i play fingerstyle, i also play very hard. i thought it was because i couldnt hear myself well enough. so i tried turning up the volume on my amp, but instead of playing lighter i was just playing louder. i love the sound it makes when i play that hard. unfortunatly it is starting to do a number on my hands. i already have thick calluses on my fingertips, but it feels like flesh in between the bone and the callus is brused. does anyone have any helpfull hints or tips it would be well appreciated.