So I was a bit concerned at Jazz Summerschool - there was an afternoon where a small group of us bass players were sitting around with one of the bass tutors and one of them mentioned about how beaten up their fingers were getting. This inevitably lead to a quick comparison of the state of our "working" fingers and how playing DB all week had meant blisters and cuts etc. But my fingers were/are completely unscathed - not really any callouses even and I was thinking - maybe I'm not playing hard enough - although the tutor said that normally his hands weren't as bad, but he had had some time off and was just getting back? I have tried playing harder, louder - still no effect and then I was thinking, maybe it's the fact that I am using Animas all the time - whereas all the other people I was talking to, were using stiff, higher tension steel strings? What have other people found - are Animas "kinder on your hands" ...maybe they should make this part of an Advertsing campaign!!??