Before discovering CTC, I have always switched strings in a way that works best with USX, so when I discovered what USX was, naturally I was like “Awesome, USX is my motion!”, especially when trying to unlearn years of string hopping.
But I keep running into the “Garage Spikes” problem when implementing trying to apply the technique correctly, especially with tremolo and licks and I can’t seem to figure it out how to correct it. (Forearm motion feels most natural here, but there’s still tension and quick burn-out)
BUT, when trying DSX, I have little to no issue with the “Garage Spikes” and tremolo is really natural, but switching strings and the vocabulary is very strange. I’ve found that 8 o’clock - 2 o’clock wrist motion and/or elbow motion feel very good here.
Long story short, I don’t want to waste my time forcing a technique when I could be spending time focusing on one that works better… I just don’t know which one would be worth investing in right now!
Any ideas? @Troy