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How do you cope with acid hands?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by NJL, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    My hands sweat alot with I play....how do you guys cope with acid hands?

    What type of rags do you use?
    Do you actually use a spray before and after you play?
    Do you have to rotate sets of strings (denatured alcohol)?

    What are you methods?

  2. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
  3. I use my pants as a rag. Don't over think this now. :D
  4. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    Baby wipes. Keep a container in your gig bag and give the old flippers a wipe before starting every set.
  5. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Have you tried coated strings?
  6. wash hands before play. wipe down strings after. if needed, a small rosin bag will keep hands dry (but sometimes gunk strings a bit)...about your only options short of rubbing sport stick on yer palms.

    sometimes you're just screwed from having a high- Ph.
  7. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Has anyone ever had that operation that deals with sweat?
  8. farboozle


    Apr 18, 2000
    Fairfax VA
    I've gotten used to buying new strings over and over again . . .
  9. Acid hands?

    Base strings.
  10. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
  11. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Bah, I don't bother wiping anything down, just replace them about once a week or two. Lately, I've been lazy and left a set on for like 2 months.
  12. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Must be nice.

  13. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Heh, I usually buy them on a deal by the box, but have lately been using rotosounds which are both cheap, and seem to be pretty long lasting. I still have 10-12 other random packs sitting around waiting to be used, if I ever get to them.

    Another choice is TI flats. GREAT strings (I never dug flats before) that only get better with time. I can see getting 2-3 years out of a set of those!
  14. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    Would sweating a lot damage a satin (matte) finish? I was just about to start a new thread when I saw this one.

  15. Murf


    Mar 28, 2001
    :D yep me too.