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Offline GuitarJammerboy98

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Use of finger protector
« on: April 30, 2017, 02:39:49 pm »
Is it advisable to use finger protector while practicing guitar?

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Re: Use of finger protector
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2017, 02:43:24 pm »
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Re: Use of finger protector
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2017, 02:52:00 pm »
It is strong advised to NOT use a finger protector. It will ultimately hold you back.

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Re: Use of finger protector
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2017, 07:57:41 pm »
First welcome to the forum.

Second, no. Please do not go down this route as, as Keith said, it will only hold you back. Like all beginners (I hope you're just starting by this questions?) you're going to experiences some mild discomfort, have some grooves on your finger tips for a few weeks or 6 but with regular practice, calluses will form and you won't know what you were worrying about.

In MHO these things should be banned. They are just a gimmick and will impede your progress. Ask yourself how many top guitarist do you see playing with these devices ? Just someone out to make a quick buck and unlikely to be a decent guitarist IMO.

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Re: Use of finger protector
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2017, 06:43:28 am »
It's not wise..even though your fingers may hurt at first, u will eventually get used to it..your fingers will over time become numb and the pain will stop..

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Re: Use of finger protector
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2017, 09:55:07 am »
It's not wise..even though your fingers may hurt at first, u will eventually get used to it..your fingers will over time become numb and the pain will stop..

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Ganzo sorry but I thought I'd clarify your use of the word numb, don't want to frighten folks off.

The calluses that form after playing regularly for a few weeks, will mean the harder thicker skin on your finger tips will protect the nerves underneath and you won't feel the discomfort you're feeling now. We all go through this, you could call it a rite of passage.

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Re: Use of finger protector
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2017, 05:16:39 pm »
It's not wise..even though your fingers may hurt at first, u will eventually get used to it..your fingers will over time become numb and the pain will stop..

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To add to what Toby said if your fingers are numb you are pressing way to hard and your guitar should
have a proper set-up done to it.

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Re: Use of finger protector
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2017, 08:41:41 pm »
Ganzo sorry but I thought I'd clarify your use of the word numb, don't want to frighten folks off.

The calluses that form after playing regularly for a few weeks, will mean the harder thicker skin on your finger tips will protect the nerves underneath and you won't feel the discomfort you're feeling now. We all go through this, you could call it a rite of passage.

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I quite agree with you guys..my bad..sorry wrong choice of word there..playing over time will thicken the skin on your finger tips..
Ganzo
To add to what Toby said if your fingers are numb you are pressing way to hard and your guitar should
have a proper set-up done to it.


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