Started using a sock on my arm

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Re: Started using a sock on my arm

Post by troubadournate » Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:43 pm

I've been doing this for about six months now. I can't recommend it enough. I would strongly urge you to wash the thing on a regular basis.

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Re: Started using a sock on my arm

Post by guit-box » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:26 pm

A cotton sock soaked in denatured alcohol works the best -- that's a joke of course.

Really, any fabric touching a French Polished guitar is better than a sweaty arm.
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Re: Started using a sock on my arm

Post by simonm » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:46 pm

troubadournate wrote: ... I would strongly urge you to wash the thing on a regular basis.
Washing is of course even more important if you forgot this important tip:
markodarko wrote: … cut the toes off of a sock (not whilst wearing it) ...

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Re: Started using a sock on my arm

Post by bear » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:00 pm

simonm wrote:
troubadournate wrote: ... I would strongly urge you to wash the thing on a regular basis.
Washing is of course even more important if you forgot this important tip:
markodarko wrote: … cut the toes off of a sock (not whilst wearing it) ...
I would add that the sock should be removed before placing it into the washing machine.
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Re: Started using a sock on my arm

Post by robin loops » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:00 pm

Since I only do this when it's too hot to wear a long sleeve shirt, I find socks to be too heavy and hot. I prefer to use a women's tights but make sure to find cotton ones (silk or other natural fiber would probably work fine too as long as it isn't synthetic. Synthetics tend to scratch fine surfaces.

There are also special sleeves made to hide tattoos (for working folk) but I haven't personally found them in cotton.
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Re: Started using a sock on my arm

Post by Kevin L Benbow » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:15 pm

My wife has crocheted me two "guitar sleeves" over the years. She uses soft yarns which have never made the slightest scratch.
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