Getting blisters on my plucking fingers

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by vegaas, May 16, 2005.

  1. vegaas


    Nov 6, 2001
    Hey all,

    I dont know whats going on, I have been playing for close to ten years, and all of a sudden I have gotten really bad blisters on my index and middle plucking fingers the last two shows I have played.
    I think it might be my strings, but not sure. I used to play Blue Steel strings all the time, then switched to some Wooten strings. I now switched back to Blue Steel and think these may be causing the problem.

    Anyone else experience this after years of playing?
  2. Tim__x


    Aug 13, 2002
    Alberta, Canada
    You may have a nickel allergy.
  3. Metal Mitch

    Metal Mitch

    Jul 14, 2003
    Best guess? The Wooten strings are probably smoother and softer on the fingers than the Blue Steels, and when you switched back they roughed you up a bit. I found Blue Steels really rough when I tried them after using DR Lo-Riders for several years.

    I've had a nice double-layer blister on my index for the last 2 weeks. Get 'em every time I put it down for awhile, then start gearing up for a rash of shows or a recording. It's not so bad once you play off the top layer and expose the next blister underneath it. :D