I'm still developing my sweeping technique, and I was wondering if anyone had any insight or ideas that would help me. I play fingerstyle and generally use the index and middle, but I am trying to incorporate the ring finger into my playing. Whereas some players use their thumb to sweep up, I try to finger as many notes in my ascent as possible. This is where most of my problems stem from. In the higher range (tuned to D standard, my C and F strings), I have what I consider to be the 'correct' amount of string tension, I'm able to tap with my right hand and maneuver my left hand the way I want. In the lower register (D and G) however, It seems like there isn't enough resistance and the strings don't come back when I need them to. This results in a lot of low-end mud. I'm thinking of purchasing DR Strings, I play medium-gauge Black Beauties currently. I thought that their heavy-gauge strings with a tapered core would give me the extra string tension I need. On a 34" scale, 4-string B.C. Rich Beast, is this a good idea? Also, any patterns or forms of sweeps & arpeggios are welcome and very much needed.