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Your handspan

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Figjam, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Take a ruler, spread your fingers out as much as possible, and measure the distance between your tip of thumb and tip of pinky. How long is it, in inches?
  2. miccheck1516

    miccheck1516 Guest

    Feb 15, 2003
    is this some sick joke to see how big our ****'s are?

    Edit: in that case im 10inches ;)
  3. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I've got smallish hands

    pinky to thumb = 9 3/8"

    more importantly...

    pinky to index spread = 8 1/2"
  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    lol, no.

    and speddling, that isnt small really.
  5. 9 inches :meh: I got small hands
  6. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Yea mine are 9 also. I dont consider it small, maybe small compared to other bass players bc they have massive hands usually, but they do me fine. I rarely have times when i need to stretch 5+ frets anyway.
  7. Yeah...I probably woulda stuck with playing guitar if my fingers weren't so fat :meh: thank god for my fat fingers :)
  8. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    10 inches. My hands are so small....

  9. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Thanks, but I do have small hands... I've just spent a LOT of years stretching my fretting hand.
  10. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Just a touch more than 10 1/2"
    I am very tall.
  11. bill h

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN
    9 1/2" I think that is about average.
  12. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    8 and 3/4
  13. 10 and 3/4-ish

    5' 7"
  14. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Pretty massive hands for 5'7''
  15. 9 1/2"
  16. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    screw you guys, my 8 1/4 beats the s*** out of all your pu$$y hands! :meh:
  17. 8.5". Speddling, that pinky to index stretch is huge, mine is like 6.25".

  18. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    Thumb to pinky- 10 1/4 in
    index to pinky- 8 1/4 in

    I'm 5' 10" ish :)
  19. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    9 inches... index-to-pinky almost 8... but...'s not the size that matters, it's what you do with it...

  20. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    :cool: it's not all usable... I've actually lost some.

    Before I took my 4 year break from playing, I could stretch my index and pinky into a straight line with my knuckles. Back in the mid 80's It was an obsession of a few of us locally after a Malmsteen write up where they pictured him fretting like a 10 fret span.