#1
So I've been playing for approx. 2.5 yrs. and the only calluses i have are REALLY tiny semi-hard spots on the side of my my frethand pinkey and the side on my pickhand index finger (from palm muting). I play about 1 hr\day during school yr, and 3-4 hrs\day during the summertime. I was wondering if it is normal to not have many calluses after 2.5 yr.
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my callouses come and go, no matter how much i play. they just randomly peel off sometimes. i wouldnt really worry about it.
#4
Well Im sure its fine, if you no longer get pains in your fingers. Whats actually mean't by calluses anyway? Iv'e being playing for around two years and you can feel that the skins hard on my fret hand fingers, but I don't have big blisters or anything.
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#5
when i had only played for a couple of months and i had callouses on all my left hand fingers. your certainly practicing enough to though. Some fingers just don't get callouses i guess.

Just curious how do you get callouses on your index finger from palm muting?
#6
Does it really matter, ive been playing for six years and my fingers aren't too noticeably calloused. Many factors such as string thinkness, or playing styles such as using lots of slides and bends will attribute to this. You shouldn't worry on your callouses but in your continued improvement as a guitarist.
#7
yeah, thats normal. the skin on the tips of your fingers should be thick and stiff like on the bottom of your heel, its just your skin becoming more resistant to calluses
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why are palmmuting with your index finger


tis called plammuting cause you use a large digout palm tree
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when i had only played for a couple of months and i had callouses on all my left hand fingers. your certainly practicing enough to though. Some fingers just don't get callouses i guess.

Just curious how do you get callouses on your index finger from palm muting?

When i palm mute i fan my fingers out and the index finger on my pickhand hits the string before the pick does.
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u want bigger callouses change your string gauge

But that would be harder to play on.

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#12
I don't have actual calluses. My skin is just hardened. I think its better that way.
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#13
My fingers were jacked after only playing for a few weeks... lol So 2 years? Then again it all depends on what you're playing. Acoustics will def do it faster. My fender electric acoustic's a little jacked up and pretty stiff and I've considered getting a new guitar... but instead, i'm using to get more strength on my bends/hammer ons and precision. It's my work out... then i jump on the electric and my fingers thank me. lol
#14
I'm starting to get them on my left index and middle fingers. But nowhere else yet. Bend like a biatch to get your callouses up!
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So I've been playing for approx. 2.5 yrs. and the only calluses i have are REALLY tiny semi-hard spots on the side of my my frethand pinkey and the side on my pickhand index finger (from palm muting). I play about 1 hr\day during school yr, and 3-4 hrs\day during the summertime. I was wondering if it is normal to not have many calluses after 2.5 yr.

either you are actually infact an alligator and your skin is made out of leather or you dont play often enouph
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#16
they might just not be that visible... I know some people whose calluses you can always see, but mine only become visible when Ive been in the bath for a while & I go pruney