#1
im sure many of you who play with your fingers know the feeling, when you get into it, you start sweating, but then your fingers get sweaty. next thing you know, your fingers are gripping the strings too much and its hard to play fast

what are some tips or tricks on how to get rid of/prevent this?
#2
Nickel plated or flatwound strings (less resistance when you're playing) or a more economic technique so that you're exerting yourself less and consequently sweat less.
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#3
Quote by Ziphoblat
Nickel plated or flatwound strings (less resistance when you're playing) or a more economic technique so that you're exerting yourself less and consequently sweat less.

when i mentioned sweating, i was kind of talking about stage presence and actual body movement, not the manner of playing. but ill look into nickel plated strings. not fond of the way flatwound feel
#5
Rocco prestia uses a little bit of hand lotion on his fingers. I've tried that and it works well
#6
im not a heavy sweater at all, quite the opposite actually lol but for some reason, instead of getting sweaty when i get hot, my skin just gets sticky really quickly, hence why this is such a big problem for me
#7
Yep... baby powder.
Ever go into a pool hall and not see a powder dispenser? The powder allows the cue stick to glide through/across the bridge hand without sticking to the skin.
#8
Quote by OtamotPuhctek
Yep... baby powder.
Ever go into a pool hall and not see a powder dispenser? The powder allows the cue stick to glide through/across the bridge hand without sticking to the skin.

that makes so much sense now lol every time i go to play pool in the pool room, theres what looks like a little semi-solidified pile of chalk

but wait, wont the powder be a problem for my strings?
#9
Quote by pAWNlol
but wait, wont the powder be a problem for my strings?


I wouldn't think so.
For me, the powder is for my palms and fingers; not finger tips.
#10
Quote by OtamotPuhctek
For me, the powder is for my palms and fingers; not finger tips.

thats where my problem exists. like i said, i dont actually sweat, my skin just gets sticky; so my problem actually begins with the fingertips

to make things more clear, my hands and fingers dont get sweaty at all. the actual tips of my fingers (the parts that touch the strings) just get sticky and grippy, forcing me to either play slower, or use the very ends of my fingers and play almost inaudibly
#11
Steve Harris baby powders his fingers.
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#12
Quote by deeptubes
Steve Harris baby powders his fingers.

beat me to it.
I just want to know that I did all I could with what I was given.
#13
Wow, I even have never had such problems. Either I play not too much, or I'm a lucky guy.
#14
Before playing guitar I use hand soap. The stuff meant for your body.
..I was watching my death.
#15
Quote by timbit2006
Before playing guitar I use hand soap. The stuff meant for your body.


Hand soap intended for your body?
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#17
Quote by Ziphoblat
Hand soap intended for your body?


God damnit. I knew I'd **** up today somehow. I meant bar soap.
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#18
Grease your fingers up.
There will be some extra on your forehead, behind your ears and on the side of your nose.
You may find your fingers slipping a little but you'll get used to it.

This is a good tip for playing sonsistently and many players do it: Despite the fact that it's a little bit disgusting