Originally Posted by Chad.mundt
Also, when your hands are strong, you play better. You lift weights to get strong, you play heavy strings to get strong hands
Not so fast. I am NOT flaming you because I too am a heavy-handed player. However, Victor Wooten's hands are an inch shorter than mine, his strings are incredibly light, and he plays with a light touch. Different strokes for different folks.
I don't want my surgeon to do a bunch of hand exercises or weight lifting with his fingers. Who cares if he/she can crack my rib cage with their hands? I want him/her to have a flexible, light, accurate touch. Get me?
Again, this is coming from a very heavy handed bass player. Most players pick up my bass and say "How can you play this thing set up so high????"