#1
I know that sweaty hands and calluses are obviously going to happen when you play guitar a lot, but recently my hands have been getting very sweaty, very fast. It's to the point where bends and other things, such as pull-offs, are suffering (not a lot, but noticeable).

Is there anything I can do to decrease this? Some sweat is not a problem but this is just getting ridiculous
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#3
you could try and OTC anti-persperent such as drysol (applied at night, wash off in the morning). ive used it to minimize sweating during long gigs (5+ hours) and its worked really well. its also super cheap and doesnt affect your guitar at all because you wear it when you sleep and wash it off in the morning
#4
Wrist sweatband. Seriously.
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Wrist sweatband. Seriously.


Make sure they are leather with spikes or at the very least have studs!!
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#7
I had the same problem, baby powder works great, I also wear sweatbands and take a small hand towel and dry my hands after every song.
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#9
when you play you are over stimulating your sympathetic nervous system.
you are in fight or flight mode!


you can buy a small stick of antiperspirant just for your hands.
(keep it in your case.)

another solution would be to use
Balmex baby power, contains cornstarch and zinc oxide.

but the stick is more convenient and won't cake up.

edit: drysol like suggested above is great if you find you always have sweaty hands
and possibly have hyperhidrosis. but in that case, it would be best to see a dermatologist.
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Make sure they are leather with spikes or at the very least have studs!!


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#12
baby powder does work well.

also next time you upgrade take a look at different guitar necks, for example th Epi Les Paul Ultra comes fitted with a graphite covered neck, making it more grippy as opposed to smooth, to relieve this exact issue.
#13
put some armpit deodorant on your hands, not shitty axe stuff, but the good white bar kind that's sweat resistant.
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