#1
hi , downpicking or Alt ?
that is my question on this song

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--2----------------7-7-7-5h-7-7------------3--|
--0--0--0--0--0-------------------0--0--0--1--|


----------------7S-8-----------------7S-8--------7S-9-|
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#2
Obviously there's no real indication or confirmation from James on this, but I think it's most likely downpicking. It seems impossible at first, when I found out Master of Puppets was downpicked I wouldn't believe it.

It took me a month of boring downpicking daily exercises, and now I can say for sure it is possible to downpick halves at 220 if you develop the right strength and muscle memory.
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#3
Papa Het pretty much downpicks EVRYTHING. Assume it's downpicking.
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#4
Hi there

this part --0--15-0-15-15-0-15-0-15-15-0-15-15-15-15-| is alternate (I don't think it's possible to downpick that)

these parts
--2----------------7-7-7-5h-7-7------------3--|
--0--0--0--0--0-------------------0--0--0--1--|


----------------7S-8-----------------7S-8--------7S-9-|
--0--0--0--0--5S-6--0--0--0--0--5S-6-0--0--5S-7-|


are downpicked.

Not confirmed with live performance (have they even played it?), but it makes sense to me, I play it that way.

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