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Can I use superglue to cover up slices and bruises from guitar playing between gigs and practice times to prevent them from opening up and bleeding all over the place at gigs since they'd already be sliced up and cut from practices?

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UglyDog | 08:32 Sun 06th Feb 2011 | Music
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Hello everyone, I'm a guitar player and have been playing for a couple of years now, so my fingers have built up callouses.

The problem is that the skin on my fingertips don't have time to grow back between practice times and gigs the same nights.

Is there any way I can cover up my fingertips with superglue or something like that to "protect" and prevent them from opening up and bleeding all over the place at gigs since they'd already be sliced up and cut from practices?

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NOOOOOO!!! You can buy liquid skin from the chemist..meant for burns really I think..it comes in a small bottle with a brush ..bit like nail varnish..paint it on and it drys to form a protective "SKIN".....MAYBE TAKE UP PIANO INSTEAD...LOL....
Sounds as if the action of your guitar is too high, not knowing what type of guitar you are playing and only having experience of acoustic guitars I cannot make any recommendations other than measure the string height at the nut and 12th fret and compare it with somebody elses similar guitar, or check it out on google. In the meanwhile you can get little pots of liquid 'plaster' that might help.
If it was good enough for SRV, I'm sure it's good enough for you. :-))
Hi Ugly.. an additional thought, If you have callouses on your fretting fingers and they are splitting, then it may be because the callouses are too dry, try some kind of 'moisturising' hand cream, failing that lanolin or vegetable oil should do the job. It makes a change to have a question on the music topic that comes from a musician!

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