After posting that I change pickups while practicing, I thought maybe I'd post one of these long exercises I came up with, where I may lose track if I don't use different tones. I got this idea from the Guitar Grimoire series. They showed diagrams of diatonic scales with three notes per string. I decided to move away from the box shapes and concentrate on 3 note per string scales.
On the low E string, I'll pick D-U-D, switch to the A string and repeat one string after another. Once I make it to the high E string, I reverse it U-D-U then repeat on the B string...etc.
I use fingerings 2-3-1, 2-1-3, 1-3-2,3-1-2, 3-2-1 and finally 1-2-3 I use a metronome and usually do this in my second hour...which makes it easy to forget where I"m at lol.
Give us this day our daily shred...