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Treating Sore Fingertips

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Bass2x, Oct 18, 2005.


  1. Bass2x

    Bass2x

    Jul 25, 2005
    SoNJ
    On intense practice days, I sometimes have to quit earlier than I'd like to because of sore fingertips. I do alot of dynamic lefthand moving, sliding, hammerin, etc. Anyone discover a miracle snakeoil solution or some way to make your tips harder or just remove the pain?
     
  2. Classical_Thump

    Classical_Thump

    Jan 26, 2005
    Scroll back a little until you see the thread I just made about this new blister prevention stuff I found.
     
  3. RhythmBassist01

    RhythmBassist01

    Aug 31, 2005
    Solution to pain - rest.
     
  4. WillBuckingham

    WillBuckingham

    Mar 30, 2005
    If you're just talking about surface pain (burning from where your fingers touch the string), then just keep playing, its good and good for you.

    When I used to get blisters, I would lance them on the side away from where they strike the string, and give them a day or so to cool off.
     
  5. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Take it like a man! A lot of people get fingertip pain (besides myself of course), and honesly it's the same as walking barefoot. It hurts at first, but you get tougher and get used to it.
     
  6. CrazyArcher

    CrazyArcher

    Aug 5, 2004
    Israel
    Haha! Good answer! ;)