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Old March 25th, 2013, 11:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any married folk...

...who play with their wedding band on, rub a groove in the neck? I just noticed that my ring is hitting the treble side of the neck, especially when I have to reach over to the bass strings.

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Old March 26th, 2013, 12:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If I were you I'd just take it off to be safe and avoid damage. I'm not married ,but I take things off my wrist when I play just to avoid scratching or wearing away at anything. I know a few auto mechanics that remove them as well. I found some forums with post that I copied and pasted below. One of them calls it a finger shackle lol Well I hope this helps somewhat if at all :)

"I have gigged VERY heavily with this guitar the past 18 months, wedding ring clacking against it and all, so it has had its share."

"Yeah, I've noticed a few dings now that I've got the finger shackle. I don't see it really causing anything noticeable unless you're wearing a really glorious man-ring."

"A friend of mine has a 80's Tele whose neck has dents all up and down the back of it. It does NOT feel good to play at all. I asked him how it got that way, he said he used to wear a big ring when he played when he was young! I like to keep my stuff primo, personally."
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Old March 26th, 2013, 12:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I know what you mean. I rubbed a little groove in my neck once with my wedding band. I fired them all.

Got a divorce, too.

Now I have fifteen teles.....
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Old March 26th, 2013, 12:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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When I play the ring goes on my right hand.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 12:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm a lefty, so no neck-rubbing issues here.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 12:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I rubbed a little groove in my neck once with my wedding band.
Interesting. I never saw a guy rub his own neck that hard with his wedding ring before!

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Old March 26th, 2013, 12:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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wedding band in my right hand, watch on my left. no rub marks on the neck, no scratches on the body
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Old March 26th, 2013, 12:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
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My wedding band never touches the neck. I've never even thought about it. I read this and had to grab my guitar to make sure. I just have a simple wedding band, but prior to that I used to wear a heavier ring on that finger. It's never been an issue with over 40 years of playing. I don't know how I would have to change my technique to have my ring hit the neck or fingerboard.
Do you have real short fingers or small hands? Do you choke the neck with your hand when you play?

I think maybe the fact that I started out studying classical violin as a kid taught me proper hand position on the neck.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 12:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Lose the ring for 3 months and gain 20 lbs... Ring doesn't fit anymore, problem solved.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 01:00 AM   #10 (permalink)
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My wedding band never touches the neck. I've never even thought about it. I read this and had to grab my guitar to make sure. I just have a simple wedding band, but prior to that I used to wear a heavier ring on that finger. It's never been an issue with over 40 years of playing. I don't know how I would have to change my technique to have my ring hit the neck or fingerboard.
Do you have real short fingers or small hands? Do you choke the neck with your hand when you play?

I think maybe the fact that I started out studying classical violin as a kid taught me proper hand position on the neck.
Yeah, I was wondering if this was exposing a flaw in my technique, but I really do have fairly small hands.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 01:06 AM   #11 (permalink)
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When I got married I got a white falcon....

I don't wear a ring.....problem solved

Good wife huh?
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Old March 26th, 2013, 02:00 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Right hand ring wearer. That's where she put it, that's where it usually stays.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 02:05 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Izzat what's making the little mysterious dents in the back of the neck? Howdy-do and whaddya know. Not taking the ring off.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 02:36 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Check out Jeff's right hand. Just do that!
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I've always worn my wedding rings (2 of them so far) on my right hand ... That is the most usual way in Norway.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 04:24 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I've been married for 45 years. I quit wearing my wedding ring about 30 years ago. Don't need it, "married" is written all over my face.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 04:35 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Doesn't effect me on my tele, but it makes a real racket on my acoustic - a racket that is out of time with my playing oddly, so I take it off then.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 05:27 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I wear a ring on my third finger. It doesn't make any marks or anything but sometimes if I'm playing a stretchy chord the ring might actually contact a string and I hear an odd note as I strum. Just have to practice it out.
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My wedding band didn't fit anymore so off it went. I don't need it to remind me I'm married.
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