Thumb fatigue

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by TechDeath, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. TechDeath


    May 16, 2012
    So I've noticed since I got my bass that the only problem is the balance and when I'm resting my right hand thumb I have to push down unusually hard to keep the bass up and I don't have a strap :thumbdown:
  2. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006
    Not sure I understand how the balance can be affected if you don't have a strap. :confused:

    Perhaps you could elaborate a bit more ?
  3. INTP


    Nov 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    My advice is to always practice and play with a strap. You'll be able to play better if your hands aren't also supporting the instrument.
  4. TechDeath


    May 16, 2012
    I mean by holding it on my right leg. The shape is weird and it just slides right of your leg
  5. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Ummm...get a stap.