Callouses

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  1. fancychords

    fancychords Member

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    It seems with this cold weather my fingertips seem to be hurting a bit. Anyone else??
     
  2. pkevinb

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    Same here but I haven't been playing quite as much. My hands are very dry and I think that is main issue.
     
  3. fancychords

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    Thanks I was getting worried.
     
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    It could be, I suppose. Mine hurts due to lack of practice.
     
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    Same here - its a quagmire for me all winter - if I don't keep my hands moisturized really well (use Workingman's Hands, Guitar Hands and hand cream) - then I cracks on my finger tips and thumb corners. But keeping them moisturized softens the callouses and the tips get sensitive and hurt when I play....
     
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    I am there. Sometimes thinking about practicing on my acoustic makes me cringe.partly due to sensitive fingertips, but also achy joints.
    Slow scales for warm ups seems to help.
     
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    Yeah its normal. The cracks are killing me though.
     
  9. Rod

    Rod Tone is Paramount Silver Supporting Member

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    Winter is brutal on our hands and on our guitars.......
    I found this stuff called Rock-Tips that you put on your fingertips..i do lots of string bending and vibrato and it beats my fingers up...The stuff works great.. You can buy it direct
     
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    corn husk bag Silver Supporting Member

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    This stuff will take care of your hands fast. I would be carful of putting a lot directly on the fingertips of your fret hand though.

    No affiliation, bought some for my feet a year ago and in the process of using it on my feet, it cured my split and cracked hands. You can feel the difference in 24 hours. Stuff is awesome!

    http://www.bettekbodycreme.com/products_11.html

    Steve
     
  11. fancychords

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    I tried this stuff once I foget have he name it was like crazy glue and I hat worked. The rock tips not so much cause I couldn't feel so he string
     
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    A&D lotion on your hands right before bedtime so it sits all night might help.

    Regarding callouses, I had super tough ones as a young guy, now not so much, natural result of aging?
     
  13. 59Bassman

    59Bassman Plank Cranker Silver Supporting Member

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    Just getting my callouses back - I have not been playing as much the last few months. My problem is more the pain of cracked corners on my fingers. I've tried about everything and it happens every winter. About the only thing that keeps it bearable is super glue. Not kidding.
     

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