#1
so, i posted on here a week or so ago asking if anyone else had broken a finger on their left hand just to see if i am gunna come out of it fine, and still be able to play........ to make matters even better, yesterday i cut the tip off my thumb on my right hand with a knife. at least it is my right hand, and i slap with the side of my thumb. but anchoring my finger on the body hurts like a mofo.
#3
That must suck. I forgot which bassist it was, but he had the nerve endings ripped out of his hand by a dog, he had to wrap up his hands with medical tape every time he played, you could try that.
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#4
at the moment i have to tape the joint in my finger to play. I tried my best to let i heal but too many withdrawls. I have lost so much playing skill, it sucks. At least my thumb just hurts, it should not impair my playing any further than the finger has, i hope.
#5
I broke my pinky on my left hand probably a year ago. It only took a couple of weeks to heal, but it sucked ass, i had to use the buddy system so my ring finger was immobile too. Its better now, the only difference is my pinky sticks out more left than it used to, but its actually helped me.. lol
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#6
i would definitely consider taking a break for a while, i know it'll be hard but if you keep aggravating your injuries it'll take much longer for them to heal
#7
Well, Django could only use two fingers of his fretting hand, and he played veeery good. Algo Tommy Iommi had the tip of some fingers cut off..so, if you don't lose the complete hand, you can still play.
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#11
I have chipped a piece of bone right on the joint of my right index finger - oh god the pain. It basically has no intention of healing any time soon (largely my own fault because I keep using it, no choice... imminent gig). If you've done similar, do not use it. Let it heal, or at least fuse back together, and slowly resume playing once it's set. Otherwise it'll either not heal at all for a long long time, or heal all crooked and ****ty, restricting it's movement and causing a great deal of long term pain and aggravation.

As for the chunk of missing thumb, tough break I guess, just let it scab up and start re-growing skin before you try anything fancy with it. Or develop a technique without anchoring for a while.
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#12
The worst I ever did was burn the tips of my fingers on my fretting hand. Uncomfortable fretting but not the end of the world.

For your thumb, start using the floating thumb technique. The silver lining is that it will probably result in a more efficient and faster plucking technique overall while your thumb is healing.

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#14


Suck it up! I've seen worse.

On a more serious note. Let the finger heal up, or try floating.
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Well, Django could only use two fingers of his fretting hand, and he played veeery good. Algo Tommy Iommi had the tip of some fingers cut off..so, if you don't lose the complete hand, you can still play.


Django played guitar, and guitar strings are much less painful to play then bass strings.
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#16
captain insano, nice broken arm. I did that a few years ago as well, but when i played guitar. but i have a steal plate in it now, so if it happens again they just need to chuck my arm in a hydraulic press, and het presto, good as new.
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The worst I ever did was burn the tips of my fingers on my fretting hand. Uncomfortable fretting but not the end of the world.




yeh i did that once, that part of the lawn mower that says do not touch....i touched it

it hurt.

and last week i was at the beach and got bit by a crab on the tip of my right index finger, and had to play bass that night.....it turned out quite funny
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#18
I have the same problem, i broke my finger in the great AFL accident of '07 had to have K wires inserted, doctors said I had 10% chance of gettin that pinky finger on my left mobile again...however my pinky finger didnt care much for statistics and now it works fine

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Am i the only one whos finger hasnt been insanely destroyed?



Don't worry, I haven't either. We're probably the only bassists on this forum that avoid finger injuries.
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#22
dont forget good ol' lovalble sonsie

id never put my fingers in danger
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#23
ok, you too sonsie.

This is a very elite club though.
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#24
I sprained my middle finger on my right hand playing rugby, it was weird because I could still move it, but it was really stiff. Now it leans slightly to the right, and is twisted a bit.
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#25
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The worst I ever did was burn the tips of my fingers on my fretting hand. Uncomfortable fretting but not the end of the world.


Oh I hate that. I scorched my left hand trying to resolder a broken connection to the input jack on my first bass.. After a few days the pain subsided and i got these big massive burn callouses which were kinda cool.. but then they went away in a few days.
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#28
Because everyone like playing with knives right after breaking a finger.....
#30
I gouged my thumb with a piece of extended metal. I wasn't able to slap without pain for a week.
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#31
the only things ive done have been to my right hand while I was playing with a pick .
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#32
i dislocated my pinkie on my left hand playing goalkeeper. sucks man. just sent my babies for a set up. now no playing for another 2 weeks or so.

but what i am doing is reading up properly on theory and stuff. something i neglected for awhile.