#1
Hello I am back with more noob questions=)
I have only been playing the guitar for a little over 5 months and I think that the jackson king V was probably a waste for a noob like me. But since i got it for a good price I went for it.
I always heard people saying that when you start playing the guitar you develop calluses on your right hand for pressing down on the chords. So far I have zero pain in my finger tips from playing this guitar Is it because it's in B tune and the strings are a little loose compared to regular tuning?
I also notice that with this guitar, compared to my old one, for some reason I am able to hit chords a lot easier without touching the ones that I am not supposed to.
I am thinking maybe I should by a really cheap guitar to keep practicing on and not have it tuned in drop B?
#2
What sort of King V is it?
Bass Gear:

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Fender Precision 1989 (CIJ Rosewood)
Fender Steve Harris (CIJ)
Lakland J Sonic 5
Epiphone Explorer
Maruszczyk (custom) Jake

Ashdown CTM 100
#4
So it's got a floyd rose on it?

Is it set up with the Drop B tuning from the factory?

Can't you set up the guitar so it can be used for standard tuning?
Bass Gear:

Mensinger: Speesy
Fender Precision 1989 (CIJ Rosewood)
Fender Steve Harris (CIJ)
Lakland J Sonic 5
Epiphone Explorer
Maruszczyk (custom) Jake

Ashdown CTM 100
#5
Yes it has the Floys Rose and it' set up in B tuning.
I will go to my local shop and let them set it up in regular tuning. I guess the B tuning is why my finger tips are not hurting correct?
#6
This sounds like you have the wrong string guage. They should feel like standard tuning; so my advice is to get strings that are suited for Drop B tuning.

I don't know what these guages would be though :/
There's a good chance that what I've written above is useless and if you take any of the advice it's your own fault.
#7
If you've been playing for over 5 moths it seems to me you should already have calluses. I started shedding skin after a month.
REGGIE
#8
No, you're just use to playing now. It doesn't take that long to build up calluses. You can do it in like a week, two max.
#10
The thing is that I have been playing on this guitar pretty much since I started. And if I try and grab my old classic guitar it murders my finger tips to the point I have to let go for a few seconds =)
For some reason this guitar it's not doing anything to my finger tips. I can play it for hours and press all kinds of chords and nothing , absolutely zero pain on my finger tips.
The guitar is stock nothing was changed on it. The string are the correct strings for B tuning. The only thing I can think of is since it is in B tuning and the chords are much looser then standard tuning they take little pressure to press on them and they are not working my fingers.
I have zero calluses on my left hand they are soft like butter the finger tips =/
Last edited by maurier at May 3, 2011,
#11
It sounds like tuning and string gauge, I used to have one of my guitars in Drop C and the other is Standard or Eb, and I used 9's, I would go from playing my Drop C (at the time) to Standard and my fingers would get sore after playing awhile, as my hand had to readjust the to amount of pressure needed.
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