Hi all Been playing electric guitar now for 3 years and thought my fingers ( left hand) had developed pretty tough callouses. I've had a desire for a bass for a while so indulged myself the other day - got a Schecter Diamond Series Extreme-4, love it. However, I've got a blister on my left hand index finger that's crippling me just now, I can only play for about an hour, then when I take a break it's just too painfull to start again. I really thought my fingers would've been a bit tougher. Saying that, I've noticed that it's not the VERY tip of my fingers I use to fret on the bass, but just below, is this normal? Most annoying thing about this is that I'm dying to get practising, but it hurts too much to play any longer than an hour at a time just now. I'm also surprised cause I've decided to ditch the plecky and learn using my fingers - from reading previous posts I thought it would be these fingers that would suffer. Great site btw, been on a few guitar forums and it's cool to see everyone here seems to get on and act with a bit of maturity ( hey - maybe thats the bottom end groove thang ).