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A grip like a hooker's pelvic floor...

Postby patrick.n » Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:26 pm

I want to get one of those gripmasters for left hand strength to help with pomping through the night.
Should I get the lighter tension - more repetition model or the medium tension for general strength and manliness?
Anyone had experience with these?
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Postby Jono » Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:53 pm

I've got one of the medium strength ones and I keep it on my desk at work as stress-relief. It reduces the desire to punch people that is my normal state of mind in the office.

I'm no physio but I'd guess that if you're manly enough to play this sort of stuff then you're manly enough for the medium tension model.
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Postby Djazzer » Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:55 pm

patrick.n
I`ve found the gripmaster to be very effective in building hand and finger
strength, i used the lighter tension first then moved on to the medium tension,
this depends on the strength in the fingers to begin with as medium tension
was tending to cause strain.
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Postby patrick.n » Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:30 pm

...or there's the Winterstein KungFu Grip model....
My problem is having little kids I have to practice on ponsey 9 gauge electric mostly so I don't wake them. So when I come to my *proper* guitar, it's hard work. Anything that prepares the fingers for all that squeeze-release-squeeze-release would be a good thing.
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Postby Stackabones » Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:15 pm

Maybe I'm missing something here ... why don't you just practice more often? You'll be able to pompe all night if you start pomping all night. Doesn't that sound vulgar and fun?

You should be able to fret using arm weight (from the shoulder), not by a death-lock vise grip. If you can make a barre chord without your thumb on the back of the neck, you'll know that it doesn't take hand strength.

Buy another Wegen pick before you buy a gripmaster.
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Postby patrick.n » Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:06 am

Stackabones wrote:Maybe I'm missing something here ... why don't you just practice more often? You'll be able to pompe all night if you start pomping all night. Doesn't that sound vulgar and fun?


God, I wish I could, but like I said, I have small kids and I can't keep them up all night with my pomping. I *really* wish I could do all my practice on acoustic, but it's just not possible.

Thanks for the replies, chaps.
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Postby Cattermole » Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:29 pm

Patrick, stick a piece of sponge (or rolled up cloth or whatever) under the strings in front of the bridge. It damps the sound a treat and guarantees hours and hours of uninterrupted, sweaty, pompe action. Somewhat muted, of course.
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Postby patrick.n » Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:10 pm

Ah, I'll give that a try.
Should the guitar be just damp or really wet for quietness?
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Postby Cattermole » Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:06 am

patrick.n wrote: Should the guitar be just damp or really wet for quietness?


I suggest the comfortable side of moist.
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Postby Teddy Dupont » Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:46 pm

Cattermole wrote:I suggest the comfortable side of moist.

I have always had a deep psychological problem with the word ?moist?. To me it has a certain, if perhaps unjustified, repulsiveness about it.
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Postby Jono » Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:16 pm

Heaven forbid we have anything repulsive on here.

Maybe you could get Zoot to ensure that it automatically gets replaced with "Ladies' bits" every time it gets posted...
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Postby patrick.n » Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:57 pm

:shock:
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Postby patrick.n » Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:58 pm

Teddy Dupont wrote:I have always had a deep psychological problem with the word ?moist?. To me it has a certain, if perhaps unjustified, repulsiveness about it.

Teddy likes 'em nice and dry.
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Postby Cattermole » Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:44 pm

Thread rated: MOIST
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Postby patrick.n » Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:57 pm

Well, I recommend that no-one buys anything from http://www.thegripmaster.co.uk
I never got it, and he won't respond to emails.

ladies bits.




Rather appropriately so, given the latter theme of this thread.
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