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fingertip blisters    11:12 on Friday, January 25, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

some_beach_n_bam
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I am wondering does everyone go thru the blistered fingertips or is it the type of stringsim useing ?? an advice on fingertip blisters ???

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Re: fingertip blisters    17:37 on Friday, January 25, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

zomn
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pretty much everyone goes through it, they form the calouses that will help allow you to play a lot more without your fingers hurting and such

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Re: fingertip blisters    02:42 on Saturday, January 26, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Scotch
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I've been playing guitar for decades, and I've never once had a finger blister. I'd have to say that's abnormal. (I do of course have callus on my left-hand fingers.)

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Re: fingertip blisters    04:59 on Sunday, January 27, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

theholytaco
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I've never gotten a blister, just calluses. Maybe you are playing too much before you built up calluses?

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Re: fingertip blisters    21:15 on Sunday, January 27, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

jesusonguitar489
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What hand do you have finger blisters on? I've never gotten blisters on my fretting hand, but when I was learning ukelele, my teacher made me play with our fingers. He never let us use picks. Man, blisters suck.

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Re: fingertip blisters    12:12 on Monday, January 28, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Scotch
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I play both nylon-string acoustic and steel-string electric, and I very often play steel-string electric with right-hand classical technique (no pick). I've never had a finger blister in either hand. (I have had plenty of toe blisters in my time, but that's another story.)

In any case, I think we can say with relative impunity that anyone who does get blisters from playing the guitar is likely attempting too much too soon. If your fingers start to hurt, Mother Nature is probably sending you a message. Listen to it.

   

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