Any video from this freak of nature will do. But man. How in the hell does he have such an impossibly clean left hand. I feel like that can’t possibly be all right hand muting technique, especially with the position shifting with both hands.
When I’m playing with my normal anchored wrist position, I’m pretty clean on distortion. I get very little unwanted noise. I have a pretty good muting technique with both hands.
But this kinda stuff is just in another universe to me. When I attempt to play unanchored and copy Troy’s “no muting, no problem” video, I get noise all over the place and no matter how hard my pick attack is, the open string noise overcomes the transients. I would love to be able to at least experiment with Benson style picking on overdrive, or explore crazy 2 handed stuff like this. But when I do, it makes me realize how dirty my left hand really is.
I’d love to see a video with Troy on this, as I feel it warrants further investigation than just “no muting, no problem”. Like when MAB takes the string damper off and still sounds just as clean with out it. That just seems impossible to me. I know they don’t focus much on the left hand, but there has to be something I’m missing out on. I always mute the next string down with the underside of my fingers. First finger is generally muting everything under the current string I’m playing. I do struggle with muting both sides of the string. It’s only consistent when playing octaves and power chords. That’s one that will take lots and lots of mindful repetition in my 21st year of playing to ingraine.
If I pick unanchored, the top 3 or 4 strings ring like a banshee on clean or overdrive. I feel like that has to be from a less than optimum left hand.
I’d love to hear a more advanced discussion on this. I feel like fret hand pressure and tension also has a lot to do with this.