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OldePhart
12-12-2010, 05:08 PM
Heh heh, just noticed I'm getting a new callus on the side of my left index figure. I've had callusses (callussi?) on my finger tips since I started playing guitar a bunch of moons ago - in fact I think I've killed most of the nerves in my left fingertips because when even when I go for an extended period without playing and don't have visible callusses I still have hard little bumps under the tips and they don't have much feeling left in them.

This is a new callus where I've never had one, though. Spent about twenty minutes tonight playing everything I've been playing to try to figure when I'm tilting my finger like that and I think it's just on a handful of chords where I've got to pack my fingers in close. Good thing I'm not playing a soprano or I'd probably have callusses on the back of my wrist! LOL

John

Kalihonu
12-12-2010, 05:51 PM
Aloha John, congratulations I guess? Keep on strumming & keep the callusses coming. Happy Holidays!

mm stan
12-12-2010, 07:38 PM
Aloha John,
Those Callouses are a badge of honor in myn book....wear them with pride...Have Fun and Enjoy!! Happy Strummings and Holidays!!! MM Stan...

Dane
12-12-2010, 08:58 PM
I don't have visible calluses, but they're there, and yeah, no feeling in my fingertips.

Uncle Leroy
12-12-2010, 09:49 PM
+1 on a sign of progress! Congrats!

pastyman
12-13-2010, 01:03 AM
Not heard of the callus yet, where are they made and are they better than a Martin... what are the best strings to use and is it in high or low G

Pippin
12-13-2010, 01:53 AM
Stan is right, they are a badge of honor. I have had them since the 1960s and never want to see them go away.

lozarkman
12-13-2010, 02:15 AM
Hmmmmm I don't think I actually have "callussi", but my fingertips are desensitized (numb) and on the tough side, and don't ever hurt, but a true callus I don't think I have ever had. Even with guitar. But I'm with Stan, anytime they are numb and don't hurt, a badge of honor :) Lozark

DAPuke
12-13-2010, 06:18 AM
Not heard of the callus yet, where are they made and are they better than a Martin... what are the best strings to use and is it in high or low GHi Pastyman, Sorry I'm not sure if you're joking. The "callus" is not a uke. It's the hardening of the skin, on the fretting hand finger tips. :)
DAP

pastyman
12-13-2010, 09:21 AM
Gottcha!!!.
Sorry guys but since joining this site , though I love it and find it very helpful and interesting, I have noticed that there is a tendency to be a bit "Annoracky" ( for those who might not recognise this term)its related to the likes of train spotters, and twitchers and others who have a very concentrated interest in their chosen hobby. So many posts seem to relate to particular models of ukes or strings of ukes with very little in the way of humor even though you all agree the uke is a great "fun " instrument.
Now I enjoy a good piss take and provided you dont show me the door, I may from time to time be a little bit irreverent and silly.

I,ll get me coat!!!

cletus
12-13-2010, 09:47 AM
Not heard of the callus yet, where are they made and are they better than a Martin... what are the best strings to use and is it in high or low G

The Callus ukuleles are knockoff Collings made in Juarez, very comparable to the Mateus models. Armadillo strings, of course.:D

DAPuke
12-13-2010, 11:20 AM
Gottcha!!!.
Sorry guys but since joining this site , though I love it and find it very helpful and interesting, I have noticed that there is a tendency to be a bit "Annoracky" ( for those who might not recognise this term)its related to the likes of train spotters, and twitchers and others who have a very concentrated interest in their chosen hobby. So many posts seem to relate to particular models of ukes or strings of ukes with very little in the way of humor even though you all agree the uke is a great "fun " instrument.
Now I enjoy a good piss take and provided you dont show me the door, I may from time to time be a little bit irreverent and silly.

I,ll get me coat!!!Dang, that went right over my callused head, happens all the time:)

lozarkman
12-13-2010, 12:26 PM
Nah love the humor! don't walk, keep typin. a takeoff on some comment with a twist and bit of humor is for me always welcome. I caught it and had a huge smile. Lozark