#1
alright guys, I was wondering if anyone could think of a reason why I can pick a lot faster and easier on my RG than on my S-classic (basically an Ibanez SZ)... the only reason I can think of is that the bridge is raised off the body a fair way on the S classic, whereas it's pretty much flush on the RG, and it's the angle of my hand/arm resting on the bridge? does anyone else find differences in their right hand between guitars?
#2
It all comes down to what you are used to playing. I've played floyds ever since I started playing and my picking hand is used to having a nice, flat surface to rest on. And every time I pick up a les paul or other TOM guitar at a shop, my hand just can't feel comfortable and my playing suffers a bit.

There are of course exceptions to the rule.....people that can play on anything and not be bothered one bit.
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#3
Aaand another reason why anchoring is bad
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#4
Fretboard radius? I mean, it can make a difference between a more rounded(smaller radius) fretboard than that of a flatter radius. As the strings that are more near the edges will be a little "lower" than the strings in the middle. making you miss the strings near the edges with your picking hand.

That could be one reason.
#5
i was wondering something similar too.

does string gauge affect right-hand picking speed?
(left-hand isolated in this case)
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#6
Quote by brandonroy
Fretboard radius? I mean, it can make a difference between a more rounded(smaller radius) fretboard than that of a flatter radius. As the strings that are more near the edges will be a little "lower" than the strings in the middle. making you miss the strings near the edges with your picking hand.

That could be one reason.



I think you may be right, I've found something a bit like that. I think I prefer the flatter string layout than the slightly rounded one, as I do tend to miss the low E string and end up digging my pick in too much, slowing me down
#7
Quote by necrophilic
i was wondering something similar too.

does string gauge affect right-hand picking speed?
(left-hand isolated in this case)



A little bit for me, but mainly so on the 3 lowest strings. I can't really play 9-42's anymore. I pick really hard and since I use a 2mm pick, they just flop around like wet yarn for me. 11-48's are just right for me.
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#8
I've never compared them directly, but distance between strings can have an impact too. I bet the S and RG are quite similar though so it doesn't apply in this case.

However, sometimes I find myself mispicking because of being so used to RG style guitars.
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