Strumming Technique & Mechanics

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What is the ideal pick for funk strumming? I think Justin is using a Jazz III, or something like that. Then there’s Nile Rodgers, who uses a soft pick. I typically use a Jazz III for everything on electric but I found a softer pick (0.73) better for funk strumming. My buddy, whose a professional musician, tells me to stick with the thicker pick. Any thoughts?

me personally, and its just my opinion but i would say thicker because you want a brighter punchier sound that doesnt seem to come from a softer pick

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Thanks for the response! It does make sense.