Thumb Position

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Posted by JC Harris on September 22, 2000 at 00:18:32:

I am converting over from electric. Can someone give me precise instructions as
to which portion of the thumb is used in thumb position. It seems that the most
natural spot for me (with small hands) is the very side of the thumb next to
the nail. However, this is quite painful. The side of the knuckle provides a
lot more leverage, but is a lot more awkward.

What's the definitive answer? I have asked some pros in the area and they just
laugh and tell me the pain is just part of the rite of passage as in getting
callouses. But I'm not so sure about this one...



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