I’ve seen references to this issue but no discussion. I realized it’s a problem I’m having.
I can play 3 nps or 6 nps relatively fast and clean, 1/16 notes at 160+ bpm. This is with 2WPS (3 nps) or straight DWPS (6 nps). However, when I try something with 2 nps (a la Zack Wylde or EJ) with DWPS, my max speed is down around 120 bpm. Is this just a string tracking issue? And is this something that just gets faster with practice? Or is there potentially a technique limiting factor?
I’ve been very careful to maintain a DWPS to avoid string hopping.