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Hey guys, do you worry sometimes about your fingers or do you think they will last forever? Anyone suffering from split skin? (Mine split every winter and it is a real pain).
Will you be still playing if/when rheumatism affects your fingers?

Mr rock & roller himself seems to be unaffected by it so there is hope I guess....
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Chemist gave me something called heel balm. Miracle stuff for when my fingers are all munted and split from working with concrete and steel

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Thinking about giving up Judo at the end of the year because I'm always worried im going to land with my full body weight on one of my fingers, or my wrist etc. Might find another martial art to go in its place. Otherwise I just take good care of my hands (and nails).

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Chemist gave me something called heel balm
Thanks DC, I shall try that.
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Mate, you in ak? We need to compare Yamahas.

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I've got one bung finger from playing cricket. It seems to have come right, I just have to make sure I warm up properly.

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Mate, you in ak? We need to compare Yamahas.
I am an imported Westie...Would you call that Auckland?

Always interested to compare Yammies... I have gone a bit over the top the last couple of years with vintage Yamaha GAS.

I understand you have some ASH pickups on one?
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jvpp wrote:
Mate, you in ak? We need to compare Yamahas.
I am an imported Westie...Would you call that Auckland?

Always interested to compare Yammies... I have gone a bit over the top the last couple of years with vintage Yamaha GAS.

I understand you have some ASH pickups on one?
What ya got?

Yeah, Adrain made some P90s for my naturally reliced SA30.

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I suppose I could put on something like "The Group Shot - Yamaha" a la Unique, but need to be home alone for that...
In numbers - 20, 30, 50, 60, 70, 1000
:wink: I intend to build a solidbody 'forty' :wink:
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Yeah I should do a family shot too.

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You two should marry.
If a man says he's going to fix it, he will.
No need to remind him every 6 months.

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The index finger on my fretting hand is pretty bung from being split open in a Snowboarding incident. Movement is slightly restricted, it makes ope D minors and F chords really tricky because I can't quite bend the finger far enough. It's been that way for many years, I guess I've just learned to work with it, but I do find it's getting slightly worse with age. I always said as long as I have one finger on my left hand and two on my right to hold a pick, I can still at least play slide.

I remember doing some roofing with my Dad, sliding big sheets of roofing iron around being totally paranoid I would lose a finger or two.

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slowfingers wrote:You two should marry.
That would be big of me

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I have arthritis already (I'm only 25) so I'll just keep going as long as I can. Like Sooty says, slide is always a good option in the far off future.

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Post by Jay »

I have arthritis already (I'm only 25) s
Bugger, sorry to hear that. I don't know what Mr Rock & Roller suffers from but I guess it is arthritis as well. Mind you, he's in his 60ties now.

Looks like you have the right attitude - keep positive, keep on playing.
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