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

    Mar 26, 2012
    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

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    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


    Mar 3, 2002
    Oak Park, IL
    Super glue.
  4. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Super glue and glass beads, or band aid and a pick.
  5. Rune Bivrin

    Rune Bivrin Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Huddinge, Sweden
  6. Not yet

    Not yet

    Mar 26, 2012
    Already there
  7. spz8


    Jan 19, 2009
    Glen Cove, NY
    All this ^^^ plus turn up!
  8. t77mackie


    Jun 13, 2012
    Wormtown, MA
    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.
  9. What kind of amp do you use?
  10. Not yet

    Not yet

    Mar 26, 2012
    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...