Hey guys!

So I just recently changed my picks from the standard jim dunlop tortex 1.14 to the tortex jazz master 3's from jim dunlop....man those things are life changers.

But the problem is, is that I have a gig on May 11th with this new band i just joined. they are HARD CORE. I mean that lead guitarist can full of shred up the neck. and i'm playing rhythm for them. I can play all of there songs, but i have to cheat sixteenth notes and galloping for eighth notes because of my picking hand tension. BORING.

With so limited time left, I fixed most of my picking problems just by switching my pick! but now I still have a problem. Naturally, I still have tension, I didn't just become a shredder for switching picks. But I noticed now that the pick STILL bounces when I tremolo on the low E (or D since it's drop D always) and i've tried slowing WAY down, like, I can't pick past 120ish bpm without the pick bouncing over the strings and halting me from progressing. I really don't think i'll be able to fix this in time for the show, and it would suck to cheat the songs.....i'm playing on a les paul if that makes any difference....any advice??? I just gotta get faster.
I'm really not sure what you mean by the pick bouncing over the strings at all, it sounds to me like you're actually talking about the normal movement of the pick in relation to the strings but I'm not at all sure.
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It's the natural movement when you pick over the strings, but it's an extreme bounce, and my hand bounces higher then normal when I try to play fast....