#1
So yeah i've been playing alot lately and the tips of my fingers have become really sore. I think all i have to do is stop playing for a while, but i just dont want to lol, i want to keep playing, so do you guys know anything else that would help the soreness in my fingers besides time off of the guitar?
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a small dab of crazy glue.
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I usually just wait a bit and my fingers don't hurt anymore. Maybe take a couple hours off and see if they feel better. Or wait overnight.
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Dude just keep playing the tips of your fingers will get harder ans stronger, ignore the pain thats what i did when i started to play.
#6
how so sore? like ache or just the skin is too thin and strings kinda cutting it?
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well its just when i try to do bends and slides. Strings feel like they're cutting into my fingers.
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If your fingers aren't blistering or bleeding you have a long way to go before you have to stop!! Keep playing it will only help....What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger!!
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#9
awesome thanks for the help guys
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#10
It's just like if you start working out. You are working something that's not used to being worked. Play through it and it won't happen anymore. Bends will especially eat you up. I was practicing some bend licks recently and lost the whole callus on my ring finger.
#11
dont worry, its best to make the "pain era" go away faster is if you practice on accoustic. It hurts maybe more but it goes away faster and your fingers start to get all the stronger.

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#12
Just keep playing, your fingers will harden in a few days at most. Just make sure you don't overplay - cracked skin is ok, but if blood shows, you're really taking it too far.
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#13
If you can wait overnight, it'll be a lot better the next day. Calluses are your body's way of protecting itself against certain... uh, pressures (?), and developing them really helps
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Dude just keep playing the tips of your fingers will get harder ans stronger, ignore the pain thats what i did when i started to play.

same here. my arm hurt for along time because of playing but i just took the pain
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i do the same thing and just play
#17
Keep playing pain doesn't matter the more your finger rip the stronger they get and the strong the calluos on your finger gets. I'm at the point where the calluos's on my fingers are so strong that I can put my finger tips on my stove top at high and it doesn't hurt for about 10 seconds, I would't recommend everyone going to try this though LOL. My arm gets sore sometimes too when I do too much whammy action but then I'm like oh well more whammy.
#18
lol or you tap on your desk insanely fast, and your right hand goes all lumpy and the tapping on the desk sounds "Muddy" lol i love callus
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I can put my finger tips on my stove top at high and it doesn't hurt for about 10 seconds, I would't recommend everyone going to try this though.


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#20
When I was developing my calluses the first time, I put Asorbine Jr. on the tips of my finger and let it soak in then keep playing. The seceond time I had to develop them(after I had been put in the hospital with lung problems and a broken arm) I knew what to expect and went with it and kept playing. They hurt like crap when they're developing, but they help alot in the long run. Especially when you go to knock people's doors and your hands are dry, no need to use your fist, just use the tips of your chording hands. Works for me.
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