So I've felt lately that playing is a little hard for me, and being under 20, I know it's not due to aging. Some of it is due to playing unplugged/at low volume (College living), so I use more force than necessary, but I also feel like the action may be too high for my taste. The problem is, I sometimes like to dig in and play aggressively, mostly when I'm doing Rush stuff, rocking hard, etc. A lot of people say that a lighter touch is better, to which I say that I CAN play with a light touch, but sometimes you can't get the same energy without going a little crazy. Anyway, I digress, that problem with digging in being that I get a lot of fret grind. Even my Light touch can get pretty hard when I get into the groove. It feels especially hard on my fretting (Left) hand. Which I think would have a lot to do with string action. It's not all the time, mostly when I'm playing fast or difficult passages, my hand wears out. I know that hand fatigue is normal, but some of it is more than just fatigue, it just wears out my hand. So the basic situation is this: How can I lower action to be as low and easy as possible, without running into problems when I play? I don't necessarily dig in to get a whole bunch of fret grind, Mostly It's for the change in initial attack sound. I don't like any sort of noise from the string vibrating against the frets, but if I lower my action, that would only get worse, wouldn't it? Thanks in advance for replies.