Jump to content

  • 0

Blisters suck!


Jokkah
 Share

Question

Yeah :angry: ...  I been playing bass for about 2h... and is just enough that I get over exited with a song that BUM!! there you are, god damn blister attacking again. Now I either play with a pick, that to be honest is not my prefer way of playing... OR I wait at least a day to let it rest...

 

Anyway, I was wondering what you people do with blisters? let me know in the comments...

Actually i´m going to try something new... tonight I´ll sleep with my finger stuck in an aloe leaf, and see if that help.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
  • Administrator

You don't, you rest... If you're hurt, stop. It might be frustrating at first but it's part of the process.

 

The body will create calouses but it takes time before it appears and are sufficient to last for long session. You can always switch to a pick if you really want to continue playing but i would simply suggest to let your finger rest so that they can heal.

Firekorn's workshop
In Flames Discography

#FirekornHasDoneNothingForTheCommunity

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Start with shorter intervals. Play everyday for 30 mins each day and you'll work up some good callouses.  I know I've thrown a couple layers of athletic tape on the tips of my fingers from time to time when I've had issues and it's just enough of an extra layer to keep me from getting blisters. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Maybe I'm not patient enough... but I been playing Bass for over a year now, not to mention casual play of my guitars or the ukulele. In rocksmith alone i have 381h of game play... so, don't blame me if at this point i'm loosing faith my skin is going to get any harder.

How is it playing with tape in your fingers? Do guitar players get the same problem getting blisters on the righty? most of the time i play guitar i use a pick anyways...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

In rocksmith alone i have 381h of game play... so, don't blame me if at this point i'm loosing faith my skin is going to get any harder.

 

Yeah, persistence makes skin harder for most people, but some just have softer skin that can't be helped, I guess. I know because I have to stop wallclimbing when others are like only halfway through their practice.  :E

 

But no worries, because there are plenty of options for bass players. Try medical tape or climbing tape for example. As far as I know they should protect the skin well without being too much of an impediment for playing.

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Maybe I'm not patient enough... but I been playing Bass for over a year now, not to mention casual play of my guitars or the ukulele. In rocksmith alone i have 381h of game play... so, don't blame me if at this point i'm loosing faith my skin is going to get any harder.

 

How is it playing with tape in your fingers? Do guitar players get the same problem getting blisters on the righty? most of the time i play guitar i use a pick anyways...

Not again ,the one year excuse. Like I said before,one year at playing an instrument it's actually nothing. Go to surf meanwhile maybe you can release the anxiety a little. :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This thread is quite old. Please consider starting a new thread rather than reviving this one.

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. - Privacy Policy