So we were on vacation for a month, out of the country, and I have not touched the double bass in a month. We get back and I find out I have a loong gypsy jazz gig tonight. And just got word that we were offered nice money to play an extra hour. GREAT! So yeah blisters. Painful blisters. Going to be inevitable Any suggestions on avoiding this? I'm thinking 1. play light as possible. use an amp 2. Tape my fingers. I don't like doing this, but I don't like bleeding on the bass either. Thinking white cloth athletic tape 3. maybe some kind of lubricant as well, to lessen friction? That sounds like a recipe for bad tone/bad time Suggestions eagerly sought!