#1
this is weird. i have been playing guitar for almost 5 years for
at least 30 mins a day, yet i've never had callouses. also, i play
with .11's. is this strange or has this happened to anyone else?
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#2
well, at the beginning you should have had some callousing, but now that you're so far into it its not that crazy.
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#3
I've been playing for 6 years use .10s no calluses either. The skin on the tip of my fingers keep ripping because of my bending.... kinda gross. During the summer I played at least 5-6 hours a day, sometimes more, still nothing.
#5
Do you even know what a callous is? Because I'm betting if you've been playing for 5 years with 11's you do have them and maybe just don't realize it. Otherwise that is weird.
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#6
Im sure you have some callousing. They probably just arent as obvious as most. I cant even tell I have callouses on my left hand until I poke then with like a needle and compare it to my other hand.
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#7
Never had callouses either from playing electric, from playing acoustic though yeah.
#8
well i got callouses early because i learned how to play guitar on a steel string acoustic.
#9
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Do you even know what a callous is? Because I'm betting if you've been playing for 5 years with 11's you do have them and maybe just don't realize it. Otherwise that is weird.


well, i've only been playing with .11's for about 4-5 months. but i played .10's for
a few years then .09's from the beginning. and yes, i know what a callouse is.
i don't experience any pain playing either and no ripped skin or anything. and i
don't have rough hands either. that's why i'm so confused by it.
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#10
callouses are caused by playing on blistered fingers. you only get blistered fingers if ur strings are rusty.
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callouses are caused by playing on blistered fingers. you only get blistered fingers if ur strings are rusty.



well i don't think i've ever had rusty strings. i change my strings
quite often so that probably explains it. thanks.
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#13
false. drummers get callouses too.
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#14
your probably do callouses just soften up after awhile, your skin is still as durable though.
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your probably do callouses just soften up after awhile, your skin is still as durable though.


but i've never had callouses EVER. not even when i first started.
i've gotten callouses on my palms from using shovels for a long
time and stuff, but never on my finger tips from guitar.
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#17
Callouses are formed as a protective layer against the tension you keep putting on your finger tips. It doesn't matter if your strings are rusty or not...I suggest you poke your finger with a needle or something and if it doesn't hurt, then you have callouses. You wouldn't be able to tell I have them either except for the fact that I can play guitar and poke them without them hurting.

Lol, all you guys saying you have tough skin on your finger tips: those are callouses! If you can play for over 30min without your fingers hurting you have callouses. I think you guys are confused...
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#18
I had callouses but they peeled off when I slowed down how often I play guitar. That and constant hot soap water made my hands soft again.
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Callouses are formed as a protective layer against the tension you keep putting on your finger tips. It doesn't matter if your strings are rusty or not...I suggest you poke your finger with a needle or something and if it doesn't hurt, then you have callouses. You wouldn't be able to tell I have them either except for the fact that I can play guitar and poke them without them hurting.

Lol, all you guys saying you have tough skin on your finger tips: those are callouses! If you can play for over 30min without your fingers hurting you have callouses. I think you guys are confused...


thats what I was trying to say, if you think you never had them you probably just got it at a younger age from doing something else and weren't aware of it.
#20
I have sick callouses on both hands, I used to play lefty long ago and they're still there... I played with .12s then and now