Ironically on guitar I never thought much about picks. Dunlop Tortex in a medium gauge between .6 and .88mm. Done. I don't like Celluloid as I feel they make a weird "grating" sound. The problem was finding a balance between strumming and precise alternate and tremolo picking. I prefer softer picks for the former and thicker picks for the latter. Now on bass where I don't usually play chords that choice is eliminated and I can happily get heavy gauges. I'm getting back into playing more and once my fingers on the right hand hurt I grab a pick. Funny enough it's way harder to find a pick for bass that I'm happy with. So I spent 30 bucks on picks to get a variety of Dunlop picks I've never tried, 6 of each except I got 12 of the Tortex Triangles which I know I like because I feel like bigger is better on bass. So I got: Tortex Triangle 1.14mm (heaviest) --> old standby Tri Stubby 3mm (heaviest) --> figured I'd get the triangles since they offer it Gator Grip 2mm (heaviest) --> never tried those Tortex Jazz III XL 1.5mm (heaviest) --> curious about the Jazz shape, never tried it, I know I like Tortex Nylon Big Stubby 3mm (heaviest) --> original big stubby shape, will compare shape and material to the Lexan Big Stubbies Ultex Sharp 2mm (heaviest) --> curious about what the sharper tip does same as with the Jazz's and never tried this material Jazz III XL black (Stiffos) --> never tried even the regular Jazz's and I think the non-XL ones will be too small for me Which of these do you prefer? PS: I just got so much Dunlop because they're most readily available here in Germany where some US-made boutique stuff is not available or really expensive.