It's not the same old "How can I palm mute and not anchor?" thing, don't worry.

The question is this: how should I be holding my hand to make sure all the lower strings are muted at high gain whilst still leaving my picking hand floating?

I recently made the change to playing un-anchored and now I find that a lot of the time the lower strings ring low after I've finished playing on them; so I'm going up a minor scale at speed and I get to the high E, only to find that the low E is ringing.

Does anyone have any tips or pictures or anything that might help?
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I sometimes have this trouble, it is often to do with my left hand making it ring. I usually just play slowly then build up and it goes away. I have no idea how they do it at ridiculously fast speeds however...
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At high gain, you have to mute the strings. You won't be able to keep your hand
floating. It's ok.

This issue seems to cause lots of confusion. The way I treat it is: not anchoring is
not so much a picking technnique as a development process. It's something
you do while developing your picking technique. Muting is a technique you need
(want) to use in certain situations. You can incorporate both into your practicing,
just not at the same time.
It takes a lot of practice. I went from anchored to unachored. I don't hold my pick the way most people do so I can play unachored and pm fine. But just work at it. Start slow build up speed. First play using one string (low e most likely) then do entire scales pm muted.

I don't use the side of my hand but the meaty part of the hand at the base of the right side of my hand for palm mutes. That may help you.