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Calluses



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I don’t really see where we have a choice, do we? They come with the territory.
Lanolin is a very good keep calluses but, unlike mink oil, it smells.


Reply posted 11 months ago by Jim Lair


Hello,

I was hoping to receive more responses.

Thus far, would you agree then, that calluses are an important and therefore, essential component of guitar playing?


Reply posted 11 months ago by Dell Krauchi


Hello,

I was hoping to receive more responses.

Thus far, would you agree then, that calluses are an important and therefore, essential component of guitar playing?


Reply posted 11 months ago by Dell Krauchi


I always had calluses on my hands, even as a child working on the ranch. Have you ever notice the way calluses form and remain on different people? The older guys (on the ranch) handed me a tin of Mink Oil to rub into the calluses when I was a kid. I am still doing it. Keeps those calluses nice and silky smooth baby! Talk about keeping sensation alive at the tip of your fingers, with quasi-leather protection to boot.
Cheers, Jimmy


Reply posted 11 months ago by Jim Lair


Calluses take a while to form (two or three weeks of a couple hours a day playing) but they eventually pad your fingertips to where it no longer hurts. Calluses also make hammer-on notes better. When you get to the point that your calluses start catching the strings, file them down, just like your nails.


Reply posted 11 months ago by Robert Pope



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