I’m wondering if anyone thinks there’s a relationship between string radius (at the bridge end) and ease with cross picking. For instance, if the string radius is tight (say 9.5") would that be more forgiving for high speed cross picking movements? Or is a flatter radius (say 16") better to allow the pick movement to do more of the work?
Perhaps it depends on how many strings one is skipping? For instance, outside picking movements between adjacent strings (say strings 3 & 4) would probably be easier with a tight radius. Whereas outside picking movements between strings 1 & 6 may be hindered by a tight radius (because strings 2-4 are higher).