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Any married folk...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Belhade, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Belhade

    Belhade Tele-Meister

    ...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.

  2. xFallenx

    xFallenx Friend of Leo's

    Dec 15, 2012
    South Jersey
    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."


    TEAM LANDRETH Tele-Meister

    Nov 1, 2009
    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.....

  4. Bernie

    Bernie Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 17, 2003
    SF Bay Area
    When I play the ring goes on my right hand.

  5. TeleBrew

    TeleBrew Friend of Leo's

    I'm a lefty, so no neck-rubbing issues here.

  6. Gnobuddy

    Gnobuddy Friend of Leo's

    Sep 15, 2010
    British Columbia
    Interesting. I never saw a guy rub his own neck that hard with his wedding ring before! :D


  7. leonard d rock

    leonard d rock Tele-Afflicted

    wedding band in my right hand, watch on my left. no rub marks on the neck, no scratches on the body

  8. suave eddie

    suave eddie Tele-Holic

    Feb 28, 2009
    Great White North
    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.

  9. ast370

    ast370 Tele-Meister

    May 21, 2011
    South Carolina
    Lose the ring for 3 months and gain 20 lbs... Ring doesn't fit anymore, problem solved.

  10. Belhade

    Belhade Tele-Meister

    Yeah, I was wondering if this was exposing a flaw in my technique, but I really do have fairly small hands.

  11. Terry O'Malley

    Terry O'Malley Tele-Holic

    Nov 2, 2012
    When I got married I got a white falcon....

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

    Good wife huh?

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  12. Slow Reflexes

    Slow Reflexes Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 17, 2007
    Willamette and Columbia
    Right hand ring wearer. That's where she put it, that's where it usually stays.

  13. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Izzat what's making the little mysterious dents in the back of the neck? Howdy-do and whaddya know. Not taking the ring off.

  14. Jimmy R

    Jimmy R Tele-Meister

    Oct 9, 2011
    My Fretboard
    Check out Jeff's right hand. Just do that!

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  15. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 6, 2005
    I've always worn my wedding rings (2 of them so far;)) on my right hand ... That is the most usual way in Norway.

  16. Beachbum

    Beachbum Friend of Leo's

    Mar 11, 2009
    Sand Land
    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.

  17. DrBanana

    DrBanana Tele-Holic

    Feb 22, 2011
    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.

  18. octatonic

    octatonic Poster Extraordinaire

    I don't wear a ring.

  19. Mid Life Crisis

    Mid Life Crisis Friend of Leo's

    Jan 12, 2007
    Cambridge, England
    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.

  20. HoodieMcFoodie

    HoodieMcFoodie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    Tamworth, 'straya.
    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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