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post Mar 4 2009, 02:30 PM
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Ok a little tip for you all, if; when holding a wine glass it happens to drop out of your hands, let it fall. do not ever try to catch it, it is after all only a receptical for holding fluid not the crown jewels/ baby/ ming vase (insert any other valuable item here).

why am i passing on this little gem of wisdom?
well the other night i was in the very same situation and just as i caught the glass it broke on the ktchen top and neatly sliced a big chunk of flesh near the tip of my left ring finger. yup thats right the fretting hand bending finger. i would post a picture but it is pretty gross (moderator might spank me)

so as you can now appreciate i am at present unable to play my guitar without considerable discomfort and/or pain, and i am pretty much restricted to barre and power chords.

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so the moral is that it is much easier to sweep up said broken item than be mangled and frustrated.

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post Mar 4 2009, 02:38 PM
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aaauch... hope you are alright.. sad.gif

lucky for me though, i dont drink wine.. tongue.gif
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post Mar 4 2009, 02:39 PM
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Ouch man!
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post Mar 4 2009, 02:40 PM
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Yikes! Sorry to hear that. I can imagine how frustrating that would be!

Maybe time to try a thimble - Iommi-style?
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post Mar 4 2009, 02:42 PM
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ouch! I hope it heals quickly!


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post Mar 4 2009, 02:42 PM
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Sorry to hear that man! But you should heal up fine! But on another note Tony Iommi Sliced off the tips of two of his fingers and he still managed to play a little laugh.gif Also Django Reinhardt brutally burnt two of his fingers and is a fantastic player ! Not saying you have a guitar altering injury of course tongue.gif


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post Mar 4 2009, 03:06 PM
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Oh my... sorry to hear mate, I for one won't ever try to catch a glass of wine when it's falling, I'll try to drink the content before it hits the floor instead! laugh.gif

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post Mar 4 2009, 03:25 PM
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One of those very annoying injuries for a guitar player!

These last couple of days I've been doing a lot of paper work - copying etc more than 5000 pages etc... and my fingers now hurt when I touch the strings... Haha

Better just toughen up! smile.gif


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post Mar 4 2009, 03:34 PM
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No come on... How much wine would fit in a thimble?



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post Mar 4 2009, 03:38 PM
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QUOTE (jer @ Mar 4 2009, 10:34 AM) *
No come on... How much wine would fit in a thimble?

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post Mar 4 2009, 03:39 PM
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QUOTE (jer @ Mar 4 2009, 03:34 PM) *
No come on... How much wine would fit in a thimble?


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post Mar 4 2009, 04:09 PM
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QUOTE (jer @ Mar 4 2009, 02:34 PM) *
No come on... How much wine would fit in a thimble?

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A couple of years ago I tried 'Trimming' my Middle fingernail with a Hedge Trimmer!!! I don't recommend this as being good for Guitarist!!!! Or when I tried accidentally drilling through my Finger whilst building some Decking!!!!
My God, it makes me sound so Accident Prone!!!!
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post Mar 4 2009, 04:29 PM
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Sorry to hear this, get better soon smile.gif


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Quick recovery wishes!!

The next time I drop a wine glass and between it slips from my hand until it strikes the table I will recall this warning and make a desicion to not catch it. laugh.gif Might be difficult, my guess is that it takes quite some practice to kill a reflex wink.gif


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post Mar 4 2009, 04:37 PM
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Hope you'll be able to do bends again soon.

Good thing you didn't post a picture... I just can't stand wounds involving fingers somehow. I always become overly aware of my own fingers with these stories (they are already tingeling now)


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post Mar 4 2009, 05:57 PM
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QUOTE (Schumi Jr @ Mar 4 2009, 01:40 PM) *
Yikes! Sorry to hear that. I can imagine how frustrating that would be!

Maybe time to try a thimble - Iommi-style?



might give the thimble idea a go. how ever not for drinking my wine out of. i was however thinking about changing to one of these for my alcohol imbibing requirements. not only does it solve the potential glass injury issue but has many other advantages such as leaving hands free for other activities (i.e guitar playing, Xbox etc...) and can also be used for a variety of liquids; red wine for instance or even beer (or fizzy pop for those that are under 18) tongue.gif

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post Mar 4 2009, 10:42 PM
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ouch! Be careful man, fingers are the musicians tools! smile.gif


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post Mar 5 2009, 01:10 AM
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Oh, that's bad. sad.gif Did you get your finger stitched?

Last year I almost sliced of my left middle finger tip with an x-acto knife. Got it stitched, and now it's still kind of numb.

So, always be careful, sharp objects can easily, in a second make years of practicing worth nothing, not to mention other consequences that can affect your everyday life.

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post Mar 5 2009, 01:36 AM
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Thanks for the advice laugh.gif

Hope you recover and be well to play cool again smile.gif


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post Mar 5 2009, 05:43 PM
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Sorry to hear that, man.. Hope it heals fast!

Get one of these, and you don't have that problem! tongue.gif



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