#1
Hey guys,

First of all, I have absolutely no idea where to write this so here it goes..

While watching live footage, I saw that many guitarist use wristbands.. So I decided to buy one.

I got this:

Anyway, I think people use it for sweat but they made me play more comfortable. They let me play at speeds that I cant usually go on. Is that placebo effect?

Rather than that, I heard that they block muscle development.. Is that true?

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#2
I don't know if they would block muscle development, but they have an effect on me for making my muscles feel more relaxed, allowing me to play longer and faster. It could be a placebo effect, I don't know, but it works for me.
#4
yeah but the important part of the question is whether they block the muscle development if yes it is a huge turn off..

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#6
they to make me a little more comfortable.
maybe i perspire a tiny bit less, but i mostly wear them for comfort.
whatever works to make you better, i guess.
#8
The only time I really wear one is during a really hot show, they're pretty damn nice to wipe your forehead and face instead of trying to use your shirt with your guitar on or finding a rag
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#9
It's for sweat, nothing more.
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#10
I recently did the same thing and bought wristbands but only wear one halfway up my picking arms forearm. Its not for sweat control but because I find it uncomfortable playing my PRS with the guitars body rubbing the skin where a arm contour would normally be.

Of course if im wearing sleeves I dont need the band.
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#11
anybody with knowledge on blockage of muscle development? that is the real concern

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#12
this thread delivers.

to the original question: i have no idea.
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#13
i dont wear one at the moment but to me it seems as though it would stop you arm sticking to the body and allow more easier picking arm movement.
#14
I wear two on my right arm (picking hand) as it allows my arm to move more easily over the body of the guitar. Skin, and especially sweaty skin, just doesn't move as freely. Like another poster, I don't wear them if I have a long sleeved shirt on, but that's rare. If there are any other benefits I haven't noticed. For me it's purely about comfort.
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#15
still no one.. doesnt any medical expert play guitar cmon guys

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#16
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anybody with knowledge on blockage of muscle development? that is the real concern


Just think about it for one moment: why would it stop the development of muscles? Not that it matters that much anyway, 99% of physical guitar playing is muscle memory and technique anyway, not muscle mass.
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#17
If wristbands stopped muscle development, there'd be some pretty damn weak pro athletes out there, huh?

Also, I'm extremely curious as to where you heard that they block muscle development. After typing "wristband muscle development" into Google, this thread is the third result. Also, your muscles would already be developed by the time you started wearing wristbands. I think you mean muscle growth.
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#19
I often got problems with my wrist (constant pains etc) and I find that the pressure of the wristband relieves ALOT of it.. Reason i wear them constantly, not only while playing:p Makes me look like a poser but whatever XD
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#21
^The strings hurt Kirk's picking hand during hours of palm mutes, that's why he wears that masking tape wrapped around his hand
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#22
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If wristbands stopped muscle development, there'd be some pretty damn weak pro athletes out there, huh?

Also, I'm extremely curious as to where you heard that they block muscle development. After typing "wristband muscle development" into Google, this thread is the third result. Also, your muscles would already be developed by the time you started wearing wristbands. I think you mean muscle growth.


friend of mine told me he had doubts about it any way we are famous now xD

ok, then they are fine.. thanks everyone for responding

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