I've never felt completely comfortable with a pick and always feel more dextrous without. I like the agility it gives me with double-stops and other things. But there's a constant problem: my tone is inferior when I use my fingers. It's thinner and shriller/pitchier and more twangy. When I use a pick (usually a thick jazz-sized pick), the tone is fuller and sweeter (and louder) -- but I lose the dexterity. Basically it feels like I need to "yank" the strings less -- find a way to have my fingers go more quickly and lightly over the strings and not snap them so much. But this is hard, when I'm standing and playing and maybe a little nervous. Do you fingerstyle blues/rock guys notice that your tone is different when you play fingerstyle? Have you made adjustments in technique (or in guitar/amp settings) to compensate?