Thanks a lot for your reply.
Yeah, makes sense. Nearly no one of the top player can say why they chose a certain way of picking. Got that.
My whole point is this:
After seeing Troy Grady explaining his findings I switch over from trailing edge picking to front edge picking. Just like himself!
I discovered that even though it felt weird the first time I could shred a lot faster on a single string.
Now that I chose a different pick grip after almost 16 years of playing I have to “relearn” more or less the whole picking technique anyway.
So obviously there is a better way to hold the pick. Then I reason there is also a better way to pick.
So in which technique should I invest my time now?
I mostly did alternate picking.
Economy picking would be quite new for me, but it seems appropriate for groups of three notes.
There is a video section where Troy talks about the technique Eric Johnson uses.
And he switches his techniques during playing for certain riffs. So this got my attention.
So to recap all of this, there are various approaches and a few top players master more then one:
So right now my focus is on USX in combination with alternate picking. For these 3 note per string riffs I will now try economy picking.
For example I also could do it like MAB - He quickly changes from USX to DSX for uneven notes per string riffs. Or I could restructure the fretting pattern.
But this is not what I prefer because I want to be able to also handle uneven pattern.