Blister on fingers, Need quick advice for gigs in 5 hrs

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Not yet, Jan 17, 2014.


  1. Not yet

    Not yet

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    Overplayed at biker bar early into morning after month off. Huge painful Blister on primary plucking finger

    Have two days of Casino gigs starting in 5 hrs, cannot play w pick

    Any quick fixes?
  2. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

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    Super glue or bandaid can protect a blister. Lighten you touch. Play with other fingers. Angle your finger so you hit with a different part of the fingertip.
  3. MostlyBass

    MostlyBass Supporting Member

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    Super glue.
  4. Phalex

    Phalex Yeah, I've got the moves like Jagger. Supporting Member

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    Super glue and glass beads, or band aid and a pick.
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  6. Rune Bivrin

    Rune Bivrin Supporting Member

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  7. Not yet

    Not yet

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    Already there
  8. spz8

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    All this ^^^ plus turn up!
  9. t77mackie

    t77mackie

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    Deal with it. You won't die so you'll end up stronger in the long run and learn a valuable lesson too. Once the adrenaline kicks in you probably won't notice it. Plus, the blood will look really cool. :)

    If that's^ not an option for you, then I agree with everyone else here - pop it and superglue.
  10. faulknersj

    faulknersj Gold Supporting Member

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    What kind of amp do you use?
  11. Not yet

    Not yet

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    Rig is fine, had great drummer, too much time off from constant gigging and too good a time wailing on the strings like a teenager. Interesting and expected level of responses across board. Thanks for superglue tip, forgot that one. Also been soaking in Hibiclens that wife suggested which is helping. What a great friggin gig with dancing girls and all...

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