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Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser  

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Overview
  • 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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      Planet Waves

      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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      Planet WavesVarigrip Hand Exerciser
       
      4.7

      (based on 52 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (41)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      94%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Improves musicianship (16)
      • Improves technique (16)
      • Easy to follow (14)
      • Challenging (12)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Improving skills (17)
        • Specific techniques (10)
        • Learning to play (9)
        • Music lessons (4)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (16), Novice (10), Professional musician (3)

        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

        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 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

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Challenging
          • Improves Technique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Improving Skills
            • Specific Techniques

            Comments about 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 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

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

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

                    Comment on this review

                    (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 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.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Nice tool for improvement

                    By Ruser

                    from Northern Minnesota

                    About Me Novice

                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Challenging
                    • Easy To Follow
                    • Improves Musicianship
                    • Light But Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Improving Skills

                      Comments about Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

                      Made of plastic but tough plastic not the cheap brittle stuff-I have no concerns about durability. Molded finger pieces and base are great. Not as challenging for index and second finger but works the ring and pinky fingers hard, just what I was looking for. Can be adjusted to increase the challenge.

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Varigrip hand exerciser

                      By Lou

                      from Medford Ma

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Follow
                      • Improves Musicianship
                      • Improves Technique

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Improving Skills

                        Comments about Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

                        Works great helps build up strength & speed

                        Comment on this review

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Simply the Best

                        By MrJames

                        from Cape Cod

                        About Me Experienced

                        Ask me a question

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Improves Musicianship
                        • Improves Technique
                        • This Unit Is A Must Have

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

                            This unit is a must have for all musicians that use their fingers to play their instruments. And yes I mean brass and woodwinds as well as stringed instruments. It strengthens as well as helps to increase dexterity. To access the part that simulates strings to keep your callouses calloussed you have to remove the rubber cover on the bottom side (not the 4 individual parts that fit the fingers) and you can create your own way to use it like this.

                            Comment on this review

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            great tool

                            By Kurtis Mayfly

                            from Bingo NY

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Improves Musicianship

                            Cons

                            • Ineffective

                            Best Uses

                            • Improving Skills

                            Comments about Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

                            Found this to be really effective at increasing finger strength and speed, I use it on both hands to also increase strength in my finger picking. I have it with me all the time, at work or at meetings, I was using it one day and another guy had one, I showed him how to change the settings because he does not read instructions.

                            Comment on this review

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Could Be Better

                            By Gregory Davidson (Ella Guru)

                            from Chicago

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Mechanism Not Smooth
                              • No Instructions
                              • Too Much Tension

                              Best Uses

                              • Individual Finger Setting
                              • Strengthening

                              Comments about Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

                              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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