#1
after ive been playing for like over an hour, my fingertips become quite sore. is there any ways of protecting them etc... ?
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#2
if u play enough, u wont have the problem anymore. give it time
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#3
not really. Eventually you will build up calluses, and you won't feel anything anymore.
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#4
don't stop playing...ever...play in your sleep. build up calluses and keep them. you don't want ot stop playing and lose them. and trust me, you will lose them
#5
I think SRV put superglue on his fingertips when they got sore, but he used super heavy gauge strings and stuff, i've never personally tried it
#6
it may hurt...but over a year you will get enormous condition and will be able to donstroke on every metallica song ^^
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#7
A bit of white methilated spirits on your fingertips everyday will toughen them up quicker
#8
Quote by Mattefuller
I think SRV put superglue on his fingertips when they got sore, but he used super heavy gauge strings and stuff, i've never personally tried it


My guitar teacher used to do that as a kid when he played for 10+ hrs, and he also rubbed them on sand paper...
#9
i just played a lot on super heavy strings for a while, eventually you'll build up callouses though and they won't hurt, if you're really sadistic you could do lotsa sliding on .70 gauge strings and after about 2 weeks they'll build up REALLY good (thats what i did)
#10
Soak your fingertips in saltwater...it'll help build the callus. But just keep playing, and they'll develop in a couple weeks.
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