#4
Fingers only

If i use picks i use .53-.60
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#5
Ultex picks by Dunlop in .60mm. Do not buy the knock-off Ultem picks by Clayton. They literally crumble apart. Ultex ones last for a long, long time, though. http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dunlop-421P-Ultex-Picks?sku=110032

As far as the best pick I've ever used, the award goes to the Red Bear Trading Co. picks. They're without a doubt the best pick money can buy (legally). Very pricey, though: http://www.redbeartrading.com/

Just for comparison, here is a Clayton Ultem compared to a Dunlop Ultex (not mine; old pic from some site):

As you can see, the Clayton pick is cracking and falling apart. I've never had a Dunlop pick with this problem.
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#8
As you can see from the answers this question will get you as many answers as there are people. Go buy 3 or 4 different weight picks and play around with them. I have everything from .38mm Dunlop Nylons to Fender Heavy picks in my case because I use different picks depending on what I'm playing and my mood at the time. Most of the time I use a medium weight pick from Dunlop or Fender.
#9
I think Dunlop Ultex are the best. For acoustic I like .73 and .88. For electric I will go heavier. If you are just starting out a lighter pick might be good like a .60
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#10
I use Ultex as well. Mainly .60 and .73, although sometimes I use 2mm Dunlop Jazz II's.
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#11
ok, well i guess i will get some dunlops.

Which is the best for Strumming? i strum a lot.

Also could someone tell me about the sizing.

Thanks
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for struming you want a pick that wont catch the strings and break them,i would recommend a light pick of some sort, whatever you like.

I find that with the right control and angle, the Ultex .60mm works perfectly. It also helps you naturally figure out which angle and strength to attack the strings from for the desired tone.
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#14
I actually love using nylon picks on an acoustic over tortex and celluloid. I have some Snarling Dogs brain picks, as well as a few GC picks I lifted off of them when trying guitars. By far my favorite for acoustic, and they're the cheapest picks money can buy as well.
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#15
Note: when playing Gypsy Jazz (my favorite kind of music to noodle on), I always use my thick Red Bear pick. Nothing else will do.
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