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otobianki74 11th November 2009 10:51 PM

my finger hurts! remedy?
 
I haven't been playing guitar in a while as I was on honeymoon. I have a gig tonight which requires a bunch of work with one note and a drone string. the b string is eating into my skin as my callus has faded slightly and kills. it is affecting my movement into and out of the notes.

I don't want to do anything drastic, but is there anything you shredders do out there? I've heard of super glue but am really hesitant about trying this. it's my fretting hand obviously.

I'll probably suck it up but if anybody has any suggestions I'm all ears.

oto

-silent-sam- 11th November 2009 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by otobianki74 (Post 4773018)
I haven't been playing guitar in a while as I was on honeymoon. I have a gig tonight which requires a bunch of work with one note and a drone string. the b string is eating into my skin as my callus has faded slightly and kills. it is affecting my movement into and out of the notes.

I don't want to do anything drastic, but is there anything you shredders do out there? I've heard of super glue but am really hesitant about trying this. it's my fretting hand obviously.

I'll probably suck it up but if anybody has any suggestions I'm all ears.

oto

The best thing is just building up your callus... but you obviuosly don't have time for that.

I would say go down to the drug store and get some "Skin numbing cream" and rub it into your finger tips right before you hit the stage.

Do that and deal with the pain later.....playing is going to hurt either way but atleast you will be able to preform well for your show.

otobianki74 11th November 2009 11:46 PM

I was thinking about doing that. my wife has lidocaine on hand and was thinking a dab on the finger might be the ticket. I'm just worried it'll numb my hand and I won't be able to move it. hah.

yeah my calluses are normally rockin, but the three weeks off softened them up quite a bit.

oto

maxpidge 12th November 2009 12:34 AM

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Originally Posted by otobianki74 (Post 4773018)
I haven't been playing guitar in a while as I was on honeymoon. I have a gig tonight which requires a bunch of work with one note and a drone string. the b string is eating into my skin as my callus has faded slightly and kills. it is affecting my movement into and out of the notes.

I don't want to do anything drastic, but is there anything you shredders do out there? I've heard of super glue but am really hesitant about trying this. it's my fretting hand obviously.

I'll probably suck it up but if anybody has any suggestions I'm all ears.

oto


super glue on the tips of your fingers...cooge

beavisjem 12th November 2009 12:38 AM

Surgical Spirit....get from chemist or pharmacy.

Dries the skin and helps calluses form.

Beavis

Nolet 12th November 2009 12:56 AM

Jack Daniels. bumpkin

kafka 12th November 2009 02:10 AM

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Originally Posted by maxpidge (Post 4773319)
super glue on the tips of your fingers...

This works. Well, it'll get you through the gig. I've seen a couple of bass players do it before.

-silent-sam- 12th November 2009 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Nolet (Post 4773381)
Jack Daniels. bumpkin

That works too