The weirdest thing dawned on me this weekend when I was practicing. I have almost completely stopped using a pick. When I started playing, it was 100% picking. I am not sure what happened. I tried playing some of our songs with a pick and it was very uncomfortable. Plus I noticed how much more tone I get with my fingers. My plucking fingers are getting very calloused (sp?), which I believe is a good thing. Well, just thought I'd share that lil tidbit of useless info with ya.