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D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser  

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The Varigrip's ergonomic design and variable tension provides customized conditioning for individual fingers, the entire hand, wrist, and forearm. Th...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Develop and maintain the strength and dexterity of your fingers and hands.

      The Varigrip's ergonomic design and variable tension provides customized conditioning for individual fingers, the entire hand, wrist, and forearm. The reversible molded grip even uncovers simulated strings to help develop and maintain finger calluses when you are away from your instrument.

      FEATURES
      • Soft, over-molded finger pads for added comfort
      • Individually adjustable tension for each finger allows the user to set the tension from x-light to hard without purchasing a separate item

      The ultimate conditioning tool for musicians. Order it today!

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      D'Addario Planet WavesVarigrip Hand Exerciser
       
      4.7

      (based on 57 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (46)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      94%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Improves musicianship (18)
      • Improves technique (17)
      • Challenging (14)
      • Easy to follow (14)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Improving skills (19)
        • Specific techniques (13)
        • Learning to play (11)
        • Music lessons (5)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (17), Novice (12), Professional musician (4)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Pinky hated it

        Up until a few weeks ago, I had never strummed a guitar. Then I saw Buddy Guy one night in Salina.I took a mission to learn, and while surfing this site spotted this...Read complete review

        Up until a few weeks ago, I had never strummed a guitar. Then I saw Buddy Guy one night in Salina.I took a mission to learn, and while surfing this site spotted this gadget, read the reviews and decided it was worth a shot.Man, I am soooo green..and that aint no ordinary fiddle Lionel Young plays..The first day with this, my 56yo little finger could not work the plunger set to its softest setting -without screaming in pain. I'm working this with the tips of the fingers to strengthen and train to not accidentally mute adjacent strings.I had problems with the end of my pinky..seemed like the cartilage didnt want to settle in with being pressed on the very tip. -it really hurt.In short; this works.I gave it a 4.5 overall because the plunger pads are contoured (not flat like a fretboard) and could maybe benefit from having raised lines to simulate strings because I need both finger strength and toughened skin, but on the bottom of the exerciser, under the removable rubber cap, are a set of hard plastic molded-in lines that simulate strings, but not at the correct spacings.Anyway, day one I could only get my pinky to press 4 times before it was screaming time-out. but after just 3 days I can now squish on it all day and will soon crank up the plunger tension. The immediate result is I can attempt to play more chords before my hand gives out. This is an effective device!

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        Could Be Better

        I bought this brand because it advertised that "allows the user to set the tension from x-light to hard without purchasing a separate item". Sounds great but there is no...Read complete review

        I bought this brand because it advertised that "allows the user to set the tension from x-light to hard without purchasing a separate item". Sounds great but there is no "x-light" tension on this. The lightest setting is about the same tension as my Grip Master Medium. The Grip Master is better constructed. You should buy the Grip Masters in different tension versions. It would also be faster to switch units than to have to screw 4 different adjustments on the Varigrip. Though if you need a device that can adjust for a sprained, strained or weak specific finger then the Varigrip is your choice. You just won't find an X-light or light tension setting on it.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very effective post surgery tool.

        By Nickster

        from Pa

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Great Strengthening Tool

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Great Post Surgery Tool

          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

          Regain strength.
          Coordination recovery.
          Endurance enhancer.

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          5.0

          High quality

          By Joecool

          from Mustang, Oklahoma

          About Me Novice

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          Pros

          • Challenging
          • Improves Technique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Specific Techniques

            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

            I have it next to my recliner and use while watching TV.

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            5.0

            Great Practice & Training Aid

            By Michael

            from Lexington, KY

            About Me Novice

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            Pros

            • Builds Finger Strength
            • Challenging
            • Improves Musicianship
            • Maintains Callouses

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Improving Skills
              • Learning To Play
              • Music Lessons
              • Specific Techniques

              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

              Great aid in building finger strength. Really helping me with building my left hand finger strength for hammer ons. Take the bottom cover off and use the rough side to scuff your fingertips and help maintain or even enhance your callouses.

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              5.0

              Great

              By Knives

              from Ohio

              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Not just for guitarists

              By Keyman

              from Selma, TX

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Hand And Finger Therapy
              • Handfinger Therapy
              • Improves Musicianship

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Improving Skills
                • Learning To Play
                • Specific Techniques
                • Therapy

                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

                I am a keyboard player and choral music teacher (I play for my kids), and 15 years ago I got my left hand caught in a choral riser, almost cutting off my left ring finger and damaging two other fingers. After surgery and a long healing time, I had less than 40% usage of the finger, as well as nerve damage in my left hand. The docs said they had done their best and that the damage was permanent, but God had other plans. I used this unit (earlier version) throughout the day for almost a year, both with the individual finger exercises, and flipping it over putting the solid bar into my fingers to spread out the tension. I'm not at 100% but I am probably at 90%. I teach French horn as well, and this helped me strengthen my left hand -- specifically the ring finger for third valve -- and I have recommended and purchased this for several of my friends over the years, which is what this purchase was. One friend was in an ATV crash and did a lot of damage, and the other was injured last year on the job, almost severing several fingers on his left hand. Both ride motorcycles, and Varigrip is helping them strengthen their left hand and fingers. One friend is already able to ride again, and he attributes this to he Varigrip. Pretty cool, huh!

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                5.0

                Great exerciser!

                By ApachE

                from Uruguay

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Improves Musicianship
                • Improves Technique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Improving Skills
                  • Learning To Play
                  • Specific Techniques
                  • Strenght

                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

                  Great for exercising!

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                  5.0

                  Nice little exerciser

                  By Sundancer50

                  from Quakertown, PA

                  About Me Novice

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                  Pros

                  • Challenging
                  • Improves Technique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Improving Skills
                    • Specific Techniques

                    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

                    nice little tool to work your fingers.. I have issues with my joints, this lets me keep my fingers working thru out the day.. I keep it with me and pull it out whenever i get a few free minutes.. have noticed a improvement in general and definatly helps my fingers when playing guitar.. which was the main reason I got it.. ALso like the idea that it is adjustable. so as each finger gets stronger you can dial up the spring rate to make it harder for that finger..

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                    5.0

                    Just the product I needed

                    By BM40

                    from NJ

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Builds Strength
                    • Challenging

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Strengthening

                      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

                      Recovering from minor Stroke.Had to rebuild strength in hands to play Guitar using a finger picking style. Like working out at the gym for your hands and fingers. It is a very good device.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Exactly what I needed

                      By razorbach

                      from Charlottesville VA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

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                        Cons

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                            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

                            Recovering from hand surgery, this is exactly what I needed to rebuild finger strength and get back to playing.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Pleased with this product, so far.

                            By FastEddieG

                            from Summerton, SC

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Use Anywhere

                            Cons

                            • NONE

                            Best Uses

                            • Build-maintain Callouses
                            • Build Strength

                            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

                            So far I am well pleased with this product. When practice just is not an option, this is the next best thing to help build finger strength and build/maintain callouses.

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