When I'm playing solos or anything involving single notes, typically higher on the neck, I will be able to hear the very annyoing sound of my pick picking the strings with every single note through my amplifier. is there a way to avoid this?
Turn down the tone knob on your guitar to taste, or turn down the highs on your amp.
Creep your fingers up closer to the point of the pick. If your fingers only cover 1/3 or 1/4 of the pick, then its gonna make a "click.. dink dink" sound