Guitar sleeve

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Arduous
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Guitar sleeve

Post by Arduous » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:17 am

I try to play with long sleeve shirts but sometimes I can't.
The skin of my forearm sometimes 'hold on' just a little to the French polish on the top of my guitar.
Should I just get one of the Oasis guitar sleeves or is there something better out there?
Like perhaps runner's arms sleeves?
The Oasis doesn't seem to get good reviews:
[Mod Edit: commercial link removed. Look on SBM site for Oasis Premium Guitar Sleeve]

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by GuitarsWeB » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:26 am

Take an old sock and cut the toe off.

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by Arduous » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:34 am

GuitarsWeB wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:26 am
Take an old sock and cut the toe off.

I've done that but I don't like the feel.
Maybe I should try it again and see if this time I can get used to it.
I do however like the feel (on my arm) of the stuff that's made to do the job.

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by Chantysboy7 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:35 am

This is what I use.
[Mod edit: commercial link removed; search for Sleefs website]

They usually have a $5 deal at least once a week.

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by powderedtoastman » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:43 am

I have the Oasis, I agree that it doesn't stay in one place on my arm a lot of the time. I just kind of accept it though.
My old socks do not look very nice, I'm not thrifty like that haha.

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by Peter Frary » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:27 am

I own several of the Columbia sun sleeves with "Freezer Zero" cooling and sun protection and they work great for playing guitar. No problem changing timbre or playing artificial harmonics. In fact, they allow sliding the arm a little easier than most shirt sleeves, are much cooler and make less noise (smooth fabric and no buttons to mess up a recording).
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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by es335 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:11 am

I‘m quite content with the smallest size of the padded Oasis sleeve which makes quite a difference even though the padding is quite soft. The fabric is very smooth and durable and the sleeves stay fairly good in place and need just occasional readjustment. I found the non padded version less satisfying in this aspect. Anyway a nice and fancy improvement over the socks version!

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by Whiteagle » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:24 am

I use a non padded oasis sleeve. Haven’t had any issues with it.

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by soufiej » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:14 pm

Walgreens: Copperfit elbow support sleeve

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by Rick Beauregard » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:27 pm

I bought some knee high compression socks on ee bay cheap. They work great. Cut off the foot. And you can find them in funky colors and designs to match the theme of your recital or favorite football team.

Got the idea from this guy:
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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by prawnheed » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:18 pm

I cut the arms off an old long sleeved T shirt. Two for the price of none.

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by Chris Delisa » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:34 pm

I use that exact one! And it's cool, but it's a little loose for me. In fact, I just ordered the small one yesterday because I'm a skinny guy and my current one sits too far back on my arm.

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by rpavich » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:43 pm

I just ordered tattoo sleeves from Amazon...lol
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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by Arduous » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:24 am

Lots of good ideas.

Thanks a lot for your help

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by Contreras » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:10 am

I'm sure all that works ...

My solution derives from being a cyclist ...

Those lycra arm-sleeves ... perfect ... cool, and stick to nothing
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