#1
I'm pretty new to guitar and just started playing it 'cause I joined a band and igured I really ought to. Here my problem............ My hands get sweaty and my friggin pick retreats somewhere into my fist

Any ideas other than : 'stop playing guitar you tard' or 'sew it to yourself as a constant reminder of how stupid you are'
#3
get a pick with little groove thingys to improve grip
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#4
anyone who answers like that is a prick, you gotta start somewhere right?

well, mi guitar teacher hole punches holes in thin picks cozs the ygive u extra grip, so you should have less problems with that. If you like thick picks use big stubbys, they have a little dip in for ure fingers. Alternativley just after a while it will stop happened, experience

hands getting sweaty? not sure about that one
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#5
for sweaty hands rub a little antiperspirant (stick solid) on ur palms before u play.

the zinc will keep them dry. buy a small stick just for ur hands.
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for sweaty hands rub a little antiperspirant (stick solid) on ur palms before u play.

the zinc will keep them dry. buy a small stick just for ur hands.


wouldnt that do something to your finish? (esp on a nitrocellulose laquer finish)
#8
anything is possible. but sweat stains a neck also.

wipe it down after wards. check and see what coating is on ur neck.
you can use powder to keep dry, but it doesnt work as well.
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#9
I've been playing guitar for about two years, and I'm not great, but I don't think I'm bad for the length of time I've been playing, and I thought I was the only one that happened to. I feel much better now...

I might try the whole punch one, because I use really thin picks, they're like paper.
#10
I've been playign for three years and my hands get sweaty when I play with my band in the summer, cause it gets hot in the barn, and my pick always slides. I usually notice it before it goes too far, and I've managed to be able to slide it back in the midst of playing. Sweating in ineveitable, and you'll adapt the pick sliding. I also use BRAIN picks, that have alot of little grips on the wide end, which really helps it. That's why I hate using smooth picks, they slip easily, and they break.
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#12
go to a guitar store, and try out different picks. maybe you're not playing the pick the right shape and thickness.
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#14
Or get BRAIN picks.
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Try the Jim Dunlop picks that are called, like, shark something. They're rough, so you don't drop 'em, but they don't feel wierd either.
#17
hmm, pretty interesting thread. I've been playing for a little over 3 years too, and I still notice my pick sliding. I played bass before that, but didn't use a pick. I've gotten used to repositioning it, but some interesting ideas here to keep it in place, it's still a PITA for me. Besides these tips, is there something in technique of holding it that would make it do this? I'm self taught, so I don't know if I ever learned the correct way to actually hold the pick.
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#18
I've been playing about 18 years and my pick can still slide around in my fingers.
You get used to it and adjust.
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#19
You could put some talcon powder on your hand and pick, that may help.
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