James Teaneck asks: When using Hot Hand, is it more effective to move the ring side to side or up and down?
By default, all of our Hot Hand pedals use the x-axis. When wearing the ring, the X-axis is in a line parallel your arm and fingers. So any motion in that direction will create a response from the Hot Hand enabled effect. To test this, hold your hand out flat, parallel to the ground. Strum a chord on the guitar then move your hand away from your body then back. This is the X-axis. Try keeping your hand flat and moving it side to side instead. The effect will have much less response due to the fact that this type of motion in Y direction.
Now if you hold your hand close to the guitar in a normal playing position, note that the X-axis is now pointing in the direction of the ground. Strum a chord and move your hand like you were playing a drum. Note the response. Of course the X and Y axes are not completely isolated so you will always get some response from nearly any type of hand motion. Knowing how the effect reacts to specific motions will allow you to get the most of your Hot Hand control.