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Did you ever get a "flesh wound" while working on your instrument? - Pic Included

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CoffeeLove, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. CoffeeLove

    CoffeeLove Supporting Member

    Well, I have had performing injuries, but this is my first "string change" flesh wound. I was taking the old strings off my Martin acoustic guitar and the high E string went through my finger, and yes, there is an entry and exit point. It was the curled end off the tuner, so after it poked through it was like a fish hook and did not want to come out. Just yanked it out, probably a bad idea, o well.

    Of course, pic included, after I mostly stopped the bleeding:thumbsup:

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  2. toomanyslurpees


    Jan 21, 2009
    Impressive! I’ve had enough entry wounds but never a separate exit wound! I did learn why people think it’s a good idea to add that grounded power cable to old tube amps while A\Bing one that had it and one that didn’t... nothing that looked good on camera though...
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  3. Johnny21

    Johnny21 Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2018
    Northern NJ
    Those happened to me a few times. I always nip strings as close as I can on guitars and push them up with a metal coin.
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