Topic: Acoustic Vs. Electric Technique
For those of you who play both, what if any are the major differences between your acoustic and electric technique?
I tend to do 95% of my practice on an acoustic, so I've been stringing my electrics heavier and heavier to try to replicate the acoustic feel. It's getting to the point where string bending is a challenge and I'm constantly whacking the crap out of the strings, which results in a lot of tension, overplaying and fatigue. I'm playing 11ga heavy bottoms right now and was thinking about moving to 12s.)
I'm now considering reversing that - going to super light strings on the electrics (9ga heavy bottoms), playing way softer and lighter, more economy of motion, and almost treating electric and acoustic like two different instruments, at least from the standpoint of technique.
What do you think?