Good or Gimmick???

Discussion in 'Tone Zone' started by Stuart, Jul 13, 2018.

Good or Gimmick???

  1. Good

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  2. Gimmick

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  1. Stuart

    Stuart Well-Known Member

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  3. Stuart

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    Don’t forget that US$15.00 = A$20.20 at today’s rate, & that the middle guys have gotta make a couple of bucks gettin’ em here!
     
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    I've never used one. But I like that it has adjustable resistance, which means you can work at your own rate. I would expect that if you aren't playing for a substantial amount of time each day, and having days where you can't get to a guitar, then this could be good.

    In recent years I've been trying to improve my lead playing, and almost never play barre chords. I noticed my left hand was getting tired easily when I did. I might get one of these myself.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you can get them more locally than US Amazon.
    I love how the Guitar Bee is "discounted" from $59.90! Hilarious!
     
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    Yes, that’s what we call ‘Rack Rate’ in hotels... Always a bit of a stretch!
     
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    Yeah...that's why a $30 a night room has a card on the door that claims the rate as $284.....
     
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    I use the D'Addario model as well. I like the way the rubber palm cap can be reversed, and placed on the finger pads. What that does is expose a hard surface with simulated strings that help build the calaous's on your finger tips, and each finger pad has adjustable tension for working each finger individually. I use it daily with both hands, as squeezing it helps me maintain some forearm strength. They should be available from most any larger supplier.
     
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    I first saw them about 30 years ago. It looks like a good idea to build up your hand stamina when you don't have a guitar on hand (e.g. on the bus or subway).
     
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