How big are your hands?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Maurice ElDarko, Oct 14, 2001.

  1. In the end it shouldn't make a difference to how you play, but just for the hell of it, How big are your hands??

    My hand span from tip of thumb to tip of fourth finger is about 26 cm (10 and a bit inches) when stretched out
  2. Interesting - my left hand has a bigger reach than my right!... must be all that practising!

    Left 8.5"
    Right 8.25"

    I'm sure BIG IS BEST
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I've got average size hands, but very short fingers.

    8.5" left hand, 8.25" right hand.
  4. 9.25" left, 9" right. I have big palms and stubby fingers. This is why I'm going back to 34"-scale basses.
  5. joel the bass player

    joel the bass player Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    Omaha, NE
    About 8.5" each hand. It looks like I need to play some more and stretch out my left hand. haha!

  6. FeTiS

    FeTiS Guest

    wow, my left hand is bigger!
    they are around 8", but im only 16. plus, i got damned long fingers, small palms
  7. merlin

    merlin Guest

    Both of mine are about 23.8 cm don't know what that is in the Yank system (boy that was the wrong choice of words!) :D

    I don't know if you guys ever got this, but there used to be a school yard prank where u would walk up to someone and say "Hey if your hand is bigger than your face, you could get cancer", so the idiot would put his hand over his face, as soon as they did that, you punched them, usually in the face. lololol

    Lightly of course.


  8. Both 24 cm (9 1/2")

    A is there a difference in the size of your forearm thread would be interesting
  9. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    hey merls
    ive done that...and broke my nose:D but mine are 24ish cm...i dunno what that is in the YANK system either....:D
  10. LiL BaSS DuDe

    LiL BaSS DuDe Guest

    May 15, 2001
    I gots big palms and fingers !
    I can do 5 frets starting from F(1st note on E) So bleh ! :D
  11. i can do a 5 fret stretch on a 36" 2 octave 5 string, so nerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :)
  12. Bassopotomus_2

    Bassopotomus_2 Guest

    Jun 3, 2001
    England, Grimsby

    well i can reach from E1 to G1 :p

    my hands are tiny, about 6-7 inches

  13. LiL BaSS DuDe

    LiL BaSS DuDe Guest

    May 15, 2001
    Err sorry, lemme add, I have a 36" neck, AND i'm THIRTEEN. NEH!!! :)
  14. jazzbo

    jazzbo Guest

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Okay. Who are you people that have measured your hands?!
  15. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    About 6 inches or so. :D That's really what you're asking, right?

    I should start a post -- "How big around are your thighs?" :rolleyes:
  16. melvin

    melvin Guest

    Apr 28, 2001
    I think its a little over 7 in. we had to measure that stuff at the start of science (dont know why, maybe the teachers wierd. :eek: ) but if I stretch my fingers apart its like 8 in's. from my first finger to my pinky.
  17. Monkey

    Monkey Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Ohio, USA
    My stretch is barely 8 inches. I'm only 5'8" though and 40 years old. I only grow out now.....
  18. PJR

    PJR Guest

    Jun 20, 2001
    N.E. PA
    .....Very Funny Thread !!!!

  19. gruffpuppy

    gruffpuppy Guest

    Aug 15, 2000
    In your basement.
    I can't remember mine and I am not going to get a ruler. I will ask my last girlfriend, for some reason she brought a tape measure and measured my hands and feet on out first date.
  20. istaticl

    istaticl Guest

    Nov 29, 2000
    Prescott, AZ
    extremely large ;)