I get calluses on my fingertips ALL the time. It seems to be getting worse the more that I am practicing. I keep noticing that my tone quality is bad because of the calluses on my fingers & I cannot get that soft rounded tone. Also, when I am playing a fast piece and replace my fingers back on the vibrating stings I tend to buzz louder because my fingertips are hard.
I have tried using a file and sanding them off but it leaves my fingertips raw and doesn’t make a big difference. I thought maybe it was because of dry skin so I am trying to put lotion on them.
I am very frustrated. Please, any advice would be greatly appreciated!