isn't surprising by itself, but I've been a bit surprised at just how much different picks seem to influence sound. I like to play with different picks but I've come to feel that THE best pick for me is the classic old silver Herco 75. I wish these Hercos came in more thicknesses. I'd love to try a thicker one. As it is I've only found 50mm and 75mm.