1 Opie 3 years ago Years back I always played electric with a pick, and would use the middle and ring fingers to do finger picking along with the pick, which worked pretty good, but not as good as regular fingerpicking with thumb. Then due to my reactive arthritis my index finger swelled so bad I couldn't hold a pick so I switched to using a thumbpick full time, even after the finger returned to normal a couple years later. Lately, I returned to the pick again, which I didn't realize how many things I can do better both rhythmically and single notes with a pick. But I got rusty on the middle/ring finger thing so I've been trying to learn the Brian Setzer thing where he tucks the pick away in order to fingerpick. I'm getting faster but need to bring it up to speed to use. Just wonder if anyone here has any insight to how he manages it so quickly, or if anyone knows of a good demo video showing this trick.