#1
i need to improve my finger speed for improv and fast solos, does anyone have any info that might help?
#2
Practice, practice and practice some more is about the best advice I can give you.

Best way to work up speed is practice simple licks or exercises. Start slow and work your way up in speed.
Helps using a metronome for a sense of timing and you can crank up the speed more and more once you get confident with the speed.
#4
sorry about not using search...but thanks for the links...and i figured practicing was about the only way...