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Mauled fingers

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Ben Jammin', Jul 13, 2003.


  1. Ben Jammin'

    Ben Jammin' Guest

    Jul 13, 2003
    Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
    Does anyone have any tips to avoid people like me (who practice for hours at a time and spend too much time using a pick to have leathery fingers) hacking up my fingers on my bass strings?
     
  2. Sorry Bro but I don't have a majic prescription for fixing the burning fingers that result from playing a little too long, a little too hard. My advice is, when you feel your fingers start to sting, stop. Leave it for the day, come back tommorrow, they may still be a bit tender, so take it lighter.

    Let your body heal itself. Playing till you get blisters sucks, cause they hurt and when they grow out, the skin is thinner, so you've gotten nowhere.

    I've often thought about using a moisturiser with something like Vitamin E in it, cause Vit E helps heal skin and stuff but I'm thinking that it'll just leave the skin soft and weak. I haven't tried though.

    A preventative measure however, lighten up on your technique and keep your fingers lubricated. Nose oil all the way.

    Josh D