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Posted by Al on December 05, 2001 at 01:06:33:

In Reply to: Blisters!! What should I do. posted by Sac on Bass on May 11, 2000 at 15:27:19:

: I'm a new upright player, been playing for about 2 months and I find myself getting these really bad blister on my fingers (filled with both water and blood). I would like to know how do you get rid of them properly and is there any way to provent them. Thanks

Here's what I used to do (advice from a star bassist back in the '40s):
I would first coat the blister with iodine, then I would burn the tip of a sewing needle and puncture the blister and let it drain, then coat the area with iodine again. I would coat again with iodine before going to the gig.In a couple of days it would begin to itch and playing becomes such a great pleasure. That's the beginning of the callous formation. Good Luck, Al.

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