Guys... I've been working on my solo skills...and while I've gotten better at my fingering and picking, my solos always sound kinda weak.
The notes and everything are there, but they seem to lack any kind of authority in the mix.
I would like it to sound more dominant I guess.
My solos sound fucking submissive.
Pick attack and muting out other ringing strings really seem to be the trick here. Being able to thwack the strings at the right times without causing a bunch of other noise is important.