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Posted by Basshole on November 08, 2001 at 07:38:54:
In Reply to: blisters=bad posted by Gai Daigoji on November 07, 2001 at 21:39:49:
I've only gotten a blister once or twice in 10 years of playing. The only thing i can suggest is to play often and play a lot. build up the calluses. I've only gotten a blister that i can remember after not being able to play for about 2 months, and then playing real hard for an extended period time.
That might be another problem--you might be playing too hard. If you have to exert a lot of force to get a sound, you may want to either get a bigger amp, or look at your axe to see if it's putting out enough sound. you shouldn't have to kill yourself to be heard.
That's about all i can offer, i have never heard of anyone having problems like this before. What type of strings do you use, and what gauge are they? that might be something to look at.
If this continues to be a problem after all this, i hate to say it, but you might want to think about switching to a pick. i'd say ride out the storm though, using a pick is definitely going to the dark side.
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