" -Non-Purist's" - Arm Sleeve

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Re: " -Non-Purist's" - Arm Sleeve

Post by Todd Tipton » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:42 am

jhapgood wrote:At the risk of starting a riot and being branded as an outcast, I will mention an experiment I conducted recently by utilizing a football forearm guard as a sleeve to provide additional right arm padding and comfort while playing for extended periods.

Joe
I've never used one, but it sounds like a great idea. While, I perform in long sleeve shirts, daily practice life and short sleeves call the need for something. I've always used socks with the toes cut out. Perhaps this isn't as aesthetically pleasing as your solution.

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Re: " -Non-Purist's" - Arm Sleeve

Post by Brett » Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:29 pm

This thread is pretty old, but I have to say it made me laugh out loud. I'm looking for a solution to this exact issue. I'm headed to the sock drawer...

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Re: " -Non-Purist's" - Arm Sleeve

Post by gjj » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:18 pm

Scot Tremblay wrote:
Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:07 pm
jwp wrote:...Thanks, bear. I was wondering what to have for dinner and that's a good suggestion.
That's disgusting! Lambs should be frolicking in among the flowers of the field not served as chops on someones dinner plate... :mouton:

Suffice it to say, my rather dogmatic attitude on this matter doesn't carry much weight in a household dominated by an Aussie wife and two dogs of Australian Shepherd and Border Collie persuasion... :roll:

Due to a forearm muscle (flexor) injury a few years back, I tried my one of martial arts forearm pads as an arm sleeve. I expect it is similar to the football one. Worked very well but the whole "arm sock" thing brings out another of my rather dogmatic attitudes so as soon as the injury was healed the arm sleeve was retired. Good idea for those who need such a thing, I think.
Nah, I think he was referring to sock chops for dinner!
Good thread, I have been looking for something too. Thanks for the suggestions.

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Re: " -Non-Purist's" - Arm Sleeve

Post by oc chuck » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:44 am

I use a cut out sock also. Cut above (or below) the heal, depending
on which end you use, fits nicely over the elbow.

Pro-Tip: Wash the sock first!

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Re: " -Non-Purist's" - Arm Sleeve

Post by robin loops » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:31 am

Leotards work well. I use a thing that is a flesh colored sleeve made for covering one's tattoos at work. Made to look inconspicuous and I would be more than comfortable wearing it for a performance, provided it was informal enough to begin with that I would wear a short sleeve shirt.
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Re: " -Non-Purist's" - Arm Sleeve

Post by oc chuck » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:29 am

oc chuck wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:44 am
I use a cut out sock also. Cut above (or below) the heal, depending
on which end you use, fits nicely over the elbow.

Pro-Tip: Wash the sock first!
BTW, there is a arm sleeve made by oasis,
padded or non padded.

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Re: " -Non-Purist's" - Arm Sleeve

Post by bear » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:59 pm

oc chuck wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:30 am
oc chuck wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:29 am
oc chuck wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:44 am
I use a cut out sock also. Cut above (or below) the heal, depending
on which end you use, fits nicely over the elbow.

Pro-Tip: Wash the sock first!
BTW, there is an arm sleeve made by oasis,
padded or non padded.
I developed an ulnar nerve problem and tried the oasis. It wasn't enough. I cut the sleeve from a sweat shirt added a child's soccer shin guard under the oasis (to protect the guitar) and put a household sponge between the shin guard and my forearm. My hand still goes numb but it takes longer and doesn't happen every time I play.
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