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feeling inquisitive again

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by JWC, Feb 6, 2001.

  1. JWC

    JWC Banned

    Oct 4, 2000
    This post may sound familiar, but don't worry if so, because I am just restating my problem better. I find alot of friction between my plucking fingers and the strings. Mind you, I don't feel any friction on the neck with my fretting hand. I put some lubricant on my 2 fingertips so my fingers would glide across the strings easier. It worked great. However, I wonder if there is a better set up or something that could relieve the problem without having to put anything on my fingertips.
  2. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    when my calluses are built up, it's like teflon - very smooth, and yet i can dig in when i need to.

    so "build up your calluses" would be my suggestion. you could also try putting some superglue on your fingertips to toughen them up - i've done that before, worked alright.
  3. Your brand of strings may have something to do with it. Some brands have a rougher feel than others. The roughest ones I ever came across were R.Cocco's, but they sounded great.

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