#1
guys can anyone help me by suggesting tricks to reduce the pain and soreness on the fingertips ?

i have been playing for about 3 years now , and i had taken a 1-month break from playing , and when i returned and played , my fingers hurt like hell .

now i can't play at a stretch for any longer than an hour , my fingers hurt too much .

help please ?
#2
Man up
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#3
Wrong forum. But yeah, don't try to prevent it. Embrace it. Usually, the more you do it, the faster it goes away. At least for me.
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#4
Play until you got blisters, then play some more.

Seriously, it's the only way you'll get calluses, and the only way to stop the pain while still being able to play.
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#5
3 years and it still hurts? Do you put on a lot of lotion or something?


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#8
Wait it out till you get calluses.
And whatever you do.
Don't.
Use.
Lotion.
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#9
Dip your entire hand (left and right) into molten candle wax. It will burn a little. Once it hardens, dip it in again and let that layer harden. Repeat this process until all the candle wax is used up.

Then remove the wax for a waxy glove that you really can't use for anything, besides melting and using for a candle.

I'm sorry that I can't help you with your finger pain.
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#11
eGraham wins the post of the night thread.


On topic. I dunno. Play more?
I just went from playing on 9s to playing on 13s. I feel your pain. But I'm getting used to it.
#12
Remember how much that shit hurt when you first started playing? It can’t be as bad as that!

I always thought of that as the draw to playing, if it hurts then you know you're getting somewhere, .017 or .018 for the high E is the only way I enjoy playing anymore, the guitar sounds better that way & it requires you to put more effort into clarity, no room for sloppy playing, after a while of playing like that you can go back to something with .009 or .010 & play it like it's butter. But that's me; I don't find it fun unless it's eating my hands up. The more you play the quicker it goes away, use it as an incentive to play, it'll help put that emotion into your music, express the pain, man!
#13
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Dip your entire hand (left and right) into molten candle wax. It will burn a little. Once it hardens, dip it in again and let that layer harden. Repeat this process until all the candle wax is used up.

Then remove the wax for a waxy glove that you really can't use for anything, besides melting and using for a candle.

I'm sorry that I can't help you with your finger pain.

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#14
Cauterize the nerve endings on your fingertips with a blow torch.

That's an easy one.
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#15
Ice maybe?

You know what, I never really sought to cure sore fingertips for some reason... it always gets in the way of practicing at home (if Im having sore fingertips from playing guitar its either Im on a creative/ inspired zone and playing for hours) and sometimes even at band practice, but now I usually play often enough that my fingers are constantly "calloused" and don't hurt. Except my right ring and middle fnger hurt because I wrote a song with a lot of tapping parts recently xD
#16
Like they say "no pain, no gain". You have to build your calluses back up. What I do when I have to build mine back up is do a day on, day off routine. Yes, may take a little longer but, the pain will be less.
#17
^Yeah same. I'll play until it hurts a lot the first day, basically take the day off next day but play a little just to let the fingers know that this wasn't a one time thing. Day 3 they'll start developing and by day 5 I can play like normal. Also remember to put in some right hand tapping if you need it later while you're at it, because that's its own thing as well
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#21
"Ive got blisters on my fingers!!" Its all part of the wonderful world of stringed instruments!!!
#22
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Remember how much that shit hurt when you first started playing? It can’t be as bad as that!

I always thought of that as the draw to playing, if it hurts then you know you're getting somewhere, .017 or .018 for the high E is the only way I enjoy playing anymore, the guitar sounds better that way & it requires you to put more effort into clarity, no room for sloppy playing, after a while of playing like that you can go back to something with .009 or .010 & play it like it's butter. But that's me; I don't find it fun unless it's eating my hands up. The more you play the quicker it goes away, use it as an incentive to play, it'll help put that emotion into your music, express the pain, man!

Do you need a specific type of guitar to handle the heavier strings or can you adjust any guitar to compestate for the stress? I have a JS100.. I am just afraid that it will jack my guitar up if I put real heavy strings on it.... Any advice would be great. (besides getting another guitar. I plan on getting a Fender Strat soon.