#1
i personally find it better to anchor my pinky, tho i know alot of people dont...
just wondering how many of u do?
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#2
when i'm speed picking the movement comes more from my wrist than my fingers so i tend not to anchor my fingers
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#3
nope.
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#4
most of myguitars are tune-o-matic's (gibsons) so i rest my palm just behind the bridge, before the tailpiece, but sometimes ill move my hand around to get different sounds
#5
Yeah i do anchor my pinkie. i sorta hook it under my bridge pickup bezel. it helps when i do sweeps and fast picking stuff
#6
I anchor a lot. I know it's a bad habit, but I play a lot of metal stuff where I have to keep palm muting, and removing the palm quick, so I do anchor, but not with my pinky.
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#7
Depends where I'm playign and what I'm playing. If I'm playing solos and picking above the fretboard, then I try and anchor myself for accuracy. Otherwise no
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#8
yeah i do... sadly. I've been trying not to but its a real hard habit to break.
#9
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#12
I don't usually anchor when I'm playing electric. palm is usually ( with a few exceptions, like then i'm alt. picking lower strings) rested on the bridge., but when I'm fingerpicking I anchor my pinky beside the strings.
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#13
When i first started playing and opened up my hand so my fingers werent clenched in a fist, i initially started anchoring. I eventually switched to unanchored, also in part because i have small hands and couldnt reach the low e if i anchored, but now that ive stopped(a year and a half later) i find that if i force myself to anchor, just to see the difference, its generally much harder to play at speed than unanchored.
#14
I play a lot of palm muted stuff so I anchor with my arm on the bridge
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#15
I actually anchored for about 2 years of playing, then realized it didn't help much, I started to play with a free floating hand and found that my playing is alot more concistant with fast alt picking/string skipping/shred etc.

It was akward at first but about a few hours later it was cool.
My personal opinion is not to anchor, Seeing as it seems to restrict playing... But what works for some doesn't work for others.

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I actually anchored for about 2 years of playing, then realized it didn't help much, I started to play with a free floating hand and found that my playing is alot more concistant with fast alt picking/string skipping/shred etc.

It was akward at first but about a few hours later it was cool.
My personal opinion is not to anchor, Seeing as it seems to restrict playing... But what works for some doesn't work for others.
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#17
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I anchor a lot. I know it's a bad habit, but I play a lot of metal stuff where I have to keep palm muting, and removing the palm quick, so I do anchor, but not with my pinky.


That's the thing, if you play hard rock don't you kind of HAVE to "anchor"?

Either that or I don't anchor, ever. I found when I go really fast (by my standards) my fingers wanna pinky-anchor-it-up but I don't let it happen.
#18
I try to avoid it, but I still do it alittle from time to time.
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#19
I anchor all the time, i find it a lot easier. Why is anchoring a bad habit? What does it constrict? ive tried not anchoring and i always hit the wrong string a lot
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#21
I used to anchor until I started taking lessons. I was really noisey when I anchored like with strings ringing cause my palm was anchored up. Now I anchor as little as possible. Usually only when I'm learning a part cause it's easier when I'm going slow.
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#22
I stopped anchoring like, weeks ago. A bit hard at first but now I can do both, and I actually prefer unanchored. Helped my sweep picking a lot.