Using A Glove For Your Fret Hand?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by MoreBeer, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. MoreBeer


    Jan 5, 2014
    Been playing bass for a long time and recently developed a skin condition on my hands which makes it difficult to play comfortably. So I've been experimenting using a glove on my fret hand.

    So far, the best thing I've found is a somewhat snug fitting high-quality golf glove. The more expensive golf gloves are thinner and use a higher grade leather. Its okay, although was wondering if there's anything better out there to use or at least check out.

  2. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Northeast Ohio
  3. He has a muscular condition in his fingers, don't remember what it's called. He says the gloves help alleviate twitching if I recall correctly.
  4. MoreBeer


    Jan 5, 2014

    Yeah, I ran into that site a month ago when checking around. I also remember seeing a YouTube video, didn't bookmark it however of a guy playing great wearing some sort of black gloves. Had them on each hand.

    I'll try and contact Scott on what he's wearing.
  5. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks.

    Jan 25, 2011
    Camarillo, CA
    Etienne Mbappé also wears gloves when he plays.
  6. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    WinterSilks has 'glove liners' in a couple of silk weights.
    Not too pricey.

    Probably wouldn't last long with rounds - flats, maybe. This could be an application for tapewounds - which might themselves be an aid if the underlying issue is contact dermatitus or nickel sensitivity...