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Robert DeLeo & Super Glue

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Animal, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Animal

    Animal Supporting Member

    May 2, 2009
    Was just reading the Jan. issue of BP & the interview with Robert DeLeo. He said he plays is bass so hard during live shows that he dips his right index & middle fingers in Krazy glue. This is to prevent blood blisters.
    I would think this would be slippery on the strings. Maybe not?

    Anyone try this?
  2. bigtexashonk

    bigtexashonk Supporting Member

    Stevie Ray Vaughan used super glue to paste his callouses back on.
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  4. beebassdude

    beebassdude Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Sterling, VA
    flea used to put super glue all over his thumb when he slapped. seems like its pretty common with a lot of players and works ok.
  5. I keep super glue handy as well. I find the second coat doesn't go on well, so I chill out a bit after the first application.
  6. Anybody ever try using a Band-Aid brand "friction block" stick to prevent blisters from forming?? Give it a try, it works a lot better than super glue.
  7. sonicblue62

    sonicblue62 Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Twin Falls, Idaho
    I had a massive cut on my right index finger that I sealed shut with super glue just before a gig. It started to come apart again during the last set, but I was able to make it through three hours of playing pain-free.
  8. bigbassmike


    Jan 25, 2011
    Exactly what I use krazy glue for as well.
  9. BassDudeSA

    BassDudeSA Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Bothell, Seattle area
    I read the same article and was intrigued. I have heard of applying glue to your fingers or cuts before but it sounded unhealthy to me, at least with the cuts. Are there any negative side effects with this? Does it help or hinder or affect healing in any way? I may try this because I do play hard and get blood and water blisters all the time.
  10. philvanv

    philvanv Gerbil Turds, Kitsap County Turd Core

    Jul 2, 2012
    and at the bottom it says thank you, and now you can **** off
    Working sheetmetal for a livng we always use superglue for cuts.
  11. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
  12. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    I have had the exact same thing happen. Three thin coats and it only broke down at the very end of set #3. A mini tube of Krazy Glue is now part of my gig pack.
  13. Bassisgood4U

    Bassisgood4U Banned

    Jan 30, 2014
    I haven't heard Super Glue. I think Robert Deleo is too iconic a figure to be guesting all over the place.
  14. Animal

    Animal Supporting Member

    May 2, 2009
    ^^That's a comment I'd expect from a 14-er!^^
  15. Bassisgood4U

    Bassisgood4U Banned

    Jan 30, 2014
    I've had superglue on my fingers and played before. It feels icky.

    14 er? You mean like John Holmes? He didn't play no bass.
  16. RCCollins

    RCCollins Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    San Diego, California
    Really? I don't think he's iconic at all, unless being in a third-rate bandwagon grunge band makes a bass player "iconic".
  17. Bassisgood4U

    Bassisgood4U Banned

    Jan 30, 2014
    He was in the premier third rate bandwagon grunge band.

    He's like the 90's version of John Paul Jones imo.
  18. Something tells me that pouring super glue into an open wound can't be that good for you.
  19. boombloom

    boombloom Supporting Member

    I used superglue for years at bluegrass festivals. I guess it's more common on the upright bass side than on bass guitar. I've used it for repair as well as for preventive measures. Sometimes I laugh out of context but I don't think it's a neurological hangover from topical applications of glue. Just be absolutely certain it's completely dry before you touch anything. Then go out there and prove it all night.
  20. HolmeBass

    HolmeBass Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Charlottesville, VA
    No it is fine, it's what super glue was invented for. See the link above. It's original purpose was for wound closure. Just wash the cut/blister out first, then dry it well, then super glue it shut. Works like a charm.
  21. RCCollins

    RCCollins Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    San Diego, California
    Sounds more like the 90s version of whoever played bass for Uriah Heep. Not to diminish the talent of Uriah heep's bass player...

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