I’ve recently started playing with a pick and I’ve found that after playing for a few minutes I begin to experience an “ache” in my upper arm, do I just need to get used to playing with a pick or am I doing something horribly wrong?


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I think its probably the angle you holding your arm at. Is it higher then normal. Maybe you could mess about with different strap hights And see if that helps.
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fatgoogle is probably right but when i had the same problem i just laid off the bass and played the guitar for a week or so and it hasnt bothered me since.