As long as I have known Ted, he favored Moshay guitar picks. They are made of nylon. They have this squared edge to them, where most picks are flat and thin, and have a hole punched through the center as a grip. He gave me one of these early on to experiment with.
In the September 1987 issue of Guitar Player, pages 98-99, features a gatefold poster titled "100 Pros' Picks." It pictures Ted’s Moshay pick with an abbreviated note from the letter below.
Ted writes “Thanks for thinking of me, Jas.
1) I love the tone of these Moshay picks ... very warm on the neck pickup sound for Teles, Strats, Les Pauls, ES-345’s + others.
2) I also love the hole in the middle of the pick which helps keep it from slipping around for playing Freddie Green style or R&B rhythm styles.
3) But, for a more biting, bluesy single string stuff, I’m crazy about the sound that results from all down strokes on a medium sized, medium thickness “regular” pick with tiny notches filed in the edge. Gets that great “early” Jeff Beck tone …
In case this is relevant, just turn the blue pick around if you have trouble about having the store’s name on it for the photo.
Should be a fun article, Thanks again,
The store name, by the way, was Norm’s Rare Guitars. Hmm! The pick on the poster actually looks green! Maybe that’s my magazine ink is changing color with time? Maybe I am going color-blind!
The only place I have seen these available are through J. Hale Music, possibly old stock. I went to a number of music stores in the San Francisco area, over the weekend and did not see a single Moshay pick!