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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
       
      4.6

      (based on 48 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (37)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      93%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Improves musicianship (15)
      • Easy to follow (14)
      • Improves technique (14)
      • Challenging (10)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Improving skills (15)
        • Learning to play (8)
        • Specific techniques (8)
        • Music lessons (4)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (13), Novice (9), 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

        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.

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        5.0

        Nice tool for improvement

        By Ruser

        from Northern Minnesota

        About Me Novice

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        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.

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          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

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            5.0

            Simply the Best

            By MrJames

            from Cape Cod

            About Me Experienced

            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.

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                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.

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                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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                  5.0

                  Great Hand Excerciser

                  By Coogee

                  from Duarte,California

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Challenging
                  • Easy To Follow
                  • Improves Musicianship
                  • Improves Technique
                  • I Use It Everyday Several

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Improving Skills

                    Comments about Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

                    I like the Idea that the tension can be adjusted.

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                    5.0

                    Does the job

                    By solidstateband

                    from New York

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast Easy To Use
                    • Keeps Fingers Toned

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Use In Between Practices

                      Comments about Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

                      Upcoming gig. Haven't had enough time to work out on guitar and don't want "tired" fingers in the last set. This handy item keeps my fingers toned and ready(now if I could only remember the chords!!!).

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                      4.0

                      Well Worth The Cost.

                      By Dan

                      from Abq

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

                      This is great! The only slight con is the plastic to plastic resistance, a slight binding if the plungers are not pressed straight down. This is very slight and I may look around for some type of lubricant if I decide it's bothersome enough to attempt to correct.

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                      5.0

                      practice on the go

                      By tim

                      from anchorage, ak

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Awesome
                      • Builds Finger Strength
                      • Builds Speed
                      • Challenging
                      • Easy To Follow
                      • Genius Invention
                      • Improves Musicianship
                      • Improves Technique
                      • Ingenious Invention
                      • Simple To Use

                      Cons

                      • Rubber Grips Are Slippery

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

                      This little invention I got because I dont have enough time to play every minute of every day, but I want to improve as much and as frequently as possible so I got this to do so when I'm on the go, it's also a nice stress reliever. It fits right into your pocket so you can use it where ever and whenever. It's more efficient than those pointless shred necks. It has different tension settings on the springs for each finger so you can work out the weakest fingers. It's affordable and it works, get it.

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