#1
Does anyone have any good videos or exercises that help keep consistency with finger picking technique? I mean each finger sounding the same, across all strings, going the same speed, etc.
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#2
You may want to look at string crossing exercises, which will help in several areas. Here's a decent write up and some examples

http://www.studybass.com/lessons/bass-technique/string-crossing/