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Handcare Tips

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Seraphim, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. i was just wondering if any bass players had any tips to how they keep there hands in shape for bass. any hand exercises you use to keep them strong/strengthen them?
  2. bluntman_bass


    Jul 13, 2004
    Wilcox, NE
    get finger wieghts or those things to strengthen your grip
  3. Tim__x


    Aug 13, 2002
    Alberta, Canada
    I play bass :smug:
  4. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    I think those could mess with your coordination once you stopped practicing with them.

    I think the best way to is challenge yourself with your playing. Try a fast line that is fairly difficult and play it as long as possible, after a week I bet you will be able to play that line longer. This will help your endurance.

    One line I would suggest is Peace Sells by Megadeth, fairly fast and it uses all four fingers throughout the riff. Another good one is My Generation by the Who.