A 'Tone is in the Fingers' Spin-Off Discussion: Callous Quality

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    Feb 3, 2010
  1. How much emphasize/importance to you attribute to callouses?
     
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  3. Mark Wein :mad:

    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.
     
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  5. matou 無帽の猫

    tone is in the bone
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  7. rsadasiv Burnin' Daylight

    A lot. If my fingertips aren't hard getting a good tone is going to be difficult.
     
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  9. 12Pack n00b

    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.
     
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  11. Help!I'maRock! Chud Staff

    for me, it's more about stamina. heavier callouses mean i can play longer without my fingers getting raw.
     
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  13. 12Pack n00b

    That sounded like a condom comercial.
     
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  15. Jake S. n00b

    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.
     
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  17. Wilmer X SG-smasher

    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?
     
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  19. the_huge Theoretically Chaotic

    Bottleneck-only players ain't got no use for callouses. :cry:
     
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  21. instantsteve Glowing Cloud

    I am playing acoustic exclusively now, so I has them!
     
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  25. Denverdave Resident Ragamuffin


    This....

    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....
     
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  27. Help!I'maRock! Chud Staff

    bpe
     
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  29. Puckman YOU SUCK!

    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.
     
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  31. Steverino black sheep

    I have permanent grooves worn into mine.
     
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  35. jaxn slim Your Worst Nightmare

    +1

    Plus it makes it easier to really, really dig in to the strings.
     
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  37. baimun Spuckhafte Ferwirklung

    UNLJEASH THE FJOOKING CAJLUSES!!!!!
     
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  39. stinkymommasboy Resident Fart Smeller

    I actually have to chew my callouses down no and then.
     

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