#1
So I've recently gotten really into guitar and built my callouses over 3-4 days really thick, but I am running into this problem where the strings will go UNDER the fleshy part when I play. It has yet to bleed, but I feel like at this rate it'll eventually cut under far enough to make some discomfort.

It doesn't hurt yet, but I'm hoping to keep it that way so I can keep playing..any suggestions?
#2
Satch said "whenever it hurts, stop playing"

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#4
Yeah my skin is just naturally really tender I guess.. it was really painful starting guitar, that or I'm pressing too hard, but I try not to.
#6
same here mate, 2 years ive been playing and now im getting these cuts but they dont hurt or bleed etc.
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#7
You don't grow callouses in a couple of days. Your fingers gradually toughen up over months. Just play til it gets uncomfortable then take a break for your fingers to recover a bit and start again.
#8
just take a break after they get too sore, maybe for a day, after you get rough calluses you'll get ones that arent so obvious but they're leathery, then it shouldnt hurt
#9
Quote by Rizzice
Yeah my skin is just naturally really tender I guess.. it was really painful starting guitar, that or I'm pressing too hard, but I try not to.


I just went through a week of bare skin on my finger tips.
I played A LOT, and after a week or so (enduring the pain) Callouses came in, better than before.

I can no longer feel anything with my left hand fingertips though
#10
Quote by zhilla
You don't grow callouses in a couple of days. Your fingers gradually toughen up over months. Just play til it gets uncomfortable then take a break for your fingers to recover a bit and start again.


This.

It took me months to build mine.
Also i found when my strings got a bit too old they began to cut the callouses a bit.
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#11
What gauge strings are you using?

My fingers only hurt like that when I use really thick strings and I play 3-4 hours a day as well.
#12
Quote by zhilla
You don't grow callouses in a couple of days. Your fingers gradually toughen up over months. Just play til it gets uncomfortable then take a break for your fingers to recover a bit and start again.

maybe not but they will grow thicker fairly fast.Just recently I was practicing a lot of lead lines and my callous got noticeably harder & thicker in a couple of weeks. After I stopped practicing as much they softened up and started to peel.
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#13
damn man. that's some intense playing you're doing to cut callouses. either that or you're playing with razor strings i can't do that anymore. mine are 13 years old, maybe that makes a difference...?

funny thing about my callouses, though, is that they feel soft to the touch like a normal finger tip but if i tap my finger tip on a table (being careful not to let my nail hit) it sounds as if i'm clicking my fingernail against the table.

/off topic ramble...
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#14
i had a callous on my second finger a few weeks ago... it felt like a bit of plastic (not exaggerating :P). it was just a flat part of my finger and when i put my hand flat on the table and looked at the finger tip from above i could see that it had shaped my finger tip.

but then it eventually peeled off somehow. but i was proud while i had it.