#1
Alot of peopole talk about string action as playability vs. tone. I have found out that for me i tend to have more control over riffing, strumming, alternate picking with higher action, only thing that i find better with low action is legato.
The weird thing is that all my friends that i conciser "shredders" tend to have the action on their guitar very low. I find it impossible to alternate pick fast on a guitar with low action. I used to have my action low a while ago, but when i raised it quite a bit, my guitar playing became much better, faster, cleaner.
How is it with you guys?
#3
I have mine pretty low. I haven't noticed any difference for ease of picking personally, but the lower action definitely helps with spending less energy with my fretting hand.
#5
Quote by Vanhalaf
Your technique may be faulty.


This, string action shouldn't have ANY influence on your right hand, only left. The only way I could imagine it even remotely effecting picking is if you pick over the fretboard
#6
Quote by Velcro Man
This, string action shouldn't have ANY influence on your right hand, only left. The only way I could imagine it even remotely effecting picking is if you pick over the fretboard


It could definitely be a bad sync between hands causing issues though. If you can't alt pick at exactly the same speed as your left hand fingers and hitting the notes then you'll get a much more pronounced hammer-on with the left hand (or dead notes) with a lower action.
#7
Quote by Velcro Man
This, string action shouldn't have ANY influence on your right hand, only left. The only way I could imagine it even remotely effecting picking is if you pick over the fretboard

The issue is that if i keep them low, they buzz when i pick hard, but not soft. The issue is then that i need to keep the picking soft to not buzz them. This makes it harder.