#1
Ok, so I know its bad technique, but I hold the pick with my thumb, pointer finger and middle finger when playing rhythm. I hold it with my thumb and pointer when playing leads. I do this because the pick slides around in between my fingerings if I don't have 3 fingers on it while playing rhythm. Anyone else do anything like this?
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#2
I do that to sometimes. Its not bad technique. Whatever works for you, as long as it doesn't hinder your ability.
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#3
I use my thumb, index and middle finger when playing rhythm then switch to index and thumb only for lead.
Using the 3 finger way for rhythm gives me a stronger strum and comes in handy for the tremolo bits of chords like

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etc.
#4
Dunlop tortex H3's could end that issue, if you are seeking to correct. I can't stand slick picks cuz I sweat like balls playing live. . . . and my balls sweat like. . . . well I'm sure you could understand where that goes.
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#5
it's not bad technique. if i am not mistaken, james hetfield plays that way.
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#7
No.

Thumb and Pointer finger is how I have always played..
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it's not bad technique. if i am not mistaken, james hetfield plays that way.


Well, then im not even going to try and change. Hetfield/Hammett is my favorite guitar duo of all time!
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I assume you're playing just open strings, so not to scratch your frets.
#9
I wouldn't say it's bad technique. I sort of switch between normal style and the style you described depending on the situation, sometimes mid phrase. I don't know why but for speed picking or sweeping sometimes it just helps alot to hold the pick like that.
#10
Carlos Santana plays like that and obviously he's lame cos he likes sad bird inlays lol j/k

FYI I believe Santana does it throughout rhythm and leadwork.