Haha I hear ya. Every time I try to attempt to actually "shred" in its classic sense, I fail miserably. I always use legato for speed, but I want to actually learn right hand technique as well.I'm on this buzz too; Frank Gambale's Chop Builder and Shred Mechanics are my current practice tools. Working well so far, but I'm a bit daunted at just how much work I need to do on my picking.
Are you talking about alternate picking? If so, practice the motion of crossing strings (a lot), as this is the most difficult part of alt picking, and what separates it from economy picking. A good way to practice this is by alternate picking arpeggios.What exercises or techniques do you guys use to practice?