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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. The reversible molded grip even uncovers simulated st... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

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
  • Built-in, simulated guitar strings for building finger calluses.
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Planet Waves cables are warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship for the lifetime of the original owner. Return to D’Addario or authorized Planet Waves dealer for replacement


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D'Addario Planet WavesVarigrip Hand Exerciser
 
4.7

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves technique (5)
  • Challenging (4)
  • Improves musicianship (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Improving skills (4)
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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Hand Exerciser!

This product really helped build muscles on my hands. I also use it on my right hand for faster picking. I used this product for about a month and I noticed quite a difference...Read complete review

This product really helped build muscles on my hands. I also use it on my right hand for faster picking. I used this product for about a month and I noticed quite a difference in my hands. I noticed that I can pick faster, and my fingers could play fast licks that I would barely do when I just started using it. Also barre chords that used to be annoying and hard to do are like a piece of cake. The callus builder is useful, but I use it in a different way since the exercise directions for the calluses didn't quite help. If you want a difference in hand strength, get this fun exerciser.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It is okay. Could be better

I have had mine for a little over a month and at first it was good. I did notice increased hand strength and finger speed. However after using it for a bit, the...Read complete review

I have had mine for a little over a month and at first it was good. I did notice increased hand strength and finger speed. However after using it for a bit, the plastic shafts of the fingers started to develop grooves in them and now it has a tendency to bind up and is no longer smooth and fluid moving. You expect things that are used to wear out but not in a months time. I gave it 3 stars because it was good at first. I have just ordered the grip master though.

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(38 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It works.

By Master of Downpicking.

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

I've had mine for a few months now, and bends that once seemed impossible are are a piece of cake. This cool little device comes with chart showing different hand exercises to improve certain aspects of your playing. I started with the picking hand endurance stretch. Now I can downpick through a whole song, say "Master of Puppets". However, I find that the callus builder surface only does a good job of maintaining calluses, rather than forming them.

(32 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Hand Exerciser!

By Derek

from Mehoopany, PA

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

This product really helped build muscles on my hands. I also use it on my right hand for faster picking. I used this product for about a month and I noticed quite a difference in my hands. I noticed that I can pick faster, and my fingers could play fast licks that I would barely do when I just started using it. Also barre chords that used to be annoying and hard to do are like a piece of cake. The callus builder is useful, but I use it in a different way since the exercise directions for the calluses didn't quite help. If you want a difference in hand strength, get this fun exerciser.

(22 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for the Road

By Rob

from Hamburg, NJ

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

I bought this exerciser 1 month ago. I've used this exerciser 5 days a week since I got it. I spend a lot of time in my car commuting to/from work. I developed a routine of about 10 different positions that I alternate between my left and right hand. I have to say I am impressed. My bends are so easy now 2 1/2 steps is a piece of cake even with 10's. My speed has increased. My endurance has increased and my left hand and fingers rarely go numb like they use to playing long early morning sets in my churches Praise and Worship band. I stated with the tension set on the lowest level do 2 sets a day, one going to work, one coming home. I've increased the tension to about 1/2 it's full adjustment. I only do one set a day because two is too hard. There is plenty of adjustment left to keep me challenged over the next 6 months. It is a great tool. Even my guitar instructor who thought it was a "gimmick toy" has seen my improvement and has since purchased one for himself. It will maintain calus's and even build them to a point. I would recommend the Varigrip to players of all levels, especially those who spend a lot of time on the road like I do.

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best exercise tool out there.

By Tim Lewis

from Medford OR

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

The Varigrip is an amazing tool. It literally is all the Gripmasters plus the Ruff Rider caps all in one. As someone who's transitioning from a beginner to an intermediate it helped immensely for finger strength and speed. I'm now able to change chords way more easily and even used it on my right hand for faster and more precise finger picking. I highly recommend the Varigrip to anyone looking to get stronger and faster in their fingers.

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent exerciser

By James Vining

from Milwaukie OR

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

I had no Idea what to expect from an exerciser. I am really impressed with the comfort of the unit I also like the simulated string/calous part. I was suprised at how weak my fingers actually are it has really worked my fingers and thumb and I believe this will cure my issue with not being able to do bar chords very well. I would totally recommend this for anyone who wants to have something to exercise your fingers. I took it shopping with me and plan on having it in class at college too. I was hoping for something this good when woshing I had something to work on finger strength with when either I wasn't at home or was watching a movie and couldn't play my guitar.so far I am really impressed with this but reccomend maybe putting some 2 in 1 oil on the slider parts as to not have issues like another costomer had. I think for the price it is an excellent buy plus it is so compact you can keep it in your pocket and it is agjustable so once I get stronger I wont need to buy another one i can just stiffen the spring tension. It also works great for doing finger stretch by using 1 and 4 with the 1 and 2 finger and so on I noticed a burn right away when I tried that so I know it is working great. I will post another review after a couple weeks of using to add any +'s or -'s of the item.

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good product for a good price

By jeff

from richmond, va

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

In all, i am very happy with this product. I use it everyday for a 30 minute ride to and from work. I havent had any problems and i can actually notice how much stronger my fingers are after only a week.

(13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

It is okay. Could be better

By Doug

from Amarillo, Texas

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

I have had mine for a little over a month and at first it was good. I did notice increased hand strength and finger speed. However after using it for a bit, the plastic shafts of the fingers started to develop grooves in them and now it has a tendency to bind up and is no longer smooth and fluid moving. You expect things that are used to wear out but not in a months time. I gave it 3 stars because it was good at first. I have just ordered the grip master though.

(12 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

My Review On Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser

By Rob

from Michigan

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

I found this product to be overall pretty good but, it does have some down sides. First I'd like to point out that for what this product was designed to do it does beautifully, It is small and compact and allows you to target each of your fingers individually and also lets you change the resistance level on each individual finger as well. Changing the resistance could have been made easier to do but it isn't very hard at all and isn't a big deal at all. Also with this product is a callus builder on the bottom and on the back of the packaging it has a list of different exercises that you can do with it I think it would have been better if they had maybe decided to include a booklet inside the packaging rather than putting it on the outside though because nobody really wants to save the packaging. Also the other thing I disliked about this product is that you have to have the gripper thing that comes with it on the bottom or else it won't stay in your hand (Once again not a big deal.) Overall this product turned out to be very good other than a few small changes they could have made to improve it. I'd recommend this to anyone who is just beginning guitar or anyone who wants to help take their playing to that next level.

(10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for school

By Romsy227

from chepachet ri

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

i go to college and i found this great for in classes. Rather then lugging my guitars around all day i leave them in my room. I just bring this to put in my pocket and tinker with it all the time. I notice the difference when playing. But really i use it to tinker with in class an in between class.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Varigrip

By James

from Lehigh Acres, Florida

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

I've had this for device for almost a week now and I must say it really does help out with guitar playing. It helps you develop endurance and dexterity with your fingers. I can do hammer-ons a little bit easier and faster now and I have a little more control with my pinky finger. If you have trouble with your pinky finger with guitar playing (Which a lot of people do), I definitely recommend this for you!

(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

so far so good

By gunnar k

from Roseville, CA

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

i bought this yesterday and so far it has done a bit for me, my fingers definetly feel stronger. i would recomenned this instead of the gripmaster because of the ajusting part that the gripmaster doesnt have. the callus thing on the bottom feels kinda cheap but it feels like its working. its a good workout... i am using it right now XD. its very addicting. buy one.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing!

By Tim Kempen

from menasha, wi

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

i just got this today and i can already feel the difference! its amazing... and its really fun to do when your bored.. like watching tv or just sitting on the couch. YOU CAN USE IT WHEN EVER! its great!

(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Poor quality

By T

from Chicago, IL

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

Purchased in Dec and it broke. Exchanged in Jan, broke again in March. Guitar Center only stands behind products for 30 days on products they sell, so beware of purchase made there. Also, I would hesitate to purchase an item made by Planet Waves as this one seems to have a short life span. I will now contact Plant Waves to see if they stand behing their products.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

good but breaks

By anon

from phoenix, az

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

Used this rigorously for over a month before three of the pieces popped off (the first one popped off after only a few weeks). This happens if you press down at high tension and then let go quickly - the small plastic pieces on the plastic shaft that keep the shaft in place break off.... It was great while it lasted.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very good product

By PK9394

from New York, NY

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

This is the only finger exerciser i have. can't compare with others. But it work and do the job! And the price is fare!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING!!!

By Jorden

from Wolf Lake, Illinois

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

The varigrip is one of the best finger exercisers i've ever used. It's great for when your in school. In fact I'm in school right now using it. It's a must buy for guitar players. Individual finger exercise and a callus builder! Also your able to set the strength of it! Very good for when your away from the guitar (school, work, in the car, etc.) 5 stars!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great when you're not near your guitar

By RANDY

from Las Vegas, NV

Site Member

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

I was traveling recently and for over three weeks wasn't near my guitar during the entire time. This handy little guy kept my fretting hand in shape and even helped maintain my callouses. The individual finger levers are independently adjustable to accommodate varying finger strengths and if you take off the light grey part, you'll find built in ridges that can take the place of strings to keep your callouses in playing shape as you squeeze it. If I hadn't taken this with me on my trip, it would have taken a couple weeks and a great deal of pain to get my fingers back into playing shape. It's even small enough to fit in a jacket pocket.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

it was easily broken

By Mark

from Los Angeles, California

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

well the first time i got this Varigrip the same day it broke i had no idea why? but with the few minutes i had it i felt my finger strength coming back to me and even my pinky stronger than ever. it was fun for the short while

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Away from your guitar? Here's the solution

By FVF

from BG, illinois

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

Excellent for the times you're away from your guitar. My grip has improved within a week. Moving up notches soon.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works Magic

By Rick Laitinen

from St. Louis MO

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Varigrip Hand Exerciser:

This little thing works wonders!!!! Greatly improved playability along the fretboard. Much faster finger picking in only 2 weeks of daily use. the ability to increase or decrease tension to target specific fingers is an absolute must. Also the callus builder function is fantastic and does the job superbly. I don't go anywhere without this thing!!! Its an absolute MUST for any guitarist whether seasoned or just starting. Thank You GC!!!!

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