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Maybe I Overdid It--

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Ductapeman, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Two words: SUPER and GLUE.

    My fingers look similar after any normal gig. I've taken to putting a layer of super glue on my plucking fingers before I start. I've also started using a pick some too, to get used to it when my fingers start to hurt. I have callouses, but if it is really humid, my hands sweat really bad and my skin gets soft.

    Rock on! Bleed for your craft!

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  2. Thumpin6string

    Thumpin6string Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2013
    Redding CA
    Looks like using a lighter touch would be a good idea. Let the amp do the work.
  3. giacomobass


    Dec 30, 2011
    Wow, nice backline!
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  4. nilorius


    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    You overdid it.
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  5. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Sussex County, NJ
    no endorsements yet...Are you listening Spector, DR, GK, Line6?
    Change your strings and walk it off.
    Rock on.
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  6. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi B&B :)

    I did that once.

    Had a real problem to get rid of the pick after the gig! :laugh:


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  7. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    Duuuuude... turn your amp up and play softer. You're playing entirely too hard. Also, I love that bass. I have 2 Jack Casady's. I've always wanted a blue one.
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  8. Yellow Bang66

    Yellow Bang66

    Jun 5, 2019
    Yoouch!! I once had a bad habit of biting my nails until 1 time before a gig, I bit too much & tore under my nailbed on my middle finger!(pluckinghand)! It hurt so bad! every time i plucked it sent a sharp spike of pain into my wrist & forearm! it curled my toes and tears to my eyes. it started to bleed too. I'm sure it looked cool( the bass players beedingall over & he's crying! it was in the 80's tho. i had to play with a pick for most of the gig:( for some reason it threw off my timing a bit (pick playing) IDK why? Now i always keep Nail clippers,& a file & a tube of crazy glue (for blisters) in my gig bag!
    Stick your fingers in a glass of ice water for 20 min. 'til they get numb. you'll be fine in 2 days salty water helps too, but stings like hell :[ GL
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  9. SWRnut

    SWRnut Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    Columbia, SC
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  10. peter nicholas

    peter nicholas

    Aug 1, 2019
    ma, usa
    my uncle has a country place, that no-one knows about...
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  11. 74hc


    Nov 19, 2015
    Sunny California
    A little duck tape would fix you right up to keep on rockin.
  12. The Deep

    The Deep

    Jul 21, 2017
    What is that thing?
  13. peter nicholas

    peter nicholas

    Aug 1, 2019
    ma, usa
    that's the thing that chris squire used to make rock bass history. ;)
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  14. Ouch !! I have learned to play with every finger! One night mine was getting close to yours, I was down to playing with my little finger!
  15. rollie 55

    rollie 55

    Oct 1, 2018
    lost in space
    ouch :eek:
  16. TheReceder


    Jul 12, 2010
    I've always been a sucker for a halter top
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  17. Ductapeman

    Ductapeman Ringmaster and Resident Geriatric Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2016
    The West Pole
    I started life as a drummer, but I got better
    Less "tug" is just not gonna work-- I've come to view playing bass as a contact sport in any event, though one is a bit more gentle with the JCS. Part of it was the bass amp was borrowed, a little bitty Ampeg that I couldn't hear without getting blown out by the keys-- next year I'm bringing my Gallien/Sunn stack, screw that crap.

    That particular JCS has a lot of meaning to me, it was given to me by Jack Casady himself for the part I played in getting his #1 Guild back-- he got it straight from Jim Rosenberg (president of Epiphone), had his guys do the setup and restring, then he played it at the 2016 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass thing to make sure it was kosher-- and then sent it to me. Difficult to get used to having your high school deity just call you at work to see what you're up to--

    (Edited for being unable to spell the closer to quitting time I get--)
  18. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Just in case it helps...check this thread.

    How to tape fingertips

    I only tape my fingers for upright, never needed to with flats on my electric basses. But on upright, at least for me, it's critical. I'll have blisters in 15 minutes without taping.
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  19. dbsfgyd1


    Jun 11, 2012
    Richmond , Va
  20. dbsfgyd1


    Jun 11, 2012
    Richmond , Va
    Ok, who is she? Lol!
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