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Back From The Ashe
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January 18 2006 9:01 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
How calloused are the fingertips on your left hand (right hand for the lefties)? Mine are pretty gnarly, I was making a quesadilla on the Foreman grill two nights ago, accidentally touched fingertips to grill and didn't notice.

The wife has recently complained about it as well, what the hell am I supposed to do, rub lotion on them? Take a break from practicing my shit? Hell no, says I.
isnt fucking aroun
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January 19 2006 9:21 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Learn to live with it.

After playing for 12 years I've gotten used to it. In fact, I totally forgot about it until you just mentioned it.
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January 19 2006 9:43 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
I'm proud of my calluses
Nicholas Steinborn
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January 19 2006 3:04 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Mine aren't all that bad. I don't know why. I play an hour a day, too.
what cha gonna do
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January 19 2006 6:10 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
I played really fast metal for years with nothing lower than 11's, and my fingers were never really calloused. The side of my right pink is a different story, though. I rest it on the strings when I tremolo pick, and it's like granite. It's not as bad because I don't play as much anymore, though.
Metal til Im sixty
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January 19 2006 6:11 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
mine only calloused the first couple years i played, after that the skin was tough, but not calloused at all.
cubic time cube
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January 19 2006 7:17 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
I play alot of melodies so I keep my fingers pressed pretty hard to the frets for minutes at a time. I've got callouses and grooves on all my fingers that the strings fit right into.
king hippo
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January 20 2006 3:34 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
my fingers on both my left and right hand are very very calloused. i am mainly an acoustic player and i use a medium to heavy gauge string so i get a huge work out when i play. i use a lot of finger picking so i actually have gnarly callouses on both my hands.

i kind of like them, i play so much that i need them, when i take long breaks my fingers get real tender and it actually hurts to play for a few days after i start playing again. i hate that so i just keep them hard. plus it helps cause i use my fingers a lot and it protects them quite a bit.
Aiyana Catori
I like the ska.
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January 20 2006 8:59 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by:--Amy--

I'm proud of my calluses

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January 23 2006 12:38 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
mine arn't the calloused which is weird because i play around 2 hours a day every day
Eric Paradox
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January 24 2006 1:06 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
since I started using very light strings on my electric I've barely had callouses at all. I stopped playing acoustic for a long time and now when I try to pick it up to play it hurts my fingers and I have to do a decent amount of work to play the same things I play on electric.
acoustic_rk sXe
yo suckaaaa
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January 30 2006 12:28 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: Metal til Im sixty

mine only calloused the first couple years i played, after that the skin was tough, but not calloused at all.

yeah, same here
Joe Boccuto
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January 30 2006 12:30 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
after playing bass without a pick for 12 years now my hands are like stone
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February 1 2006 10:35 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
my figers were bleedin last night cause my guitat
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February 8 2006 6:33 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
I play Electric and Flamenco, so all of my finger tips are very calloused, and I don't mind it. The callouses from lifting are an annoyance when it comes to women though.*Edit* I play both styles of guitar each about 3 hours or more a day.
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February 8 2006 7:04 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by:Metal til Im sixty

mine only calloused the first couple years i played, after that the skin was tough, but not calloused at all.

same here. first couple years i had callouses, then i took a break for about a year and they went away, then when i started again, they never came back.
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