HELP! Sweaty Hands

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by S.O.L., Jun 28, 2008.

  1. S.O.L.


    Apr 10, 2007
    Hi everyone, I've been playing for 2 years now and ever since I've began I've had a problem with extremely sweaty hands (the grease has rubbed off the finish on the neck of my Stingray!!!).

    I've tried rubbing alcohol and baby powder, but neither keep my hands dry for any period of time. Do any other TBer's have the same problem, or a solution?
  2. SpaceYourBass


    Aug 28, 2007
    I did a search and found talcum powder and 'Dehydral' as possible solutions. Also, look for something in the pharmacy called Certain Dry, or any antiperspirant with Aluminum somethin or another as the active ingrediaent. This is prescription strength stuff for armpits, but would work for anything sweaty in theory. My arms stay dry for like 2 days with two small swipes of the stuff, so maybe it'll help you out. If you do a search for 'sweaty hands' there's a lot of folks with your problem, and probably some good advice.
  3. fretlessman71

    fretlessman71 Still beats havin' a job Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2005
    FoCo, NoCo
    Here's a consideration: How much water do you drink in a day? Or orange juice?

    The water will help keep you hydrated which will not only change how much you sweat, but WHAT you sweat, to a degree. And OJ has been known to make your body chemistry less alkaline which might also help. I knew a guy who worked in a metal shop who was corroding the metal by touching it. When his foreman found out, he called him into his office every morning for two weeks and watched him drain a tall glass of OJ. Solved the problem, and every time he notices that it's happening again, he increased his OJ intake. Worth a shot!
  4. Dude: I've had the same problem and tried talcom powder which probably isn't good for your bass in the long run... besides making a hell of a mess. The solution I found to be the most helpful was those small stretchy winter gloves (I stold from my wife) and cut the fingers off just under the knuckle. You only need the one and I've found even on those hottest sweatiest nights, where I'm sweating my ass off, that my fret hand slids up and down that neck all night long no prob!

    I hope this helps you as much as it did me...
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    haha im sorry i couldn't help it
  6. EADG mx

    EADG mx

    Jul 4, 2005
    Maybe try wristbands for live playing. Keeps the sweat from your arms from running down to your hands. Won't solve the problem but couldn't hurt.
  7. steve66


    Sep 17, 2005
    North Carolina
  8. uethanian


    Mar 11, 2007
    consider odaban . its like certain dry to an extent (although i've found it works much better). it can be used for armpits, feet, hands, even face. its worth the money.