What does an old sock have to do with picking well?.......:)
By the title you may be thinking what the hell is this lad on about. Well ill tell you...
I have been trying to get my speed up latly and been doing a lot of chromatics and notice that when wearing a t-shirt and having my arm exposed i come across this problem:
When my right hand (picking hand) is resting on the guitars body, just infront of the bridge i somtimes notice that my arm can become sweaty, or clamy. Normally this dosnt affect me, but i have began to notice that when playing, my arm restricts me from moving to the correct place in order for me to pick. By this i mean that, although i dont move my arm much when picking, i somtimes move my it ever so slightly up or down to help with the position of my hand, therfore picking better. But due to the clamminess of my arm the friction between my arm and the body is too much and i find myself not reaching the correct string.
Then i saw an old sock on the floor, hmm...how interesting i thought.So i descided to cut the tip off and slip the mofo on my arm, now my arm slides up and down the body.
Im not sure how many other people have experienced this, but it sure helped me.
And i have the bonus of having a Bart Simpson on my arm all the time...what more do you want i ask?