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Lyrax 01-30-2013 03:29 PM

Could someone tell me the use of putting tape on your fingers while playing guitar?
 
Here`s a picture of Munky from Korn having tape on his fingers.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd....582098340_o.jpg
Some other time I also noticed that he had rubber bands between his fingers for some reason.
I`ve also seen other dudes doing this and my question is, why?

PeaveyPredatorX 01-30-2013 03:41 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lyrax
Here`s a picture of Munky from Korn having tape on his fingers.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd....582098340_o.jpg
Some other time I also noticed that he had rubber bands between his fingers for some reason.
I've also seen other dudes doing this and my question is, why?

if it's anything like what Kirk Hammett does then the reason that the tape is there is to cover weak areas of skin to stop them ripping open if they catch on the guitar/bridge

Lyrax 01-30-2013 04:02 PM

Ooh, so that is good for when you are playing wildly and stuff? Like heavy headbanging and jumping around etc?

cdr_salamander 01-30-2013 04:15 PM

Yeah, especially with bridges that have stuff poking out of them like screws. The Fender bridges with stamped saddles are notorious if you are a heavy riffer and mute a lot. I like to call them "palm shredders".


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