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Me again!YEah! You see guys,i've got stubby fingers,at the tips and the joint..the reason for the fat joints is probably because i like to crack my knuckles,i still do,but rarely now a days,do you have stubby fingers and are they slowing you down? =D
Cos i see super fast shreding videos and my fingers are having problems fitting the frets,my middle finger is about one and three quarters of a cm.And i gues practise really helps,i remember grumbling about having short fingers,and skipped the song i found,and later on found another song that needed a lot more stretching,and cos i loved the second so much,i din stop trying,eventually realizing that the first was alot easier den the second..oh boy,that was a mouth full...k! share with me your stubby fingers! have fun! (thin fingers encouraged too!!)


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#2
don't worry even jimmy hendrix had huge fingers, just practice and it will be ok
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#3
Watch Michael Romeo, he's got sausage fingers and can shred like a demon
#4
Zakk Wylde's fingers are huge and he can still shred his arse off.
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#6
Yea. I'd say Michael Romeo proves you wrong
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#7
Doesnt matter bout finger size/shape.
Much like penises, its how you use them.

EDIT: penis shape can matter thinkin bout it..
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#9
Alex Laiho has really short and small fingers. That guys crazy on a whole nutha level. (mad tv joke.)
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#12
Nah,just hang on buddy,read the first thread up there,it all just takes practise..i can strech my fingers super far now=D
#15
if i am counting correctly that is like a 10 fret stretch
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#16
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Dude my hands are like the size of that woman, I feel like I'm never going to play the guitar very good. Everyone I saw has long fingers, even my friend who just started (and got way longer fingers) is advancing way quicker then I was...


Finger size has nothing to do with it.

If he is advancing more, he is either a.) practicing longer and more often or b.) His practice sessions are more efficient.
#17
I've got reverse hourglass fingers. It's actually kinda weird, but whatever. i 'm not THAT bad.
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#19
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They are not that guys real fingers, by the way don't some people think the guy in that photo is buckethead?
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Quote by Sepulturick
They are not that guys real fingers, by the way don't some people think the guy in that photo is buckethead?

That is him.
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#22
i know a guy who's really fat (so are his fingers) and he's one of the best players i know.
finger size doesn't matter.
#23
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It might be...



Correction, it is. Or should I say, it isn't, it's Brian Carrol, before he became buckethead. It's one of the only pictures of him around.
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#24
Check out johnny hiland, a country/bluegrass/rock shred guy, he's got to have the fattest fingers ever (he's really really fat himself) but he shreds like a beast.
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#25
People with big fingers just use it as an excuse for sucking. Practice.

EDIT: To add to the list, Shawn Lane was HUGE and could still play at 20 something nps.
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#26
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Correction, it is. Or should I say, it isn't, it's Brian Carrol, before he became buckethead. It's one of the only pictures of him around.



well i admit you may be correct but i thought nobody, except people who know him personally, actually know his real identity?
#27
I hate these myths.

Cracking your knuckles does not make your knuckles fat, nor does it give you arthritis, or cause tendonitis.

It is simply the bursting of air bubbles in the joint fluid.

Fatter fingers doesn't mean you can't play guitar well. I have monster hands, and I can play really well.

Fatter fingers may not necessarily mean fat, it could also be muscle, which means bending and faster playing will be easier for you.
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well i admit you may be correct but i thought nobody, except people who know him personally, actually know his real identity?


Well, he was gonna play with Ozzy for a set or show or something, and Ozzy told him he could only play if he took off the mask on stage, but he refused, so Ozzy told him to "piss off". But he did say he was a decent guy and that he had said his name was Brian. I'm pretty sure it's true that his name is Brian Caroll.
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#30
the ideal fingers are long and skinny =]] but there are other gerat guitarist with huge fingers
#31
I have girlie hands. In some ways I suppose it may limit what I can do, in terms of huge stretches and stuff. I cant really play very big, fat old-fashioned necks very effectively so thats kind of a drag I suppose. But I do fine. I just look at it as a factor that helps me create my own style. You work with what you got. Finding a neck that fits your hand helps. My '62 reissue Strat neck is skinny enough that I can get my thumb around it and hit some notes on the E and A strings.

Not sure, but I think Randy Rhoads had quite small hands. He was a small dude anyway.
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#32
Quote by shredmeiser101
Check out johnny hiland, a country/bluegrass/rock shred guy, he's got to have the fattest fingers ever (he's really really fat himself) but he shreds like a beast.


And he's blind too, so yet another reason not to complain
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#33
that picture of buckethead "brian carrol" is really him. And that isn't his real finger, it's like an extension he has that's like a fake finger that makes yours bigger. There's a video of him on youtube where he plays slap bass with it on his thumb, just search for buckethead slap bass, it's actually pretty cool and i want one.
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#34
Finger size has very little to do with guitar skill, and if you really disagree, just get a guitar with a wider neck.
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#35
i hav real big fingers and i take advantage of it

aside from playing some thin necked fenders i dont realy find haveing big fingers a problem

just start useing guitars wit necks that acomidarte to ur finger sise like i use mostly gibsons cause they tend to hav thick necks
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#36
take a look at Yngwie Malmsteen..

he is fat and has chubby fingers, but the guy can shred the hell out of his strat!
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#38
Quote by shredmeiser101
that picture of buckethead "brian carrol" is really him. And that isn't his real finger, it's like an extension he has that's like a fake finger that makes yours bigger. There's a video of him on youtube where he plays slap bass with it on his thumb, just search for buckethead slap bass, it's actually pretty cool and i want one.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=0QA-1EeVLvg&mode=related&search=
pretty sweet.

That picture on the first page is, I'm 100% sure, Buckethead. AKA Brain Carrol.

But this thread is not about buckethead, now is it?


If having big fingers is a problem, get a guitar with a wider nut/neck and string spacing. There are people that can shred like Malmsteen and some others, but a wider neck would be a good idea if you're really having trouble. Classical guitars would be excellent but I'm assuming you'd like to play an electric.
#39
I don't think so man. I've got some average fingers, and I play fine.
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#40
Quote by Sepulturick
They are not that guys real fingers, by the way don't some people think the guy in that photo is buckethead?


They are extensions he made, and yes thats Brian Carroll formally known as buckethead.

Check out Malmsteens fingers.....
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