Raw finger tips

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Skullking, Feb 13, 2014.


  1. Skullking

    Skullking

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    So i'm rather new to playing my bass which was a gift for making it home from Afghanistan so i'm really motivated to get some where with my playing. Last night I may have over did it I dunno how long I was working at it but I know I didn't go to bed till 5 am today working on Stay In by Jaws (Amazing song) and the two finger tips I use the most really raw now. I know i'll develop calluses in time. But for now is there anything I can do? I wish to continue but it hurts to play lol. Thank you.
  2. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

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    Not much to do about it really. Work on the callus, and avoid a blister!

    Thank you for your service!
  3. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    Thank you for your service!

    Nope, just keep playing and it'll get better shortly. It takes a few weeks to get those callouses.
  4. Skullking

    Skullking

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    Thats what I assumed. Thank you.
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  6. rodl2005

    rodl2005

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    Dip em in metho ??? I used to. Dunno if it worked but made me smell funky.
  7. kcole4001

    kcole4001

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    I've been told to avoid washing your hands, especially in hot hot water just before a heavy session of playing, because it softens the callous.

    I generally wash my hands before starting a gig since handling all of the cords leaves them pretty dirty, and I'd like to keep that funk off my strings.
    So now I try to wash quickly with warm water and leave a longer time between washing and playing if possible.
  8. TigerInATrance

    TigerInATrance

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    If it gets really bad I've put a dab of superglue on my fingertips...
  9. Skullking

    Skullking

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    I'll keep that in mind. I'm far from playing any shows with a bass but I do admit I had a blast when I did the trombone in a highschool ska band.

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