jason brann wrote:it's because you don't have as much control over your pick with that sports watch band. if i'm really strumming, i might be white knuckling the pick, while you have a thing that'll slide and rotate. a sturdier pick holder that you could have more control over would help.
The strap doesn't slide or rotate. I strap if tight when I wear it. Not tight enough to make my fingers go numb though
The flesh of my arm does allow a small amount of movement though the only cure for that would be fastening the strap to the bone. Not going to happen BTW. The buckle however does allow the pick to flex back and forth another small amount, so with your comment in mind I hot glued the pick to one side of the buckle (I have several of these so room to experiment). That seemed to make a difference. How much I haven't determined yet.
I also wanted to keep trying the different materials suggested and my favorite music shop didn't have any wooden pics, so I fabricated one from the end of a paint stirring stick. I haven't put a micrometer to it but maybe 3.5 MM after sanding it a bit. This is as thick as I can force through the buckle. So far this appears to be the best compromise between pic noise and projecting volume. In other words there is still some pic sound but I can play soft without too much click but strum aggressively when the song needs it.
I really appreciate the time and thought that you guys have put into these responses. Perfection may never be obtainable but this is definitely an improvement.