What is that??? Crazy accessory for guitar

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by loudnlousy, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    A company over here is seriously trying to sell these to guitar- and bass-players.
    Any other useless or crazy accessory for guitar out there?
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  2. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Maybe useful for a guitar player who needs to stand in on bass for a week or something, otherwise wtf?
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  3. tdtom

    tdtom Gretschie

    Oct 26, 2018
    new zealand
    good for the paper shuffling guitarist?
  4. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    To keep your finger tips soft and supple, no calluses, is my guess.
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  5. Willie D

    Willie D Gretschie

    Feb 11, 2018
    Seattle, WA
    Friends don't let friends do that.
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  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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  7. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Only use I could see if someone had a blister already and wanted to play without blood.

    Maybe they’d sell like hot cakes if they glowed in the dark. Audiences would be mesmerized by lightning fast finger work.
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  8. Dostegrar

    Dostegrar Country Gent

    Nov 5, 2013
    I think a lot of young new players tap out in the beginning due to finger pain. It could be a good learning tool to keep them interested enough to take the next step without them.
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  9. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    EUR 2 only.
  10. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Tony Iommi, where are you?
  11. stevemorrison

    stevemorrison Synchromatic

    Jun 3, 2011
    Dundee, SCOTLAND
    They are to stop you getting black fingers off the new fretboards ;)
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  12. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    There once was a cliché about lead guitar players having bloody fingers out of feverish solos.
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  13. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    It protects your fingers from..........................................wait for it..........sharp notes :oops::p:oops::p:oops::p
  14. Flouswa

    Flouswa Country Gent

    Oh dear...

    I can see where they would be helpful for someone just starting out who isn't good at dealing with pain. Just had this discussion with the nephews around Christmas, both started playing recently.
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  15. BrianW

    BrianW Synchromatic

    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
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  16. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I remember some years ago someone here playing his Gretsch till his finger bled. I think he was in Australia or New Zeland or Tasmania, I don't remember just down in that neck of the woods.
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  17. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Country Gent

    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    What's this? Nobody around here practices "safe chording"? What do you people think this is... The 1970's?


    Or... You can go straight from a gig to sorting your baseball card collection without stopping...
  18. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    My buddy purchased a set of these. Useless !!! He could hardly finger arpeggios. Then 2 of them tore when he tried taking them off his fingers 1st time out.
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  19. trefilboy

    trefilboy Electromatic

    I can see a use - many years ago I played a lot of blues type music with deep bends so much so that I had strung my strat with banjo strings for the high E and B and one night while doing a bend the string slipped, and like a cheese wire went under my nail and sliced down under the nail, with much pain. Have always kept my finger nails very short since.
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