#1

What is he using in the picking hand? It look like some band or stuff.
What is it for?
#2
Its tape. He says it helps keep his fingers tight on his picking hand for better technique. I've never seen anyone else do it but him, so I doubt it really does much.
#3
Quote by Matt420740
Its tape. He says it helps keep his fingers tight on his picking hand for better technique. I've never seen anyone else do it but him, so I doubt it really does much.

No. He does it every night, it's because of all the palm-muting and such he does, the strings always hurt his palm, so the band is to protect his hand.
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Quote by schwinginbatman
No. He does it every night, it's because of all the palm-muting and such he does, the strings always hurt his palm, so the band is to protect his hand.



thats +1, on the "a day in the life of" documentary he comes off stage with his hand all bruised and busted up and he was comlplaining about how sore his hand was, so he started using that to ease the beating
#5
I wonder if he puts some on his foot also, to protect it from all that wah pedal use
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#6
I never knew that, that's cool.
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thats +1, on the "a day in the life of" documentary he comes off stage with his hand all bruised and busted up and he was comlplaining about how sore his hand was, so he started using that to ease the beating

It was A year and a half with Metallica.

And his palm was bruised because his palm-muting technique is HIGHLY unpractical
and you just end up hurting yourself
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I wonder if he puts some on his foot also, to protect it from all that wah pedal use

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#9
Oh yeah and you pronounced "Meine Philosophie" wrong, TS.
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It was A year and a half with Metallica.

And his palm was bruised because his palm-muting technique is HIGHLY unpractical
and you just end up hurting yourself


lol, thats it, when I was typing it I was thinking sh*t that doesnt sound right. I had that documentary about 15 years ago... man im getting old
#11
oh, and the only other thing I remember is james hetfield was dissing slash (something about the standby button on the amp)...

oooh and "wait a minute! youre not Metallica! who are you and what have you done with my heroes!) lol.

loool, and the "open legs for a different view"

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Quote by guidothepimmp
oh, and the only other thing I remember is james hetfield was dissing slash (something about the standby button on the amp)...

oooh and "wait a minute! youre not Metallica! who are you and what have you done with my heroes!) lol.

loool, and the "open legs for a different view"

hahah,a its all coming back to me!! memories...

Afaik Slash spilt beer on James.
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Afaik Slash spilt beer on James.


Sorry bout the offtopic...

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#14
Quote by schwinginbatman
No. He does it every night, it's because of all the palm-muting and such he does, the strings always hurt his palm, so the band is to protect his hand.



If you'll look closely in the pic his fingers are taped, not his palm. You can clearly see his knuckles behind the tape. Does he mute with his fingers or something?
#15
Quote by yellowv
I wonder if he puts some on his foot also, to protect it from all that wah pedal use



I'm so sigging that!
#16
Wow this question get's asked quite a bit. But here's why from various website's pertaining to KH..


Why is Kirk's right hand wrapped during live shows? That is Kirk's picking hand, which he does hit pretty hard playing his guitar. The tape cover the lines in his palm that break open as he plays.
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#17
Quote by Matt420740
If you'll look closely in the pic his fingers are taped, not his palm. You can clearly see his knuckles behind the tape. Does he mute with his fingers or something?

I don't know. That's essentially what he said, that from the palm-muting and the soloing, the strings get in that area and cut it up.
#18
I thought it was just some sort of sweatband thing.
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#19
nah definetly to protect his hand. Kind of odd really, wonder what's wrong with his technique for that to happen
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