jaybyrnelfc
Registered User
Join date: Feb 2013
133 IQ
#1
Hi everyone this is my first post.
I have had a trigger finger since birth and am teaching myself the bass guitar.
This is something that will pretty much need surgery to fix. This is something that never bothered me to much before as before I never needed to use that finger .It is my small finger on my fretting hand.
Can I still play bass properly with this ?
Thanks for your help.
theboxassembler
Registered User
Join date: Nov 2012
127 IQ
#2
It's hard to say, I'd say yes you can though! Don't let anything stop you from doing what you want to do. My small finger works fine and I hardly use it when I play bass, so you can definitely play bass without using it!
-Plays loud and sloppily-
jaybyrnelfc
Registered User
Join date: Feb 2013
133 IQ
#3
Quote by theboxassembler
It's hard to say, I'd say yes you can though! Don't let anything stop you from doing what you want to do. My small finger works fine and I hardly use it when I play bass, so you can definitely play bass without using it!


Thank you.
Robfreitag
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Join date: Feb 2011
64 IQ
#6
You might have a few limitations, but will still be able to play and enjoy it.
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ryanrose
Registered User
Join date: Dec 2010
34 IQ
#7
I was born with only one hand, and I can play bass... I can't play ultra fast or complicated riffs but I can still accompany a band and have a hell of a lot of fun doing it
Mattieee
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Join date: Mar 2010
44 IQ
#8
OF COURSE YOU CAN!!!! YES YES YES!!!!@@@ I logged in just to tell you. You get one life. DOn't let anything stop you. There's always a way! Django burned the s**t out of 2 of his fingers and then went on to compose some of the greatest gypsy jazz of all time! Do it.
jaybyrnelfc
Registered User
Join date: Feb 2013
133 IQ
#9
Quote by salildeshpande7
i think it will actually help you develop a unique style..
which of your fingers is affected?

My small finger on my fret hand
mattedbird
Join date: Jun 2015
67 IQ
#10
You can easily with three fingers. Hell. Two fingers. Lacking a thumb may be a little harder. I seen guys play with missing fingers and missing strings.
Last edited by mattedbird at Jul 3, 2015,