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Do you crack your nuckles?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bassistjo, Mar 12, 2006.


  1. Yes and it helps

    24 vote(s)
    44.4%
  2. Yes but it makes no difference

    21 vote(s)
    38.9%
  3. no it's bad

    11 vote(s)
    20.4%
  4. somting about a carrot

    5 vote(s)
    9.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. bassistjo

    bassistjo

    Jun 22, 2005
    from my own experience i can play a lot better if I crack my nuckles. But Ive also herd that it's better not good if you crack you knuckles what do you do?
     
  2. fookgub

    fookgub

    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    I voted "yes and it helps," but that's only if you're a knuckle cracker to begin with.
     
  3. morf

    morf Banned

    Feb 17, 2006
    helps till you turn 50 and cant move your fingers anymore
     
  4. morf its not 50 its 43.
     
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    No way, man. I knew this guy one time whose cousin cracked his knuckles, and they were as big as golf balls.

    BTW, does it help what?
     
  6. I crack my knuckles sometimes, only when they need a good crack.
     
  7. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    Makes no difference to me, it's just something I randomly do.

    I also crack my neck.

    And it doesn't give you arthritis.
     
  8. The Clap

    The Clap

    Jan 5, 2004
    Scottsdale, AZ
    After the first few minutes of bass-playing in any given session, my knuckles on both hands can always use a good cracking. It doesn't actually aid my bass playing, however.

    Also, I'll restate the modern medical belief that cracking your knuckles does not cause arthritis.
     
  9. Keeaumoku

    Keeaumoku

    Dec 29, 2004
    No... but, unfortunately I recently discovered that my knuckles do crack... :D
     
  10. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I just crack them. Its like a habit now. I also crack my neck, elbows, toes, sometimes out of my knees, back....dunno what else.
     
  11. paintballjunkie

    paintballjunkie

    Jul 27, 2005
    Indiana
    i do. i don't know if it helps or not, but it definately loosens up my fingers.
     
  12. Kronos

    Kronos

    Dec 28, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    Mine usually crack when I'm stretching the fingers before I play.
     
  13. amistybleu

    amistybleu

    Jan 15, 2006
    Thornton, CO
    Im a Cracker:eek:
     
  14. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    I don't even know what a nuckle is.
     
  15. Jimbo

    Jimbo

    Dec 4, 2000
    Philadelphia, PA
    i have a horrible habbit of cracking my knuckles and other joints, i think i picked it up from my mother

    i never really noticed it aid my bass playing

    -jimbo
     
  16. keneds

    keneds

    Feb 18, 2006
    London Grove, PA.
    One time at band camp.................. there was this guy who cracked his knuckles and then he played his guitar faster...............seriously



    :rollno:
     
  17. `ash

    `ash

    Feb 26, 2004
    Melbourne
    when i was younger i used to do it a lot.
    now i cant do it anymore.
     
  18. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I crack mine, but not as often as I did when I was younger.

    But sometimes, they are just so tight, that I have to crack them. Otherwise my fingers are very stiff.
     
  19. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana
    Crack them like it's going on out of style. That is the best stress relief I have found.