Guitar sleeve

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by riemsesy » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:43 am

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by Arduous » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:29 pm

Ok, I started with the Oasis, bad reviews or not, this thing is fantastic.
So much nicer than those Nike running sleeves. Those are great for running in hot or cold weather but for playing the guitar they can be very constrictive.
The Oasis, for me, is perfect.

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by corius » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:06 pm

I just received the plain Oasis today, very simple yet effective. It only covers the forearm and doesn't restrict your elbow. No more sticky, creased arms

You don't really notice you're wearing it and I feel happier wearing that than plan 'B' which was going to be a cut-off woollen kilt sock.

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by segoviaDevotee » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:08 pm

GuitarsWeB wrote:
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Take an old sock and cut the toe off.
Yep. Been using mine for about 10 years now. I doubled it up to give myself some extra cushioning.

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by Rasputin » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:15 am

I bought a stuffed badger at a junk shop, then cut out a strip of hide and stuck it where the armrest would go. Works a treat, except that it sometimes gives me a bit of a rash. On the lookout for a rabbit now, though can't decide whether to leave the tail on.

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by Alexey Korobko » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:55 am

Oasis has two versions - padded and unpadded. I did not try padded one and have seen all those bad reviews on Amazon. Anyway, I have got unpadded version and it works really well. Good fit, stays where it should be.
I guess the trick is to get the right size.

Sock is also an option. Did not try it though :)

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by tom2977 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:46 am

I also use an arm warmer that cyclists use (lycra) - find it much better than the oasis sleeve which seemed cheaply made. And you get two in a pack! :)

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by soltirefa » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:33 pm

Peter Frary wrote:
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).
It looks like they have two sizes. What size do you use?

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by Paul Janssen » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:01 pm

I use the Oasis padded sleeve and have no issues. I bought both large and small but found the small fits better. I use it both my FP classical and my lacquered Steel string. In the winter months (which is now in the Southern hemisphere) I tend to wear a light cotton long sleeve pullover so the Oasis sleeve doesn't get much use but in the summer I use it all the time.

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by beanctr » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:10 pm

A plus for the unpadded Oasis here. Usually have long sleeves in the winter but need it in the summer. R
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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by Peter Frary » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:03 pm

I'm only 5'8" but use the L/XL s Columbia sleeve. The S/M is too tight for guitar playing albeit maybe better for outdoor sports.
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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by Tim W » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:53 pm

I've been using the Brazilian "LUVA" guitar sleeve and love it! The sleeve has a padded piece of rigid plastic inside that takes ALL the point pressure of your forearm and also makes it very easy to move around to change tone. I got mine from Luthier Music in New York. Maybe available elsewhere.

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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by Dartez82 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:44 pm

I used an under armor sports sleeve for a year and it turned the finish on my guitar where my arm rested to a darker color. I realized the purpose of that sleeve is to keep sweat away from the body. Since then I've used the oasis sleeve BC its designed for guitar playing.
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Re: Guitar sleeve

Post by ace5540 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:21 pm

Try the copper arm sleeves available just about anywhere and in small medium large and ex large

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