Discussion in 'Jack's Place (formerly The Lounge)' started by Flamencology, Feb 3, 2010.
How much emphasize/importance to you attribute to callouses?
none. I play mostly electric though. I really don't think of my fingers as calloused although if I have a few really brutal days of playing I'll sometimes get this sensation that it is itching UNDER the callous.
tone is in the bone
A lot. If my fingertips aren't hard getting a good tone is going to be difficult.
My fret hand has great callouses - my right hand doesn't. I mostly use my fingers and the backs of my finger nails for strumming and picking - I don't use a pick to often.
for me, it's more about stamina. heavier callouses mean i can play longer without my fingers getting raw.
That sounded like a condom comercial.
If I go into one of my acoustic phases I might get some, but I'm generally more of an electric player so I usually don't have any.
None. I had hard callous in the 60s and early 70s, but it became much softer later. Perhaps due to playing 9-38s for so long?
Bottleneck-only players ain't got no use for callouses.
I am playing acoustic exclusively now, so I has them!
We play four sets and I'm on acoustic probably 2/3 of the night. If I don't have good callouses then by the fourth set my fingers are in pain....
I've been experimenting with this lately, cause I can never get comfortable with picks. But how do you avoid that awful scraping sound when using the back of your nails to strum? I can't seem to find a way to NOT get that.
I have permanent grooves worn into mine.
Plus it makes it easier to really, really dig in to the strings.
UNLJEASH THE FJOOKING CAJLUSES!!!!!
I actually have to chew my callouses down no and then.