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  • solspirit
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    Focal dystonia?

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  • Erlend_G
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    Originally posted by Clint 55 View Post

    That's cool that you studied fretless. Do you still have one? I don't remember. The only bass I have right now is a P bass that I fixed up. I don't have an upright anymore for the reasons you said. Expensive, tough to play, etc. My goal is to just get to playing 1 instrument - guitar - well. Maybe I should revisit upright in the future. I'm pretty good. Can hold it down pizzicato and I can play well with the bow - in tune with vibrato and everything.
    I lost everything- I ever owned, got, saved for, bought... in a house fire; that took everything with it. No insurance.

    :/

    but please; keep playing! . I love the sound of an upright.

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  • Clint 55
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    ^ For the 80th time, it's not an injury. My ring sticks paired next to my middle while passive from upright bass fingering. If I go to move them, they function normally.

    Originally posted by NegativeEase View Post
    I learned something new in this thread -people study the bass.

    bass jokes.... I got em.
    Yap. I quit bass when I decided I wanted to learn to play actual music with melody and harmony.

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  • NegativeEase
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    Also known as "jack hand"

    ​​​​​​https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulnar_...e%20lumbricals.

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  • NegativeEase
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    I learned something new in this thread -people study the bass.

    bass jokes.... I got em.

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  • Clint 55
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    Originally posted by Erlend_G View Post
    Darn Clint 55, I learn something new about you every day.

    So you studied upright? :o Awesome! . I studied fretless electric bass... wanted to play the upright;

    but decided not to. Because it was so expensive; hard to lug around- and not easy to learn/play either. It's still my favourite bass (and bowed) instrument.

    \m/
    That's cool that you studied fretless. Do you still have one? I don't remember. The only bass I have right now is a P bass that I fixed up. I don't have an upright anymore for the reasons you said. Expensive, tough to play, etc. My goal is to just get to playing 1 instrument - guitar - well. Maybe I should revisit upright in the future. I'm pretty good. Can hold it down pizzicato and I can play well with the bow - in tune with vibrato and everything.

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  • Clint 55
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    ^ Not me cuz I'm a pro wacker :P

    Originally posted by Adieu View Post
    Used to get that way in a job that involved huge volumes of typing at like 90 WPM... went away on its own after I ragequit.
    You tell em Adieu!

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  • NegativeEase
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    I have a feeling that masturbating, typing on a keyboard on the internet ,and texting on your phone has done more to mess with your hand posture than playing bass.

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  • Adieu
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    Pretty sure that's what they now call "carpal tunnel"

    Used to get that way in a job that involved huge volumes of typing at like 90 WPM... went away on its own after I ragequit.

    Actually, would even go away with breaks of just a few days, but would recur if you went back to the activity that caused it too much and too early

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  • Erlend_G
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    Darn Clint 55, I learn something new about you every day.

    So you studied upright? :o Awesome! . I studied fretless electric bass... wanted to play the upright;

    but decided not to. Because it was so expensive; hard to lug around- and not easy to learn/play either. It's still my favourite bass (and bowed) instrument.

    \m/

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  • Clint 55
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    :o

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  • solspirit
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    Originally posted by Clint 55 View Post

    Thought I'd mention that my claw isn't due to an injury. It's from upright bass fingering early in my musician life. Anyhoo, I am doing exercises to help my left hand but I think I'll be forever clawed no matter what I do. I play a few minutes of left handed bass per day where I pluck with pointer and middle, then middle and ring, then ring and pinky. It's working pretty well to develop my left hand a little better for my regular right handed guitar playing.
    do you really think that injuries don't occur from repetitive motion?
    Take a good look at the two links I posted. Think about carpal tunnel syndrome, that's considered an injury.

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  • solspirit
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    Are you doing extension exercises?

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  • Clint 55
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    I know. It's a joke thread. I wish I had a little more dexterity but watever.

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  • ErikH
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    I don't think there is really a problem here. BOTH of my hands do this in the relaxed position. I have no dexterity issues or anything else. I never played upright bass, only guitar and electric bass.

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