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    Do you need to use it on both hands?

    I'll see if there's one available here in Au. might as well get this while I dont have a guitar

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    I am using it on both hands because there is no reason not to. I mean, if you have it, just use the thing!

    I would be stunned if you can't get one of these there.

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    I can't see something like this working for me with my arthritis, but if there was a low-impact/low-effort version designed to keep hands nimble, it might be worth thinking about.

    I can't see why I'd need stronger hands though....I've gone to great lengths to make my guitars easy to play with low action and minimal string tension, so I don't have to really dig in or work at playing them. However, if a person has a preference for heavy strings, higher action, or big neck profiles, I could understand why the Gripmaster might be a good thing.
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    Use it for both hands sure.
    Both can benefit from strength & flexibility--again used properly & all that.
    I also have an exercise I use for fretting hand flexibility & co-ordination a guitar teacher showed me way back when.
    I'd been playing for maybe half a year.
    And I still use it today--no equipment needed--and it helps.
    I've been a pilgrim on this earth, since the day of my birth, I'm a long way from my home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spellcaster View Post
    I can't see something like this working for me with my arthritis, but if there was a low-impact/low-effort version designed to keep hands nimble, it might be worth thinking about.

    I can't see why I'd need stronger hands though....I've gone to great lengths to make my guitars easy to play with low action and minimal string tension, so I don't have to really dig in or work at playing them. However, if a person has a preference for heavy strings, higher action, or big neck profiles, I could understand why the Gripmaster might be a good thing.
    They do make an extra light tension version. Light (what I have) is 5 lbs; extra-light is 3 lbs.

    It may or may not be for you! Overall I am not looking for stronger hands but I am seeing already that my right ring finger is considerably weaker that the other fingers, which probably causes sloppiness on the 3rd valve playing trumpet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zontar View Post
    Use it for both hands sure.
    Yeah if you have it, you might as well. We're talking a couple minutes throughout the day, not hours upon hours.

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    Well it doesn't have to be a heavy duty workout--and that probably would mess up your fingers.
    It's like warming up before you play...
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    Right. I think I am going to get an extra light model for my kids

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    Right. I think I am going to get an extra light model for my kids
    Smaller fingers?
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    My youngest daughter's fingers are definitely much smaller

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