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My index finger is sore

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by RHCFlea, Nov 26, 2001.


  1. RHCFlea

    RHCFlea

    Jun 16, 2001
    Washington DC
    I practiced for a really long time tonight (I usually only practice 1/2 hour to 1 hour) and my index finger is still hurting from fretting. Has this ever happened to you?
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    No, but I concentrate on using a light touch on BOTH hands.
    It's quite astonishing how little force is needed for fretting, when the action is not too high.
     
  3. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    i have felt no pain for the last year... i guess my fingers are all "Grown up" :)

    i still remember my newbie days when that happened... so pain will probably disappear with time and practice
     
  4. yeah, just wait a while and you'll get callouses (SP?) and then you can burn your fingertips and feel no pain! :D
     
  5. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    When i get them finally i can pick up hot coals at parties and MOST of the gurlies are impressed:p
     
  6. red-hot-bassist

    red-hot-bassist

    Sep 18, 2001
    glasgow
    how long does it take for the calouses to appear? i am wee girlie and am prepared to get big manly hands for the sake of the bass but i have been playing incesaantly for almost 1 year now and have hard bits on the side of my thumb and on the tips of my fretting fingers, but nothin that i would call 'fireproof'?
     
  7. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    You think you've got problems??
    I just BURNT my index finger, fretting hand.
    We are talking major blistering here,
    Anyone know a good cure? repair?
    I have a gig next Saturday and this is worrying the hell out of me!
    :confused: :eek:
     
  8. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Didn't you watch "Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible"!!?? (BBC2 9.30 last night)

    Ask Dr. Donald Baxter (of the Rabbie Burns, Burns Unit) about his Chameleon Serum Theorem! ;)
     
  9. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    I thought "the Kumals" was funnier ..... mind you...I wouldn't mind some of that stuff for "Her Indoors"!
    :D
     
  10. *ToNeS*

    *ToNeS*

    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    are you lot kidding? i can stick pins into my fingers and then lightly roast them over a barbecue - play harder! ;)
     
  11. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    And this is from the "Jason Donovan" of Talkass!! :p
     
  12. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    Originally posted by *ToNeS*
    are you lot kidding? i can stick pins into my fingers and then lightly roast them over a barbecue - play harder!

    Is that why you only have half a thumb and no index finger???
    :eek: :confused:
     
  13. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    DC
    I've been playing for 6 years and I still don't have callouses on my fingers. My finger tips are a little tough, but nothing I could put a match to. I don't get sore fingers from playing though so I guess I'm ok.

    My fretting hand pinky does get a little tired from stretching so much when I play (I have small hands) but that goes away as soon as I stop playing.
     
  14. RHCFlea

    RHCFlea

    Jun 16, 2001
    Washington DC
    Yeah i ain't been playing too long so maybe that's why.
     
  15. frankencow150

    frankencow150 Guest

    Oct 17, 2001
    i got high action so i gotta struggle to hold a note.once i get my fender p or j with low action,it should be easier.
     
  16. not quite Flea

    not quite Flea

    Oct 19, 2001
    NZ
    Harden up!!

    I find that since playing the bass i have gotten alot better at playing Tekken 3 due to the fast pace i can now move my two fingers on my right hand, and i have never been beaten yet:D
     
  17. *ToNeS*

    *ToNeS*

    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    that's just a snide quip to myself about slapping too much in order to impress :D

    i dunno if that was a typo or deliberate man, but in the middle of trying to think of a suitably devastating retort i cracked up - "Talkass" :D it's all about irony!

    oh yeah not quite Flea, i am the undisputed champion of Tekken 3, buddy - gimme Kazuya and you're goooooone!
     
  18. RHCFlea

    RHCFlea

    Jun 16, 2001
    Washington DC
    I've seriously gotten better. My fingers didn't hurt at all, they're getting calloused now. see, i'm jsut now going to stuff with more action and that's helping me a lot.
     
  19. blakec3686

    blakec3686

    Dec 14, 2000
    WHEN I FIRST GOT MY 4 STRING THING I PLAYED SO MUCH THAT MY INDEX FINGER BLED !!!. after the fist week my fingers looked like vienna sausages (tiny weenies ) in ketchup . it seemed like i coudnt put my bass down .but know i can put out a match with my fingers and not feel a thing
     
  20. Well I usually don't get pains, but there's the occasional day where I put in the extra hours and my wrist gets a bit sore.

    I don't have many calousses, even though I practice at least three hours a day for like the last year or so.

    Oh well
    At least I have plenty on my palms:eek:
    (I didn't say that)