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post Aug 19 2009, 04:31 PM
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Saw this hand excersiser in a guitar world months ago. Has any used or heard good about it. Website is prohands.net was going to use while at work


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post Aug 19 2009, 04:37 PM
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Hmm I'm interested in hearing opinions on this as well...I was looking to get a similar gadget! smile.gif


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post Aug 19 2009, 04:49 PM
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I tested thi at the MEINL Guitar festival. I can say it's a good tool for building strength in your fingers. As far as i can remember you can set it to different resistance or there are different versions of it. I tested the Gripmaster i think that was the name


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post Aug 19 2009, 04:58 PM
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I don't believe this will help you much unless you're playing a trumpet smile.gif Just practice guitar and you'll be fine


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post Aug 19 2009, 05:10 PM
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I got one of those, lol not the same, but other brand.

I got one of those, lol not the same, but other brand. Gripmaste


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post Aug 19 2009, 05:19 PM
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I bought a gripmaster (it's similar) a couple years back. Didn't use it much in the end... (couple days laugh.gif)


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post Aug 19 2009, 05:21 PM
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The Gripmaster is from prohands I think. her is the link http://prohands.net/Prohands-Music/products/gripmaster.php


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post Aug 19 2009, 05:36 PM
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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Aug 19 2009, 04:58 PM) *
I don't believe this will help you much unless you're playing a trumpet smile.gif Just practice guitar and you'll be fine


I'm with Emir on this one!

Infact, look how far Emir got without this contraption and just his trusty guitar biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Im sure this thing does strengthen your fingers, but with the correct guitar exercises you can;

1.Strengthen Fingers

2.Practice Scales

3.Practice Stretches

4.Learn Sequences

and much more, all at the same time cool.gif





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post Aug 19 2009, 05:47 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Aug 19 2009, 05:36 PM) *
Im sure this thing does strengthen your fingers, but with the correct guitar exercises you can;

1.Strengthen Fingers

2.Practice Scales

3.Practice Stretches

4.Learn Sequences

and much more, all at the same time cool.gif


I agree smile.gif


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QUOTE (edguy @ Aug 19 2009, 06:21 PM) *
The Gripmaster is from prohands I think. her is the link http://prohands.net/Prohands-Music/products/gripmaster.php


Yup, you are right, it's actually one of their models. I believe they didn't call them "prohands" two years back, they had a sepparate website.

I also agree a guitar is the best thing to do, and if it's not available (vacation/plane travel etc.) I think a shredneck is also better to have than a gripmaster.


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post Aug 19 2009, 06:29 PM
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Well I'm a correction officer and I work alot of 16hour shifts. Cant bring in a real guitar into the prison. So I'm going to take a chance on it. I'll let u guys know what I think.


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post Aug 19 2009, 06:34 PM
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I think it is not going to help you in any way as youre not practicing actual guitar moverments. And most important, it isnt required lot of strenght to press the strings, ussually we are trying to get ri of the extra strenght we are using. Stretching, equilibrium and flexibility are far more important to play the guitar.


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post Aug 19 2009, 07:02 PM
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I have a heavy tension gripmaster that I have been using for martial arts and it certainly improves your grip. However I haven’t really noticed this stronger grip improving my guitar playing much.
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post Aug 19 2009, 07:13 PM
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QUOTE (GuitarNewb @ Aug 19 2009, 07:29 PM) *
Well I'm a correction officer and I work alot of 16hour shifts. Cant bring in a real guitar into the prison. So I'm going to take a chance on it. I'll let u guys know what I think.


Cool let me know how it works.

For me this device in theory looks useful! It should help build individual finger muscles and dexterity. Of course guitar is there to practice certain movements but I guess there is nothing wrong in exercising hand muscles and finger dexterity when you don't have the instrument at hand.


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post Aug 19 2009, 11:33 PM
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This is good thing, but I don't think it can improve actual guitar playing technique. Could be useful for some warmups tho, dunno.. smile.gif


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post Aug 20 2009, 12:14 PM
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I use them at work, I have been doing for about 2 years now. They're good, but my advice would be to start on the light tension and work your way up else it won't do you any good.

My hands do feel a lot stronger after using these, though it's hard to say if it's actually helped my playing or it's practicing that has done the trick, but it can't hurt.

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There's nothing better than take a guitar and start to practice.


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QUOTE (Santiago Diaz Garces @ Aug 20 2009, 08:16 PM) *
There's nothing better than take a guitar and start to practice.

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QUOTE (Gerardo Siere @ Aug 19 2009, 01:34 PM) *
I think it is not going to help you in any way as youre not practicing actual guitar moverments. And most important, it isnt required lot of strenght to press the strings, ussually we are trying to get ri of the extra strenght we are using. Stretching, equilibrium and flexibility are far more important to play the guitar.

I agree 100 percent with Gerardo, extra streangth for guitar realy never helps at all considering it's not cordinating your fingers at all.


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QUOTE (GuitarNewb @ Aug 19 2009, 06:29 PM) *
Well I'm a correction officer and I work alot of 16hour shifts. Cant bring in a real guitar into the prison. So I'm going to take a chance on it. I'll let u guys know what I think.


Maybe you could try a Shredneck.
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