Poll: Should I pop this blister
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View poll results: Should I pop this blister
Pop it
21 36%
Let it heal
9 16%
Feed it to my cat
28 48%
Voters: 58.
#1
So I was playing my friends bass yesterday, and since I don't fingerpick very much, I got a blister on my thumb. It is really pissing me off and I want to pop it. So pit, should I pop my blister or just let it heal?
Last edited by Baconator1228 at Sep 6, 2011,
#3
Not sure why you were finger-picking bass with your thumb...

But I got the same thing when I had to learn a band's setlist for a gig at the end of the week on bass (mainly a guitarist so I wasn't used to it), I popped it because it seemed the better option.

Buy make sure you pop it hygienically.
#4
i have yet to get a blister from bass, and ive been playing metal with my fingers for 4 years.
Equipment:

ESP F104 Bass
Spector Legend 5 Classic Bass
ESP B206SM Bass
Axl Mayhem Fireaxe Guitar
Gallien-Krueger 400RB-III Combo Bass Amp
Gallien-Krueger 115SBX Bass Cabinet
#5
pop it with a desinfected needle in the base of the blister and let the liquid exit the blister.
#7
ohh jeesh, just bite it off
f your penis keeps dipping in the toilet water........just toss it over your right shoulder...
#8
Fire. It is the only option.
Guitars:
- Gibson SG Standard
- Lag Roxane 500
- Eastwood Hi-Flyer
- Takamine EG523

Amplifiers:
- Jet City JCA50H
- George Dennis 60Watt The Blue Combo
- Marshall SuperBass 100Watt
#10
let a raccoon chew it off.
Gear
Highway One Tele (w/Custom Shop 51 Nocaster pickups)
Standard Tele (modded to Nashville specs)
Reverend Roundhouse

Orange Rockerverb 50 MKI
Vox AC4c1
Jet City JCA20H

And pedals!



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...to make sure I don't get too far"
#11
Quote by bortbort
ohh jeesh, just bite it off



Don't be a tard.

If you're going to be thumb picking bass or guitar...or doing anything with your thumb again, you don't want it infected and inflamed. It'll be sore for a while, whatever you do...so pierce it, drain it, peel it, cool it and then cover it for 12 hours or so while the raw skin becomes less sensitive.
#20
After long-distance trekking I've become a blister expert

If it's painful, drain it. To do so...

- Clean blister and surrounding area with alcoholic sanitizer
- User a sterilized needle to make a small puncture at the base of the blister
- Use a tissue or antiseptic wipe to help push out the excess fluid

Now the pressure is released, but the skin is there to help it heal. Give it plenty of open air and keep it clean
#21
Quote by MakinLattes
Give it your seat on the bus.



That's skinist, you wouldn't give up your seat for a pimple would you?
Last edited by ali.guitarkid7 at Sep 6, 2011,
#22
Yes... the art of slap bass is a wonderful one... you should learn how to pop that shit.


Oh, you meant the blister.
You are now using UG Black.
You are now using UG Classic.


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#23
Don't pop it, let it heal.

To build up resistance in your finger tips dip your fingers into surgical spirits a few times a day and after a few weeks they will be quite hard and you shouldn't have problems.
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your just a simpleton that cant understand strategy apparently.

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all hail king of the penis sucking(i said balls. you said dick for some reason?) Isabiggles
#24
Keep it, give it a name, take it shopping and give it a funny hat.

Let it know you want to be friends.