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Rock and the accoustic guitar


Quickbeam

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on BBC4 now. Worth a look in.

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Aitchbee

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How can I 'toughen up' my fretting finger pads without actually playing the guitar.My finger pads are a bit namby-pamby at the moment.

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woodchip

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No other way than to use them two hours a day and get them bleeding first

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woodchip

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You could try vinegar

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Aitchbee

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Cheers woodchip - will follow your advice - but might try 'worcester sauce' Sarson's, Lee & Perrins.The guitar does it better, I agree.

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Forum Editor

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"How can I 'toughen up' my fretting finger pads without actually playing the guitar."

Why on earth would you want to do that?

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Crosstrainer2

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AtchBee

No substitute for playing I'm afraid. After many years my fingers are rock hard but one consolation is that you never lose them once toughened. In a week or so, the hard skin reforms.....Get playing:))

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Aitchbee

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Forum Editor - Why would you want to clone a sheep?..cloning Dolly Parton would be much more sensible.

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Quickbeam

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After 18 months of playing at least 30 minutes of bass a day, the finger pads of the two yellow pages walking fingers on my right hand are quite hardened now. Play more.

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Aitchbee

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QB - can you play double bass...at short notice? Would your fingers know what to do?

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Quickbeam

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It's not the fingers that I have a problem with, it syncing my brain with 'em. I play all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order, as Eric Morecambe one said!

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