Fingertip Protection For Musicians
Rock-Tips helps build calluses in addition to protecting sore and damaged fingertips.
Rock-Tips is a specially formulated, non-toxic application for use in protecting sensitive fingertips while playing a guitar, bass or other stringed instrument. When applied to your fingertips, Rock-Tips creates a thin, protective membrane that is extremely tough, allowing you to play longer and build your natural guitar calluses up faster.
Rock-Tips is a new approach to the age-old problem of dealing with painful fingertips while developing calluses for beginning musicians. In addition, Rock-Tips can repair torn or damaged calluses in more experienced players, as well as protect fingertip calluses from moisture and other damaging elements.
A safe new alternative to using toxic glue on your fingertips! Household glues are messy, brittle and unforgiving.
In the past, many musicians have relied on strong glues and liquid bandages to help relieve fingertip pain, all with less than perfect results. Household glue is very brittle and unforgiving, while liquid bandages gum up instrument strings and wear off quickly.
Rock-Tips Liquid Callus Formula is based around a medical adhesive, which is designed specifically for use on human skin. With additional polymers added for flexibility and strength, our proprietary formula acts and feels like a hardened layer of skin ? with all the flexibility and toughness of a real callus. Rock-Tips will stay on even during the most grueling sessions, and scrubs off with soap and water.
Benefits of Rock-Tips
Relieves fingertip pain
associated with playing a guitar, bass or other stringed instrument.
Rebuilds and repairs
damaged, peeling or torn fingertip calluses and prevents blisters from forming.
from moisture, cracked skin and other damaging elements.
Helps build natural calluses faster
by allowing you to play for longer periods of time.
Long lasting and tough
? a typical application of Rock-Tips will stay on your fingertips for
1-2 days of active playing, and a single 4 ml bottle contains over 150
applications ? about 2 month?s worth if you use it every day.
Completely transparent and unobtrusive
? doesn?t impede the feeling of the strings on your fingers.
Safe and easy to use
? non-toxic, quick curing formula will wash off with soap and warm water.
Useful for all levels of musicians
, from beginner to professional.
How Rock-Tips Works
Rock-Tips protects your fingertips with an extra layer of ?skin?, except this layer is very tough, much like the hardness of a real callus. It?s also thin and flexible, which allows you to still feel the strings and play your instrument naturally.
A small application of transparent, quick-curing Rock-Tips on your fingertips allows you to play for longer periods at a time without the pain, which in turn will help you build up your natural guitar calluses much faster.
Rock-Tips can also be used to help quickly build back calluses that have been torn off or damaged, and to protect existing calluses from moisture and other elements.
What's in Rock-Tips?
Rock-Tips is formulated around a non-toxic yet very powerful medical
adhesive. We?ve added additional polymers for strength and flexibility,
which gives Rock-Tips it?s ?skin-like? feel ? like a real callus.
How do you apply Rock-Tips?
Rock-Tips comes with a handy brush applicator ? You simply brush on a
light coat over your fingertips, and wait for about a minute for it to
dry to the touch. You can then start playing your instrument. Rock-Tips
was made thin and strong to accommodate all types of fingertips, so you
may find you need more than 1 coat ? If you need to add another coat,
just brush on more and wait another minute ? you will definitely notice
the difference between 1 and 2 coats.
Is Rock-Tips safe for anyone?
Yes, Rock-Tips is safe when used sensibly. It?s made with a powerful
medical adhesive, which is currently used in hospitals for post-surgical
sutures. While it?s non-toxic and safe to use on your skin, you
obviously don?t want to get it in your eyes or drink it. If you happen
to glue your fingers (or some other body part) together, use soap and
warm water and gently peel it off.
Can Rock-Tips be used on cuts?
Even though the primary ingredient in Rock-Tips is used in hospitals for
surgical sutures, we can only sell it as a topical application (we?re
not doctors, in other words), to be used on unbroken skin only. So don?t
use Rock-Tips on cuts or open wounds. However, if your calluses are
torn or damaged, Rock-Tips is great for repairing them and building them
back up quickly.
Will Rock-Tips prevent my natural calluses from forming?
No, just the opposite. Rock-Tips enhances callus growth because it keeps
out moisture, which makes calluses soft and peel off. And because
you?re able to play your instrument longer without the pain by using
Rock-Tips, your natural calluses will start to form much faster.
How many applications does a bottle of Rock-Tips contain?
Each 4 ml bottle of Rock-Tips contains around 150 individual
applications. If you use it every day it will last you roughly 2 months.
How long will Rock-Tips stay on my fingertips?
Rock-Tips is made to be tough and withstand the rigors of guitar playing
on the fingertips, so you don?t have to worry about it falling off. It
will start to naturally wear away after a day or two, depending on how
much you?re playing. If you need to get it off immediately, use soap and
warm water and gently scrub off.
Will using Rock-Tips affect the tone of my instrument?
Since Rock-Tips acts as a hardened layer of skin, there are going to be
some tonal differences in your instrument than when you play with your
bare fingertips. By using Rock-Tips your strings will ring out much
clearer because there is no soft skin to deaden the tone. In addition
you will be able to slide up and down the neck easier, with a lot less
resistance from the strings.
"I do 476 shows a year with Cirque du Soleil. That doesn?t include
playing and jamming 2 to 3 nights a week after the shows with my
musician friends here in Las Vegas. Due to all that playing, I have
pretty hefty calluses on my fingers. But due to the extreme dryness of
the weather here in Las Vegas, skin cracks under the fingernails.
Particularly on the ring finger. Our keyboard player has been plagued by
cracking skin on his fingers for years. Rock-Tips seals cracks and
protects the skin so we can play as hard as we can pain free. Having
performed nearly 9000 consecutive shows over 19 years without missing
one, sore fingertips has never made me miss a show, but with Rock-Tips,
I?ll be able to play pain free." - Bruce Rickerd, Cirque du Soleil
1 x 4ml bottle with applicator brush lid