#1
I switched to 13s about a month ago. Ever since, my fingers have been torn up. I tried to be patient and build up a denser callous, and I've also tried letting my fingertips heal. Any tips?


By the way, I'm not a beginner. I've been playing for 5-6 years.
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#2
dip them in hydrochloric acid
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#4
Man up and push through it.
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#5
Dip them in super glue before you play. Okay, it's the pussy way out, but you'll be able to play. Other than that, I would just say persevere it and build them up, but that could take a while. I'm still trying to build up my callouses from gauge change two months ago (and it was only from 9's to 10' >:-()...
#6
What did you switch from? Was this like a crazy 9s to 13s jump or up from 12s or 11s or summat?

I'd just be careful about moisture softening them before you play - main thing I can think of, I've never went that heavy.
#7
well i use 13's but ive always heard that dippin them in peroxide or isopropyl alcohol can help callous growth
#8
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What did you switch from? Was this like a crazy 9s to 13s jump or up from 12s or 11s or summat?

I'd just be careful about moisture softening them before you play - main thing I can think of, I've never went that heavy.



This was a jump from an 11s medium top heavy bottom set. Now that I think of it, it might be the wound 3rd thats giving me trouble. I'll try 12s with a plain 3rd and see how that goes.
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#9
I read that dipping your fingertips in vinegar will help with the pain.
Hope that helped.
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#10
LOL thats almost how I started, Bb with .10-.60 Boomers. Those are quite a it bigger though, just keep playing man! Don't do the superglue thing, ruins any relationship with the strings almost. It sucks lol (IMO) but maybe try I guess.

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