... and I have weak fingers. The band I'm in plays usually from 10 PM to 2 AM with 10 minute breaks between sets. By the end of the night, my fingers are usually destroyed. When I'm playing at home or in any situation without drums, I lay it back, I play fairly light. But there's something about the live drums that causes me to play too hard. It's mostly the songs have me playing straight sixteenth notes during the majority of the song. On the songs with more feel to them, the ones that I'm alowed to groove a bit on, my attack lightens up. I've taken to playing with a pick on some songs, it does get a pretty rockin' sound as well. (Since it's a classic rock gig, my tonal influence is usually JPJ ) But I'm not really great with a pick. Anyone else have this problem or any advice?