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Guitar arm sleeve

Postby KrisRKing » Sat May 14, 2011 6:16 am

I'm thinking of buying one of these. My new guitar has a french polish and it is really hot here in Texas. I don't want my sweat eating away at that. I've also had some issues with my arm sticking to the guitar making it difficult to shift right hand positions and a little discomfort from the edge of the guitar after hours of practicing. I've read that these type of products help with those problems. The one I have in mind is the Oasis Premium Guitar Sleeve (the tapered one with the pad in it)

Have any of you had experience with these or something like this?
What is your opinion on guitar arm sleeves?
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Re: Guitar arm sleeve

Postby GuitarVlog » Sat May 14, 2011 6:25 am

I have the same one and I like it. I didn't get it to protect the guitar finish but to ensure that my forearm would be able to move smoothly when shifting my hand over the strings. I use it whenever I'm wearing a short-sleeved shirt.

If you're on a budget or just want to get an idea of how it would work for you, just cut-up a new tube sock. :)
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Re: Guitar arm sleeve

Postby Malcolm Kavalsky » Sat May 14, 2011 6:42 am

I prefer using socks ( just cut diagonally at the heel).

The oasis is made of a thinner synthetic (nylon?) stretch material and feels less comfortable in my opinion. I used it for a while originally assuming that a specially designed solution should be better than home-baked, however not in this case.
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Re: Guitar arm sleeve

Postby garydogwood » Sat May 14, 2011 9:01 am

i also use socks. they do kind of stretch out after awhile but seems i have an unending supply of socks with holes in them so i just cut another one. maybe i can sell them on e - b a y for $20 each. :)

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Re: Guitar arm sleeve

Postby TomPage » Sat May 14, 2011 11:35 am

GuitarVlog wrote:If you're on a budget or just want to get an idea of how it would work for you, just cut-up a new tube sock. :)


Or if you're really on a budget (or just cheap like me) cut up an old sock which has worn through the heal or toe. The upper part surely has plenty of wear left as a guitar sleeve. Doesn't even have to be a tube sock since you are cutting off the whole foot part.
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Re: Guitar arm sleeve

Postby philparker » Sat May 14, 2011 11:49 am

You can also try an arm-warmer from the cycling fraternity!
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Re: Guitar arm sleeve

Postby Sean » Sat May 14, 2011 1:13 pm

Or the basketball sleeve - Allen Iverson style.
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Re: Guitar arm sleeve

Postby Rick-in-Annapolis » Sat May 14, 2011 1:22 pm

I seem to recall (I bought my sleeve a couple of years ago) that they come in two sizes, depending on the size of your
wrist and forearm. If you have thin arms, like me, should should definitely buy the smaller version.
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Re: Guitar arm sleeve

Postby Bentkey » Sat May 14, 2011 2:45 pm

As others have said, a heavy tall athletic sock is the way to go. I even wear it if I have on a long sleave shirt because of the extra cushioning it provides my forearm. I never play without it.
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Re: Guitar arm sleeve

Postby chuckinphoenix » Sat May 14, 2011 2:51 pm

Socks rock!!!!
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Re: Guitar arm sleeve

Postby Ramon Amira » Sat May 14, 2011 3:06 pm

Here's an idea that guarantees no sweat will ever get on your guitar - wear a suit of armor. :D

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Re: Guitar arm sleeve

Postby Ramon Amira » Sat May 14, 2011 3:09 pm

Prominent Critic wrote:Here's an idea that guarantees no sweat will ever get on your guitar - wear a suit of armor. :D

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This has the additional advantage that you're fully protected in case the audience doesn't like your performance and starts throwing rotten fruit.

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Re: Guitar arm sleeve

Postby instrumental57 » Sat May 14, 2011 3:19 pm

I own and use one any time I play one of my instruments with short sleeves, not sure where I bought it from but it is part of my gear now. I highly recommend them.
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Re: Guitar arm sleeve

Postby Sean » Sat May 14, 2011 5:28 pm

Prominent Critic wrote:Here's an idea that guarantees no sweat will ever get on your guitar - wear a suit of armor. :D

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Could put a scratch or two on the guitar . . . or the player.
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Re: Guitar arm sleeve

Postby LVR » Sat May 14, 2011 6:06 pm

I hope I won't be scorned by the sock-users but I cut a sleeve off a worn-out long-sleeve shirt like a turtleneck. (hint - each shirt has 2 sleeves in case one gets sweaty.) This has the advantage of fitting your arm perfectly.
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