Poll: Which plucking finger has the biggest callus?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Zirc, Jul 24, 2001.

  1. Thumb

    4 vote(s)
  2. Index finger

    56 vote(s)
  3. Favorite finger (middle finger)

    24 vote(s)
  4. Ring finger

    2 vote(s)
  5. Pinky

    0 vote(s)
  6. I was born with six fingers on each hand. Where's the "sixth finger" option?

    0 vote(s)
  7. I can say "six finger plucker" real fast three times in a row :D

    6 vote(s)
  1. Zirc


    May 13, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Just a weird poll...

    My middle finger has the biggest
  2. FeTiS

    FeTiS Guest

    i think i'd have to say...

    my pick
  3. Bassopotomus_2

    Bassopotomus_2 Guest

    Jun 3, 2001
    England, Grimsby
    my index finger has gone WELL hard :)

    thanx to my excellent static x playing ;-)
  4. MJB

    MJB Guest

    Mar 17, 2000
    Actually, the index finger on my fret hand. That's from playing vibrato on the Telecaster.

  5. merlin

    merlin Guest

    " I have this weird lump on my hand and it grows hair..."

    Ohhh wrong forum.... SOORRYY! :p

    Well anywho its my index finger at the moment.

  6. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    my thumb is rock hard ;) that's what happens when ya bop 'til ya start to pop, brudda ...
  7. lump

    lump Guest

    Jan 17, 2000
    St. Neots, UK
    Index finger on plucking hand, although index finger and pinky on fretting hand have it beat by a mile. My fretting hand is way more callused than my plucking hand.
  8. foolfighter24

    foolfighter24 Guest

    Apr 22, 2000
    I'm with lump here. I can always switch my technique to picking, but my fretting hand doesn't have any other way to do it. Looking at my plucking hand now, it appears that my Index pretty callused, same with the thumb.
  9. i'm with the other 61.54% of the people here.. using my index finger.
  10. lo-end

    lo-end Guest

    Jun 15, 2001
    My thumb has the biggest one 'cause I slap like a mofo. I was actually happy when I got a hole in it because Flea got one too.
  11. Orco87

    Orco87 Guest

    Mar 26, 2000
    I actually can say "Six Finger Plucker" 3 times fast in a row! :D
    At the moment, all of my fingers pretty much are hardened and my index finger on the frettin' hand has some skin tryin to shed, so that's why I didn't vote for your normal fingers. :)
  12. tresdirnt

    tresdirnt Guest

    May 12, 2001
    Isle of Wight (U.K.)
    My middle finger. Six finger plucker you say? hmm, sounds like fun.
  13. merlin

    merlin Guest

    How come no-one has made any masterbation comments??? Doesn't that make callouses too! Or were u all waiting for me to say something?


  14. Aussie Mark

    Aussie Mark I come from a land down under

    Oct 26, 2002
    Sydney, Oz
    Endorsing Artist: Fender; O'Neill Amps; Cave Passive Pedals
    You would only get callouses on your fingers if you hold Mr Happy like you are using chopsticks. That might work for some, but I hold mine with two hands like a baseball bat :)
  15. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    on my fretting hand, its my index and middle about the same, but on my right hand, mainly my middle finger, until I recently started playing more slap/pop, so my index is catching up with the pops.
  16. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Merls, bud, keep it clean!

    My fretting hand has a lot more calluses, but the middle finger on my plucking hand is the best of the worst.
  17. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    If that gives you callouses, you need to use more lube!!!


  18. Fretting hand index has everything beat.
  19. thumb and middle finger.
    slap and pop.
  20. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    My middle finger's callouse is slightly bigger than the pointer finger.