Size of left hand

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by eganbass, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. eganbass


    Sep 28, 2004

    I've been browsing through all the past advice/discussion/arguments on thumb position for the left hand, but I've missed seeing anything on how the size of your left hand affects the thumb position.

    I have a large hand (two in fact!...) and the only way I can line up my thumb at a 90 degree angle to the neck, opposite my middle finger, is to bend my wrist quite a bit.

    If I let my thumb point slide up somewhat toward my index finger, and point more toward the nut, then I can keep my wrist relatively straight, which is what I think I want to do to avoid carpal tunnel and other maladies?

    Make sense?


    North Carolina
  2. stagger lee

    stagger lee

    Jul 11, 2004
    you might want to adjust your strap length. i have big hands like you and used to get some bad pains from playing too high or too low, but now i've got it at a good height where my hand is comfortable and in the proper position.