- Apr 16, 2012
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IME You're WAY more likely to pick up good habits than bad ones. As you have none of the inherent amp compression to assist (even played clean its helping a bit) you are forced to finger any notes strongly and cleanly to make them loud.I like noodling unplugged, but you WILL pick up bad/sloppy habits that will come through the amp when you plug in.
In 100% of cases I have found extensive unplugged playing more beneficial to speed, clean fingering and note definition than plugged in playing. If you have played with an amp and with distortion before, it only takes one or two sittings to restore your various damping skills to reduce string noises.
I've also improved feel out of sight.