I hate to admit this , but I’m a pretty soft player. I guess this comes from playing in the comfort of my own home , for the majority of the times.
However, recently I started to pull more volume out of my guitar. I started using the Dunlop Ultex Sharp Pick (1.14 thickness), and I feel like the pick is helping me with pulling out more volume from my guitar.
I would say that my rhythm playing is fine , but my lead playing is what suffers from low volume.
I got a portable speaker, and I started using it to play rhythm tracks. I put the volume all the way up on it , so that it forces me to play just as loud as the speaker. I feel like this method is helping me as well.
As my playing keeps maturing, I feel like I can pull out more volume, which is a good feeling.
My question is, what little (or big) things do you change in your technique in order to pull out more volume from your guitar when you’re playing lead?
Gripping the pick a little tighter? Using more forearm swing? More wrist ?
Also , while we are at it, what picks are y’all using out there ?
I was using the TP48 pick, but I couldn’t pull out as much volume as I do with the Dunlop Ultex Sharp.
I know @BanjoBen used to use the TP40 and TP50. So I was also wondering Mr.BanjoBen, did you feel like you were able to pull a lot of volume out with these two picks?
Thanks in advance to anyone who responds!