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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
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      D'Addario Planet WavesVarigrip Hand Exerciser
       
      4.7

      (based on 59 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (48)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      95%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Improves musicianship (19)
      • Improves technique (18)
      • Challenging (14)
      • Easy to follow (14)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Improving skills (20)
      • Specific techniques (13)
      • Learning to play (11)
      • Music lessons (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (17), Novice (13), Professional musician (5)

      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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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      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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      5.0

      Valuable Exercise Devise

      By 

      from West Virginia

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      Pros

      • Improves Musicianship
      • Improves Technique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Improving Skills

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

        Try it, its easy to use and you will see results

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        5.0

        Perfect

        By 

        from Calgary, AB

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

              I am not a professional, but this seems like a very good quality, like it very much and didn't have problems so far.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very effective post surgery tool.

              By 

              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 

                from Mustang, Oklahoma

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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

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                  from Lexington, KY

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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 

                    from Ohio

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Not just for guitarists

                    By 

                    from Selma, TX

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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 

                      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 

                        from Quakertown, PA

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                        Ask me a question

                        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 

                          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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