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#1
can you think of any well known guitarist that has small hands?
My hands are small and I because of it my thumb hurts , b/c sometimes I have to place my thumb in the middle of the neck instead of over it, which is a lot more comfortable.
#2
me.


but i grab my neck by putting my thumb over the neck and wrapping it around. it works for me.
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#3
You're supposed to have your thumb in the middle of the neck.
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#4
I would imagine the Young Brothers have little hands
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#5
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You're supposed to have your thumb in the middle of the neck.

lol shut up n00b.

nobody's "supposed" to do anything. give me an article that says i am "supposed" to put my thumb in the middle of the neck.
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#6
My hands are quite large, so putting my thumb in the middle is pretty uncomfortable for me.
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lol shut up n00b.

nobody's "supposed" to do anything. give me an article that says i am "supposed" to put my thumb in the middle of the neck.



Touche'

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#9
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i don't know about that, his hands look huge in this pic


angus' hand print is second from the right
#10
Michael Romeo.
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#11
HAHAHAHAHA THAT IS FREAKING HUGE

compared to others...
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#12
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Michael Romeo.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41MGc0EAkPg&mode=related&search=

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He makes it look so easy but I dare you to look up and try the song.
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#13
yeah my hands are freakishly large, even the doctor said that (not that i went to him to get my hands checked out or anything)

but i dunno... the naked brothers band?
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i don't know about that, his hands look huge in this pic


angus' hand print is second from the right


Seriously? I'm the same height as him, my hands are pretty darn small. Makes it kind of hard for me to play.
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#17
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Second from the right is the biggest one.. What are you talking about? ^

at EC.

lol seriously. i read "left" first. i edited after. but i was quite surprised. both when i thought it was left, and when i realized it was right.
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lol seriously. i read "left" first. i edited after. but i was quite surprised. both when i thought it was left, and when i realized it was right.


Actually, I found out Angus' handprint is the one in the middle, the one 2nd from right is Phil's.


#19
^owned. now it makes sence. its the smallest one...

btw, is that ringo starr in the back with sunglasses and the gray suit?


EDIT: nvm... don't thinkso...
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41MGc0EAkPg&mode=related&search=

Yet he owns you.

EDIT: better yet this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNzVCHOo2-M&mode=related&search=
He makes it look so easy but I dare you to look up and try the song.


Never said anything bad about him, just said he had small hands.
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#21
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Never said anything bad about him, just said he had small hands.


It wasn't directed to you. I was just trying to show the TS that guitarists with small hands are just as capable with the guitar as everyone else.
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#22
O, because Michael Romeo is the goddamn Batman, if you get what I'm saying.

I.E: He's amazing.
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#23
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lol shut up n00b.

nobody's "supposed" to do anything. give me an article that says i am "supposed" to put my thumb in the middle of the neck.


hmm well yea that's true you're not "supposed" to, sorry, but it helps to prolong your guitar-playing life. Just like it helps singers scream and grunt from their stomachs and not from their throats.
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^i just have to opposed to that. because your wrist is getting more tension when you play with your thumb behind the neck. and it's more tension if u play so low. (i don't.) only way to counter this is to play high like tom morello.
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^i just have to opposed to that. because your wrist is getting more tension when you play with your thumb behind the neck. and it's more tension if u play so low. (i don't.) only way to counter this is to play high like tom morello.


Well it's up to how you were your strap too, but I read in a book that for classical guitar, your thumb should be on the middle of the neck so you won't develop carpal tunnel or something similar.
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My little bro has small-ish hands (he's 15), and he plays a Fender Jazz Bass 5-string in our band, and manages pretty well. I, on the other hand, have huge hands...it's one of the reasons I play 7-strings so much. If I play most 6's, it's like playing a banjo.
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#27
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Well it's up to how you were your strap too, but I read in a book that for classical guitar, your thumb should be on the middle of the neck so you won't develop carpal tunnel or something similar.

that is because it's classical guitar. you'd have your guitar on ur lap, so pretty much high as tom morello. thats why classical guitarists do that. now this is electric guitar.
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#28
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that is because it's classical guitar. you'd have your guitar on ur lap, so pretty much high as tom morello. thats why classical guitarists do that. now this is electric guitar.


He didn't specify.

Fine fine, I stand corrected, guess you learn new things everyday.
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I adapt the teachings of classical (thumb behind the neck, no anchoring) all that good technique stuff, and it has helped me exponentially.

Also, practice with a metronome, cannot stress this enough.
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#30
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i don't know about that, his hands look huge in this pic


angus' hand print is second from the right



Actually, you can see how small Angus' hands are while he's playing. His hands are ridiculously small. And, the only reason his hands look hugantously huge in that picture is because all of AC/DC is about 5'4.

*edit* Oh, and when I first stated playing guitar in 8th grade, I put my thumb on the middle of the fret board. It hurts like hell, but it got the job done.

*edit again* And still to this day I put my thumb in the middle of the fret board sometimes. And from the tip of my middle finger to the base of my hand is 7 3/4 inches long. Soooo... there.
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#31
I've heard Dimebag had small hands....Mine are quite small...
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#34
herman li and he can play faster than anyone...but then again he is asian. Django also had 2 fingers man. I have have small hands and fingers which i hate for bass and piano but no issue for guitar.
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You're supposed to have your thumb in the middle of the neck.


tell that to john frusciante
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#36
^more like every guitarist who don't play classical.
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#37
My hands are huge. I've only met one person with hands bigger than mine in my entire life. I wish I had smaller hands though. These huge mitts can be clumsy since I have such long fingers, but at least stretching from fret to fret has always been easy.
#38
Mike Mushok has stated that his hands are small.
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My hands are huge. I've only met one person with hands bigger than mine in my entire life. I wish I had smaller hands though. These huge mitts can be clumsy since I have such long fingers, but at least stretching from fret to fret has always been easy.



you know what they say big hands small dick
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Paul Gilbert and Buckethead are not gonna be happy if they hear that.

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I already explained that, go back and see some of the other posts.
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