Is it plausible to use a thumbpick for very fast alternate picked sections, and for sweeping, or is the angle created by the pick always being against your thumb not right for these techniques?
Actually, I read in a Betcha Can't Play This column in Guitar World over a year ago that Chris Broderick had started using thumbpicks a lot when he played, because it allowed to do large sweep-tapped arpeggios very fluidly. So I guess if you practiced it, and were the spawn of Jesus, like Mr. Broderick is, that it would be plausible.
Hell yes. Went to see Tommy Emmanual about a month ago. He shredded up some alternate picking and sweeping to my surprise.
^Note: Probably sarcastic
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