#1
I've been getting pins and needles really bad in my extremities [fingers] when playing guitar at home lately.
I don't know why, but it only seems to happen when im playing guitar [occasionally when i wake up in the morning].
Anyone know why this is, or some remedies to stop it?
#2
maybe you should switch guitar to a smoother one?
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#3
Quote by Kensai
maybe you should switch guitar to a smoother one?


don't know if that would really help.
im playing an Ibanez RGR421 at most times, due to my les paul being out of action for a few weeks.
the action is pretty low, and i restring all my guitars regularly
#5
remedy: gargle some hydrochloric acid whilst balancing on one leg, on a stool, spinning around at the same speed of your house fan.

but in all seriousness, lighter gauge strings. ^
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#6
You are going to lose your fingers.

Sorry.
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#8
Quote by dxvxb
remedy: gargle some hydrochloric acid whilst balancing on one leg, on a stool, spinning around at the same speed of your house fan.

but in all seriousness, lighter gauge strings. ^


first one sounds tempting but deadly.
thing is, i usually play in low tunings, my band plays in Drop B tuning.
so a lot of the time, i require heavier strings to get more tension, so the strings arent flopping all over the place.
that said, even in drop B, which is the lowest i go, i still only play 52 gauge, because it feels good, and i dont like my strings any thicker.
so again, i dont know that strings are the problem?
#9
Quote by geek_core
first one sounds tempting but deadly.
thing is, i usually play in low tunings, my band plays in Drop B tuning.
so a lot of the time, i require heavier strings to get more tension, so the strings arent flopping all over the place.
that said, even in drop B, which is the lowest i go, i still only play 52 gauge, because it feels good, and i dont like my strings any thicker.
so again, i dont know that strings are the problem?



i'll tell you what i told someone else on this forum:

"Are you playing with good posture? most people don't know it but playing with bad posture will give you all kinds of hand problem." i would look for a book on trigger points. I have had a lot od hand problem if you would like to talk more let me know.
Last edited by setboy at Oct 24, 2008,
#11
maybe your just pressing too hard? i have no idea, the only time i experience discomfort while playing is when i play tons of barre chords on my acoustic.
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#12
pins and needles.


kinda redundent, eh?
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#13
Quote by geek_core
first one sounds tempting but deadly.
thing is, i usually play in low tunings, my band plays in Drop B tuning.
so a lot of the time, i require heavier strings to get more tension, so the strings arent flopping all over the place.
that said, even in drop B, which is the lowest i go, i still only play 52 gauge, because it feels good, and i dont like my strings any thicker.
so again, i dont know that strings are the problem?


52 for low B?! Maybe you should try nylon strings

Try a different brand of strings?