#1
I switched from 9's to 11's and bending hurts like a ***** after playing about 30 minutes.

Will the pain in the fingers go away again eventually?
#2
you'll get used to it. you'll build finger strength. and calouses.
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#3
If it hurts that bad, you probably shouldn't be doing it.
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#4
9's to 11's are a big leap... you should go to 10's or do a half and half
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#5
Im not even sure what size I use anymore, but it doesnt matter since I can hold burning red metal on the finger tips of my right hand.
#6
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you'll get used to it. you'll build finger strength. and calouses.


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#7
heh... i went straight from 9's to 12's and didnt have any problems... infact i moved down to 11's... beefy slinky's and i LOVE em... great tone... and are easier to play for me...
#8
my guitar originaly came with 9's, then i put 11's and found they were too heavy..now i use 10s and are happy with those
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#9
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Im not even sure what size I use anymore, but it doesnt matter since I can hold burning red metal on the finger tips of my right hand.


so you don't know what size strings you buy? or do you have someone else buy them and put them on for you?

you're such a badass
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#10
Your fingertips should hurt a bit until callouses build up. Your hand and it's muscles and tendons shouldn't hurt too much, maybe be a bit achy for a while.

FWIW one of the best practice habits I use is to practice scales and alternate picking on my acoustic.
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#11
I actually found that when I go up string sizes my fingertips hurt less. I use 12's and my fingertips feel good. But I also have callouses built up.

Are your fingertips peeling really bad, because you could be allergic to nickel, and it could be causing contact dermatitis. Or does cheap jewelry or other cheap metal objects, i.e. belt buckels, metal buttons, give you rashes, if so you are probably allergic to nickel.
#12
If it hurts, then don't do it... I was practicing the November Rain solo for about an hour and I just started playing guitar on Thanksgiving (November... lol =P), so it stings a lot.
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#14
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so you don't know what size strings you buy? or do you have someone else buy them and put them on for you?

you're such a badass



Haha, nah, that was a joke, saying Ive lost all feeling in my right hand finger tips because they feel like wood. I really use Ernie ball Skinny Top/Heavy Bottoms
#15
I went from 9's to 11's. It hurt at first, mainly my fingers would get tired fast, but it didn't take long to get used to them. Now they are as easy to play as the 9's ever were, and now when I play 9's or 10's they seem way to loose, I try to do a 1/2 step bend and end up doing 1 1/2.
#16
It's all about finger strengh + callouses. Once your fingers are used to heavy guages like 12's, you'll have no problem with any guage really. I'm regretting taking the rout I took. When I first got my electric, it had 11's or 12's on, and it hurt my fingers so much, so after a couple of month,s I moved to 9's and stayed there. My acousitc has 10's, but they are pretty heavy on my fingers, so now, I find it harder fretting notes/chords on my acoustic.

The best thing to do is us the 11's for say 3 or 4 month, then your fingers should be 100% fine with them. Then, you'll find it easier moving up guages, and find lower guages easy.

#17
I went from 9's to my current set up of 13's on my standard/halfstep down tuned carvin and the 17's I use on my Drop/open tuned 5 string epiphone
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#18
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I actually found that when I go up string sizes my fingertips hurt less. I use 12's and my fingertips feel good. But I also have callouses built up.

Are your fingertips peeling really bad, because you could be allergic to nickel, and it could be causing contact dermatitis. Or does cheap jewelry or other cheap metal objects, i.e. belt buckels, metal buttons, give you rashes, if so you are probably allergic to nickel.

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#19
Actually not everyone is allergic to nickel, just a lot of people, but still a small percentage of the total population. If you are playing an guitar with nickel strings and are not getting mad blisters or peeling, then you are not allergic to nickel.
#22
awww... pussy........ i couldnt bend well but now im fine with it!
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