Thanks Tom, thanks Pierre - too many dudes sitting around with -200db environments listening to their unplugged electric guitars with low actions and skinny strings and getting anxious. I personally prefer the 110db fret level approach.
It's like being a Ford driver - the noises won't go away - just turn up the radio.
I'm trying to picture this. Do you mean the pick should be parallel to the string? I don't see how I could hold the pick at 90 deg to the string unless I held my hand like George Benson from underneath the strings.