#1
And it's really gross, and annoying. It's really impairing my playing. Is their anything I can do about it? The only time I can get some good practice in is if I'm playing sub-zero temperature. ):
#2
you can try using flour on your hands to keep them dry or better yet get gloves with the fingers cut out so your palm sweat doesnt get on your fretboard....
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#3
You can hanve botox injections into the sweat glands in your hands to stop the gland producing sweat. There are also lazer treatments avalible. If you dont want surgery use a bit of talcum powder on your hands before you play. Also try Elixir strings or other coated brands, they will last much longer if you are sweaty and always wipe down your guitar after use to get rid of excessive sweat.
#4
^ I gotta say that surgery seems pretty extreme for such a small problem, thats more of an inconvinience than anything else.

but I do like the coated strings idea, never really thought of that..
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#5
I don't use them personally, but +1 for the Elixirs. A friend of mine sweats so much that he used to fully corrode your standard Ernie Ball set in a week or so, and left visible residue on the neck. Moved to elixirs, well worth the extra five quid, lasted him at least 3 months
#6
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I don't use them personally, but +1 for the Elixirs. A friend of mine sweats so much that he used to fully corrode your standard Ernie Ball set in a week or so, and left visible residue on the neck. Moved to elixirs, well worth the extra five quid, lasted him at least 3 months

whoah thats ridiculous amounts of sweat, does he wipe down the strings?
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#7
I can't remember, but it was pretty disgusting. I was too embarrassed to tell him that I didn't like him using my guitar, purely because of the sweat
#8
My hands are fairly sweaty aswell and tend to corrode a set of d'addarios in about a week. Ive changed to ernie balls however and they last far longer, although for some reason strings on my bc rich corrode much faster than strings on my les pauls
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#9
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My hands are fairly sweaty aswell and tend to corrode a set of d'addarios in about a week. Ive changed to ernie balls however and they last far longer, although for some reason strings on my bc rich corrode much faster than strings on my les pauls

Thats wierd, D'Adarrios for me, last about 2 months, and Ernie Balls last about 3 weeks.
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#10
Don from D'Addario here - and i too suffer from sweaty hands. Coated strings are the best option. Stainless Steel strings are another option as they have anti-corrosive properties but are way too bright for my tastes. Most string manufacturers have a coated variation and Elixir is one of the more popular ones. Our version is called EXP and we coat the wrap wire before the string is wound, as opposed to how Elixir coats their strings - they wrap the entire string, after its made. Just different technology - both good strings.

And always wipe down your guitar after you play - even in between songs can help!

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D'Addario / Planet Waves
#11
keep a cloth by you, use coated strings and use some picks that are more resistant to slipping.

if you are playing live, do what most people do and stock up on a million picks. change pick when ever you can.