thanks for the answers guys. i have on the website a video of me playing so you can check it out. i'm doing an MRI tomorrow and i'll see exactly what's wrong with me... i haven't played for two and a half months which sucks but i've been working out in the gym 3 times a week. my strings vary from black code 1.24 at 26/25 and sonic pro 1.25 at 26/25. sometimes i reduce to 25/24 and 24/23 (rarely)
btw: I really appreciate all the work you've put in to answer my problem!
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