#1
Ok i have this problem that i sweat alot, and i mean really sweat alot. That it feels like i just washed my hands and didnt dry them. The doctor says there is nothing wrong with me but its really messing me up when i play harder things ( sweeps, very fast alternate picking) because my hand gets sweaty and y pick starts to slide. Is there anything you guys can recommend me for this?
#2
don't drink anything 2 days before a gig.

in all seriousness, bring a towel to your gig and wipe off between songs i guess. or sport trendy sweat bands
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#3
I have the same exact problem, it can be like, 40 degrees outside, and my hands are clammy as ****
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#4
Wipe your hands on your pants, cut grip lines on the pick...
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#5
Yeah the only thing I can think of is sweat bands...or if you can play while wearing gloves then wear them.
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#7
I also sweat like a greasy pig. Its a real problem for me especially when I get nervous because I get drenched in sweat. When I talk to girls I get really ****ing sweaty.
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#8
fingerless gloves will help alot i assume.
and theyre just plain awesome....or maybe im the only one thnkin that, idk
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fingerless gloves will help alot i assume.
and theyre just plain awesome....or maybe im the only one thnkin that, idk



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fingerless gloves will help alot i assume.
and theyre just plain awesome....or maybe im the only one thnkin that, idk

Fingerless gloves are awesome, but do not help with the problem, since your thumb and fingertip are exposed, but makes it worse when you're barring some chords and the fabric mutes the strings.
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#12
Yeah, another fellow sweaty hands guy. I've tried sweatbands, towels hanging off my belt, and the good old rub-on-pants...even talcum powder. I don't recommend the talcum powder cause it'll really mess up your playing...but I was kinda desperate.

Anyway, what I swear buy is tying a nice looking handkerchief to the head of the guitar. When your left hand needs a wipe, the handkerchief is right there for ya. And the cool bonus is that I've received at least 3 comments about how cool it looks. And not looking like a nasty-clammy-hands kinda guy is always a plus. Try it out. Hope it helps!
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#14
fingerless gloves may work. i was thinking maybe a bit of talcum powder to dry keep my hands dry.

just saw the no talcum comment.
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#17
i'd say anti-perspirant (sp?) and a pick with a nice grip.

in all seriousness, just rub that stuff all over your hand.
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Yeah, another fellow sweaty hands guy. I've tried sweatbands, towels hanging off my belt, and the good old rub-on-pants...even talcum powder. I don't recommend the talcum powder cause it'll really mess up your playing...but I was kinda desperate.

Anyway, what I swear buy is tying a nice looking handkerchief to the head of the guitar. When your left hand needs a wipe, the handkerchief is right there for ya. And the cool bonus is that I've received at least 3 comments about how cool it looks. And not looking like a nasty-clammy-hands kinda guy is always a plus. Try it out. Hope it helps!


Ha, I do this too! But I have mine tied around the neck behind the nut so I can use it to muffle the strings if I need to during certain songs.
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#21
Wash you're hands more often, and use lotion, but not immediately before. Helps me.
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Wipe your hands on your pants, cut grip lines on the pick...


Good idea, obvious but I never thought of doing it, I have the same problem btw. I'm going to do this later.
#26
I'm not sure if this would help guitarists.
But on the recent Dream Theater DVD Mike Portnoy has his hands sprayed to help him grip his sticks ? not quite sure where the logic is in that, but he does it quite frequently throughout the show
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I don't know if you were serious, but grip lines doesn't sound very comfortable...
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I meant something like this:

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#28
here's the thing. if you're actually sweating and its not really warm and you're not jumping around going crazy then i would question if your technique is proper. sounds like you're exerting a lot more energy than you need to be.

if you are jumping around and going all rockstar then you can get some gorilla snot. drummers use it to hold on to sticks but its just as easily applied for usage on picks and its only a couple dollars.
#29
i have the same problem
i barely sweat anywhere else
but my hands are just gross
i cant even hold hands with a girl

wut u can do
is get botox, yes botox injections in your hands to stop the swaeting
however, it only lasts for about 6 months
it costs like 1000 dollars
and it will also make your hand week for a little, wtich would not be good for playing guitar

so i dont recomend it unless u would really like to
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wut u can do
is get botox, yes botox injections in your hands to stop the swaeting
however, it only lasts for about 6 months
it costs like 1000 dollars
and it will also make your hand week for a little, wtich would not be good for playing guitar

so i dont recomend it unless u would really like to

...With offense, this sounds like the most stupidest, most dangerous, and most expensive way to deal with sweaty hands.
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i have the same problem
i barely sweat anywhere else
but my hands are just gross
i cant even hold hands with a girl

wut u can do
is get botox, yes botox injections in your hands to stop the swaeting
however, it only lasts for about 6 months
it costs like 1000 dollars
and it will also make your hand week for a little, wtich would not be good for playing guitar

so i dont recomend it unless u would really like to


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#32
I heard high salt and sodium contributes to excessive sweating. I don't know that for sure just heard it somewhere.

I get pick slide sometimes cause my hands are too dry.

Go to Kmart or some such place and see if you can find a non slip mat. Thin rubber mats often put on a car dash to stop things slipping when you turn a corner. I know tupperware make a little square one for opening jars.

Anyway they are pretty thin. Cut a small piece off and glue it to your guitar pick where you hold it. It will give you incredible grip, you just won't want to lose your pick. But then you'll have enough non slip pad to do about fifty picks for a couple of bucks.
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I heard high salt and sodium contributes to excessive sweating. I don't know that for sure just heard it somewhere.

...that couldn't be, sodium makes your body retain water, not sweat it out... unless I missed a biology class
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#34
I have low sodium levels which is why i sweat alot. My problem is not that i sweat ONLY while i play guitar. If i make a fist for more than 5 seconds my hands are already drenched in sweat. So it has nothing to do with my technique. However the problem does worsen when i am in a warm environment/excerting myself. Which is why i need to find a solution, i am going to an endocrinologist to see what is going on with me soon, because no matter how much salt i eat i still sweat like a pig. I just need a short term solution.
#36
serious question...do you do any REAL physical activity? Because if you are just sitting there playing guitar and you burst into sweat...I'd say start exercising. Not bragging or anything here but givin you an example.

I was out of running shape and after 1.5 miles (for my PT test) i was soaking in sweat. Ran that in 10:38. Now just 3 times a week i've been runing 5k in under 23:00, and i just barely have a thin film of sweat.

Bottom line, unless you have some medical condition, you shouldn't be sweating this much if you are in DECENT shape.
#37
It has to do with your Sympathetic Nervous System. Try herbs that calm you down like Skullcap and camile and practice deep breathing techniques and relaxtion stuff. Its like your system is in a constant state of nervousness and stimulation. I hate the feeling but im working on it and getting better.
#38
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I'm not sure if this would help guitarists.
But on the recent Dream Theater DVD Mike Portnoy has his hands sprayed to help him grip his sticks ? not quite sure where the logic is in that, but he does it quite frequently throughout the show


Probably not a bad idea, the drummer in my band was drumming away when his grandma walks in, he lost grip of a stick and it shot off and hit his grandma in the head

As for fitness being part of it I don't think this is the issue, I don't think this is it as I am physically fit and sweat very little when running, but playing bass I often get sweaty hands.

There is a product you can get called Driclor, which is basically a hardcore anti-perspirent with no scent, you put it on at night and it blocks your pores from sweating in that area the next day I believe.
I haven't tried using this on my hands but I think I will give it ago