Wearing a Wedding Ring while Playing

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Wearing a Wedding Ring while Playing

Post by SixStringShooter716 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:39 pm

For those who are married and wear wedding rings, do you wear it whike you play? If so has it affected your playing in any way?

I learned guitar before I was married. When I got married I chose a thick, heavy, tungsten ring without considering how it would change my guitar playing. Just curious as to your preferences and experience. I did a quick search and didn't see any topics on this.

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Re: Wearing a Wedding Ring while Playing

Post by jpryan » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:13 pm

I used to take it off. That got to be enough of a nuisance that now I just don't wear it anymore.
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Re: Wearing a Wedding Ring while Playing

Post by markodarko » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:16 pm

I'm getting married New Year's Eve so I'll let you know after that. :mrgreen:
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Re: Wearing a Wedding Ring while Playing

Post by kloeten » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:22 pm

I wear one on the RH. Not too thick. Never bothered me.

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Re: Wearing a Wedding Ring while Playing

Post by SixStringShooter716 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:28 pm

markodarko wrote:I'm getting married New Year's Eve so I'll let you know after that. :mrgreen:
Congratulations. Looking back I wish I had picked a smaller ring.

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Re: Wearing a Wedding Ring while Playing

Post by Jorge Oliveira » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:42 pm

I wear all the time a gold wedding ring, as well as a silver one (25 years of marriage :)). They are not thin but also not that thick. They don't interfere with my play but, occasionally, they strike the arm of the guitar, producing, obviously, a knock in wood sound that has nothing to do with the composition I'm playing at the time... :oops: :roll:
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Re: Wearing a Wedding Ring while Playing

Post by 2handband » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:19 pm

I recommend divorce... it's the only solution. :mrgreen:

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Re: Wearing a Wedding Ring while Playing

Post by lagartija » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:49 pm

I've worn my ring for 31 years and it will only come off at night with the help of Windex! (I had to take it off for surgery in October)
I've not had any problem playing with it on my left ring finger, but I have heard a sound on occasion when I hit it on the bottom edge of the neck. But that is pretty infrequent. My ring is not all that wide, so it doesn't impede mobility in any way.
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Re: Wearing a Wedding Ring while Playing

Post by chiral3 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:50 pm

I only take off for >=8-string guitars where it gets in the way sometimes.
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Re: Wearing a Wedding Ring while Playing

Post by 2handband » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:33 pm

Marko, my man... it's not too late you know. You can still run... :mrgreen:

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Re: Wearing a Wedding Ring while Playing

Post by George2ec » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:03 pm

no problem man...don't look excuses for not to use it...ha ha ha!

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Re: Wearing a Wedding Ring while Playing

Post by chiral3 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:30 pm

It occurred to me that you can solve the wedding ring issue with the guitar. Or, rather, guitars. Just buy more guitars and you don't have to worry about wearing the ring any more. Problem solved.
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Re: Wearing a Wedding Ring while Playing

Post by 2handband » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:47 pm

chiral3 wrote:It occurred to me that you can solve the wedding ring issue with the guitar. Or, rather, guitars. Just buy more guitars and you don't have to worry about wearing the ring any more. Problem solved.
Hehe I never had that problem when I was married because 100% of our income came from my playing. I'd buy guitars/amps/etc and she'd be all like what's THAT for?! and I'd be all like it's for work honey... it was beautiful. :mrgreen:

I'm divorced now but not because of guitars.

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Re: Wearing a Wedding Ring while Playing

Post by a human » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:34 pm

When playing the steel string guitars, I move it to the right hand to protect it. I don't wear it while riding the horse either to protect me. I only wear the engagement ring when we go out. I tend to leave off jewelry when outdoors. This started when I worked in a shipyard eons ago, where jewelry was forbidden for safety reasons.
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Re: Wearing a Wedding Ring while Playing

Post by markodarko » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:56 pm

2handband wrote:I'm divorced now but not because of guitars.
...so you think. ;-)
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