#1
Hi,
A quick question which hopefully someone can answer for me.

I've been learning to play for just over a year, and am really getting into the whole bass thing. However, I've just got something called mallet finger - basically I've broken the tendon of the end joint of the middle finger of my right hand meaning I can't straighten the finger at all (I'm right handed btw). Whilst been a general pain in the butt, it also means I can't play for at least six weeks, and maybe much longer.

I was just wondering if anyone else had suffered from a similar thing, and how long it took to really recover. Also, will I still be able to play finger-style or will I need to switch to a pick?
#2
you can use your pick or you can smack the bass strings with your thumb thats how i play
#3
Quote by dethead666
you can use your pick or you can smack the bass strings with your thumb thats how i play


I like that, smack the bass strings. From now on slap bass is smack bass fella's.
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#4
1) take this opportunity to learn to play with other fingers.
2) learn to slap in the down time.
4) improve your pick style.

EDIT: Yeah, that's right, too cool for 3.
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#5
Quote by fatgoogle
I like that, smack the bass strings. From now on slap bass is smack bass fella's.

thats how i roll son!
#8
Quote by TormentedRx
Smack bass?! Where do I get lessons!



ya sing me up too!
#9
Smack bass- the technique I use after making suspicious rustling and lighter noises in the venue toilets for 20 minutes prior to going onstage, then proceeding to itch myself as I play.