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12/16/2007 9:02 pm
Personnaly, I pick with an angle when picking fast runs.

I find it a little easier to pick. The problem with this technique is that it adds a slight scratching sound on the lower string. I play a lot of metal so it gets burried in the distortion but if I listen closely, I can hear the scratch.

For the past years I've worked on picking more and more parallel to the strings to get less of that scratching sound. I have to be carefull about it when play with less distortion.

Sometimes, you want that aggressive scratching tone, especially in metal.

Depending on your style, you should adjust your angle accordingly to limit scratching sound.

I've asked myself that same question many times and after researching and looking at all my guitar heroes, I found out that none of them picked exactly the same way. From what I have learned, less angle when playing acoustic or clean guitar parts gives a better sound but I can't pick as fast.