I spent the last couple of months using nothing but a Red Bear Classic Special XH. I really like it, but with my picking style it gets a little chirpy. This week, I started using a Red Winspear Shiv that came in the Shiv IV bundle pack. It's thicker than the Red Bear, and I kind of like that. Going back to a regular Dunlop Ultex .73 pick and comparing the 3, I would say that I notice my grip lightening as the pick gets thicker. Less hand cramps, or discomfort. I also am not noticing the chirpiness with the Winspear. I'll use it for a couple of months, and then give something else in the collection a try.