#1
Hey guys,

I have 3 gigs this weekend, each of which is 2 - 4 hours long. I normally have pretty good callouses. However, yesterday after washing dishes, I practiced for a few hours and I actually tore the skin off my middle finger accidently. It's pretty painful to play, even to type this, so I am taking today off from practicing. I was wondering, if anyone had any idea of what I could do to make it through these gigs as painless as possible. I've thought about crazy glue in my finger, even tape.

Let me know what you think.

Thanks
John
#2
tony iommi used a plastic bottle and wrapped it in leather, before he got custom fingertips made
#3
Wrap a bandaid over it vertically, then wrap another bandaid around the tip in a circle. Worked for me a few months ago.
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#4
They have whats called "liquid skin" at most drug stores. You paint it over an open wound and it acts as a barrier. It may be worth a shot - it would be the same as glue, only... well it's actually meant to be put on your skin.
#5
That new skin bandaid stuff.Its like a liquid bandaid and after it dries it feels pretty hard that might work

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#7
I'm not sure about that new skin stuff. It's an antiseptic and a bandage all in one. It'll cover the wound, but I don't think it'll make playing anymore painless.
#8
With the above, you shoould let your hands dry before you play.
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This advice is far too late, but invest in a pair of gloves for dishwashing (you can find them near the sponges at the supermarket). Hot water and calluses make not a good pair.
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Quote by necrosis1193
Wrap a bandaid over it vertically, then wrap another bandaid around the tip in a circle. Worked for me a few months ago.


This works really well, it makes sliding easier as well. It's like constant finger ease.
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#11
Hey guys!

Thanks for the help. My finger is feeling better today but it will probably hurt after the set. My game plan is to try to use a bandaid for as much as I can.

Thanks!
#12
Quote by Ratraisin
SRV used crazy glue.

lol this is what i was going to say it works man