#1
ok... i got a guitar at xmas (ESP/LTD M-50) and i dunno what strings were on it at the time but whatever they were they were reasnably thin......so the other day i was changing the strings and polishing the neck etc etc. and the strings i put on where Rotosound's ''ROTO BLUES'' which are 10-52's and compared to the original strings the bottom E looks like a frigging bass string....and i thought yeah they are better for detuning and stuff, but when i play them after a while it really hurts my fingers to press the strings anymore.....and i have a big dint across my little finger and the one next to it (a lot of what i play consists of power chords, which is why its mainly those fingers, although my first finger does hurt aswell lol) which fair enough the dint was there a little bit before, but now its like a really big dint and hurts when iv been playing for ages...............

is this normal????
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#2
Yeah, after a while you will build up calluses and it won't hurt near as much anymore.
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#3
Yeah, you're just building calluses cause your fingers aren't used to the bigger strings under higher tension.
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#4
yes... suck it up and keep going
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#5
suck it up man...after some time u'll have caluses and then they won't hurt any more. keep on playing for quite a while.
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#7
yup your fingers arent used to em, go play a bass thatll toughned up those fingers
#8
That's how I was when I first put 10-60 Zakk Wylde Boomers on my guitar a while back. After playing it a few times you'll get used to it, and your fingers will build calluses on them.
#9
Try fingerpicking on a 5 strings thickest string. that really toughens the fingers up. seriously, thin strings do my head in
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suck it up man...after some time u'll have caluses and then they won't hurt any more. keep on playing for quite a while.



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#12
I used to use 11-70s. Believe me you will get adjusted in a couple days.
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#13
yeah, it used to happen to be. ive been playing for around a year, but non stop, so it gives me really big calluses, althogh i use 9's...
#14
whats a dint?

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#16
Well technically 45+ is thick enough to be considered a string on a bass. And yes, fatties are so awesome that they'll dent your girly fingers.
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#18
70? Seriously, on a Guitar?

Obviously I'm too lazy to look on MF for a gauge like that, but jeez, you must have to have that string set extremely high to avoid buzzing.

How long does that sustain for, one decade? Two?
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70? Seriously, on a Guitar?

Obviously I'm too lazy to look on MF for a gauge like that, but jeez, you must have to have that string set extremely high to avoid buzzing.

How long does that sustain for, one decade? Two?


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