Metal coin with ridges for building calluses on fingertips
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: poocacy2184-ga
List Price: $10.00
15 Sep 2006 09:34 PDT
Expires: 15 Oct 2006 09:34 PDT
Question ID: 765586
I'm looking for an item to help build calluses (for playing guitar). It looks like a coin, a little smaller than the palm of your hand. It is metal and has concentric metal ridges on it. Supposedly you put your thumb on one side and squeeze your fingertips over the ridges on the other side. I read somewhere that rock climbing stores might carry something like this.
Re: Metal coin with ridges for building calluses on fingertips
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 15 Sep 2006 11:13 PDT
I'm glad you liked the callus-building devices that I found. I've reposted the links below: Musician's Friend http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ruff-Rider-Ruff-Grip-Callus-Builder?sku=423500 Musician's Friend http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ruff-Rider-Ruff-Grip-Callus-Builder-Caps?sku=423501 Yesterday's Guitars http://www.yesterdaysguitars.com/RuffGrip.html Here is a good article on building calluses: Hand and Foot Care: Building and Maintaining Calluses http://www.handfootcare.com/calluses_building&maintaining.htm My Google search strategy: Google Web Search: "callus builder OR toughener" ://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22callus+builder+OR+toughener%22 Google Web Search: "build OR building calluses" ://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=%22build+OR+building+calluses%22 I asked a rock-climbing acquaintance about the coin-shaped device that you mentioned. He said that he thought he remembered having seen such a product back in the 1980s. The current trend among climbers is toward maintaining the elasticity of the skin rather than deliberately toughening the calluses. My friend thinks the device was called a "Callus Wheel" or "Callus Disc." I haven't found any evidence that this is still marketed, though. Best regards, pinkfreud
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